I called the Carnival call center a few weeks ago and inquired about the Conquest casino. I was told there are 12 Blackjack tables, 1 roulette, 2 Caribbean Stud tables, 1 Caribbean Draw and 1 Craps table. She said the denom. are from $3.00-100.00. She also said they have 278 slot machines on this ship and you can use your Sail and Sign card to buy tokens/chips, provided you have the credit to pay for them at the end of the week! Good Luck!
Carnival Conquest had $5 tables. If you are an experienced Black Jack player, please pay attention as a couple of the dealers were a little "off" sometimes and had to be challenged. The pit bosses were astute and resolved the issues.
On the Conquest there is a game called "Fun 21." It's rules are the same as Blackjack. The only difference is that all the Queens are removed from the deck. If you do some figuring, it's an extra 4 or 5 percent edge for the "house." Don't play that one.
On the Elation in May, there were always at least two $5 minimum tables. I never had a problem getting a seat, though there were several players always betting $10. Ticked the you-know-what out of me, but since I could always get a seat, I didn't let it faze me!
If there's a table not beting used, sometimes you can request a table to be opened. Never had to do it, but I've talked to some who were able to convince the casino to open another $5 table - of course, it quickly filled up!
What pissed you off about someone playing $10 at a $5 table. The $5 is the minimum, not the maximum. In Vegas I'll play at a $10 table for hours without betting under $25 a hand. Does that mean I have to sit at the $25 minimum table?