Gandler
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July 2nd, 2020 at 1:42:20 PM permalink
Many AC Casinos opened today (the rest except Borgata will open tommorrow).

However, you cannot eat, drink, or smoke. And, you must wear a mask at all times (outside of hotel rooms and your car) and have temperate checked upon entering.

Borgata will not open until food and drink and tobacco is allowed to be consumed, they want people to "have the full Borgata experience that customers expect".....
Indoor dining restrictions prevent any kind of indoor consumption currently.
BedWetterBetter
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July 2nd, 2020 at 1:57:15 PM permalink
Quote: Gandler



they want people to "have the full Borgata experience that customers expect".....



In other words, they don't want non-gamblers loafing around and not spending money in their building!
billryan
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July 2nd, 2020 at 2:34:14 PM permalink
So there are no food options? No room service? Are the restaurants in AC outside the casino open for dining?
Gandler
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July 2nd, 2020 at 3:05:22 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

So there are no food options? No room service? Are the restaurants in AC outside the casino open for dining?



Only if they offer delivery, drivethrough, or outdoor dining.

It's an NJ law. No indoor food consumption or indoor dining in public places.

This applies to alcohol, regular beverage, and tobacco consumption as well.
Gandler
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July 2nd, 2020 at 3:12:11 PM permalink
Quote: BedWetterBetter

In other words, they don't want non-gamblers loafing around and not spending money in their building!




Well, right now literally all you can do is gamble. You can't even drink water.

So, I don’t think that is their intention.....

Its not like there are any bars or clubs to loaf around in today.
Alec
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July 6th, 2020 at 9:15:21 PM permalink
I sympathize with Borgata’s decision considering how inconsistently these regulations are applied nationwide (minus the tobacco but that’s just me).

It seems kind of ridiculous how each casino’s rules can vary so greatly. State laws seem to have the most influence in these rules.

For example, in the Midwest where I live, masks are “recommended” and drinks can be had at table games in Iowa. I would guess about 10-20% of all patrons are actually wearing any sort of face covering at any given time.

Personally, I choose to wear a plastic face shield, regardless of whether a casino requires any kind of face covering or not.

However, I was not allowed to wear only a plastic face shield in Indiana; they forced me to wear a mask. Yet smoking was no issue whatsoever (had to step a few feet from the table in order to smoke).

In addition, no drinks were allowed at table games in Indiana (the pit boss suggested I “chug” mine before I could return to the craps table!)

Meanwhile, in Illinois, not only are plastic face shields allowed, some dealers can be seen wearing them! Drinks are allowed at table games, however you have to step away from the table to take a drink and use hand sanitizer in between sips (this is better than what Indiana is doing IMO).

I question how effective these restrictions can possibly be as a whole when the rules (and the logic of some rules) are so inconsistent.
BITIFADISA
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July 7th, 2020 at 4:21:32 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

So there are no food options? No room service? Are the restaurants in AC outside the casino open for dining?


they want people to "have the full Borgata experience that customers expect".....[Link attempts redacted]
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Mission146
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February 19th, 2021 at 8:23:51 AM permalink
For those of you wondering what to expect in Atlantic City right now, please see my article reviewing a recent stay at Harrah's during Covid:

https://wizardofvegas.com/articles/harrahs-atlantic-clity-clovid-review/

Somehow, a couple of lower case, 'l's' made it into the URL and it won't let me change that.

The reason I didn't update the, "Reviews," section with this is because the article's primary purpose is to highlight differences that are due to Covid-19.
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fantom
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Thanks for this post from:
Mission146
February 19th, 2021 at 9:10:01 AM permalink
I don't think your review mentioned anything about blackjack. Any observations?
Mission146
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February 19th, 2021 at 1:14:06 PM permalink
Quote: fantom

I don't think your review mentioned anything about blackjack. Any observations?



I want to say that the minimum was $15. I didn't include that in the article because I'm only about 90% sure that it was $15 as opposed to $25.  There was definitely one $25 table.
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