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Old Monday, August 22nd, 2005, 05:13 PM
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Just curious about the casino's in Aruba, are there any that may be better than others? Some of us are slot players and some are BJ players.
What are the minimums on BJ?

Thanks in advance , we are planning a trip for Spring 2006 to check out timeshares and possible buying a condo.

My family are researching everything before we leave, yes I know spring 2006 seems a long ways off but we always plan in advance
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Old Monday, August 22nd, 2005, 05:26 PM
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Spring 2006 will be hear before you know it.

Regarding Casino's in Aruba - they all love to take my $$$.

The Marriott is really nice. IMO - I think the nicest on the Island. Always busy at night. They always have a great band which usually starts at 8 or 9 p.m.

I like playing at the Seaport Casino downtown. Alot of locals there. Most of the time, I can atleast play along time on their slots.

Alhambra Casino is very popular. Always busy.

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Old Monday, August 22nd, 2005, 05:57 PM
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My wife and I play at the Marriott and Radisson. Both have slot clubs. We play Video Poker and use one card. We rack up the points and earns comps this way. The Marriott is very generous with the comps in terms of food and cash back, and that is where we do most of our playing. The Radisson gives out food comps but I am not sure about cash back. The Radisson also has a poker room with friendly dealers.
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My husband loves the Radisson and Holiday Inn. He mostly plays the tables.

PS - Spring is hard to get (in certain areas like mine anyway) airfare, BB! Have you booked your reservations yet? I hope you don't want to go during school vacation time!
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Old Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005, 07:20 AM
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Thanks all for the suggestions concerning casino's. We definitely won't go during spring break. I am leaving all the arrangements up to my daughter and our travel agency.
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Old Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005, 07:23 AM
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While none of the casinos would give Vegas a run for their money, all are good enough for some after-dinner gambling. My husband and I stay at the Marriott, so that is where we played. Not high rollers in any sense of the word, but at the end of the trip they took $150 off of our room charges, We were thrilled!
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The poster that said the casinos in Aruba cannot be compared to Vegas is probably very correct, although i have never been to Vegas, but have been to Atlantic City 4 or 5 times and to Mohegan and Foxwoods about 10 times.
That being said, we did have a very prosperous time at the Alhambra during our most recent vacation 8/11-21.
The first 5 or 6 nights at Alhambra, Marriott and Wyndham were horrible, but the remaining 4 nights were quite enjoyable at the Alhambra. We did a recount of our funds last night before bed and found that we came home with $503 more than we started with. (we even took into consideration and minused the approximately $400 that we charged for dining and buying the Setar phone and we paid Hans in cash when we turned in the car to him). So what we had originally thought was a $5 or $10 profit was actually a $503 profit.

Only once before (1999) did we have a more profitable vacation/casinos in Aruba and that was when we hit for over $4K on a double diamond machine hitting for $1600 twice and then for $800 on a Red White and Blue slot at the Royal Cabana casino using timeshare incentive coins and match play coupons. To say that was enjoyable was an understatment. It was so much fun using "their money" to make us some money.

We go with the mindset that if we break even we are winners.

So, as i now sit opening my mail I see a water/sewer bill for my town for $190, my son's "winter semester @ sea " bill for $3100, electric for $151 and 3 auto insurance minimum payents due equalling $309....................
..................BIG SIGH.
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So, as i now sit opening my mail I see a water/sewer bill for my town for $190, my son's "winter semester @ sea " bill for $3100, electric for $151 and 3 auto insurance minimum payents due equalling $309....................
..................BIG SIGH.
You better hop on a plane and get back to Aruba right away. Looks like you need to win more money. Congratulations on your win. It does make the vacation just a tad better, if that is possible.
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We did pretty good at the Royal Casino also...that year we came home with the same amount of money we left with. Didn't charge any dinners either! Now that was a nice vacation! P.S. Me on dollar slots and hubby on blackjack!
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Only once before (1999) did we have a more profitable vacation/casinos in Aruba and that was when we hit for over $4K on a double diamond machine hitting for $1600 twice and then for $800 on a Red White and Blue slot at the Royal Cabana casino using timeshare incentive coins and match play coupons. To say that was enjoyable was an understatment. It was so much fun using "their money" to make us some money.
Isn't that when you used the winnings to purchase a timeshare at La Cabana?
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Isn't that when you used the winnings to purchase a timeshare at La Cabana?
I know that's when we bought...so if thats the case...we are in the same boat as Andrea.
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The closest I've come to success is winning a few hundred last year, and walking straight out of the seaport casino and booking a boat for fishing the next day (before I lost it). That may not be as successful as making enough to buy a timeshare, but either way I still like the way that this works - actually beat the casino, and then put the winnings back into Aruba's economy!
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