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barbcald July 25th, 2010 03:43 PM

Texas Hold Em tournaments on any ships?
I am an avid Texas hold em player. Has anyone been able to find any player tournaments while on their cruise?

Thanks Barb

Kuki July 25th, 2010 04:57 PM

Most ships now have poker play and tournaments. Some ships use the automated electronic "Poker Pro" tables, others use actual dealers.

barbcald July 25th, 2010 08:41 PM

Thanks for the info. I have done the "electronic tables" at our Indian casinos here in California but prefer a live dealer. It's all fun though!!! :)

jacdenv24 July 27th, 2010 12:19 PM

We were on the Celebrity Mercury last year and they had a Hold Em tournament every day, sometimes 2 on sea days. I think it was a $30 buy in and there was a live dealer. It was very popular-the sign up sheet was filled within minutes.

gogetter September 1st, 2010 09:51 AM

I have played and will plat again on the Catnival Legend in a few weeks.

Only drawback on Carnival the rake is horribly bad to the players. Captive audience, i guess.......

bahama March 9th, 2011 11:55 AM

I too had heard that the rake or drop is pretty high on cruises in general. I am an avid poker player and if I eventually go on a cruise would love to play.

travmt34 April 19th, 2016 10:00 PM

I've done two HAL 15+ day cruises. Both had Holdem Poker-tourney during the day and 1/2 cash game at night. On my 2nd cruise, some of the daytime tourneys were cancel because not at least 5 people showed.

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