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On board with Hold'em, especially cash games.  Try to play all the Hold'em tournaments on board, too.

 

If a table gets "happy", I like playing craps.  Will play Black Jack, too.

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14 hours ago, Elsammo46 said:

I'm a Buffalo Gold man myself, what's yours?

 

I really like Buffalo Gold, though if I'm ever on a ship with Buffalo Grand I'll be in trouble 😁

 

I also like Lockitlink, lightning link, and almost any machine by Aruze, though they have the cruelest ways to tease you. 😋

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1 hour ago, cabincop said:

table players get rated so low at CAS 

 

Amen to that.  After days and multiple consecutive hours each day playing $180/hand on Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em, I barely budged my card status...which I presume impacts my future comp rating. 

 

I was sitting next to a Ruby card holder who was playing the table minimum for those days/sessions.  There has to be a backstory to getting to that level, as it was way inconsistent with their play.  The person is probably broke now from some prior cruise gambling blow-out.

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video poker... on board ship, i usually play 3 line ultimate X, DDB at the 25 cent denomination.

 

when playing slots, i like "buffalo gold revolution," but i have not seen it on any NCL cruise ship yet. plain old "buffalo gold collection" doesn't do it for me. 

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For me Craps is the best table game. I learned to play because it has the lowest house odds, combined with  the social aspect of the game and the exhilaration of a hot table, for me it's easily the best game in the casino. 

 

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On 5/18/2022 at 11:16 AM, JGmf said:

 

Amen to that.  After days and multiple consecutive hours each day playing $180/hand on Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em, I barely budged my card status...which I presume impacts my future comp rating. 

 

I was sitting next to a Ruby card holder who was playing the table minimum for those days/sessions.  There has to be a backstory to getting to that level, as it was way inconsistent with their play.  The person is probably broke now from some prior cruise gambling blow-out.

I’ve wondered this myself as we play UTH also (the CCL version is called “Heads Up Hold Em”; only difference is max 3x raise so a tiny bit different basic strategy) and we play between $25 and $50 ante (table max is $50 ante; which means $200 just to “play” at the minimum {ante+blind+trips+play}) and people around us were playing the $5 minimum and saying they were getting all kinds of free cruises and *****..we’ve been on 8 cruises with carnival playing the same way and this cruise we just got off was our first free (ocean view only)!

A fellow software engineer at work said like you; maybe it’s LIFETIME play (because all the folks around us were solid platinum+ cruisers) 

pretty stupid way to market to your gamblers..but then again, they don’t have to compete for your gaming dollar haha

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as you know,  the casino hold for many of these card games is nowhere near that for slot machines. in addition, ratings for table game play are highly subjective. so if you don't think you're being given proper ratings, speak to the pit boss as you leave and/or when you arrive at the table. be polite, but make sure he or she knows what your buy in is and what your average bet is. this is especially important if your average bet is much higher than those of others at the same table. it's entirely possible you were being rated as a $5 minimum player because you just sort of blended in with everybody else at that table!

 

you can also throw a hundred or so in a slot machine every now  and again, even if it's not your thing. it will even out your rating and may - within the computer algorithms - disguise the fact that you're strictly a table game player.

 

as for those other folks getting comps left and right... you may not have the whole story. they might be exaggerating. they also might be strong slot players, who only dabble in table games. or they may not have been entirely forthcoming about how much or how long they play or how much they lost.

 

as for lifetime play, very few land-based or sea-based casinos take this approach. they do take an average of  your recent play over the past several visits/cruises,  but it's very much a "what have you done for me lately" attitude. they really don't care what you did ten years ago, or even five years ago. what did you do on your last three cruises? they are willing to bet (pun intended) that you'll play pretty much the same way on your next cruise.

 

nobody really knows how casino comps are calculated for any casino, but one of my land-based casinos is known to take the average of your last five visits while "forgiving" the lowest performing visit when they do their calculations to determine offers and comps.

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