The game of blackjack is a popular choice for many gamblers and in the United States it can be hard to find. Many times casinos only offer electronic versions of the game or they do not offer the game at all. Gamblers in the state of Florida will be happy to hear that blackjack and other table games will be available on the high seas once a cruise ship sets sail in Palm Beach.
Just a few days ago port commissioners in Florida decided to agree to a ten year deal with Black Diamond Casino Inc. which will see the operator setting sail this March and offering table gaming such as blackjack, poker and craps.
The casino has set a tentative date for March but they may have to postpone setting sail. Construction is taking place on the ship to get it ready for gamblers and the casino will also have to hire one hundred and fifty employees. The ship will need a crew as well as those who can deal cards at the table games.
Wayne Richards is the Port Commission Chairman and he stated that the commission believes that the ship will bring in over $1 million in revenues to the port area. Richards commented: “People will not have to drive south anymore. We can keep jobs and the monies here in our local community.”
When the cruise ship sets sail, it will be the first casino to sail from the Port of Palm Beach since 2010. The most recent cruise ship to offer gambling was the Palm Beach Princess which stopped operation back in April of 2010.