Carnival Holds $1 Million Slot Tournament… And There Are Two More You Can Join

Fancy your chance at winning a share of $1 million dollars? A lucky group of people just did. And if you want your shot, there are two more opportunities to do so.

Carnival hosted the tournament with its largest slots prize ever during a sailing aboard Mardi Gras earlier this month. According to the cruise line, more than 1,600 players participated, making it not just the largest slot prize ever given aboard Carnival, but also its largest casino tournament ever based on number of players.

Of those players, 100 won prizes, with third place taking home $50,000, second place winning $150,000, and first place winning a whopping $500,000 from the cruise line.

The three big winners took home a combined $700,000 in prizes, with a half-million going to the first-place finisher. Image courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line.

Not a bad payday for enjoying yourself on a cruise.

More Casino Tournaments Coming (Including Two With $1 Million in Prizes)

But if you missed your chance to play, don’t worry. Carnival is hosting two more slot tournaments with $1 million in prizes. That’s in addition to more than a dozen different cruises with tournaments in both blackjack and slots that will pay between $25,000-$50,000 in total prizes.

This includes:

  • February 11, 2023 | Carnival Magic | $50,000 (Blackjack)
  • April 8, 2023 | Carnival Panorama | $50,000 (Blackjack)
  • April 15, 2023 | Mardi Gras | $25,000 (Slots)
  • May 13, 2023 | Carnival Panorama | $25,000 (Slots)
  • May 21, 2023 | Carnival Sunshine | $25,000 (Slots)
  • June 3, 2023 | Carnival Dream | $50,000 (Blackjack)
  • June 11, 2023 | Carnival Legend | $25,000 (Slots)
  • July 24, 2023 | Carnival Miracle | $25,000 (Slots)
  • August 2, 2023 | Carnival Magic | $25,000 (Slots)
  • August 20, 2023 | Carnival Glory | $25,000 (Slots)
  • September 3, 2023 | Carnival Celebration | $25,000 (Slots)
  • September 16, 2023 | Carnival Vista | $25,000 (Slots)
  • September 23, 2023 | Carnival Dream | $50,000 (Slots)
  • October 29, 2023 | Carnival Celebration | $1,000,000 (Slots)
  • May 18, 2024 | Carnival Jubilee | $1,000,000 (Slots)

The good news is that anyone can sail on these cruises and participate in the tournament.

If you’re a Carnival Players Club member, then you may receive an offer. If not, you can use the “Casino Tournament Access Offer” to book a sailing instead. If you book this deal, then your cruise fare will include tournament seats plus included drinks while playing in the casino.

So how much will it cost to sail on these trips?

Price checks show a base price of $519 per person for an interior cabin aboard Carnival Celebration for the October 2023 cruise without being a part of the $1 million slot tournament. That same trip booked with the tournament seat starts at $719 per person — or $200 more.

One thing to consider? Carnival says that the recent $1 million slot tournament saw 1,600 participants. And with prizes paid out to 100 players, that’s fairly good odds of winning at least something.

Considering the top winner of the tournament took home a $500,000 prize, it also meant a one in 1,600 chance at a half-million dollars. And even if you don’t win? You still get to enjoy the rest of the cruise.

You can see the action from the $1 million slot tournament in the video below:

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