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PostSubject: Ok you casino lovers - what's your game?   Ok you casino lovers - what's your game? Icon_minitimeSat Aug 11, 2007 12:03 pm

I love the slots and blackjack, on days at sea, you're more than likely to find me in the casino than in another area of the ship.

What's your favorite casino game or games?
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PostSubject: Re: Ok you casino lovers - what's your game?   Ok you casino lovers - what's your game? Icon_minitimeSat Aug 11, 2007 1:15 pm

Craps and Blackjack for me! My wife is the slot player in our family.
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PostSubject: Re: Ok you casino lovers - what's your game?   Ok you casino lovers - what's your game? Icon_minitimeSat Aug 11, 2007 2:21 pm

So - are the lessons that they give onboard any good? I keep trying to learn how to play craps, but I haven't been successful in getting to a lesson. Should I make a point of it on my next cruise, or will they not be that helpful?
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PostSubject: Re: Ok you casino lovers - what's your game?   Ok you casino lovers - what's your game? Icon_minitimeSat Aug 11, 2007 5:57 pm

I'll play 3 card poker (if the "ante" play isn't mandatory) and I love Let It Ride (especially if they have the $5 3 card bonus bet). Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Ok you casino lovers - what's your game?   Ok you casino lovers - what's your game? Icon_minitimeSat Aug 11, 2007 6:43 pm

Video Poker for me, I can sit there for hours! I'm chicken about playing the tables, I feel like I'll get carried away too easily but, I love hearing the roar from the craps table! It makes me feel good to hear someone else winning!
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PostSubject: Re: Ok you casino lovers - what's your game?   Ok you casino lovers - what's your game? Icon_minitimeSun Aug 12, 2007 2:01 am

Craps scares me ... I can't bring myself to try it ... I've never had any luck on any of the machines on the ships.
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PostSubject: CRAPS!!   Ok you casino lovers - what's your game? Icon_minitimeSun Aug 19, 2007 9:41 pm

I am determined to learn how to play craps!! scratch We usually play video poker - very safe - but you never win BIG. Sad

I always walk really slow past the craps table - and those people playing always seem so animated - they even SCREAM!! affraid cheers

So, since our next adventure is to Las Vegas in April - I'm going to find out how to play craps study & then give it a try!!
Any advice from a craps player?? Question

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Ok you casino lovers - what's your game?   Ok you casino lovers - what's your game? Icon_minitimeSun Aug 19, 2007 9:59 pm

Linda,

Craps scares the crap outta me. I'm not sure I'd have the nerve to ever give it a try. Wink Personally I love Let It Ride and 3 Card Poker.
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PostSubject: Re: Ok you casino lovers - what's your game?   Ok you casino lovers - what's your game? Icon_minitimeMon Aug 20, 2007 8:16 am

Do you play those card games on video - or with a "live" dealer? See, I'm scared to death of those card games - you have to think & add & it's all on YOU!!Shocked With craps (I've been reading) - it's just the luck of the dice!!

I think when I first play, I'll find a really low bet table (like $ 1.00 or $ 5.00) & just bet on the PASS line.

Thanks!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ok you casino lovers - what's your game?   Ok you casino lovers - what's your game? Icon_minitimeMon Aug 20, 2007 10:44 am

With Let It Ride and 3 Card Poker, you just need to know the basics about poker ... I prefer Let It Ride a bit more, but both games are pretty basic and not hard to figure out at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Ok you casino lovers - what's your game?   Ok you casino lovers - what's your game? Icon_minitimeMon Aug 20, 2007 5:27 pm

For me it is slots. I taught DH to play craps about 40 years ago, now that is the onlly thing he really enjoys and I never go near the table except to bug him for more money.Wink

Sea days I might be found soaking up the sun for about an hour, after that it's slot machine heaven for me. I love to give the ship my money. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Ok you casino lovers - what's your game?   Ok you casino lovers - what's your game? Icon_minitimeMon Nov 26, 2007 10:31 pm

Blackjack/21 and Let It Ride!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ok you casino lovers - what's your game?   Ok you casino lovers - what's your game? Icon_minitimeTue Nov 27, 2007 1:35 pm

When I actually go in the casino, it is to play a slot machine. I last played on our first cruise 10 years ago! Guess I'm not much of a gambler. I suppose if I had to pick a table it would probably be craps. I sort of understand the rules there.

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PostSubject: Re: Ok you casino lovers - what's your game?   Ok you casino lovers - what's your game? Icon_minitimeTue Apr 08, 2008 11:30 pm

For those that asked about Craps, here are the basics.

The shooter (the person with the dice) makes an initial roll. The bet either to Pass or Don't Pass.
If they bet Pass, and roll 7 or 11, they win. If they roll 2,3, or 12 they lose.
If they bet Don't Pass and roll 7 or 11 they lose. If they roll 2 or 3, they win. If they roll a 12, it is a push. That last part is why you see it say Don't Pass (Bar 12).

If they roll any other number, that becomes the Point. The shooter continues to roll until they either roll the Point again, in which the Pass bet wins, or until they roll a 7, in which case the Don't Pass wins. Pass and Don't Pass pay even money.

All the other bets on the table are for other things besides the basic game.

For example, you can "back the odds". That is after a Point has been established, you can add another bet "behind the line" to "back the odds". This is a bet that the shooter will make the Point (if original bet was to Pass), or will not make the Point (if original bet is Don't Pass). These bets pay true odds, which vary based on what number is the Point.

The COME bet is the same as Pass, but it starts with the next roll of the dice. For example, the shooter establishes a Point of 5. You can place a bet on COME, and if he rolls 7 or 11 on the next roll you win. A 2,3, or 12 and you lose. Any other number establishes a new point for your bet. The dealer will move your bet to the numbered square the same as what the shooter rolled.

The Don't Come is the same as Don't Pass, similar to the description above, but betting to lose.

You can place bet the numbers 4,5,6,8,9,10. These bets don't count on a "come out" roll (the first roll for a shooter). As long as the shooter rolls that number before rolling a 7 you win. As soon as a 7 comes up, all those bets lose. You can also play these bets to lose.

Pretty much all the other bets on the table are sucker bets. That means the house odds are so stacked in the house favor that if you are going to play them for any length of time, please save yourself the trouble and send me a check instead. The bets include the "hard ways", field bet, any 7, any craps, horn bets. If you have to ask what the bet is other than what I explained above, then save your money.

Craps is a game where you can win a lot of money in a very short period of time. However, you can also lose a lot of money in a short period of time. It is not a game for the faint hearted. Personally, I don't play on cruise ships where the minimum bet is often $5.00. I play when I'm in old-town Vegas and can play for $0.25 at a time. That's my speed when it comes to Craps.

Hopefully this explanation helps and wasn't too confusing.
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PostSubject: Re: Ok you casino lovers - what's your game?   Ok you casino lovers - what's your game? Icon_minitimeThu Apr 10, 2008 1:18 pm

I think I FINALLY understand craps!!  Thanks for taking the time to explain it Steve!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ok you casino lovers - what's your game?   Ok you casino lovers - what's your game? Icon_minitimeSat Nov 15, 2008 10:52 pm

I like roulette. It seems my small bankroll last longer on roulette than on slots or blackjack.
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BLACK JACK!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ok you casino lovers - what's your game?   Ok you casino lovers - what's your game? Icon_minitimeSun Nov 16, 2008 12:45 pm

Roulette and video poker.
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Nick Needs To Know wrote:
Blackjack/21 and Let It Ride!!

We'll be playin' some Let It Ride!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ok you casino lovers - what's your game?   Ok you casino lovers - what's your game? Icon_minitimeSun Nov 16, 2008 7:36 pm

Texas Hold'em with a live dealer. It's a very entertaining way to spend the evening.
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PostSubject: Re: Ok you casino lovers - what's your game?   Ok you casino lovers - what's your game? Icon_minitimeFri Nov 21, 2008 1:25 am

I love to play 21 and craps
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Let It Ride w/3-Card Poker bonus
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thevacationstop wrote:
Let It Ride w/3-Card Poker bonus
a man after may own heart ... cannot tell you how disappointed I am that Celebrity Solstice does not have Let it Ride, and neither does Enchantment of the Seas (yet Liberty of the Seas does). Sad
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Hey Susan! How's the cruising life going? Very Happy
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Ivanova wrote:
thevacationstop wrote:
Let It Ride w/3-Card Poker bonus
a man after may own heart ... cannot tell you how disappointed I am that Celebrity Solstice does not have Let it Ride, and neither does Enchantment of the Seas (yet Liberty of the Seas does). Sad

The Crown Princess that I was on in October had 1 Let It Ride Table. When it was open, it was always full. When I could get on the table, it seemed to be very kind to everyone but me. Crying or Very sad
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