Yes I am referring to cruise critic. I agree I prefer this smaller group but I do want to participate in the group slot pull otherwise I don't plan on particating in any of their other functions.
I used to enjoy the slot tournaments that Carnival holds twice during the cruse. As a platinum member I used to get one free entry to the tournament now you have to buy one entry to get one free.
If I play in the casino I limit myself to no more than $50.00 for the whole cruise and usually use that on the video poker machine.