For some reason I too think the first and last night out are the best. It may just be my imagination. I have never won more than I have lost on any cruise, but have come close to breaking even the last 3. NMNita
Hubby won quite a bit playing Let it Ride on the Grand last January. Well, it was a lot to us ... he would win and then pay our tab the next morning with his winnings so we had zero balance by the end of the 7-day cruise. It didn't pay for the cruise itself, but it did cover all of the "extras". His winnings paid for all of our booze, my bingo addiction, formal pics from both nights, a hot stone massage that he booked for me, an excursion in Belize, internet use and 2 bottles of booze to bring home. It was a great feeling to have no balance at the end! Hopefully we'll have the same luck this January on the Star ...
Heres some pic's of my Booty (winnings) on SOS in May of 2005.
go to atlantis and ask the girl's behind the Change cage witch machines are hot. they will be glad to point you in the right direction...atleast thats what they did with me.