Learn Texas Hold em' and play $1/$2 no limit which is offered on Carnival Corp. cruise lines. RCCL is $3/$5 no limit so avoid playing on RCCL. Your playing other players not the house. Minimum buy in is $100 but if you stay patient, and play tight aggressive you should be able to stay even or make a profit. Most players are reckless when playing $1/$2 NL. Just returned from a Princess cruise and won $200 after buying for the minimum the 2nd night. Was only down $10 at one point, but stayed ahead the rest of the cruise. During the week I only won 9 hands and still tripled my money. Remember patients is a virtue, and its not how many hands you win, but how much money you win each hand that counts.