I have read some of the reviews griping about cigarette smoke and that there isn't anything else to do but gamble on the boat. Get real!! You folks have to realize that this is a casino boat and in casino's people smoke and there isn't much else to do besides gambling. If you don't have enough money or desire to gamble for the entire time that the casino is open then bring something else to entertain yourself. It is pure folly for someone to get on this boat and expect to not smell smoke or have a lot of different entertainment options, and if you can't approach it with that mindset then you shouldn't get on the boat.
The Casino seems to have all that anyone could really ask for. I'm strictly a Black Jack player, so I have no feedback for the slot machines or any of the other Casino Activities. I have been on this ship multiple times and never had a bad experience with the Casino itself with the exception of the time that management decided not to open the Casino after we had already sailed out to International Waters. Management did not offer a refund of the boarding fee. They only offered a rain check, which doesn't do one much good when they live four hours away and don't get down there very often. Be mindful of this possibility if you go.
Outside of that the only thing that keeps me from giving this a better rating is the food and drinks situation. This is the only Casino that I have ever been to that charges you for drinks while you are gambling. The drinks are not free. In fact, they are downright overpriced.
Then there is the food. The ship has a very nice dining area and on the weekends there is live music. They have an excellent singer who looks kind of like a cross between Kenny Rogers and Michael McDonald. You take in the view, listen to the music and get a good feeling upon entering the dining area, but then you see the food. OMG!! Having live music and a great view is nice, but it falls a little flat if you turn around and serve your guests hamburger helper. That is what they were serving last night, no joke. They also serve a snack after the casino closes but that was even worse. They served Sausage Biscuits but I'm not entirely sure that the Sausage came from a pig. It might have come from a Rat. It was really anemic looking. My wife and I decided to skip it and eat when we got off of the boat. That's what you need to do. As long as you don't get on the ship starving and expecting a culinary delight then you should have a decent experience.
Hope this helps. Have fun everyone.
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