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Old January 30th, 2009, 06:49 AM
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I am a person who would be interested in spending a couple hours in the casino in my 3 days at sea on the cruise I am about to book. As I know when to quit, how much money should I bring with me onto the Carnival Glory?
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Old January 30th, 2009, 08:44 AM
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what are you comfortable with "losing". I set up a daily gambling budget (won't say how much), but once I go through that in one day (if I lose it); then I am done for that day; if I win, I usually buy something on the ship with some off it and put it on my S&S card as well; or use it for the next day. Generally I break even as I win at blackjack then get suckered by the slot machines.
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Well, before I can decide on a budget I would probably need to know the stakes at the Blackjack and Poker tables. I will, of course, give myself a quick refresher in basic strategy for Blackjack and the rules for Texas Holdem before I leave. I don't really mess with any games of chance except Video Poker and Craps(which I am inexplicably good at), instead prefering games of skill/strategy. Basically my rule is "Play to Win". Most people will gamble at the slots and whatnot simply for fun, but I really do not get that. I also enjoy table games more anyway. I guess it depends on whether you tend to be more of a solitary gamer or a social gamer, meaning whether you are more comfortable playing the games alone or in a group. I am getting sidetracked though.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 05:30 PM
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When i take a cruise i allow myself $100.00 a day. Be it a 7 day or what ever, a hundred dollars a day. I end up loosing it but hey i have fun
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Wow, I'm really, really "small potatoes" I think!!

I usually bring in $20, and only play slot machines. I've had some pretty incredible wins though. Most of the time, I'll cash-out if I win or put it back on my Sea pas card. Sometimes, I'll take my winnings and put them in the $1 or $5 slot machines and luck out there too.

I look at gambling as "entertainment". I usually don't go over that amount, and so if I loose, I just chalk it up to "entertainment".

I like the quarter slots though, and sometimes the BlackJack video games.
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My thoughts on gambling is it should only be entertainment if you expect to lose. I expect it be challenging, but a win. But, at the same time, I usually play blackjack or poker due to the fact I would rather have some control over the outcome and the fact that the player is able to win over the short term.
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if you run out of money, you can use your card to get an advance
but they will charge you 3%, go with a budget. longer you play
more of a chance to lose, The odds are against you.
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Gambling aboard a cruise ship is strictly entertainment. Thus put in your pocket what you are willing to spend to be entrainement. Leave your credit cards in the cabin, then have a few minutes of fun.
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