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I'm talking about playing the Slot Machines......I've always heard that the Cruise Lines count on the Casino revenue to help them make their quota for each sailing.

So, has anyone ever really won a substantial amount from playing the slots?

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I once won $2500 many years ago on the Viking Seranade. They gave me a shirt and took a Polaroid of me. That money is long gone!

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Seems like in the last two years, I cannot win anything on the slots, but a few years ago, it was common place that on the first night of the cruise I would play for a few minutes, make $50 or so in my first few pulls and then I would take my winnings and walk, never returning to the casino that cruise. I did this for 3 cruises in a row. It seemed to me like they were programmed to pay out on night one. Then it just dried up, slots have not done that for me in the last 3 cruises. Since you have to enter your sail and sign to play and there are no laws governing casino's at sea, they could easily be throttling someone with playing habits such as mine. Not saying that is what is happening, just that it is possible. Could just be good luck and then bad luck.

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Does anyone ever admit they lost in a casino? It seems someone wins, or breaks even or? I have been to Vegas about 40 times and will admit I am a looser there, but never lost more than I went with. Lost about $100 on the Paradise in Feb, playing some tables and some machines.

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I'm talking about playing the Slot Machines......I've always heard that the Cruise Lines count on the Casino revenue to help them make their quota for each sailing.

So, has anyone ever really won a substantial amount from playing the slots?

 

Yes, my first cruise in 2009 on the fascination, I won a jackpot of $5000 on a 50 cent bet. I went on to win another 2500 during that 5 day cruise (one of them being 500 in the slot tournament)...walked off the ship with about 7300 in cash.

 

A few years later, I won 2000 on one of those long pull tab tickets they sell and over 1000 on a slot the next day on a 1.35 bet.

 

2 years ago my mom won over 3000 on the quick hits.

 

On other cruises I have lost some and sometimes break even.

 

You definitely can win and I do see many people win while I am in the casino

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I've never won anything substantial. Maybe $100 here and there. I've definitely lost more than I've won! Last month on the dream, I had this same question. I watched as others played and most were going Max bet all the time. Does this make a difference?

 

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$9186.16 on a 68 cent pull last April on the Sunshine. They wanted me to take it in cash, but we ended up agreeing I would take $1186.16 in cash and they would sent me a check for the balance which I received 7 days after the cruise by FedEx.

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Yes, my first cruise in 2009 on the fascination, I won a jackpot of $5000 on a 50 cent bet. I went on to win another 2500 during that 5 day cruise (one of them being 500 in the slot tournament)...walked off the ship with about 7300 in cash.

 

A few years later, I won 2000 on one of those long pull tab tickets they sell and over 1000 on a slot the next day on a 1.35 bet.

 

2 years ago my mom won over 3000 on the quick hits.

 

On other cruises I have lost some and sometimes break even.

 

You definitely can win and I do see many people win while I am in the casino

 

 

 

Shipper 50, you mean like this?;p;p

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Wife won $2000 last year. Two or three years ago, while we were in the casino, a lady won $25,000. The casino took her picture holding a very, very big check with her name on it.

 

 

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Seems like in the last two years, I cannot win anything on the slots, but a few years ago, it was common place that on the first night of the cruise I would play for a few minutes, make $50 or so in my first few pulls and then I would take my winnings and walk, never returning to the casino that cruise. I did this for 3 cruises in a row. It seemed to me like they were programmed to pay out on night one. Then it just dried up, slots have not done that for me in the last 3 cruises. Since you have to enter your sail and sign to play and there are no laws governing casino's at sea, they could easily be throttling someone with playing habits such as mine. Not saying that is what is happening, just that it is possible. Could just be good luck and then bad luck.

 

Casino’s on ships follow the same rules as Nevada and there is a cruise association that they all belong to. If you played a few years ago there is no merit to the claim that you win more on the first night or any night. Machines are set at the factory at a win percentage requested by owner of the machine. It is the #1myth of slot machines that they can be changed by the casino. All this info is readily available on the internet. Just look up Random Number Generator.

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Does anyone ever admit they lost in a casino? It seems someone wins, or breaks even or? I have been to Vegas about 40 times and will admit I am a looser there, but never lost more than I went with. Lost about $100 on the Paradise in Feb, playing some tables and some machines.
We allot a certain amount every cruise. Some cruises we lose everything we bring. Some cruises we double what we bring. With everything averaged out, we've not lost or gained anything. That's why I can say we broke even. Keep in mind, I'm only referencing the cruise casino. Now if you want to talk about our gambling results over our lifetime...suffice it to say that the house DOES always win.

 

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I don't play slots. I tend to lose at them. My ex would always make money at slots in Vegas. She might spend $20 on a trip, but would always hit at least $100+. Biggest was just under $400.

 

I play blackjack and are ahead both cruising and Vegas. I do not bet big. I play for fun.

 

Two cruises. First one lost $100 on the cruise. Last one, won $220.

 

Vegas, I am 7 or 9 on winning. Winning between $100 and $900 on a trip. The two losing, one was $100, the other was about $400 (we chased the losses, and learned to not do that).

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I have paid for a couple of cruises with casino winnings. My cruise to Alaska it seemed I could not lose. Won 1000.00 on slots, 2200.000 at the craps table, and an Ipadwith 500.00 cash from the stupid key machine.

 

When I won on the key machine I was famous for the rest of the cruise.. LOL.

 

 

These days are overs as I wont play in a Princess casino now.

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I have paid for a couple of cruises with casino winnings. My cruise to Alaska it seemed I could not lose. Won 1000.00 on slots, 2200.000 at the craps table, and an Ipadwith 500.00 cash from the stupid key machine.

 

When I won on the key machine I was famous for the rest of the cruise.. LOL.

 

 

These days are overs as I wont play in a Princess casino now.

 

those dang key machines. Ive seen people win at just about everything in a casino besides the key machine. One girl put a $20 in the cash claw and brought up 3 stacks of $100. Guess i don't have the skills for that

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I won $1,000 2 nights in a row on the same machine a few years back. I venture to say that I have given that all back on subsequent cruises. But, at least I get the discounted fare so that works for me.

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Casino’s on ships follow the same rules as Nevada and there is a cruise association that they all belong to. If you played a few years ago there is no merit to the claim that you win more on the first night or any night. Machines are set at the factory at a win percentage requested by owner of the machine. It is the #1myth of slot machines that they can be changed by the casino. All this info is readily available on the internet. Just look up Random Number Generator.

 

Thank you , DKJRetired. It always amazes me how many of these urban myths are put about about slot machines, and how it seems so few gamblers bother to learn anything about how the machine they're playing really works, or how the human psychology tampers with our view of what's really happening as we gamble.

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I'm talking about playing the Slot Machines......I've always heard that the Cruise Lines count on the Casino revenue to help them make their quota for each sailing.

So, has anyone ever really won a substantial amount from playing the slots?

 

Yes, DW and I have both had substantial wins on slot machines on cruise ships. A jackpot can happen (or not) with each and every spin, no matter whether the machine is located on land or on a ship.

 

And of course the casino revenue is part of the overall profit or loss for every cruise. Casinos (both land and sea) can calculate very closely what revenue they can expect for every day, based on the mix of payback percentages they have set on their machines, and their past history of the amount of gambling likely to occur on any cruise or day at different times of the year.

 

Believe me, there would be no casinos at all if they weren't such profitable operations for their owners!

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Yes, DW and I have both had substantial wins on slot machines on cruise ships. A jackpot can happen (or not) with each and every spin, no matter whether the machine is located on land or on a ship.

 

 

 

And of course the casino revenue is part of the overall profit or loss for every cruise. Casinos (both land and sea) can calculate very closely what revenue they can expect for every day, based on the mix of payback percentages they have set on their machines, and their past history of the amount of gambling likely to occur on any cruise or day at different times of the year.

 

 

 

Believe me, there would be no casinos at all if they weren't such profitable operations for their owners!

 

 

 

I was on the MSC seaside last week and the 2nd night in there was a 15,000 winner on a quick hit machine on there free spin bonus there were a total of 6 winners on the quick hits ranging from 15k-3k and other winners on other machines however a gentleman I met said he was on the same ship only a week prior and didn't see 1 person hit a jackpot all week

 

 

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I'm talking about playing the Slot Machines......I've always heard that the Cruise Lines count on the Casino revenue to help them make their quota for each sailing.

So, has anyone ever really won a substantial amount from playing the slots?

 

HHHHHEEEEELLLLLLLLLLOOOOO rexy69: Slot machines are a hit and miss proposition. Have won the second highest payout on a Wheel of Fortune once and won the second highest payout on another cruise line on a high roller slot machine. For the most part slot machines are long term losers. If you are there when the big payout is due fine. Otherwise long term losers. They are great for casinos. They don't need sick days or vacation days. It just sits there and when someone wants to play they play. If you wish to have success in the casino learn to play a table game. However, all table games are not created equal and there are many bad bets.

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I was on the MSC seaside last week and the 2nd night in there was a 15,000 winner on a quick hit machine on there free spin bonus there were a total of 6 winners on the quick hits ranging from 15k-3k and other winners on other machines however a gentleman I met said he was on the same ship only a week prior and didn't see 1 person hit a jackpot all week

 

 

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And that's exactly normal for slot machines.

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We did poorly on the first 2 cruises, but on the Escape we won about $10,000 throughout the cruise. Made up for past losses and more.

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Thank you , DKJRetired. It always amazes me how many of these urban myths are put about about slot machines, and how it seems so few gamblers bother to learn anything about how the machine they're playing really works, or how the human psychology tampers with our view of what's really happening as we gamble.

 

Another myth has to do with putting your sign and sail card in the machine. You are only hurting yourself. In Vegas, AC, etc all have laws requiring that prohibit the cards from having a connection to winning or losing. Cruise lines basically follow those rules.

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I recently returned from Crystal Serenity cruise where someone won $72,000 on a video poker machine.

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