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    We have had our best luck at the Hyatt slots, at one point we were up a couple hundred last year. We like walking around Palm Beach at night stopping in the different casinos. I usually love roulette but I can't seem to ever get on a roll at Holiday Inn where we have played the most since we were staying there.
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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    Just returned and had the best luck we've ever had at the casinos. My hubby won $900 at the Radison and I won $200 at the Rui and Alhambra of course we did not bring it all home but all in all much better than we've ever done at the casionos before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapp110 View Post
    ...My hubby won $900 at the Radison and I won $200 at the Rui and Alhambra of course we did not bring it all home...

    Sadly, if you didn't bring it all home, you shouldn't count it as winnings.

    I keep track of my gambling wins and losses while in Aruba, noting each night's winnings or losses. At the end of the trip I total the pluses and minuses to see how much I actually won or lost.

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    we too keep track and are thrilled if we come home with the same amount of cash we took to aruba that was earmarked for gambling. anything more, we are ecstatic
    Quote Originally Posted by AndyM View Post
    Sadly, if you didn't bring it all home, you shouldn't count it as winnings.

    I keep track of my gambling wins and losses while in Aruba, noting each night's winnings or losses. At the end of the trip I total the pluses and minuses to see how much I actually won or lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    we too keep track and are thrilled if we come home with the same amount of cash we took to aruba that was earmarked for gambling. anything more, we are ecstatic
    I look forward to the day I come home with more...

    The only year I came home ahead it was with $200. The only reason I was able to manage that was by winning $400 from winning squares in a Super Bowl pool.

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    Learn the best strategies to play the higher percentage games and you will win more often. You may not win as much as you do at the Caribbean Stud games or slot tables, but you will end up ahead more often. The best shot for winning, of course, is if you are a good poker player. There, you compete against other players, not the casino. You have to be good enough not just to win more than you lose, but make up for the rake the casino takes out of your pots as well. If you can do that, your chances of winning go way up.

    I always did well playing poker in Aruba. I have heard of dealers taking extra chips for the rake at some casinos and players speaking in Papimiento at the tables, but I still won. For that reason, the Excelsior remains my favorite. You see plenty of silly play that make the games profitable. I wish I could be there playing poker right now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip Collector View Post
    Learn the best strategies to play the higher percentage games and you will win more often. You may not win as much as you do at the Caribbean Stud games or slot tables, but you will end up ahead more often. The best shot for winning, of course, is if you are a good poker player. There, you compete against other players, not the casino. You have to be good enough not just to win more than you lose, but make up for the rake the casino takes out of your pots as well. If you can do that, your chances of winning go way up.

    I always did well playing poker in Aruba. I have heard of dealers taking extra chips for the rake at some casinos and players speaking in Papimiento at the tables, but I still won. For that reason, the Excelsior remains my favorite. You see plenty of silly play that make the games profitable. I wish I could be there playing poker right now!
    I'm really not a good card player so I stay away from poker and similar games. On the other hand, as a retired corporate accountant, I'm very good with numbers so I play blackjack. The rules are straight forward and logical. With blackjack, you win a little at a time and that's OK. I enjoy time at the table. You sit and wait for hands where you can split and double so you can boost your winnings (or lose faster).

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    Blackjack would definitely be one of the higher percentage table games I was referring to. Even without counting, basic strategy makes it the best of the table games (although the best single bet is on craps, the odds bet). And yeah, it's a lot of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip Collector View Post
    Blackjack would definitely be one of the higher percentage table games I was referring to. Even without counting, basic strategy makes it the best of the table games (although the best single bet is on craps, the odds bet). And yeah, it's a lot of fun.
    When I'm feeling like a "wild and crazy guy" I head for the roulette wheel and play single numbers.

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    I have played a number or two when luck has been very good or very bad in Las Vegas, but I have never played roulette in Aruba.

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