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  1. I fill my yeti form the freestyle machines all the time. it just take a little preplanning and well placed stomp on the provided cup
  2. not enough, Galeveston, is still a PITA to sail out of.
  3. every Oasis class ship I have been on has had $10 min on craps the smaller ships have tended to be $5
  4. yes. although the points from the last cruise will not show up on the machines display on the next cruise. you can ask casino host for your total for the year and work from there. don't forget that those points also have a small cash value that can be used for free play, I believe its $20.00 per 1000 points. once "cashed" in the points will no longer show on the machine but will still be on your account for tier status. I always use them once I a ready to head up on the last night.
  5. mathematically I figure it takes ~2300 to earn prime assuming a 20% house advantage on slots. this doesn't include good or bad luck, just what it would take losing 20% of every dollar you bet and re-betting the .80 you got back. my experience seem to indicate that slots on RCCL are closer to 10% house advantage as I have earned prime now twice for considerably less then theory suggests but then again my friends didn't earn nearly the points they should have(mathematically) for the dollars spent on the last cruise. so if she cruises 50 days a year she would hit it no problem
  6. none of this statement is true in my experience. the yearly tier certificate can be used for any sailing of 8 nights or less so long as its not over a holiday. last years tier certificate saved me over $2200 dollars on a 8 night cruise that was booked well over a year in advance, and was booked before the certificate was issued. In fact I got ~$400 dollars refunded from my deposit as the total fare per person was roughly half of the $250 PP deposit. then there are also the monthly offers that I receive, and while those are generally a little closer to sail date the seem to be roughly 4-5 months out at the far end. all I know is with the 2 free crusies I have already taken plus the 8 night I have coming in February I have saved more in cruise fare/drinks then I have spent earning prime in the casino. And I still have another prime tier certificate to use this coming April. even if I don't spend anothr dime in the casino in Feb. IF you're going to cruise and you're going to gamble its certainly worth it, I wouldn't gamble just to earn prime, but I would be spending the money in any case. might as well at least get the cruise for free.
  7. Under 18 Seapass cards have a "M" on them- so realistically this would make it easier to ID for admittance as 16 year olds would have the "M"
  8. this is not true in my experience, it has cost me far more per point on craps then on the slots. craps has the lowest expected house advantage of anything in the casino and therefore the lowest comps., in fact none of your odds bets counts towards comps at all since there is 0 house advantage on the bet. i played craps for several hours one night and ended up getting something like 25 points, I ended the session down $300. that same $300 even if I lost on every single spin would have earned a minimum of 60 in a slot machine
  9. red/black and odd/even have a house edge over 5% on the ships roulette tables as they use double zero wheels. even 6/5 blackjack has less then half the house advantage of roulette. . and actually the don't pass line with odds has a slightly lower house advantage then the pass line, I just don't enjoy playing the dark side.
  10. maybe, however I have saved way more in cruise fares then I have spent in the casino, my next cruise alone dropped $2200 dollars after I applied my tier certificate, I actually got half of my deposit refunded as the deposit was twice the final price of the cruise.
  11. mathematically, assuming a 80% payback on slots it would cost ~$2300 cash in to reach prime if you replay any winnings. that of course is if the math "works" for you. you can get lucky and win a major for $2500 on pull one and prime wont cost you a cent out of pocket,. on the other hand, I have friends that had horrible luck on the machines and didn't get near the points we had expected for their cash in amount, I suspect the payback percentage is closer to 90% as, both times I have made prime it has cost me considerably less then the math suggested it would, although it cost me almost the exact same amount each time. although again that just may be me being "lucky" Personally, I would not play the tables if Prime status is your goal. In my experience it has cost me far more per point on the tables then the slots. Luckily I enjoy both slots and craps so play i slots for points and craps for fun.
  12. you can- its just takes a little preplanning and a solid stomp to the provided cup. I can't tell you the number of times I have been told it won't work as I start to fill up my Yeti only to have the persons jaw drop as it starts to flow
  13. you are prime for the remainder of the current program year and then the entire next program year. you will receive your prime tier cert in April of the new program year
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