Rainbow Jackpot game sucks the big one
19.04.2008 28 °C
Visitors to Antigua should exercise more than the usual caution when venturing into the casinos. Some casinos, including the Grand Princess in Jolly Harbour, are host to a game known as Rainbow Jackpot. DO NOT PLAY THIS GAME!
Unsuspecting punters are enticed with the offer of a free turn to get them started. The game is played with a set of numbered ping pong balls. The object is to accumulate 100 points by scooping out balls and adding the numbers. A substantial cash prize is used as bait if you can get to 100 points.
Starting at $10, each successive turn requires you to double your bet. The game operator will actively encourage you to continue playing and may say that you are bound to win. When you run out of cash he will offer to take your credit card. Invariably the points scored become smaller and smaller as you fall just short of the 100 points required.
In a short time the player's credit card is maxed out. Since you cannot continue the operator will sadly inform you that have lost. Some persons have been taken for many thousands of dollars in a very short time.
The usual jibes about gambling being for suckers will doubtless be heard in response to this warning. This is not a casino game in the generally accepted sense.
Several victims have posted their experiences on the web. Just Google on "antigua rainbow jackpot" to get their details.
If you conclude that Grand Princess is being less than forthright with it’s Rainbow game then perhaps you should feel a certain skepticism regarding the more conventional games being played under the same roof.
You can expect to enjoy the vacation of a lifetime in Antigua just as long you steer well clear of this casino minefield. By all means do others a big favor by sharing this warning with your travel agent and fellow travelers.
You should also know that the Grand Bay casino near Sandals on Dickenson Bay is owned and operated by the same people as the Grand Princess