When we went on a gambling ship, once, I brought a bunch of quarters only to find out that the crew did not appreciate my change since they used a card.
OK please tell me if I should bring the change, which I have a lot of, or will Carnival make me use one of them dumb cards like the Talisman did.
Also what denominations are the slots on board???
You can use quarters and nickels for sure!!! You can use your sign and sail if you'd like, but your money sure goes away fast!!! You can also just put paper money in the machines too. I saw mostly quarter and nickel slots but there very well may be more.
Most of the cruise ship have the normal nickle, quarter, dollar machines...some five dollar ones, too. As the poster said above...you can use anything you want. We always trade travelers checks in for quarters when we play...and we have always been treated well and wished the best.
Funny thing, when we sailed on the Spirit, we gambled. Though I was not winning at all! I turned to my husband who had just handed me yet another roll of quarters and said, I should just open these and throw them on the floor! I would have better action and it might be more fun. I didn't gamble much on the ship after that.
How often a given machine pays off is determined by the computer chip in the machine. The pay schedule on the machine is a tip-off of whether the machine is user friendly or not. As a rule, even the the loosest slot machines with the most user friendly chips are long shots at paying off. However, the poker machines give you close to a 50/50 chance at winning. Craps, Blackjack and Video Poker are the only user friendly games in the ship casinos. That said, I will state that I have consistantly been a winner on the last day of the cruise. I can't explain why, but the slot machines seem to pay off for me on that day, and that day only. I am not aware of casino personnel changing the chips in the slot machines during a cruise. Perhaps, at a subconscious level, I play more aggressively on the last day. I just don't know.