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Old April 12th, 2004, 09:06 PM
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I know that most cruise ships do not (yet) play regular poker style games. BUT, I have heard some card games for small stakes can often be found in the Card Room on a ship. Having said that, does anyone know if those games are on the up and up, or if delicately fingered hands so to speak, show up? I have heard some say yes, some say no. Opinions?
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Old April 30th, 2004, 06:04 PM
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I never played them, just slots and let it ride
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Old May 1st, 2004, 10:08 AM
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I haven't seen any card games occurring in the library or any other area of the ship. If there are some going on in someone's cabin, then I wouldn't know about it nor would the ship's crew.

I seriously doubt any "professional" books a cruise to try to scam some unsuspecting vacationer out of his $25 or so. Most people on the cruise are average Joe's on vacation and not going to get into a poker game in someone's cabin where the opening ante is $100 or more. The people you see in the casino are usually not even well versed in blackjack or craps, and are only spending budgeted "entertainment" money.

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Old May 3rd, 2004, 09:58 AM
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I've never seen any poker games (other than Caribbean Stud and Let It Ride) on a cruise ship. I would love to be able to play some sanctioned Texas Hold-em or other poker game while on a cruise, but I doubt it will ever happen. However, the Sun-Cruz gambling boats which sail daily from several Florida ports do offer Hold-em & Omaha games (low-stake), and no-limit tournaments twice a week.


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