Originally Posted by tribute
Anyone know what entity regulates games on Royal Caribbean or Carnival? There have been posts about possible cheating by the casino. What recourse does a player have, if any?
I'm no scholar of admiralty law.
According to the UN Convention on Law of the Sea, Part 7, Section I, Article 92:
"Ships shall sail under the flag of one State only and, save in exceptional cases expressly provided for in international treaties or in this Convention, shall be subject to its exclusive jurisdiction on the high seas."
If you want to see a list of nation-states that have signed this convention:
Then again, article 91 restricting the use of 'flags of convenience' is freely ignored by signatories.
1. Every State shall fix the conditions for the grant of its nationality to ships, for the registration of ships in its territory, and for the right to fly its flag. Ships have the nationality of the State whose flag they are entitled to fly. There must exist a genuine link between the State and the ship.
(Yes, I am looking at you, Panama