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Old October 30th, 2002, 01:03 PM
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Default Golden Casino - BlackJack

Has anyone out there played Blackjack on the Golden of late?
Wondering what the table minimums are for Blackjack.
Also, do you feel that they play an honest game?
Are drinks compted in the casino?
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Old October 30th, 2002, 02:35 PM
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I played BJ on the Golden, last Jan., will be again in a few weeks for Thanksgiving.

If I recall, during the day you'll find tables with $5 minimums. In the evening most will be $10, though some $5s still available.

Of course the games are honest. There is no need for the cruise lines to cheat. The game is designed to make them winners.

The Golden also had automatic continuous shufflers, which I don't care for. The shoe never ends, and there's not as much free time to kibbutz with the dealers and other players.

Drinks are not comp except occassionally if you're playing at the $25 min. tables.

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Old October 30th, 2002, 03:18 PM
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Kuki...what about carribean stud...approx. how high does the pot get?
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Old October 31st, 2002, 06:33 AM
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I was on the Golden on Aug. 29-Sept.15 and played BJ a lot. It was a blast. There was always a variety of table minimums -- $5, $10, $25. Naturally, during peak times the $5 tables were always crowded. The dealers are very friendly once you get them warmed up a little. OK, one dealer was like a rock during the whole cruise, but the others were a blast. I had my favorites -- Terence and Andrew. Even though I did lose my shirt, I do feel the games were honest. After all, I think they have incentive for you to win -- they get tips! There were some dealers that didn't hesitate when someone took a hit when they shouldn't have. I think it's sort of a courtesy for them to pause just to be sure the player isn't doing something unintentional. But most confirmed the questionable plays at the table before moving to the next player.

I don't remember the continuous shuffling/dealing equipment at the tables. The tables I played at all had standard shoes.

Good luck. Even though I came back a major loser, I wish I were back in their casino right now!

To someone who asked about Caribbean Stud -- I'm not a player there but there was a couple of tables on on the other side of the casino, along with pai gow, and let it ride. There was also a Spanish 21 table, craps, and roulette. There might have been something else over there, but I stayed on the BJ side of the casino -- there were about 8-10 tables of BJ.

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Old November 3rd, 2002, 07:40 PM
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replies to this post are interesting. we sailed on the Grand last march. plenty of $3.00 tables. Casino was never more than a third full. no drink comps.

minimums different on golden?
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Old November 3rd, 2002, 09:08 PM
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WOW 3.00 tables - you don't see that to often I might even try and play for that. I know the game it's just normally to expensive for my purse. I leave it to my husband normally - he always wants me to play to though. Hope they have some 3.00 tables that'd be great.
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