Gandler
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May 5th, 2020 at 5:07:41 PM permalink
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Is Covid smoke more contagious (or should that be 'more infectious' -- I never can tell) than regular Covid breath? Don't get me wrong, I'd also rather not be near a smoker, especially in these times, but does the fact that they are also exhaling smoke make it more likely to spread the virus than if they were just breathing normally? (Not trying to snark, I'm genuinely curious.)



I'm opening a can of worms to say this, but preliminary data indicates there may be a strong correlation between smoking and being protected from COVID-19. What they're seeing, in general, is that smokers make up between 19%-25% of the population by nationality, but only about 5% of the serious cases requiring hospitalization.

The theory they're exploring is that the cell receptors needed by COVID-19 to unlock the cell for replication are already largely occupied by nicotine, especially in the lungs, and so even when exposed, the virus can't replicate enough to take over the body.

This is why there are already shortages of nicotine patches, gum, and some tobacco, as people look to protect themselves, especially in France, which first reported a possible correlation. But given the health risks of smoking in the first place, the US and others are not emphasizing this possibility, even though they are seeing similar statistics.

All that is to say, I don't see the casinos banning smoking any time soon - it actually might HELP to have a bit of second -hand smoke around, ridiculous as it seems.



It seems more likley that nicotine rather than smoking is the benefit.

The EU has limited option for tobacco products, you pretty much have to smoke or vape.

In America far better options, smokeless tobacco (banned in EU outside Sweden), nicotine pouches etc.....
DJTeddyBear
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May 6th, 2020 at 8:14:49 AM permalink
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This already exists. I donít know what casino, and it might have been a field trial. But it was mentioned on a thread here a year or so ago.

If I recall correctly, when itís your turn to shoot, the credits from your terminal transfers to the terminal up front next to the craps table. At the same time, your old terminal becomes locked out for you to return to when youíre done shooting.

Yes, i mentioned a similar game I saw at Maryland Live last year. However the main craps table had a weird layout and it wasn't a full length table nor did it have the same bounce or dice. It was not like a real craps table and game. Close but not full layout... and the dice seemed weird. It did feed , by video, out to many kiosks for individuals to sit and play electronically. If they will just bring a real crap table out front with a real stick man and real dice, with a flow to the game... this would be EXTRAordinary ! I believe this should be and probably will be the future of craps until covid is resolved. It will be such an easy sell for the game maker to the casinos. Anyone from Interblock here? PM me! Please!!!!

The notion that people wont play stadium style craps is BS. They will absolutely play if there is no other option. Build it and they will come. People love craps.... they want to make money and beat the game.. I dont thing everyone needs to be on a crowded table hangin with the peeps in order to play the game. That is false... imho. People want to make money! or try to at least.


I just wanted to point out that your complaint with the system was entirely about the physical dice and table and not at all about the kiosk used to place bets.

Hmmmm.... That seems simple enough to fix. 🤪
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wilbsmitt
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May 6th, 2020 at 8:40:58 AM permalink
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Craps tables limited to at most 3 per side, still staffed with three dealers? $25 minimums, likely no box man.



I can see 2 players per side, no base dealer, no box, stickman handles all bets and payouts, just like the old tub games.
WatchMeWin
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May 6th, 2020 at 9:38:58 AM permalink
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For me the fun comes from two things. One is throwing the dice and the other is the social aspect. I like it when there's a shooter on a streak and everyone is getting excited and encouraging the shooter. Yeah, I've encountered some real a-holes too but all in all I think I've had more positive interactions at a craps table then negative ones. A stadium setting just won't have that. The whole vibe will change.

To be honest, until they have this under control with vaccines and/or treatments, craps just won't be craps and I'll probably have to find some other form of entertainment.



You are a PURIST ! An ABSOLUTE PURIST! I love this guy!
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WatchMeWin
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May 6th, 2020 at 9:43:08 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I just wanted to point out that your complaint with the system was entirely about the physical dice and table and not at all about the kiosk used to place bets.

Hmmmm.... That seems simple enough to fix. 🤪



100% correct. I have no problem with the electronic feed to electronic kiosk station....as long as the results are yrue representations of actual rolls from a LEGITIMATE craps roll from LEGITIMATE DICE AND TABLE!

I do not need a crowd of people all in my space yelling n screaming. I just like to win n leave! One might say 'hit n run'!
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May 6th, 2020 at 9:49:30 AM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

Craps tables limited to at most 3 per side, still staffed with three dealers? $25 minimums, likely no box man.



AC casinos eliminated the Box Man about 8 years ago.
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May 8th, 2020 at 8:58:28 AM permalink
Quote: FatGeezus

Quote: mcallister3200

Craps tables limited to at most 3 per side, still staffed with three dealers? $25 minimums, likely no box man.



AC casinos eliminated the Box Man about 8 years ago.


That's news to me. If they got rid of them at some point, they sure as hell brought them back. I've never seen a table at Borgata that didn't have one. That includes when I was there this past Feb.
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AlanMendelson
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May 8th, 2020 at 11:28:19 AM permalink
Caesars Palace was the first casino to eliminate the box. But what happened is that a floor person started to watch over the remaining dealers.

Caesars saved a salary but slowed their game.

I was thinking that tablets or betting screens could be mounted at the three positions on each side of the craps table. Players at those betting screens would take turns shooting.
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May 8th, 2020 at 2:12:43 PM permalink
Quote: TumblingBones

Quote: FatGeezus

Quote: mcallister3200

Craps tables limited to at most 3 per side, still staffed with three dealers? $25 minimums, likely no box man.



AC casinos eliminated the Box Man about 8 years ago.


That's news to me. If they got rid of them at some point, they sure as hell brought them back. I've never seen a table at Borgata that didn't have one. That includes when I was there this past Feb.



I believe it was only Resorts that eliminated the boxman
FatGeezus
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May 9th, 2020 at 6:37:33 AM permalink
Quote: michael99000

Quote: TumblingBones

Quote: FatGeezus

Quote: mcallister3200

Craps tables limited to at most 3 per side, still staffed with three dealers? $25 minimums, likely no box man.



AC casinos eliminated the Box Man about 8 years ago.


That's news to me. If they got rid of them at some point, they sure as hell brought them back. I've never seen a table at Borgata that didn't have one. That includes when I was there this past Feb.



I believe it was only Resorts that eliminated the boxman



Gov Christie was the one who allowed the casinos to eliminate Boxmen.

I play at Trop and Golden Nugget during the day. Neither of them have boxmen.

Of course they could add Boxmen during the weekends when the tables are busier.

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