Ayecarumba
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January 13th, 2011 at 5:50:52 PM permalink
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45 minutes in USA waters while you enjoy the buffet or the cruise.



How far is it to "international waters"? The figure 12 miles sounds familiar, but where is it measured from?
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Wavy70
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January 13th, 2011 at 6:07:02 PM permalink
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How far is it to "international waters"? The figure 12 miles sounds familiar, but where is it measured from?



Yes 12 miles. Up to '97 they only needed to go 3 miles but Rudy Giuliani put a bug up the Feds arse. I assume his mob connections in NYC were losing customers.

Measured from low tide mark
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FleaStiff
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January 15th, 2011 at 5:13:54 PM permalink
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How far is it to "international waters"? The figure 12 miles sounds familiar, but where is it measured from?

Actually there is a speed limit for some of the trip that the Big M Casino takes which is why there is dancing, drinking, bingo, etc. on the way in and out. Also the buffet actually opens prior to sailing and most people eat on the way out and have another seating of the buffet or have a dessert on the way back inbound.

I think if you were in Tampa you would really have to want craps real bad to make the drive of over two hours. I've heard there are underground casinos in Tampa that offer craps but I've never been to any of them. A former dealer at a Seminole casino claimed to have been a craps dealer in Tampa before the Hard Rock opened. I would imagine such things are not tolerated now though.

If you are in Tampa, I'd just be content without any craps or roulette.
CrapsForever
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March 7th, 2012 at 3:15:58 PM permalink
Where do you guys in the Florida area go to play craps?
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FleaStiff
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March 7th, 2012 at 5:03:04 PM permalink
I've not kept up with the offerings.

There used to be an underground casino in Tampa, its long gone.
There used to be a boat out of Palm Springs (Riviera Beach) but it became unsafe and had to be towed to and from the dock. I've not heard anything about it for a long time. [On Edit: this was the Palm Beach Princess. It had persistent engine problems.]

Supposedly there was a Miami boat added and of course it appears that there is a Port Canaveral boat (Cocoa Beach).

There is also The Big M Casino, out of Fort Myers Beach. Day and Evening sailings Tuesday through Sunday but craps only Thursday Night through Sunday Night. Slots, Blackjack, roulette, etc. all the time. BJ dealt super fast. Evening voyage features dancing, afternoon voyage features charity Bingo for Fort Myers Beach Fire Department as entertainment for the return voyage. [On edit: Evening cruises feature "The M Girls" prancing around. I believe the BJ is 3:2 but is dealt rather fast. There are two or three cheap tables but most get a bit higher, yet its still better than local Indian 6:5 BJ. Cocktails are free on the Big M but not in the Indian casinos.]

My advice is to check websites to make sure everything is running .
http://www.gamingfloor.com/DayShips.html#Florida is currently a good source for both the present and the historical offerings. Be advised: the GamingFloor page should be read carefully to distinguish between that which is currently sailing and those ships that were offered in the past.




Usual boarding fees are ten to twenty dollars, usually buffet fee is ten to twenty dollars. Quite often local papers contain weekly coupons for a modest saving on boarding fees or buffet charges. Players Club cards issued on board but retain them for later boarding discounts.
CrapsForever
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March 7th, 2012 at 5:17:18 PM permalink
Thanks for the update. I know about the Fort Myers Big M Casino and the Victory Casino in Port Canaveral. There is supposed to be a new cruise boat by Black Diamonds Inc. at the Port of West Palm Beach opening sometime in April. I was not aware that they might be a casino boat opening in Miami. I'll check around online to see if I can get any info on that.
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FleaStiff
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April 8th, 2012 at 4:38:54 AM permalink
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There is supposed to be a new boat by Black Diamonds at West Palm Beach opening sometime in April ...
I was not aware that there might be a casino boat opening in Miami; I'll check around to see if I can get any info on that.


Any new information for us?
CrapsForever
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April 8th, 2012 at 10:37:48 AM permalink
I spoke to one of the representatives for Black Diamonds Casino Cruise which will be located at the Port of West Palm Beach. the general information phone # is (561) 845-2559. The rep told me the boat which I believe was the old Palm Beach Princess is still being refurbished and should be ready for use by the end of April. I call once a week to try to get further updates, once I get any new information, I will post it.

Regarding a casino boat in Miami; I have not seen anything related to this whatsoever.
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FleaStiff
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April 8th, 2012 at 1:03:54 PM permalink
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We need Craps here in South Florida ASAP! Driving 3 hours each way to Port Canaveral (Victory Casino Cruises) is a bit of a drag though I must admit they run an excellent operation.

Cocoa Beach is just a mite south and often has many military and defense seminars, the University of Central Florida often hold Project Management certificate programs there, some conventions might be of interest to you or your family members, such as:
a comic/gaming/anime convention
Only $6 with a canned food item.
Anime
Comics
Game Tournaments
Lan, Console and Tabletop Gaming
Bands
Dance
Dealers
Contests
Panels

Leave the spouse and kids there and sneak off to the craps boat or something.

As to that Black Diamond boat I understand you get authoritative information from Gambino in NYC. (Just in case you are planning on counting cards at their blackjack tables or anything).
NicksGamingStuff
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April 8th, 2012 at 4:04:46 PM permalink
I heard the dealers on the FL casino day things get $40 an hour and any tips they receive are put back in the rack.

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