AlanMendelson
AlanMendelson
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September 18th, 2020 at 4:03:11 AM permalink
At casinos that use the plastic Covid guards or dividers are you still able to play multiple hands?
DeMango
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September 18th, 2020 at 9:22:02 AM permalink
Amazingly at Beau Rivage, I was allowed to play two hands of Mississippi Stud.
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unJon
unJon
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September 18th, 2020 at 9:51:29 AM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

At casinos that use the plastic Covid guards or dividers are you still able to play multiple hands?

At Borgata in AC, yes on BJ.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
racquet
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September 18th, 2020 at 5:18:26 PM permalink
There's no restriction based on the physical barriers themselves (at least at the three casinos I have been to in the northeast). The felt is unchanged, but there are plastic barriers between spots 2 and 3, and then between 4 and 5. So you can play two spots anytime since there are never more than three players at the table and your seat uses up two spots on the felt. Whatever safety is implied by the barriers, you have the two spots all to yourself, whether you play one, or both.

An interesting wrinkle is at a handicapped table where one seat is always reserved, the idea being that there needs to be room at a table that accommodates six players for wheelchairs to have enough room to have access. So there's never more than five players at the table. In the old days.

Now, all the handicap tables I have seen can only take two players, since the reserved spot uses up one of the three partitioned places.

It looks to me like the whole partitioning arrangement is designed to be removeable once this frenzy goes away. Remove a few screws embedded in the table, toss the partition, refelt the table, and Bob's your uncle. Economics will trump health and safety. If not, real scientific study will, when the history of this pandemic is written, show whether or not partitions, masks and six foot distancing made any difference. Truly rigorous scientific studies have not been done yet. But they will be. The historians will have a chance to tell us who was right and wrong about all of this. But at this point, no one really knows.
darkoz
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September 18th, 2020 at 5:30:09 PM permalink
Quote: racquet

There's no restriction based on the physical barriers themselves (at least at the three casinos I have been to in the northeast). The felt is unchanged, but there are plastic barriers between spots 2 and 3, and then between 4 and 5. So you can play two spots anytime since there are never more than three players at the table and your seat uses up two spots on the felt. Whatever safety is implied by the barriers, you have the two spots all to yourself, whether you play one, or both.

An interesting wrinkle is at a handicapped table where one seat is always reserved, the idea being that there needs to be room at a table that accommodates six players for wheelchairs to have enough room to have access. So there's never more than five players at the table. In the old days.

Now, all the handicap tables I have seen can only take two players, since the reserved spot uses up one of the three partitioned places.

It looks to me like the whole partitioning arrangement is designed to be removeable once this frenzy goes away. Remove a few screws embedded in the table, toss the partition, refelt the table, and Bob's your uncle. Economics will trump health and safety. If not, real scientific study will, when the history of this pandemic is written, show whether or not partitions, masks and six foot distancing made any difference. Truly rigorous scientific studies have not been done yet. But they will be. The historians will have a chance to tell us who was right and wrong about all of this. But at this point, no one really knows.



Masks and social distancing are not new.

In fact they were used back in the Spanish Flu Pandemic.

Those places that utilized masks and social distancing had much lower deaths.

BTW they also had anti-mask associations. Those places that bowed down had higher deaths.

While COVID-19 is new Pandemic is not. Unsure why everyone believes this situation is the first time in history and no past precedent applies
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