Players can win tickets through Sept. 30 by getting a full house or better that wins or loses in any eligible Texas Hold’em game. Drawings for 45 prizes will begin at 11 a.m. on Oct. 12, with a new ticket drawn every 15 minutes. Players have 15 minutes to claim their prize. The grand prize ticket will be drawn at 10 p.m. and winners must be present.
The grand prize is an Ante Up Cruise package on the Dec. 2 sailing aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas out of Tampa, Fla., which includes cruise fare, port charges and taxes for up to two people, plus a $500 American Express gift card.
Ante Up Poker Cruises feature a professionally staffed and equipped poker room in the conference center of regularly scheduled sailings aboard Royal Caribbean and NCL cruise ships. Cash games and single-table tournaments are offered whenever the poker room is open and multi-table tournaments are held on sea days. Each cruise offers at least two free poker courses, as well as advanced courses taught by a professional poker player.