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Just got off Elation,everything was great,food, staff, entertainment,ship ,etc,however they cut royal flush $1.25 bet winnings from $1,000.00 to $375.00 give me a break!

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We were on the Paradise 2 months ago and it was still $1,000 if you bet 5x the $1.25. We will be sailing on the Liberty next Monday so it will be interesting to see if it's now Carnival-wide. Do you recall what it was if you bet 10x?

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1 hour ago, dockside31 said:

Just got off Elation,everything was great,food, staff, entertainment,ship ,etc,however they cut royal flush $1.25 bet winnings from $1,000.00 to $375.00 give me a break!

Seriously?

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I find it hard to believe that they could get away with this for more than a day and why woukd they when they could just set the machine for very infrequent or No Royals.  They woukd get much less complaining.

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I seen this myself on a few video poker machines on the Pride.  Two or three in the same bank as ones that paid the 1000 for a royal flush.  And yes, it was on a 5 credit bet.

 

Very sad

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More and more casinos seem to be trying to stick it to the players because they think they have a captive audience. My response to them is that with gambling beginning to come to more states, with better options, they better learn that the players will stop coming.

 

I've already given up playing more than about $100 on a cruise, because their limits and payouts make me feel rooked.

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17 hours ago, dockside31 said:

Just got off Elation,everything was great,food, staff, entertainment,ship ,etc,however they cut royal flush $1.25 bet winnings from $1,000.00 to $375.00 give me a break!

That's a joke.   I better not see that in February on the Legend. 

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On the Paradise last month. Full pay on the Royal with 5 credits bet on all of the VP.

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We saw this too on the Freedom last month.  It’s only the Royal that has the smaller payouts and only for less than the max 10 coin bet.  We used to sometimes play 5 coin 50 cent which is the same as 10 coin 25 cent.  Not anymore with the change.  You have to really watch those payout tables.  Other games including table games have had the odds reduced as well.  Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em no longer allows the 4x bet pre-flop and Roulette has added a 3rd zero/green number and payouts stayed the same.  
 

I realize it’s a captive audience but casino games already have a house advantage that guarantees the house will win.  Cruises already have the worst odds/payout tables of any of the casinos.  These changes just mean less paybacks and less time spent in the casino - and probably far less cruises than we would have taken.  

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Yes I would love to know what the actual thinking is here. I can only speculate and any ideas that I come up with really makes no sence.of course some will continue to pay I mean play but my guess is that far more will not. I know I will not...

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On 10/30/2019 at 9:00 PM, Djptcp said:

We were on the Paradise 2 months ago and it was still $1,000 if you bet 5x the $1.25. We will be sailing on the Liberty next Monday so it will be interesting to see if it's now Carnival-wide. Do you recall what it was if you bet 10x?

Yes it was normal $2000.00 as 1000. used to be,oh well.

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6 hours ago, biomedbob said:

Kinda makes you wonder how many face cards are removed from the Blackjack decks!

  

 

What? 52 card decks unless otherwise stated, like in some of the silly blackjack games. They don't need to cheat as long as there are idiots that split 20. 

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I was on the Miracle 4 years ago Xmas.  I watched a blackjack table before playing to make sure it didn’t have any funky rules.  There was one other person at the table and in the course of our conversation with the dealer, he said” it’s not bad for them removing the queens from the deck.”  We both left the table.

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15 hours ago, Ellaleah said:

I was on the Miracle 4 years ago Xmas.  I watched a blackjack table before playing to make sure it didn’t have any funky rules.  There was one other person at the table and in the course of our conversation with the dealer, he said” it’s not bad for them removing the queens from the deck.”  We both left the table.

 

That wasn't a blackjack table, that was a "Fun 21" table. It's basically Carnival's variation on Spanish 21. If you want to play true Blackjack in a Carnival casino, rather than some variant of 21, those tables usually are in the back with a $25 minimum.

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On 10/31/2019 at 12:58 PM, sapphire_407 said:

That's a joke.   I better not see that in February on the Legend. 

Let me know how the Legend is. I am on her in May out of NYC.

 

Karen

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