Onboard Casino - Newcastle-Amsterdam
Try your luck in our casino while you sail. Enjoy the thrill of the roulette wheel or have a go at blackjack – whatever your game, show off your skills and see if you can win the jackpot!
Our onboard casino includes a mix of games and the chance to win cash prizes. As the ship sails, you can see if lady luck is with you on the roulette table or try and beat the fruit machines.
Bandits and fruit machines
Snacks and refreshments available
How to Play Roulette
A roulette wheel has 37 numbers, numbered from 0 to 36. The roulette wheel is spun and the small ball is thrown on. The objective of the game is to correctly predict the number that the ball eventually lands on when the roulette wheel stops spinning. Players can make a range of bets each with their own odds depending, on the likelihood of the number being achieved. Players can make as many or as few bets as they like, till the dealer calls 'no more bets'. Each bet has its own odds paying out different amounts, depending on the chip value and the probability of the bet.
The Types of Bet in Roulette
There are basic types of 'inside bet' in Roulette;
Straight up - You place a chip in the centre of the numbered square.
Split - Place your chip between two neighbouring numbers Street - Involves three numbers on one horizontal line. The chip is placed on the vertical line that separates the inside and outside wagering areas.
Corner - This involves placing a chip at the intersection of four squares.
Sixline - A bet on two neighbouring streets. The chip is placed on the line separating the outside and inside areas also straddling the row below or above.
Even money bets - A bet including 18 numbers
Group bets - This is where you bet on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd group of 12 numbers
Column bets - A bet on all 12 numbers on any of the 3 vertical columns
Blackjack Made Easy
The basic idea of blackjack is to total 21 points by accumulating cards. Face cards e.g. King, Queen and Jack are worth 10 points, aces are worth 1 or 11, while the remaining cards are worth their face value.
Each player places a bet before receiving their cards. They are then dealt 2 cards face down, while the dealer receives one face up. Each player takes it in turn to take additional cards to try and reach 21 without going 'bust' - taking cards that total more than 21. A player can 'stick' at any number and take no more cards, while the dealer must reach at least 17.
Any player reaching a higher value than the dealer each receives an equal amount to their bet. If the dealer goes bust, all the remaining players win. There are other betting options including Insurance, Double Down, Even Money and Split.
Insurance - A side bet of up to half the initial bet, against the dealer having a natural 21. This is only allowed when the dealer is showing an Ace. If the dealers other card is a 10 then insurance pays odds at 2-1, but loses if the dealer does not have a 10.
Double Down - You can double your bet after the initial two cards, but can only receive one additional card.
Even Money - Cashing in your bet straight away after you have been dealt a natural blackjack and the dealer is showing an ace.
Split Hand - When your initial two cards are dealt, you can split the cards and play two hands together
Please note, you must be aged 18 and over to visit the casino.
Prices are subject to availability. Credit card & telephone booking fees apply. Terms & Conditions apply.
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