rainman
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April 24th, 2013 at 12:37:19 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I've been on the Norwegian Star twice. The first time they barred me from blackjack. The video poker was terrible. The poker game had a very high rake, I think 10%, with a high cap. The same bunch of players were there most of the time, about half very loose recreational players, and the other half solid players taking their money. Blackjack as least paid 3-2. There were also some good coupons in the fun book.



Were you barred after they saw you play or before?
AxelWolf
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April 24th, 2013 at 12:52:33 AM permalink
Very friendly 5-10 limit game I played was a gold mine. Half the players called down with bottom pair even vs a rock. perhaps best limit game I played ever but this was soon after the moneymaker effect. I didn't trust the video poker at first to really give it a good shot it was at 4400 I don't remember the meter movement. looking back I don't know why I trusted the slots but not the VP. They had Xfactors, diamond thief, cherry pies, diamond mines, .25 & $1
Anyone ever get a cruise comped from play on the cruise? Is this hard?
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RaleighCraps
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April 24th, 2013 at 12:58:27 PM permalink
I get my meals comp'd every day of the cruise. Happens on every cruise.



The only cruise 'comps' I have ever received were a nice tee shirt, a baseball cap, and a few drinks from the casino bosses. I've asked for a beer on the house, and I have had them offered to me.

The best comp was from the Celebrity casino manager who was acting as the boxman for one of my late craps session. I closed the casino, and he asked me to stick around while he took care of some things. When he was done, we went to the casino bar and he had the bartender pull down some fancy bottle and pour us a couple of shots. It was some really high priced stuff, and man was it good. When I asked what we were drinking and what it went for, he laughed and said "you don't want to know".
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EvenBob
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April 24th, 2013 at 1:08:57 PM permalink
Quote: rainman

Were you barred after they saw you play or before?



He was spreading $50/$500 and they tried to throw
him overboard.
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treetopbuddy
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April 24th, 2013 at 1:24:02 PM permalink
common knowledge that most AP's don't make it back to shore
Each day is better than the next
Deck007
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March 4th, 2014 at 8:33:40 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I've been on the Norwegian Star twice. The first time they barred me from blackjack. The video poker was terrible. The poker game had a very high rake, I think 10%, with a high cap. The same bunch of players were there most of the time, about half very loose recreational players, and the other half solid players taking their money. Blackjack as least paid 3-2. There were also some good coupons in the fun book.



You should try Star Cruises here in Asia.

The BJ here with CSM and their European BJ rules has a 0.50% HA.

They give you 1 point per hour for $10 table. For every 12 points they give you 1 free cabin night. Assuming 100 round per hour it will cost you $5 per point or $60 for 12 points for 1 free night.

That is cheaper than living in the US and/or you could come here for a long long stay.

This is why I am on their ship about 1 week every month. Get bored if stay too long.
Tomspur
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March 4th, 2014 at 9:02:54 PM permalink
Admittedly I haven't run a cruise ship casino in 5 years but last time I did most of the staff wouldn't know a counter if you jumped up and bit them on the nose......They just don't have enough knowledge. Management is a different story but they are hardly on the floor except when things get busy.

A good way to make money on a cruise ship is definitely hold em. The fish are everywhere and taking them down is quite easy actually.

VP is not great and the slots should be avoided at all costs.

Some of the dealers are hot but they aren't interested in passengers, mostly :)

Have fun
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March 4th, 2014 at 10:24:13 PM permalink
Quote: Tomspur

A good way to make money on a cruise ship is definitely hold em. The fish are everywhere and taking them down is quite easy actually.

Perhaps we are on the way back to the days when transAtlantic steamers issued notices about men being careful with whom they played cards. Some fifty grand losses had lead to suicides but one con man did well be telling his mark "No, I won't play with you, I'm a professional card shark". Then on the last night of the voyage... he relented and did play with his new found friend. Skinned and gutted him ... knowingly.
Tomspur
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March 4th, 2014 at 10:43:26 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Perhaps we are on the way back to the days when transAtlantic steamers issued notices about men being careful with whom they played cards. Some fifty grand losses had lead to suicides but one con man did well be telling his mark "No, I won't play with you, I'm a professional card shark". Then on the last night of the voyage... he relented and did play with his new found friend. Skinned and gutted him ... knowingly.



But int hose days if you didn't like the beating you took, you simply pulled out your six shooter from the your belt and plugged a good few holes in your opponent. Kinda like putting a brick in your glove and slapping him in the face......REAL HARD! :)
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March 5th, 2014 at 6:51:49 AM permalink
Quote: RaleighCraps

I get my meals comp'd every day of the cruise. Happens on every cruise.

Now THAT'S funny!
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