Starting at this time of the year there are many regular Irish casino players who take a holiday and according to some reports in the Irish casino news one of the best places to be if you want to continue playing at a casino is on board a cruise ship. Cruise ships generally have a full casino games line up which includes roulette and blackjack as well as regular poker tournaments and slots and even slots tournaments to make life interesting. There are even specialised cruises for Bingo players although that does tend to cater for the older generation. There are however certain things that are positive and certain things that are negative about cruise ships in the casino news. Slots on board for example can never have the variety of online casinos despite there being a good range but the worst game is in fact roulette as all cruise ships that casinos.ie has investigated only have American roulette which as has been reported before in the casino news and elsewhere on this site uses a double zero as well as a single zero giving 38 numbers instead of the 37 found at European roulette but the odds remain the same. This increases the house odds and reduces your chances of making a profit. Another thing to watch for which is not really casino news is that cruise ship casinos are closed when a ship is docked or approaching or leaving port which is often for a good part of the day so if you are on board to play casino then choose a cruise with a lot of sailing days rather than a lot of ports of call. Casino news reports have however concluded that tournaments such as poker tournaments are not big enough to attract sharks so you are more likely to be playing against the same type of player that you would encounter at your online casino.