LuckyPhow
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March 23rd, 2021 at 9:53:03 AM permalink
Gaming Looks Forward, Sort Of...

In this article Bill Sokolic summarizes pandemic's impact on gaming. He notes that, once re-opened, gaming in some places (Colorado) recovered more than casinos in Las Vegas. Where available, electronic wagering helped states prop up the bottom line. But, electronic gaming provides no "local" jobs, such as restaurant and other retail.

Bottom line: For Atlantic City and Las Vegas, nothing will be "normal" until convention and meeting business returns. As we successfully wrangle the C-virus through 2021, more and more conventions will again consider it safe to meet in large groups. As that happens, we can expect bookings to increase for meetings in 2022. That is, if we successfully wrangle the C-virus.
ChumpChange
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March 23rd, 2021 at 9:59:32 AM permalink
Makes me want to win all the money before the banks fail.
Zcore13
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March 23rd, 2021 at 11:03:21 AM permalink
We are packed at my casino. Spring Training, golf, Barrett Jackson auto auction, snow birds, 70-80 degrees every day.

They canceled our Christmas bonuses last year due to Covid-19. But last week they gave them as a thank you to all those that worked through it all.

We're not even back to full operations, with some restaraunts not open, under staffed, no shows, 4 seats per table game with partitions, but we seem to be pretty much recovered to the extent they are allowing.


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Gundy
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March 23rd, 2021 at 12:41:13 PM permalink
How long before we can enter a casino without wearing a mask?
SOOPOO
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March 23rd, 2021 at 1:43:20 PM permalink
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How long before we can enter a casino without wearing a mask?

. Some maybe by May? I think by then all Americans who want a vaccine will have been able to get one, or at least have a confirmed appointment to get one. I’m in southern Florida now. Even the places with ‘mask required’ have a decent number if people ignoring it. And I haven’t seen one confrontation.
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March 23rd, 2021 at 2:30:17 PM permalink
Quote: LuckyPhow

Gaming Looks Forward, Sort Of...

In this article Bill Sokolic summarizes pandemic's impact on gaming. He notes that, once re-opened, gaming in some places (Colorado) recovered more than casinos in Las Vegas. Where available, electronic wagering helped states prop up the bottom line. But, electronic gaming provides no "local" jobs, such as restaurant and other retail.

Bottom line: For Atlantic City and Las Vegas, nothing will be "normal" until convention and meeting business returns. As we successfully wrangle the C-virus through 2021, more and more conventions will again consider it safe to meet in large groups. As that happens, we can expect bookings to increase for meetings in 2022. That is, if we successfully wrangle the C-virus.

Perhaps they are doing some of this, I'm not sure, I don't think to any significant levels..... They need to heavily entice people who are playing online to also play at the B&M casinos with heavy comps/free play/tournaments/free rooms/ concerts cross-over promotions etc. And visa versa, so people who are playing online feel the NEED to get to the B&M casinos and people who play at the B&M casinos feel the NEED to play online once they are home, and once they are home they feel the NEED to get back to the casino and so on and so on. Team leaders can name their marketing campaign...Never Stop Gambling
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Gundy
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March 23rd, 2021 at 3:08:18 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

. Some maybe by May? I think by then all Americans who want a vaccine will have been able to get one, or at least have a confirmed appointment to get one. I’m in southern Florida now. Even the places with ‘mask required’ have a decent number if people ignoring it. And I haven’t seen one confrontation.



Thank you SOOPOO. I look forward to a trip to Vegas around October, but I won't bother if masks are still a thing.

I live in SW Fla, and I don't bother wearing a mask. Packed restaurants are the norm. No masks to be seen. Employees don't wear them either.
LuckyPhow
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March 23rd, 2021 at 6:08:55 PM permalink
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. ... I’m in southern Florida now. Even the places with ‘mask required’ have a decent number if people ignoring it. And I haven’t seen one confrontation.



My northern Florida experience is a bit different from Gundy's and yours. I just about always see every adult wearing a mask inside a store. The store mandates their employees wear masks, and also expects that of the patrons. Outside, most folk skip masks. So far, Florida has done better than expected in addressing the pandemic, and the data show it.

But, please remember: The Governor's original (and subsequent) emergency declarations -- last time I checked 2 weeks ago -- all remain in effect. (Well, OK. Some have been superseded, IIRC.) The "rules" we all know (mask, etc.) remain in those emergency declarations. Rather than have police enforce mask regulations, Florida expects everyone to deal with the pandemic in a responsible manner, whatever that is for the individual. Make no mistake about it, Florida is open for business, encouraging vacationers and party-goers to feel at home during their visits.

Curfew riots in Miami Beach have folks like Dr Fauci pointing to a possible C-virus increase. Could happen. But, it didn't happen after the Super Bowl in Tampa. If Florida succeeds in its wide open approach, perhaps it will become a model for other states. So far, so good (probably). For now, I'm just another spectator as Florida careens down the pandemic highway.
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March 25th, 2021 at 4:46:01 AM permalink
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How long before we can enter a casino without wearing a mask?



I'd put the line at six months.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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March 26th, 2021 at 8:50:19 AM permalink
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I'd put the line at six months.



Thanks. Six months seems about right to me too. A few of my buddies predict much sooner. I think they're too optimistic.

Of course, I'd prefer "no masks" starting yesterday.

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