What You'll Get
Because the first floating casinos were steam-powered, they often doubled as dry cleaners where winners could have their cash neatly pressed. Clean up with today's Groupon: for $28, you get admission for two plus a pair of $10 food vouchers to Jacks or Better Casino (up to a $56 total value, depending on the day of the week) on Ocean Street.
Assail the thirst for monetary thrills aboard the newly renovated Jacks or Better Casino as it meanders from the Mayport area down the coast. This 155-foot aquatic playground boasts a variety of tables and games, from blackjack and roulette to traditional poker, video poker, and fireplace poker. Kick back in front of the Las Vegas-style slot machines or play a lively hand of baccarat while it warbles, "What's New Pussycat?". Hungry highrollers can nosh on a variety of cuisines, including sushi ($5–10), pizza, and freshly prepared paninis ($4–$10 at ship bars), or scout out the buffet to stock up at the carnivorous carving station and salad bar ($10 per person). Soak up scenic views while whetting whistles with an array of adult beverages ($3 and up) known to ready mouth organs to play a melodious sea shanty mash-up.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 17, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Reservation required. Not valid for special events or on 12/31. Must be 21 or older. Must register with players' club. Must use in 1 visit. No cash value. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Jacks or Better Casino
Jacks or Better Casino explores the waters stretching from the Mayport area down the coast. The boat stretches 155 feet from stem to sternum and contains a whale-sized supply of Vegas-style casino gaming. Deft dealers engage lucky streaks on a variety of table games, from blackjack and roulette to traditional poker, video poker, and fireplace poker. With visions of cherries and triple-bars dancing in their heads, slots fanatics sidle up to dual-screen Modern Gaming slots such as Four Leaf Fortunes and Jackpot Galaxy. Jacks or Better's slots paid out jackpots totaling $3 million in 2011. Special events and attractions include a craps tutorial with limits ranging from $5 to $1,000, ensuring comfortable stakes for anyone, from the novice dice slinger to the local Yahtzee grandmaster.