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Hi.  I've read a lot of the general casino posts, but now that I will be boarding next Sunday, trying to get some concrete answers to these questions (this cruise is comped by URComped):

 

1.  Is there any benefit to finding and introducing yourself to the Casino Host(or someone else) on the first day of the cruise?

2.  Are there two types of Points earned while playing slots (or the tables or whatever)?  For example, for my land based casino, there are loyalty points, which can be used for purchases on the casino grounds, and also have a cash value for gambling.  There are also tier credits, which then get you more and better perks the higher your level.  I know it's 2499 points to get a free cruise certificate, and 2500 for Prime and a free annual cruise. But is there another type of points which you can turn into OBC or ??  And if so, does the slot machine show both types of points?

3.  I've read about people on the last night asking the Casino Host about possible OBC.  Anyone know how many points you might have to have to get this?  How can you get a comped dinner in a specialty restaurant?  And if you do this, does it affect any casino offers you might get in the future?

4.  Any expectations of little "gifts" in my stateroom if I have enough coin in?

 

Thanks!

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8 hours ago, kpark895 said:

Hi.  I've read a lot of the general casino posts, but now that I will be boarding next Sunday, trying to get some concrete answers to these questions (this cruise is comped by URComped):

 

1.  Is there any benefit to finding and introducing yourself to the Casino Host(or someone else) on the first day of the cruise?

2.  Are there two types of Points earned while playing slots (or the tables or whatever)?  For example, for my land based casino, there are loyalty points, which can be used for purchases on the casino grounds, and also have a cash value for gambling.  There are also tier credits, which then get you more and better perks the higher your level.  I know it's 2499 points to get a free cruise certificate, and 2500 for Prime and a free annual cruise. But is there another type of points which you can turn into OBC or ??  And if so, does the slot machine show both types of points?

3.  I've read about people on the last night asking the Casino Host about possible OBC.  Anyone know how many points you might have to have to get this?  How can you get a comped dinner in a specialty restaurant?  And if you do this, does it affect any casino offers you might get in the future?

4.  Any expectations of little "gifts" in my stateroom if I have enough coin in?

 

Thanks!

1. it wont hurt, but doubt it will really help to be frank. making friends with the pit bosses and dealers would serve you better as they are the ones who actually track your play on the tables

 

2. really only 1 type of points, the slots will track your points towards tier level through your sea pass card, there is a small cash value to those points that can be cashed in, I want to say maybe $10 per 1000 points, they don't go away once cashed in (they still count towards your tier) but they will no longer show on the machine. table are points are the same but I don't think they ever will show up on the machine.

 

3.I have never done this, I would be surprised as they have already had a shot at your action for that cruise and the program is really designed to get you back on another cruise.

 

4. The cruise I made Prime I got zilch, I have never received anything from the casino other then my end of cruise certs and drinks with my prime tier on my card

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1 hour ago, proggieus said:

1. it wont hurt, but doubt it will really help to be frank. making friends with the pit bosses and dealers would serve you better as they are the ones who actually track your play on the tables

 

2. really only 1 type of points, the slots will track your points towards tier level through your sea pass card, there is a small cash value to those points that can be cashed in, I want to say maybe $10 per 1000 points, they don't go away once cashed in (they still count towards your tier) but they will no longer show on the machine. table are points are the same but I don't think they ever will show up on the machine.

 

3.I have never done this, I would be surprised as they have already had a shot at your action for that cruise and the program is really designed to get you back on another cruise.

 

4. The cruise I made Prime I got zilch, I have never received anything from the casino other then my end of cruise certs and drinks with my prime tier on my card

 

Thanks.  I mostly play slots, so dealers and p[it bosses are not part of the equation.  The other questions I asked were because I have read of these things happening, but had no clue what the point was when you might "qualify".

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15 hours ago, kpark895 said:

Hi.  I've read a lot of the general casino posts, but now that I will be boarding next Sunday, trying to get some concrete answers to these questions (this cruise is comped by URComped):

 

1.  Is there any benefit to finding and introducing yourself to the Casino Host(or someone else) on the first day of the cruise?

2.  Are there two types of Points earned while playing slots (or the tables or whatever)?  For example, for my land based casino, there are loyalty points, which can be used for purchases on the casino grounds, and also have a cash value for gambling.  There are also tier credits, which then get you more and better perks the higher your level.  I know it's 2499 points to get a free cruise certificate, and 2500 for Prime and a free annual cruise. But is there another type of points which you can turn into OBC or ??  And if so, does the slot machine show both types of points?

3.  I've read about people on the last night asking the Casino Host about possible OBC.  Anyone know how many points you might have to have to get this?  How can you get a comped dinner in a specialty restaurant?  And if you do this, does it affect any casino offers you might get in the future?

4.  Any expectations of little "gifts" in my stateroom if I have enough coin in?

 

Thanks!

 

1. It won't hurt to introduce yourself to the host.  Currently on the Serenade the host is Igor.  He is friendly and helpful and one of the best hosts we've encountered.  In the middle of our last cruise he came looking for us and put a Prime sticker on my wife's SeaPass card.  Disclosure - We were on the Serenade for the  August 25th TA and the 9/22 week to Bermuda that ended up in Portland and then Bermuda due to Hurricane Jerry so we got to know Igor.

2. You will earn slot points which are shown on the slot screen when you insert your card.  You also earn the same type of "tier" points at the tables.  In addition you will build a freeplay comp total on your card.  You can go into your account at a machine on the last day or evening and download the comp points for freeplay or ask the host to give you OBC instead of freeplay.  If you earn a Certificate it will likely be in your cabin the next to last day.  Feel free to take it to the Casino as you will likely earn more points on the last day and evening and Igor will exchange it for a higher value certificate if you get to the next level.

3. Not sure about dinners.  Just ask.  Also not sure if there are different guidelines for the URComped players.

4. We always get a tray of cookies, a fruit tray and at least one bottle of wine.  I am Signature and my wife is now Prime and we are both Diamond plus so that may factor into what they give us

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10 hours ago, OHCruisinDad said:

 

1. It won't hurt to introduce yourself to the host. ...

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As stated above, save your points until the last night and then instead of getting free play ask for the OBC to your account.

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2 hours ago, lonig said:

As stated above, save your points until the last night and then instead of getting free play ask for the OBC to your account.

 

Cruise is over and done with, and I used the points for free play - I thought I read somewhere that this OBC couldn't be used for gratuities, and that's the only thing that was on my account.

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