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MishelleMcc

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    Vale, Oregon
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    Travel!
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    HAL
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    Warm and Tropical!

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  1. Thank you so much for the information! I know we will have a great time even though it is looking like it will rain most of the time! Ha! I am so glad to hear that you also had a great time! Anticipation of a cruise and the memories afterward are always exciting for me!! Thank you again!!! Mishelle
  2. We are going on Grand Princess on Dec 3rd. We get back on Dec 18... Will try to report back. It will be our first Princess cruise.
  3. Hi Keith! We are not on this cruise but we are going on the Hawaiian Cruise out of San Fransisco on Dec 3, 2019 (Grand Princess) We've never sailed Princess and never a 15 day cruise and never Hawaii! Ha! So I will try to remember to check back here and update you as to our experience. If I forget... Just have a wonderful Cruise! I think it's going to be amazing! I've been following Roll Calls for ours and Star Princess for tidbits about a long cruises and Hawaii. Check and see if there is one for your sail date... Happy Sailing!!
  4. Thank you!!! We are going to be on the Grand Dec 3rd!!! 🥰
  5. So for all those who helped me put this together, THANK YOU! For all those who stumble on this thread, here is what I put together! Good luck with your event!! A spread sheet is attached. The cost is $20 cash per person. Couples may choose to “share” a seat, dividing the set number of spins as they see fit. Please Note: Others are welcome to join in the day of the Slot Pull even if they did not sign-up online, but a minimum of 10 players in advance are needed to go forward. No sign ups allowed after the event begins. I will have a sign-up sheet available at the Meet & Greet for anyone wanting to join the event at that time. Day and time to be announced at the Meet & Greet. (If we have 10 players signed up in advance of the cruise, I will meet with Casino Manager on Embarkation day) Minimum of 10 players needed to play the Slot Pull. Maximum number of players will be 50. (If more than 50, then a 2nd team will be created.) Money will be collected, noted on a spreadsheet and entered into the chosen machine directly before commencement of play. Once all monies are in, the play will begin with the players turn in order of the sign-in sheet. The sign in sheet will list names of players and cabin numbers. I ask for cabin numbers in case we need to call with any changes. (We may be able to use the Princess@Sea feature for this but am not sure) We will be using a $5 machine (if more than 20 players then we may use 2 machines). We will feed all of the money into the machine(s) all at once. We will play on a slot machine at max bet, usually a video slot, with an interesting bonus feature and a jackpot potential of at least $2,000 and inclusive of a progressive jackpot feature. We each take 4 spins - if a $5 max bet, 5 spins - if a $4 max bet. Wheel Of fortune has been suggested but not mandatory. All money and spins will be tracked on a spread sheet along with tallied wins. For security and tax purposes a single S&S card will be used to track play on a win/loss statement. If a large enough jackpot is won and all participants agree - play may be halted at that point even if everyone has not had a chance to take their spins. All must agree otherwise we will continue to spin until all have had their equal chance to increase the winnings. If no jackpot is won and time allows, the group can elect to have another round of play. (majority vote) after each player has had at least 1 round of play to hold a second round of spins, the number of spins will depend on the remaining credit balance on the machine. End of Game Payout: After all have spun, the credits left on the machine will be divided to the nearest dollar and paid out back to each player as immediately as is possible after end of play. The Casino Bar would be a good meeting place to complete this. Each player will sign the spreadsheet acknowledging their receipt of these funds. The uneven remainder (if any) will be awarded to the player who gets the group the highest amount on their slot pulls. Each person’s winnings will be recorded at the time of their pulls so we know who will get the side pot of the money after the even dollar pay-out. TAXES: In the event that any single winning pull results in a credit payout exceeding $1,199 (USD) the casino will issue a hand payout in the form of a check (cashable at the casino cage) and fill-out a 1099-G form reporting the win to a single SS# to the IRS. So as to not wipe out one person’s share of the overall winnings, a percentage (Determined by Princess Cruise line) sufficient to satisfy IRS requirements of the hand payout amount, less the group buy-in, will be taken off the top of the community pot and given to the “winner of record” (the person accepting the IRS paperwork) to cover the additional income tax burden. Door Prizes: There is no Casino Liaison at Princess (that I am aware of) prior to our Cruise, so once on board, I will meet with the Casino Manager to schedule our event (Usually the 1st or 2nd sea day of the cruise) I will also ask if they would be willing to provide some sort of door prize(s). Since this is a courtesy, I cannot guarantee what - if any - prize(s) will be supplied, but if given, these are usually things presented to winners at ship sanctioned activities like a bottle of house wine or shirt. If prizes are provided, they will be available for selection at the end of the slot pull by the highest winner first, then the second highest winner, then the third highest winner, and so forth, until all gifts are claimed. From my research, this is always a fun event with everyone cheering the others on! Join us if this sounds fun to you!! If you want to sign up, just let us know here, or email me at mishellemccormick@hotmail.com. Also, If anyone else would like to help or take over this event, Just let me know!" Slot Pull.xlsx
  6. Got it!! Thank you!! And thank you for the sample announcement!!! Happy cruising!!
  7. Wow! Thank you! You make several of these steps so much easier!! I've incorporated them into the "Rules of Play" that I am getting ready to submit to our roll call!! Thank you so much! I've made a simple spreadsheet (attached) but wonder if I've left anything out. If you have any suggestions or corrections, just let me know! Thank you again! Mishelle Slot Pull.xlsx
  8. Hi Ann & trbarton and everyone else who has contributed to this thread! I've been studying various threads on Slot Pulls and this one has been invaluable!!! Thank You! If you or anyone else can share the slot pull spread sheet, I would be extremely thankful! I am hosting a Slot Pull on the Princess Grand during the Dec 3, 2019 Cruise to Hawaii. Again, Thank you!! I hope we have as much fun as you all were able to create!! Mishelle mishellemccormick@hotmail.com
  9. Oh, Okay... I have never had much luck on them either! Ha! Progressive jackpot options is an excellent idea! Thank you!! I have not posted an updated "Slot Pull Information" on our Roll Call yet. I am incorporating advise into the body of it before I do. I am open to edit or correction! This is what I wrote for the machine choice: " We will play on a slot machine at max bet, usually a video slot, with an interesting bonus feature and a jackpot potential of at least $2,000 and inclusive of a progressive jackpot feature. We each take will take 4 spins if a $5 max bet, 5 spins if a $4 max bet, or 8 spins if a $2.50 max bet. " I also amended the donation portion: " End of Game Payout: After all have spun, the credits left on the machine will be divided to the nearest dollar and paid out back to each player at a predesignated time in the Casino bar. The uneven remainder (if any) will be donated to the St Jude fundraiser which is currently the charity that Princess Cruise Lines is promoting on this particular cruise." In fact, I will post here, the entire intended Update for possible last minute edits or corrections before I post it in our Roll call! I just want to be as correct as possible and I consider you folks the experts! Thank you!!
  10. Thank you CaneDawg!! Great advise! We will have a drink package so maybe the free drink could be passed on to another in the group. I can see that I might want to designate a later time to dispense the "winnings" as some of the folks may not want to waste valuable ship time waiting around for us to spit up the funds! Good call! As a rookie gambler, I am curious why you recommend choosing a different machine. Can you explain?
  11. Wow! Thank you!! We bring change for tips, etc., but will remember to bring more for the slot pull! I've read a couple of times about the Wheel of fortune so will zone in on one of those. Is there a reason why it's favored? Thank you again!!
  12. Hi everyone! I am coordinating a Slot Pull for our Grand Princess cruise San Fransisco to Hawaii (RT) on 12-3-19. I searched these forums and have found fantastic information and have put together a detailed event program. (Thank you!!!) I Just have a couple of questions: 1) Does Princess Cruise line slot machines still accept cash? We used our cruise card on past cruises so never looked! Ha! 2) Does any one have a suggestion as to who to contact at Princess prior to the cruise about our event? (Or do I have to wait to make contact with the Casino Manager once on board? 3) Do you have any tips or advice? I am teachable!! 4) Does anyone have a Slot Pull Spreadsheet they'd be willing to share? TIA!!! Mishelle
  13. I'm planning one too! Have never done one before so this is VERY helpful!!! Thank you!!
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