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arubaness
08-12-2008, 08:30 AM
just wondering if it's even worth getting one's hopes high in regards to the chance of winning big at a casino in aruba. the most i've ever won (my wife actually) was $1000 at the slots in radisson.

anyone else care to share the winnings and where? does anyone know if one casino has better payouts than the rest?

FFgoo
08-12-2008, 08:41 AM
As with any casino I guess I would say good luck and don't expect to win anything. LOL-my wife and I won about $800.00 in the Stellaris Casino at the Marriot Resort last year. That win was a combination of Carribean Stud Poker and the slots. It was a great night since it was our first night there on our honeymoon. A couple of days later we went to a casino in Oranjestad and lost about $200. in a 1/2 hour-so in summary that is how the luck is, it comes and goes. Have a great time and don't expect to win and just have fun, you never know when the dials on the slot machine are all going to line up.

danadog56
08-12-2008, 09:07 AM
Won $750 at Alhambra a few years ago...last year I think I won about 150 as the same place. Also hit for about 250 at the Seaport casino early one morning. Husband and I walked through just to see what was going on and I put 5dollars in a nickel machine and won big.....However, I would say over the past years we have been going I am certainly in the negative dollars!!!
We just go to have fun and hope for the big one...LOL..:p

Bill
08-12-2008, 09:16 AM
Not big winnings but big to me. I was on a 4 day roll at the old Lacabana Casino. I was playing roulet small bets also. They tried everything to break my Mojo,kept changing dealers, stopped serving me drinks,doubled my drinks (Ha like that would work) they even shut down the table for "repairs". Finally on the fifth day I crashed started to loose but Im happy to say I walked away for the rest of the vacation. When all was said and done $5200.00 was the take. Im sure I have given it back since then. That's my one big casino win in Aruba. My biggest win was when I first found Aruba, cant beat that.

cindyo
08-12-2008, 09:54 AM
My relatives won 17,000 on their way to the airport...dropped .25 in a slot on their way out, boom, won the money...came to the airport with cash in their pockets....It was at the Mariott

love aruba 99
08-12-2008, 10:08 AM
MY FRIEND WON $43,000 0n A SLOT IN FEB. 2008 AT THE CRISTAL CASINO $25.00 SLOT MACHINE

HE TOOK US OUT FOR SUPPER , :) :thumb:

JOANIE A
08-12-2008, 10:11 AM
I won $500 on let it ride this past april at the hyatt - that is big to me!!!

Joanie a

Dom
08-12-2008, 10:41 AM
I am not very lucky so I very seldom win at any casino. On the other hand, my wife is very lucky. A few years ago she hit the .25
slots at the Alhambra 3 times in a 2 week period and she won about $1,300 each time. Last year, also at the Alhambra, she hit a royal flush on the video poker machine for $1,000.

Chip Collector
08-12-2008, 11:37 AM
I was on a 4 day roll at the old Lacabana Casino.

That would be the Royal Cabana.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q170/chip_dog/royalcabanachipco.jpg

My biggest win was a poker tournament at the Excelsior (not sure how much, but it was over $1,000, even when my buy-in was subtracted out). I don't play enough slots to win the big $$$.

Andrea J.
08-12-2008, 11:40 AM
never lose your hope on a big win.

yrs ago, paul and i won enough money playing slots and craps and roulette (but mostly on 25cent and dollar slots)
to purchase a timeshare at the timeshare resale real estte place :D

it was a very weird experience, fun but incredibly weird.

during that vacation, we had looked at lacabana timeshare directly thru lacabana.

it was priced more than we wanted to spend although it was a great unit and the week that we wanted.

we took their "gifts" and said thank you but no thank you to the unit.

then with the gifts, which was a $100 in quarters and $200 in match play coupons, we parlayed that money into enough to buy a similar unit thru resale.

so yes some folks do have big wins.
that was our one and only.

every time we go to aruba, we set aside enough money for casino play that we are willing to lose. (typically $35 each per night)

during all of our visits, i would say we broke even more than losing.

clear as mud right?

have a great vacation
andrea

just wondering if it's even worth getting one's hopes high in regards to the chance of winning big at a casino in aruba. the most i've ever won (my wife actually) was $1000 at the slots in radisson.

anyone else care to share the winnings and where? does anyone know if one casino has better payouts than the rest?

Sean V
08-12-2008, 11:52 AM
In 2006 I won $8500 on a penny machine. Two days later I won $3700 on the same game but different machine. Both at Crystal Casino.
I only play penny machines. Your best bet to win big on slot machines is playing the progressive games. Penny slots can pay out big, as mentioned, and you can last longer then on a .50 or 1.00 machine.
The first big win they took my picture next to the machine for the local paper. The second time when the casino started to take my picture they realized I was already in the camera and decided not to take the picture.
I bet they were happy we left the Island the next day.
A little loss in 2007, about $200 the whole trip.

Oct, 2008 here we come.

DANNYO
08-12-2008, 09:38 PM
I found the easy way not to lose my money...I stopped gambling:doh:

danadog56
08-12-2008, 09:45 PM
Will try again this year. Husband does the same, plans on spending about 50/night and if it's gone on 1st couple of passes we find something else to do for the evening.....maybe this year could be our year....enough to pay for the whole trip and then some......thinking small but wishing big !!!!

mac
08-13-2008, 03:29 AM
last feb my wife wanted more jewelery. i said win it. she did @ alhambra! she kept winning on the slots and would go back to kay and upgrade stuff she bought previously. she upgraded her tanzanite bracelet, pendant and earrings. think she won about $3,000 all together. i broke even on craps table for the trip so we came out way ahead. beat the year before when we lost alot.

Liz - Aruba Lover
08-13-2008, 03:31 AM
last feb my wife wanted more jewelery. i said win it. she did @ alhambra! she kept winning on the slots and would go back to kay and upgrade stuff she bought previously. she upgraded her tanzanite bracelet, pendant and earrings. think she won about $3,000 all together. i broke even on craps table for the trip so we came out way ahead. beat the year before when we lost alot.

You got a lucky wife marc. I keep giving to the casino in Aruba, but they never give anything back to me.

Edronenburg
08-13-2008, 09:39 AM
Well, I think it was two years ago, I put a quarter in the 25 cent slot machine and immediately won $1500 at the Radisson.

chaynes123
08-13-2008, 10:10 AM
The group we travel with to Aruba has been very lucky at the Stellaris casino in the Marriott hotel. The craziest win was when my husband won $1,900 playing one penny! He had one credit left in a penny slot...he hit "spin" and immediately won the jackpot. The machine he was playing gave out jackpots randomly, so he didn't even need a winning combination! My best friend also won the Jackpot Party progressive which was $2,700.

cpjones
08-13-2008, 09:35 PM
Wins can happen..... I saw a woman from Toronto win 33k at Caribbean Stud at the Radisson late one night a month ago.... I hit a dollar royal at the Radisson for 4k last year... and the year before that I won enough at blackjack to pay for all meals, activities, taxis, tips and massages during our trip.... My biggest win was, of course,.... discovering ARUBA...!

TJMadhouse
08-14-2008, 11:57 AM
Any Big Winners out there?

Yep, Every Casino I go to :doh:.

Thats why I stay away from anything other than Texas Hold Em. Sure they take thier Rake/Time, but you don't have to live with the Casino's odds.

Cosmo
08-20-2008, 04:30 PM
a big win is relative. as long as you have a few beers and lose slowly, it sure beats atlantic city.

huffdaddy
08-23-2008, 10:38 AM
Thank you so much for all of your input. This makes my job as an IRS informant much easier...JUST KIDDING!!

We have hit several 4 of a kinds and two straight flushes at table games paying a few hundred per hand or so. Believe me, we have left a lot more in Aruba than we ever took, but, remember, it is just entertainment and we never lose more than we could afford or we planned to play.

lindon
08-23-2008, 01:01 PM
I am not a big gambler. I put in $20 in a slot and whatever happens, happens. Last year I won $1420.00 playing on the progressive poker machine at the casino in town. I got a royal flush on the quarter machine. Two years ago, my daughter put $5 in a quarter machine at the Occidental (lucky 7's) and hit the progressive and won $2500.00. So people do win there.