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jackieb April 8th, 2008 02:05 PM

What is the largest amount you ever won?
What is the largest amount you ever won at a cruise casino? I heard that the onboard casino is mostly for entertainment and they don't have big payouts, is this true?

Phil&Liz April 8th, 2008 07:56 PM

I hit $100.00 three times in one evening on the dollar Wheel of Fortune slot.

Liz hit a jackpot of $500 on a slot.

Phil & Liz

CA Cruiser April 8th, 2008 11:34 PM

DH won $800 on our Crown cruise on the slots. I won $700 on Bingo on the Inspiration. That was a long time ago when they divided the $ up according to how much they took in for each game. I hate the way the ships do Bingo now; $100 1st game, $150 2nd game, etc. They are rakin' in the dough now!

jackieb April 9th, 2008 09:52 AM

Stupid question, What does DH mean?

CA Cruiser April 9th, 2008 10:35 AM

No such thing as a stupid question. How else would we learn? DH stands for Dear or Darling Husband. So DW would mean Dear or Darling Wife and DS and DD; son and daughter, etc.

jackieb April 9th, 2008 12:14 PM

thanks :!: I've seen it and was wondering why everone had the same initials LOL LOL LOL

CCParrott April 11th, 2008 09:33 PM

Black Jack
I won $500 last year in the Black Jack Tourney. It cost me a $20 buy in, that was it.

Hoping to win again this year :D

As for the slots, I lost $60 of my winnings in the slots but then I did walk away. They are evil LOL

BrwnEyedGirl April 20th, 2008 07:28 PM

A few years ago we cruised on the Carnival Spirit, I won $1800.00 on a quarter slot machine. That was the biggest slot win I had ever had. Way back in the day when they did raffle tickets in the casino to win a cruise, I was lucky that time too. No such luck other then that but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for our cruise in October. :-)

DonD April 20th, 2008 10:05 PM

Won 1,200 + 2,000 on the Monarch last week. Four day cruise with with minor losses the other two days. Not my usual luck on a cruise.

DayvidB April 26th, 2008 03:36 PM

I have never won

jackieb April 27th, 2008 09:47 AM


What were you playing?

DonD April 29th, 2008 10:30 PM


What were you playing?

First night won playing BJ and craps.
Third night won playing Video Poker, hit a Royal Flush. Best part was I was playing for fifty cents and not the quarters that I thought I was playing, hench $ 2,000, nice mistake/

mscno June 13th, 2008 01:42 PM

I think the payout is the same as any casino, if you are talking machines. I see progressives and have seen where the ship has not reset the machines between cruises and the progressives are high.

What I saw on the Crown last month was that the max bet was 10 coins on the quarter video poker instead of 5 coins... not that you had to play 10, but you did if you wanted the big money.

I play video poker and the odds are much the same as the Indian casinos here in Calif.

Joe323 June 25th, 2008 03:10 PM

$50 and a T-shirt came in 2nd place on the Imagination

jazgal June 26th, 2008 11:31 AM

The most I ever won was this past Feb. .. back to back cruises after paying all expenses ... and paying for a great painting on the island etc ... I came home with 12K more than I left with ... I left with 1k for the casino and came home with 13K

That was the best ever ... I only know how to play backjack

jackieb June 26th, 2008 01:55 PM

Goodness, what were you playing to win that much???? :?:

jazgal June 27th, 2008 05:18 PM

Just blackjack ... it is the only game I know how to but want to start looking at craps ..

rinker250 June 27th, 2008 06:44 PM

I won't play machines...only blackjack. I'll toss a couple bucks on the roulette wheel if I have had a few drinks and feel like thinning my wallet a little.
I've heard that craps has the greatest odds for the player but I just get intimidated and chicken out.

I watched a friend of mine start with 25 dollars and walk away with 3,000 about 30 minutes later.

PaPatty July 1st, 2008 10:35 AM

Won or took home??? hehehe $450

spg112357 July 2nd, 2008 12:35 AM

I have won $2500 on slots and many 10Ks on tables.
It depends on your luck

manofmagnet September 3rd, 2008 06:33 PM

Have never won more than $150.00 but i usually play craps, and sometimes it is hard to find enough to have a good lively table. :D

love2krooz September 7th, 2008 06:30 PM

I sailed on Carnival Legend to E. Caribbean in 06. I put $10.00 in a quarter slot machine and hit $3,750.00. We weren't even in the water that long from NYC. The machines were just turned on! Needless to say, I was a very happy camper!

camry October 4th, 2008 03:39 PM

casino slot winnings
i walked off ncl GEM last march with $700 in cash winnings from the slots .... almost all were won on the nickel slots...and i have now booked the GEM for a 1/14/09 cruise thru the casino at sea , they have taken appox. $500 off of our 2 tickets each... Yipee !!

southerneyes38 January 24th, 2010 04:56 PM

I went on the Sensation in May 08 and I won on a slot 1200.00 while I was waiting for them to get my information for taxes I put money in the slot beside me and 1st pull hit 600.00. I have always won a good bit going out to sea and for the next few days and then on our way back into port or on a "all day at sea" I don't win.

altonsmith9 January 25th, 2010 06:07 AM

I never won a “large amount” in gambling, but on my last two visits I have come across people hitting jackpots
in slots.

JerriAnn January 25th, 2010 02:10 PM

I won $600. the beginning of the night then another $600. And by the end of the week I walked off with $2,000. in winnings. That was in 2007 on the liberty carnival cruise.
Next cruise two years later I left it all there. I was just in Vegas for a week won $800.
in the beginning of the week and left it all in Vegas! I only play slot machines. And I only gamble twice a year on money I don't to have when I go home.

As for bingo I stop playing it on the ships. I think it is a disgrace what the pay outs are.
It is a rip off .... Maybe if they upped the prize money I would be there every day.
Like buying a painting on those ships. It is really shocking to see people to fall for that rip off.

Snagger April 4th, 2010 05:00 PM

$1400 with 4 kings on Caribbean stud

Lakers Fan April 16th, 2010 10:44 AM

Cruise winnings
Zero but I did win a deck of cards in a raffle drawing

Bruce Chafkin1 April 29th, 2010 04:26 AM

On my ship currently we have a "Win a BMW" campaign going on our slot machines.
Winners get a choice between a BMW or a check for $25,000.

We give one away on average every three weeks. Most winners are American - and most opt for the check in order to deal with the American Taxes.

DayvidB December 30th, 2010 05:19 PM

Since my last post in April I have now actually won $1.2 million dollars on a ships table over 7 days. Table was closed at 2:30 each night but we the big players picked up again back where we had left off the previous night at 20:30.

They thought I would lose as the nights went on, but I had a plan, and it worked.

An easy table if you know how to play it. If anyone wants advice, then I can tell you my first three steps to taking $1.2 million dollars off a ship. I did..

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