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Jacks or Better Casino

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM, 6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM, 6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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Slot machines, did not see table games or poker

Poker room does business on the East end of the Strand. They use a simply principal of pay a... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2018
Pepperjackm
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Texas
Bring you sea legs and look for fair weather. Great service and good time to be had by dedicated gambler.

Bring you sea legs and look for fair weather. Great service and good time to be had by dedicated... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Scott M
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715 N Holiday Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-3056
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

Poker room does business on the East end of the Strand. They use a simply principal of pay a membership fee no rake of the pot, how this slot machine palace rises above the anti-gambling statute in Texas I do not know.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018

Jacks or Better no longer services Galveston. It had a bumpy start and went downhill from there. Go to Louisiana for your gambling fix.

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Sunny B
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Do NOT waste your time. Boat is gone. NO answer when called. WEB site is up but no reply from email. Jacks and Better have a reputation on shutting its doors, without warning leaving its customers high and dry.

Date of experience: July 2018
13  Thank Lash069
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Bring you sea legs and look for fair weather. Great service and good time to be had by dedicated gambler. I enjoyed my experience, staff was great, tables well managed. I like craps. Some people did not enjoy the ride as this boat works better...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Scott M
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Well this place is no longer in Galveston.It was a good run for some folks.Just not enough. The signs are off the office.The boat is gone. It may turn up in a new port. Like Freeport or beyond.Who knows.

Date of experience: June 2018
6  Thank Spraygun
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

These people are literally impossible to get a hold of to make reservations and ask questions. We called 10 times over two days and all different times of the day. You can not even leave a message for them to call you back. They also...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank molly_harter
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

If I could give less than 1 Star I would! Booked a trip with them on Wednesday for Saturday. We are on vacay for a few days and heard about it so we thought we would try it out. We were all excited for this....More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Chelsea W
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Had a great time. Yacht is very clean and all employees are very friendly. Slots seem to be in good working order. My drink was never empty the 3 or so hours of playing slots. Entertainment going out and returning was enjoyable. Will definitely take...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank carlcZ1419SP
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

It was a beautiful day and my husband and I decided at the last minute to try this cruise. 1st thing. -Make sure you get to the boat in plenty of time to go through security and to board boat. They leave pretty close to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank nmcintyre32
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

My best friend and I went on the boat January14th and had a great time. You have to wait to gamble until you are out in international waters, but they have entertainment on the way out and give you 2 free drink tickets. We played...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Jesse R
9 April 2018|
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Response from Spraygun | Reviewed this property |
No deaths.
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wfg1
26 March 2018|
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Response from nmcintyre32 | Reviewed this property |
That is a very good question. If you don't gamble you can just enjoy the beautiful sunset on the way out. If you go in the evening and if you are lucky enough to be out when there is a full moon like when we went, you can... More
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Cedrick H
24 March 2018|
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Response from Cf3g | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend a reservation just to be sure, but you could possibly walk on if the boat isn't full. It would depend on how far you have to drive to get on the boat.
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