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Old July 25th, 2010, 04:43 PM
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Default 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?

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Old July 25th, 2010, 05:57 PM
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Most ships now have poker play and tournaments. Some ships use the automated electronic "Poker Pro" tables, others use actual dealers.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 09:41 PM
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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!!!
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Old July 27th, 2010, 01:19 PM
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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.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 10:51 AM
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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.......
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Old March 9th, 2011, 12:55 PM
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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.
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Old April 19th, 2016, 11:00 PM
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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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