Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Black Diamond Casino cruise ship to raise the plank, set sail this weekend


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Black Diamond Casino, Inc.         
Port of Palm Beach
1 East 11th Street
Riviera Beach, FL

Get ready for a new venue for offshore gambling; a launch of the Black Diamond Casino cruise ship is planned for this weekend from the Port of Palm Beach.

Postponed several times since last summer, cruises of the floating casino are set to begin next weekend after passing a Coast Guard inspection on Thursday. They will take reservations beginning Monday, Nov.5. The ship, formerly a SunCruz casino vessel, has undergone $5 million in renovations, which includes an extensive security system. The casino will usually sail with a crew of 150 and 600 passengers but will initially sail with 200 passengers during its first trips to fine tune operations.

The schedule for the floating 160-foot casino will include morning ­trips Wednesday through Sunday and nightly cruises. Ticket prices will vary: mornings (10:30 a.m. - 4 pm.) will be $25; Sunday (11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.) $40; nightly (7 p.m.-12 a.m.) $30; Friday and Saturday (7:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.) $50. Ticket prices include a meal.

The 600-passenger ship will feature two gambling decks, one dining deck, and live entertainment. Players will be able to try their luck with craps, roulette, Black Jack, Baccarat, three-card poker and 250 slot machines. Black Diamond’s web site claims the boat will be “Florida’s only full-scale, non-smoking casino.”

For more information, call 561-845-2559 or visit http://blackdiamondcasinocruises.com/

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sailing this weekend? Not. I just called and they said no. I will believe it when I actually see them sailing. As for the prices, $25-40? Yikes!. I sure hope they let players on for free like Suncruz or Palm Beach Princess ue to. Otherwise, I think I will continue with Bacarat and BlackJack in Hollywood!