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Old May 22nd, 2006, 04:05 PM
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Default has anyone played poker on their cruise,

Just wondering if an average played can fit in playing texas hold em on a cruise ship, if anyone has played please let me know what the blinds are and how the competition is, I would love to play if the table isnt full of a bunch of sharks like you find in the rooms in vegas.
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Old May 22nd, 2006, 06:39 PM
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Hi jacobs1617,

Be sure to post your question on the Gambling And Games board here:

http://cruisemates.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=50

I don't think you'll find a bunch of "sharks", but you will find some experienced players!

I'm not sure how they set things up on Carnival, but on other lines you had to sign up to play. There was only one table.

Have a great cruise and good luck!
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Can never seem to find solid answers to this question. I have also posted it in the casino section and dont get to many answers but... I am taking my first cruise on july 10th and I called carnival and they say there is 1 table and does not know the limits. I have read on these boards a 2/4 3/6 and 5/10 on limits so one of the things I will post when I get back is the actual scene on the ship regarding this topic so it is clear unless someone can help us out. oh and by the way I have played from .50/1 up to 10/20 limit poker and their is no difference in the play you just have to be willing to lose as much as you can win. no-limit is a different question, the only sharks are in the water. When are you sailing? if its before my date let me know about it! enjoy your cruise!
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On our last cruise there was only 1 table and there was NEVER anyone playing for some reason. Good luck.

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Yes, you can play holdem on Carnival ships. I was on the Pride in Feb. and they had tables everyday. If you play much you might get a bit frustrated. I have always been used to playing tournament style play (no limit) and when you play "low limit" it is totally different. It is no different that playing regular casino games. I actually went back to playing blackjack. There is no bluffing involved in low limit. It is pure luck. I say that because there will always be a player at the table that will pay all the way to the end regardless of what hand he is holding. When you get 75% of the people playing like that it takes alot of the poker out of poker. Good Luck and have a great cruise.
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on the Holiday it was 3 and 6. No sharks when I played, I won 2 nights out of the 3 I played and I am a novice Hold-em player
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