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A newbie question - if I wanted to play slots, how do I do it? I'm assuming room key instead of cash? Does it just come out of your OBC? Or do you need to set up something special?

 

I don't usually spend a lot, but I'd like to play a little, and all I've found on the HA site is a place to purchase casino chips, which I don't (think) I need for slots.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, threebluestars said:

A newbie question - if I wanted to play slots, how do I do it? I'm assuming room key instead of cash? Does it just come out of your OBC? Or do you need to set up something special?

 

I don't usually spend a lot, but I'd like to play a little, and all I've found on the HA site is a place to purchase casino chips, which I don't (think) I need for slots.

 

 

Yes you will use your room key .

 

 FWIW cruise ship slots are notoriously tight  .Perhaps the first day you have ca chance of wining . I never play slots any where . I have traveled over 30 years on business in Las Vegas  .The only games I would think of plating are Craps & Backarat .The rest are house games  .Thus ,on a cruise ship the Crap table is best game . now if you are wanting to entertain your self for a $ 5 05 $10 play on the slots --go for it & have fun 

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Yeah, it's just for fun. I usually pop 20 bucks in and that's that lol.

 

I assume it comes out of OBC, then? I'm debating how much to buy pre-cruise, and wasn't sure I had to factor in slots or not.

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I put $20 cash in to start. Machines will take cash. If you win, and I won enough the first night to play the rest of our seven day cruise, you can put the money on your card and then access from your card later. 

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1 hour ago, threebluestars said:

Yeah, it's just for fun. I usually pop 20 bucks in and that's that lol.

 

I assume it comes out of OBC, then? I'm debating how much to buy pre-cruise, and wasn't sure I had to factor in slots or not.

 

You can charge various amounts to your ship account or you can pay cash.  I have spent thousands of dollars on slots and usually charge $100 to the room at a pop.  The amount comes out of OBC

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You can use cash or charge to your cabin to play.  To remove credits at the end, you have to move them to your "bank" and then cash out at the cashier at some point during your cruise.  These credits DO NOT go to your onboard account or credit card.  You MUST get the cash from the cashier on the final evening, or else you will forefit it.

 

 

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  • Choose your machine and put your ship card in the slot.
  • For the initial setup you will create an account following the prompts on the machine.  If I remember correctly you need to enter your birthdate and choose a 4-digit pin.
  • Then you can choose the amount you would like to charge against your account.
  • “Cash out” each time you leave a machine. 
  • When you put your card in a new machine you will be prompted to transfer money from your “bank” to the machine.  It will ask you for your pin to do so.
  • As @DaveOKC mentions you will need to visit the cashier no later than the last night in order to obtain any cash you have remaining in your “bank”.  You cannot send someone else and it has to be in person.

Have a great cruise!

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Thank you all so much for the help!

 

One last question - (I'm on the Nieuw Amsterdam) - if I wanted to use cash, I assume that I'd put the room card in, then the cash into the machine and it would go in the "bank" to use for casino slots only?

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34 minutes ago, threebluestars said:

Thank you all so much for the help!

 

One last question - (I'm on the Nieuw Amsterdam) - if I wanted to use cash, I assume that I'd put the room card in, then the cash into the machine and it would go in the "bank" to use for casino slots only?

Not quite.  The cash goes into the machine game that you are playing.  When you ar done, any remaining cash/credit then goes to your "bank" (you do have to transfer it yourself).

 

Even if you are playing cash, be sure to first setup your account and definately put your cabin card in the machine, as that way you will accumulate "points" which can lead to bonus credits and posiibly generate casino offers for future cruises (they are pretty generous with this).  We are not big gamblers, but still get a 10-15% discount on most of our cruises (I have several relatives who get free cruises!).

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On 8/25/2019 at 11:24 AM, DaveOKC said:

You can use cash or charge to your cabin to play.  To remove credits at the end, you have to move them to your "bank" and then cash out at the cashier at some point during your cruise.  These credits DO NOT go to your onboard account or credit card.  You MUST get the cash from the cashier on the final evening, or else you will forefit it.

 

 

Maybe or maybe not.  My wife  left $70 in the casino account by mistake and Carnival sent us a check for that amount. However, we are frequent "good" customers.

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On 8/25/2019 at 12:11 PM, threebluestars said:

Thank you all so much for the help!

 

One last question - (I'm on the Nieuw Amsterdam) - if I wanted to use cash, I assume that I'd put the room card in, then the cash into the machine and it would go in the "bank" to use for casino slots only?

 

Just in case you were concerned that putting a casino charge against your account results in the cash advance rate on your credit card... it doesn’t.  All your credit card sees is one giant (or not) Holland America bill.

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