The Mass Market cruise lines have encountered a new problems with all the "poor people" from California.
It seems that California - which has it's own financial problems - has attempted to reduce administrative costs of it's welfare system by issuing debit cards to those who qualify as "poor".
The state charges up these welfare debit cards every month.
Unfortunately, there are no controls on what is purchased with these cards.
California's "Poor" have been using the debit cards to purchase airline tickets to Florida, where they board cruise ships (cruise paid for with the debit card), then use the same debit cards in the ATM machines on the ships to get money to play in the ship's casino.
There were so many people doing this that the State of California made a deal with the cruise lines to program our onboard ATMs not to accept the California Welfare Debit Cards.
Only in America.................................