The great video above from Lady Luck HQ gives us a great tour of the Casino Royale which is the gaming area aboard the Symphony of the Seas cruise ship one of the Royal Caribbean vessels.
You can see the casino amenities, bar area and some of the games, slots and pokies on-board this awesome cruise ship. The casino is located on the 4th deck of the ship.
NB: This info below is generic in nature, each on-board Royal Caribbean casino configuration is usually similar in set-up and style but a little different in pokies, slots and table games availability / player facilities / rewards programs / tournaments and more depending on the customer base of the region where the ship sails from and too.
All Royal Caribbean cruises have a fully equipped casino that is suitable for everyone from newbies to high-roller players.
Depending on the ship size and class you will find up to 500 slots and up to 50 table style games onboard in the casino.
The go-to games on-board include slot machines, baccarat, roulette, keno, blackjack and poker plus several more gaming options to have a crack on.
Royal Caribbean also owns Celebrity Cruises so check them out also for some great casino action while at sea.
Casino Royale On-Board Royal Caribbean
Located in the heart of the one of the largest passenger cruise ships in the world, awaits a casino unlike no other. The fully decked out glittering Casino Royale is thousands of square feet of gaming slots and various table gaming options.
Revolutionizing casino culture for its passengers even beyond land, consider Casino Royale is a floating little Vegas of sorts.
Stepping right into the Casino Royale, the players is met with an exhilarating venue of gaming options. The red floored casino consists of almost every loved game available in land casinos. From electronic games, slots, gaming tables, poker, and other tournaments, Casino Royale is one whole fun package.
Games available in general
Casino Royale consists of a vibrantly loaded spectrum of amazing gaming options to pick from. The Casino stays true to Vegas’s casino culture and brings to the table something for everyone to enjoy.
Games available at the Casino Royale:
Video slots & pokies on-board Royal Caribbean cruises
This all-time favorite gets a modern update comprising of the best slot machines. The Casino Royale has an exciting array of options such as the Lightning Link games, Quick Hit, Mayan Chief, Lil Red, Wheel of Fortune, Lock it Link, Loteria, Quick Hit, Gold Stack and Blazing 7’s, Eighty Eight Fortunes, Temple of Fire, Gold Reels, Wild Fury, Lightning Link, Triple Red Hot 7’s, Heidi, Shen Fortlanes, Tall Fortunes and Hoppin Fish of just a few to mention.
You will usually find all the latest and greatest slots and pokies machines from IGT, Aruze, Aristocrat, Konami, Bally, SG and Ainsworth on-board most Royal Caribbean cruise ships.
Casino Royale on Royal Caribbean allows players to partake in Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Caribbean Stud, and Big Raise Stud games of just a few poker options.
Higher stakes and even higher rewards with this exhilarating game. This table game is sure to get people excited while on a Royal Caribbean ship.
Enjoy a bit of the popular Baccarat game action in the Casino Royale as several tables are available.
Video poker & other games on-board
Casino Royale is brimming with several super popular video poker games. Players are invited to test their skills on video poker games. On-board options include Superstar Poker and also Keno.
Cash crane machine game
Some Royal Caribbean cruise ships have cash crane claw machines, if you have seen the claw machine that picks up stuffed toys well the ones on the cruise ships have real cash to pick up with a claw. But just like the ones that the kids love these are pretty much the same in returns mostly. You will probably need to spend $50 to win $5, get the idea 🙂
This all-time favorite table game invites cruisers for some easy gaming excitement while on-board. You will find lots of Blackjack tables on Royal Caribbean cruises.
Others things to do
Additional attractions in the Casino Royale include a large luxurious bar area, an inviting ambiance, magnificent interior and a never-dying sense of excitement while cruising on the high seas.
GAMING EXCITEMENT AT CASINO ROYALE
Casino Royale on Royal Caribbean cruises is your small slice of Vegas floating on the deep blue sea of fortune, well let’s hope so. You have many thousands of square feet of slot machines and table games to choose from while cruising.
SLOTS & POKIES TOURNAMENTS
All punters no matter what level of ability they have skill can enter the regular on-board slot tournaments on Royal Caribbean cruises. Just be on the lookout for qualifiers in the casino that offer players free entry in the tournaments with an some of the prize pools as much of $60,000 or more. How great would it be to gain entry into this competitions!
The winners of the regular poker tournaments can win a free cruise and entry into the major poker tournaments for the chance to win the big prize of $100000 plus.
With the ever-popular blackjack tournaments happening on-board, players have the ability to move from the first round to the grand finals for the big rewards.
CASINO PROMOTIONS & PRIZES
Avail yourself of exclusive free promotions while on-board for free cruises and more.
CASINO ROYALE MEMBER REWARDS
Just use you SeaPass card while playing in the casino to earn member points and redeem them for lots of great goodies on Royal Caribbean cruises. From free drinks, free on-board spending money to free cruises are offered. Samples below of the program benefits *info subject to change*
FAQ’s ROYAL CARIBBEAN CASINOS
Are there penny slots on-board the casino?
Yep sure is! You will find a great range of low denomination pokies and slot machines on every cruise ship so you can sit and spin on the cheap. If you like living it large well you can do that if you like wagering a few dollars or more per spin.
Is the on-board casino open 24/7?
Usually the casino is not open 24/7 and hours will vary depending on the ship, but most casinos will close about 3 am and not open again until about mid morning / early afternoon. All casinos usually close if they are not in international waters except for certain countries where they can open at port or at a mooring inside the 12 mile international limit.
What is the minimum age to gamble or enter?
The minimum age to be in the casino is 18 years. Some but not many cruises may have age limit of 21 like on some Alaskan cruises.
Can I smoke in the casino?
Yes and no, some have no smoking at all everywhere and some have dedicated smoking areas in the casino.
Are drinks free in a cruise ship casino?
Again, yes and no, it depends on the type of cruise inclusions you have on your Royal Caribbean ship, or if you are a VIP player or not. The member rewards program usually does offer free drinks from your points accrued.
Do the games pay less in a cruise casino than a land casino?
The lack of competition (well none) on-board for you gambling dollar really gives cruise casinos an edge, but they have no reason to cheat the captive player nonetheless.
The casino knows full well that you are possibly a one-time cruiser and that your pockets are ready to open up, hey your on vacation we always spend too much 🙂 You’re probably not coming back anytime soon so you may get a good value “time wise” playing slots but don’t expect above average value “money wise”.
You can expect about an equal RTP – return to player percentage compared to land casinos while playing slot machines on-board cruise ships in general, this is regardless of which cruise line you are sailing with. Some players have commented that they felt the RTP’s were below regular land casinos but we have no real hard facts on this to be honest. So we would say play with caution, remember your on vacation so enjoy yourself.
Forgetting about slot machines, the great news is that the regular table games like poker, blackjack, roulette and the likes of are pretty much the same returns and odds as you would find in a regular land casino.
Do USA citizens have to pay tax on cruise ship winnings?
Yes! It is important that USA players are made aware of tax they on their wins.
The tax regulations are that all US citizens and residents will be issued a W2G form if they win on slots at the Casino Royale usually at $1200 and over per instance.
Also on table games and keno you may have to fill in a form and declare wins if you get lucky at a certain level of wagering.
Tax rules for casino US players are applied in international waters as well as any other place on the rock if you have a good win. You are not safe anywhere from the IRS 🙂 even on the high seas.
Casino Cruise Ship Tax Advisory W2G
What is the dress code in Casino Royale?
The dress code is pretty relaxed in the on-board casino, neat casual wear is fine. But if you want to dress up a bit that’s fine also.
Does the cruise casino offer game training courses?
Yes, usually they offer some free sessions where you can learn how to play the most popular casino games at no risk to your wallet.