I called the casino dept at Carnival last night about my player club pts. The answer i recieved was, "As of Jan 2004 Carnival no longer gives pts towards another cruise or pts for money on an upcoming cruise". But, what they do is give comps that you use up on the same cruise. The only problem is you must tell the floor boss to keep track of your OPC (Ocean Players Club) pts, upon arriving at the tables to play. You must also play on a 7 day cruise a combined time aof at least 14 hours. The other major statement is you must bet a minimum of 25.00 per hand or the hour time limit increases to 24 hours.