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First time playing BINGO for $$$

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Played bingo for the first time for cash.

This was for the final game of the cruise.

Bought a 6 card, three game pack and got a "cracker" tear off lottery ticket.  That was called the "Winner's Pack".  Got an additional cracker for $5 and the bingo ink maker "dauber" was $2 (Normally $3).  CORRECTION:  I got the dauber for $3.

Didn't win any of the crackers.

First game was a $750 jackpot.  Second game was $820 and Third game was $1250.

They said the first game was the largest jackpot they had seen for a First game.  Usually it gets that way on the 3rd game.

I did win a T-shirt for a having the "scariest laugh".  Not the official RCCL BINGO T-Shirt though.  Those were for sale at $10 and youu got a free cracker with it.  Also, if you wear the T-shirt to any future BINGO games on Anthem (or maybe all of RCCL) you get a free cracker (a $5 value).

Wonder if I should have bought the T-shirt and shared it around with friends going onto future cruises?  If we win the $2000 jackpot we split it and call ourselves the Brotherhood of the Travelling T-Shirt.  Ha!

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1 hour ago, BillHoo said:

Bought a 6 card, three game pack and got a "cracker" tear off lottery ticket.  That was called the "Winner's Pack".  Got an additional cracker for $5 and the bingo ink maker "dauber" was $2 (Normally $3).

Out of curiosity, how much did this cost?

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My wife dragged me to play bingo on Liberty and the one thing I noticed (other than the huge cost) is that all but one winner had those pads that basically do all the work for you.. All people have to do is stand up when they win.   The whole session of 3 games was over in no time..  I was like, $39 (x2) gone in like 15 mins.. I could have had a massage for that..

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22 minutes ago, Matt said:

Out of curiosity, how much did this cost?

Winner's Pack of cards was $39. Extra cracker was $5 and Dauber was $3 - total $47

The next pack up was 9 cards for all three games at $59.

The players pack of 3 cards for three games was $29

Total time for game play was about 1 hour.

The Bingo host also made mention how the Cruise director brags about the$7 Million spent on multimedia for the 270 Experience and their "Virtual Fireworks display"  He presented a free Virtual fireworks display on the projector that lasted 1 minute!  Ha!

 

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3 hours ago, BillHoo said:

Winner's Pack of cards was $39. Extra cracker was $5 and Dauber was $3 - total $47

The next pack up was 9 cards for all three games at $59.

The players pack of 3 cards for three games was $29

Total time for game play was about 1 hour.

The Bingo host also made mention how the Cruise director brags about the$7 Million spent on multimedia for the 270 Experience and their "Virtual Fireworks display"  He presented a free Virtual fireworks display on the projector that lasted 1 minute!  Ha!

 

We love a game of bingo at home on Occasion so we tried it on the Indy once and only once because WOW was it expensive, back home we get a game book for about £12.00 which lasts the night so I was pretty shocked at the point I was told the cost but went ahead as we had the cards and the game was just starting. So unless RC lower the price we will never play their bingo again. At those prices for 4 of us we could have a great meal in a speciality restaurant.

I haven't seen 270 yet but virtual fireworks surely they could do a small real display which would be more impressive. I think I read somewhere that some cruise lines do this but correct me if I'm wrong as I may have read it wrong as I used to think maritime law prohibited it.

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On 7/3/2017 at 10:23 AM, BillHoo said:

obtw.  I had missed the BINGO session a few days before.  The jackpot on that was either a cruise or upgrade to the Owners Suite.  I guess no one was occupying it at the time?

 

An upgrade mid cruise? That's odd.  I would've taken it if they gave me the points to go with it ;-)...or even if they didn't.

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Not sure whether iw as a free cruise in an owners suite, or an upgrade during the current cruise (would have only had port day, sea day, and return day).

 

All I know is, I didn't get a chance to play that day.  I can look it up in my Cruise Compass when I get home.

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7 hours ago, Christie said:

Nobody knows expensive bingo until they go on a Disney cruise 

I love Disney in fact my wife and I got married in the Magic Kingdom in Orlando but so many things have swayed us from cruising with them. Matt has said how much more expensive they are there is no casino(last time i checked) and now the bingo etc. I guess that's why we are loyal to Royal and have never looked back since our first cruise with them.  

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