Celebrity Cruises To Launch Ship-wide Gaming


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3 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Celebrity Cruises to launch ship-wide gaming Cruise Log Fran Golden, Special for USA TODAY 12:50 p.m. EDT September 26, 2013 Celebrity passengers will soon be able to play casino games even when they are not in a ship’s casino by downloading a free app. (Photo: Celebrity Cruises) Alaska SHARE 79 CONNECT 67 TWEET 3 COMMENTEMAILMORE For those who want to play poker at the pool and slots at dinner, Celebrity Cruises has teamed with Las Vegas-based Cantor Gaming for a cruise industry first mobile gaming you can access ship-wide. Celebrity passengers will soon be able to play casino games even when they are not in a ship’s casino by downloading a free application, Cantor Mobile Casino, to their smartphones or tablets via the ship’s Wi-Fi. PHOTO GALLERY: Tour a Celebrity ship After creating a “virtual wallet” at the ship’s casino desk to activate and fund their accounts, cruisers will be able to choose from games including slots, table games and video poker to play anywhere onboard. One caveat: The ship needs to be in international waters. “This state-of-the-art technology allows guests to play outside of the action-filled casino, whether relaxing by the pool, or waiting for their partner to get ready for their night of onboard dining and drinks, and will be an excellent addition to the edgy entertainment we offer onboard,” said Celebrity Cruises’ senior vice president of operations Greg Purdy, in a prepared statement. The Cantor gaming app is compatible with Apple and Android devices. The new technology will be installed on Celebrity’s five Solstice-class ships and four Millennium-class ships in coming months, Celebrity officials said. Fran Golden is the Experience Cruise expert blogger and a contributing editor of Porthole Magazine. She is the co-author of Frommer’s Alaska Cruises and Ports of Call. Golden is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away.

Celebrity blogger hypes Lorde feud

Selena Gomez. Photo / AP

Photo / Norrie Mobtgomery Kiwi singing sensation Lorde has been called out by influential celebrity blogger Perez Hilton for “dissing” Selena Gomez’s music. Hilton, who writes celebrity gossip on his website and boasts more than six million Twitter followers, posted an excerpt from a Rolling Stone interview the Takapuna teen did before her current US tour. Lorde, real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor, told the magazine she was a feminist and disagreed with the way women were portrayed in some songs. “I love pop music on a sonic level. But I’m a feminist and the theme of her song [Come & Get It] is, ‘When you’re ready come and get it from me.’ “I’m sick of women being portrayed this way,” the excerpt said. Hilton described the comment as “Round 1 of the Selena Gomez vs. Lorde feud”. Selena Gomez. Photo / AP And he warned Lorde to “watch out for Selenita’s [Gomez’s nickname] diehard fans”. The remark has been quickly making its way around the internet, with many fans protecting former Disney star Gomez, 21, whose Come & Get It single became her first Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart when it was released in April. In an interview with Radio New Zealand’s Kim Hill that aired on Saturday, Lorde, who turns 17 in November, elaborated on her feminist beliefs. “I think a lot of pop music and how females are portrayed in pop music is not a super healthy thing and I try and stay away from it,” she said.