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Old March 13th, 2006, 07:19 AM
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Default Texas Hold'em Tournaments

With as popular as Texas Hold'em is now - are any buy-in tournaments being offered while cruising now?
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Old March 13th, 2006, 08:22 PM
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Hi L,

On our last cruise (NCL Sun) they did have a table for Texas Hold'em. It was enclosed by "walls" and you had to sign up to play.
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On my last cruise, they had a low limit table ($2/$4). I specicially asked one of the casino staff if there would be a poker tournament one day, and was told no. (Probably doesn't make as much money for the house compared to a blackjack or slots tourney).
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Old April 30th, 2007, 12:47 AM
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Default Re: Texas Hold'em Tournaments

Originally Posted by LWilliams
With as popular as Texas Hold'em is now - are any buy-in tournaments being offered while cruising now?
On Celebrity in December (Zenith, no longer with the fleet, I believe) they had occasional $60 buy-in single-table tournaments.

On Carnival in June (Summit) they had ring games only (with a terrible rake, just like the Zenith ring games).
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Old May 19th, 2007, 05:55 PM
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sorry but wat is the age restriction for poker on cruiseliners
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Old October 26th, 2007, 10:46 PM
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Yes, today you have several options for poker play onboard cruise ships.

As you already know many cruise lines have installed the "poker pro" computerized poker table on their ships. This is equal to playing online, but with larger house rakes.

If you enjoy "LIVE" poker games and tournaments... I recommend you do a search for 'poker cruises' online.

You will find one or two MAJOR companies offering large private poker cruises. These are very well run and offer various games. However, as they advertise mostly on the big Poker Magazines, you will find they attract many that make a living playing poker.

There are also smaller, more player friendly poker cruises available. These are designed for the 'casual' player and may appeal to you.

Either way, Poker Cruises are a great way to indulge your passion for cruises AND your passion for Poker.

Try it, you'll like it!

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Old February 4th, 2008, 08:34 PM
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Video poker....yuuuuuccckk.

Not that the 2/4 "no fold em hold em" is much better.

It's just as well. I'll have my kids with me on this cruise, so I probably shoudl stay out of the casino.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 07:08 PM
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We were on the Carnival Legend last summer and they had two tables that were all run via computer. Each person had a monitor and to play you had to sign up for a special debit card that you had to insert. They had two tournaments during the week. They fill up fast and the blinds go up so fast its like a turbo tournament. Makes the game more about luck than skill.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 09:42 AM
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Does RCCL Freedom of the Seas have the poker pro or a live dealer?
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Old March 24th, 2008, 11:01 AM
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We were on the Amsterdam last fall and they had a live table. There was a game set up everyday that they had players. I believe it was low limit.
They also had some tournaments.
This year we were on they Ryndam they only had the video tables. The turnout was not that good.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 09:30 PM
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I love love love the PokerPro tables! They are a blast to play1!

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Old June 1st, 2008, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by gwydiana
I love love love the PokerPro tables! They are a blast to play1!
Yep, it's sort of a mix of on-line and "live" poker. You have real people mixed with the video poker so at least you have human reaction/contact. I played on one cruise and liked it very much.
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