Snackie
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March 18th, 2020 at 8:11:51 AM permalink
I can't post links yet but this is an article from the Tampa Bay Times

It looks like the Seminole Casinos in Florida are going to stay open but close the poker rooms and add some space between slots to combat Covid-19. They did postpone all of their concerts, shows and pool parties in Tampa. No word on their adjustment (if any) to table games but they are definitely trying to make some money since that $720 Million expansion.

(Snippet from the article below)
"That said, Seminole Hard Rock management believes the expanded 245,000-square-foot casino is laid out so that patrons can put some distance between themselves if they wish, especially during off-peak hours. Slot machines are not arranged in continuous rows that create a canyon of machines with one center aisle, but include spaces between smaller banks of several machines. That’s a different seating option than is available at the casino’s new concert venue, where shows have been postponed, Bitner said. Local musicians have continued to play at the resort’s bars and restaurants.

On Friday, when the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa announced the shows were suspended, casino management said it was committed “to intensive cleaning of the resort, with special attention paid to high-touch" areas like lobbies, front desks, slot machines, table tops, table game surfaces, restrooms, hotel rooms, door knobs and elevators.

Hand-sanitizing stations are available on the casino floor, at the entrances and throughout the property, and disinfectant wipes are available on request, the company said. The casino is using a peroxide-based disinfectant that it says kills 99.9 percent of all viruses and bacteria, and its employees apply disinfectant with an electrostatic sprayer that delivers faster and more complete coverage.

Seminole Hard Rock also said it:

• Eliminated the use of self-service utensils at all buffets.

• Restricted casino team members who have traveled to or through any restricted countries from its facilities for 14 days.

• Would compensate team members quarantined by health officials and waive charges for coronavirus tests ordered by a doctor. In addition, the company said Monday, team members can stay home and use paid time off, even if they have a zero balance of paid time off.

• Allow Tampa and Immokalee hotel guests with bookings through April 30 to modify their reservations as long as the stay is completed within a year of the original stay date at the same hotel.

• Increased communications with guests, employees and business partners, with an emphasis on hand-washing and hygiene.

“We have no reports of actual or suspected coronavirus cases among our team members or guests,” Bitner said in an email to the Tampa Bay Times."
DeMango
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March 18th, 2020 at 10:24:14 AM permalink
Shame they don't have a real craps game.
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rdw4potus
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March 18th, 2020 at 10:28:46 AM permalink
The casinos where I am made it just under 3 days with this set of rules before they decided to fully close. I wonder what a fair O/U for the number of days here is?
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DeMango
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March 18th, 2020 at 7:44:07 PM permalink
Well the Seminoles don’t have a compact with the state. I’m sure they will continue to thumb their nose at the Government. But I was wrong about Vegas, they folded like a $2 suitcase!
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DeMango
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March 20th, 2020 at 12:12:15 PM permalink
I was wrong again, Seminoles folded in Florida like a $2 suitcase. Closed.

BUT!

Golden Nugget Biloxi accepting reservations for April 13th onward. Contacted my host at Hard Rock for April 20th reservations.
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DeMango
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March 20th, 2020 at 3:10:57 PM permalink
Another chapter of irrational exuberance. Scarlet Pearl accepting reservations for April 1 moving forward! Seems foolish to me.
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tringlomane
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March 20th, 2020 at 3:54:13 PM permalink
Quote: DeMango

Another chapter of irrational exuberance. Scarlet Pearl accepting reservations for April 1 moving forward! Seems foolish to me.



I guarantee they'll push it back.

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