Dream Getaway season is getting ready to return...so we are thinking of ways you could enjoy your dream getaway and one way might be taking a cruise to a fun destination. If you've never been on a cruise before, there are plenty of things to consider. One of those things that you might want to consider is entertainment while on board, and some cruise ships offer casinos for those old enough to enjoy gambling. But can you take the poker game back to your cabin?

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If you are taking a cruise, you should know what is allowed and not allowed out at sea. Many people believe that since you are out in international waters anything goes, and that's the furthest thing from the truth. (The Simpsons were finally wrong about something)

A recent post by the brand ambassador for Carnival Cruise Line outlined a recent situation regarding gambling on the ship but outside the casino area.

Image Credit: Paul Shea/TSM Screengrab
Image Credit: Paul Shea/TSM Screengrab

"I would like to send a message to a group currently sailing on the incredible trans-Pacific cruise aboard Carnival Luminosa. Yesterday I was informed that the group leader had been arranging a card game played on Lido each day where quite large amounts of money were changing hands. This was reported to me and as brand ambassador, it was my duty to report that to the ship.

"This is because gambling outside of the casino is strictly forbidden aboard any of our ships. The group lead leader has kindly been asked to stop doing this and since this has happened, I have received a lot of disgruntled posts let’s say referring to me as a 'snitch' and some other choice words."

The issue that was happening on this cruise line, Carnival, like others, they are regulated in two ways according to The Points Guy and his online blog.

They typically adhere to the laws of the ship's country of registry. But because gambling normally only takes place while the ship is in international waters, cruise lines that sail from U.S. ports also adhere to the rules set out by the Cruise Lines International Association. Those rules state that all equipment purchased and installed on the vessels of member cruise lines will meet the regulatory standards of the Nevada Gaming Control Board or other licensed jurisdiction for payback and internal software.

So what this group doing was going against the rules of the ship and had to be stopped. Now that doesn't mean every instance will be caught, but wouldn't you rather enjoy the vacation rather than having to look over your shoulder the whole time?

Dream Getaway season returns the last week of April!

H/T to The Street for the idea. 

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