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I started playing this game Wednesday night on my phone. I am up to 5000 reward coins in 3 days. I do believe some onboard credit is in my future. Auto spin is your friend. I played for 3 hours last night at my brother in laws house in Cape Canaveral last night with the phone on my leg spinning away out by the fire pit and pool. You do not have to be engaged at all. Just tap a button every once in a while when you sense movement stop.

 

It does use some data though. 715 Mbps last night on wifi.

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We have 675k loyalty points and just waiting for them to update the rewards. Free cruises have been showing sold out for a long time. We were going to just cash in for the free onboard credit (obc), but were told that it was only valid on new bookings and could not be added to existing reservations. I was also told that if you used the points towards obc that you were not eligible for any current promos or C&A discounts. Our $250 in obc would cost us another $1000 in cruise fare! Anyone had a different experience?

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So for everyone who's started playing these games, I have some tips I've figured out after playing the mobile version of MyVegas Slots and MyVegas Blackjack for a few days:

 

Unlike the Facebook version of the game, it seems like the best / fastest way to earn loyalty and level up is not just from playing games for hours on end and making huge bets each time. The "Journeys" challenges (which unlock after I think level 4 in slots and level 6 in blackjack) are a much faster and easier way to earn loyalty points, especially at the lower levels where I'm at. When unlocked, you get a "path" to go down with several challenge stops along the way. The challenge at each stop has three levels (bronze, silver, and gold), and from what I've seen they all fall into just a few categories:

  • Find X number of some symbol on a specific slots game (just has to show up on the board, doesn't have to be part of a win)
  • Get X number of wins of a specific type in a specific slots (e.g., get 35 3-Prince wins in Excalibur)
  • Earn X chips in a specific slots game
  • Earn X experience in a specific slots game
  • Earn X loyalty in a specific slots game

There are probably categories I haven't uncovered yet, but you get the idea. Now here's the trick with these:

 

For the "find X symbols" or "win X times with this specific win type" challenges, always bet the minimum. There's no advantage to betting higher, as the symbols / win types come out just as (in)frequently with a minimum bet as a max bet. So especially at lower levels, where chips are scarce, going with minimum bets lets you complete the challenges more quickly because you can get that many more spins.

 

For the other category types, bet as much as you can manage while still doing 25 or 50 auto-spin runs. Here, you want to get the goal as fast as possible with the fewest spins, and that means better bigger for larger payouts and better multiples. Where it can really pay off is in the bonus games each slot game offers (like Sir Froggy's Spin in Excalibur), as those have bigger chip values when you bet bigger, and hitting a lucky multiplier can give you a huge chip boost.

 

I haven't done enough yet on the blackjack side to see how much it parallels slots, but I imagine it's pretty similar as I've gotten challenges like "hit on an opening 13 X times" or "get X blackjacks", or "win X chips/loyalty in <specific game>".

 

Hope this helps everyone to get to that free cruise just a little bit faster!

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So for everyone who's started playing these games, I have some tips I've figured out after playing the mobile version of MyVegas Slots and MyVegas Blackjack for a few days:

 

Unlike the Facebook version of the game, it seems like the best / fastest way to earn loyalty and level up is not just from playing games for hours on end and making huge bets each time. The "Journeys" challenges (which unlock after I think level 4 in slots and level 6 in blackjack) are a much faster and easier way to earn loyalty points, especially at the lower levels where I'm at. When unlocked, you get a "path" to go down with several challenge stops along the way. The challenge at each stop has three levels (bronze, silver, and gold), and from what I've seen they all fall into just a few categories:

  • Find X number of some symbol on a specific slots game (just has to show up on the board, doesn't have to be part of a win)
  • Get X number of wins of a specific type in a specific slots (e.g., get 35 3-Prince wins in Excalibur)
  • Earn X chips in a specific slots game
  • Earn X experience in a specific slots game
  • Earn X loyalty in a specific slots game

There are probably categories I haven't uncovered yet, but you get the idea. Now here's the trick with these:

 

For the "find X symbols" or "win X times with this specific win type" challenges, always bet the minimum. There's no advantage to betting higher, as the symbols / win types come out just as (in)frequently with a minimum bet as a max bet. So especially at lower levels, where chips are scarce, going with minimum bets lets you complete the challenges more quickly because you can get that many more spins.

 

For the other category types, bet as much as you can manage while still doing 25 or 50 auto-spin runs. Here, you want to get the goal as fast as possible with the fewest spins, and that means better bigger for larger payouts and better multiples. Where it can really pay off is in the bonus games each slot game offers (like Sir Froggy's Spin in Excalibur), as those have bigger chip values when you bet bigger, and hitting a lucky multiplier can give you a huge chip boost.

 

I haven't done enough yet on the blackjack side to see how much it parallels slots, but I imagine it's pretty similar as I've gotten challenges like "hit on an opening 13 X times" or "get X blackjacks", or "win X chips/loyalty in <specific game>".

 

Hope this helps everyone to get to that free cruise just a little bit faster!

 

That's good advice.

 

I have been playing since Feb 1 and have amassed 21,000 points in 3 weeks. I drive a chemical tanker and often find myself at shippers and receivers sitting in a break room for a couple of hours while they load or unload my truck. This game is perfect for killing time there and in truck stops,

 

I am a bit concerned about redeeming them for on-board credit though. If RCI doesn't honor the current sale promotion when I book a new cruise it very well could be a wash. It might be best used for one of the short 3-4 day cruises where $250 in OBC is a higher percentage of the cost.

 

What do you have to do to redeem points for OBC?

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Quick question...when you mention playing this game on your mobile, I am assuming that its still through your Facebook account log in?

 

Defn interested in taking a look at this....even if not a free cruise, some free OBC is a great bonus as well. And I would have the option of playing throughout the day so maybe able to quickly add up those points.

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Quick question...when you mention playing this game on your mobile, I am assuming that its still through your Facebook account log in?

 

Defn interested in taking a look at this....even if not a free cruise, some free OBC is a great bonus as well. And I would have the option of playing throughout the day so maybe able to quickly add up those points.

Yes, it logs you in using your Facebook account.

 

You can play both on your computer and mobile device, and while your loyalty points are the same on both platforms (the ones that are used for rewards, and the ones you really care about)....the chips you bet with and your game level are different (meaning, I am level 21 on my phone with 60K in chips, but only level 14 on my computer with 30K in chips).  I'm guessing they do this so you will purchase more chips (with real money) on both platforms.

 

I have also started playing this game since I read this thread, and based on my calculations...I will have a free cruise in about 13 years.

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I am a bit concerned about redeeming them for on-board credit though. If RCI doesn't honor the current sale promotion when I book a new cruise it very well could be a wash. It might be best used for one of the short 3-4 day cruises where $250 in OBC is a higher percentage of the cost.

 

What do you have to do to redeem points for OBC?

 

I seem to recall reading that if you redeem the OBC, you cannot use that in combination with ANY other promotion from Royal Caribbean. I would assume that extends to rebookings down the road if some other promotion comes along that would make rebooking financially worthwhile. So my own take is that I'm just going to build up loyalty points until I have the 750k needed for an actual cruise, and just go from there.

 

As to how to redeem the points, I believe that you first use the Rewards option within the game to get a voucher, and then you redeem that voucher with Royal Caribbean. Not sure if that last part is when you book the cruise or any point in time, but I do know that the voucher has to be redeemed within 30 days of getting it.

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Quick question...when you mention playing this game on your mobile, I am assuming that its still through your Facebook account log in?

 

Defn interested in taking a look at this....even if not a free cruise, some free OBC is a great bonus as well. And I would have the option of playing throughout the day so maybe able to quickly add up those points.

 

Just to add on to Buzzard's reply, it's important to log in via Facebook when you first start using the mobile app. Otherwise, I believe any loyalty you build up in the app before then will get thrown away and NOT merged into your Facebook account.

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I seem to recall reading that if you redeem the OBC, you cannot use that in combination with ANY other promotion from Royal Caribbean.

Correct. I called Royal and asked about redeeming points for obc. They said we had to book new cruise without any promos or discounts. They said in every case they tried it was better to book current promo. He said the obc rewards were basically worthless unless we liked wasting money. The free cruises do not cover taxes and port fees.

We have 716k rewards and just waiting for free cruise offers to return.

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I am old school...using a Blackberry and there is no app available for me. So only way to play on phone will be logged into my facebook account.....wont be an issue I am sure? if anything, maybe easier to keep track and add up the points quicker?!

 

Actually, unless your Blackberry supports Flash in its web browser (my recollection is that none of those old models do, but I could well be wrong), you won't be able to play the game on it even through the Facebook site.

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I use the MYVegas app to log in. When I first started playing over a year ago, I played only on my phone, then I tried it on FaceBook. I liked them both but MyVegas wouldn't merge my two accounts, so I lost the FaceBook points. Has anyone had a problem merging them together? Another questions, because I am stupid is how do you merge them? If I wanted to start playing on FB how do I put them together?

 

Thanks for any help.

 

Candie

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Correct. I called Royal and asked about redeeming points for obc. They said we had to book new cruise without any promos or discounts. They said in every case they tried it was better to book current promo. He said the obc rewards were basically worthless unless we liked wasting money. The free cruises do not cover taxes and port fees.

We have 716k rewards and just waiting for free cruise offers to return.

 

That is disappointing but also pretty typical. No such thing as a free lunch. I was aiming for that 200,000 point redemption. Maybe they will work for a hotel room in Gulfport or Biloxi before a cruise out of New Orleans.

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MyVegas just opened up a couple of new rewards. Resort World in Bimini, and Couples resort in Jamaica, both have low and high reward point premiums. As a native of South Florida, I am very tempted to splurge and hit that 1 million point weekend with the wife. I remember going to Bimini as a child and it would be nice to return. (Oh, for those that watch "The Bachelor"  that resort was featured this season. (or at least I was told that by my wife)

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I also play MyVegas Slots on Facebook and on mobile devices.  

 

I visit http://www.myvegasfreechips.com/ daily to collect free chips that were posted by MyVegas.  It's a few thousand extra chips a day.  I usually collect throughout the week and then spend it all during the weekend when I have free time.  

 

I am waiting for them to release the next set of sailings.  Must act fast as the free cruises are redeemed pretty quickly.

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So I just booked a 4 night Brilliance cruise in January 2018.  I was able to use a $250 MyVegas OBC for my cruise.  There are almost no restrictions of any kind with applying the OBC and I booked with my travel agent.  The only issues I had are that your agent can't use a TA group booking and they have to call casino royale not the regular booking number to make it all work.  Basically you make the reservation then after that your agent, or you if you don't use and agent, calls with the redemption code and you are all set.

It took me about 2 months of average play to earn 100,000 points to buy the $250 OBC.  Really not that bad for that amount of OBC.

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On 5/18/2017 at 10:07 PM, ShakeDownCruise said:

It took me about 2 months of average play to earn 100,000 points to buy the $250 OBC.  Really not that bad for that amount of OBC.

I've been playing since February and have only managed to gain 25,900 points.

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On 5/18/2017 at 10:07 PM, ShakeDownCruise said:

So I just booked a 4 night Brilliance cruise in January 2018.  I was able to use a $250 MyVegas OBC for my cruise.  There are almost no restrictions of any kind with applying the OBC and I booked with my travel agent.  The only issues I had are that your agent can't use a TA group booking and they have to call casino royale not the regular booking number to make it all work.  Basically you make the reservation then after that your agent, or you if you don't use and agent, calls with the redemption code and you are all set.

It took me about 2 months of average play to earn 100,000 points to buy the $250 OBC.  Really not that bad for that amount of OBC.

This is counter to what Wilson posted above but RCL phone operators often don't know about stuff. Any idea how long after booking you can redeem this. I am at 70K playing sporadically. Where did you find the Casino Royale contact info?

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26 minutes ago, wsyrob said:

This is counter to what Wilson posted above but RCL phone operators often don't know about stuff. Any idea how long after booking you can redeem this. I am at 70K playing sporadically. Where did you find the Casino Royale contact info?

You redeem through MyVEGAS rewards on Facebook before booking cruise (at least that was the case for me). I later transferred to my TA. You will receive an email confirmation that you forward to Casino Royal. Royale rep will contact you at number you provided during redemption process. You can reach Casino Royale directly at 1-888-561-2234.  

 

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12 hours ago, Wilson said:

You redeem through MyVEGAS rewards on Facebook before booking cruise (at least that was the case for me). I later transferred to my TA. You will receive an email confirmation that you forward to Casino Royal. Royale rep will contact you at number you provided during redemption process. You can reach Casino Royale directly at 1-888-561-2234.  

 

Thanks.

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