TDVegas
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May 9th, 2020 at 8:40:13 AM permalink
With a max of 3 or 4 or 6 players on the tables....I can assure you the casinos will look for ways to cut employee costs. A craps table was already a dinosaur in terms of manpower to operate it. This virus and restrictions just sent it over the edge.

If I was running a casino...I would be looking at all the latest and greatest electronic games coming out of Interblock, Aruze and any number of other manufacturers....and see how fast I can get them on the floor.
Yoyomama
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May 10th, 2020 at 6:26:27 AM permalink
I like 3 to a side for awhile. Hopefully that will eliminate the non playing spectators. I am not concerned about the chips or dice. Simply washing hands before and after will take care of that. Handy hand sanitizer will help. Now if people can start covering coughs and sneezes into their elbow, that would be awesome! Saw a poker player cough into his hand and then pick up cards.

When it come to hygiene, most people leave a lot to be desired.
TumblingBones
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May 10th, 2020 at 1:00:28 PM permalink
Coughs and sneezes are just the visible tip of the iceberg. Just being in close proximity to an asymptomatic carrier for an extended time can do it. Only solution I can see is do as they did in Macau and have everyone wearing a face mask. Not sure how that would go over here in the US. For a start, it would make it hard to get drunk while playing.
My goal of being well informed conflicts with my goal of remaining sane.
ChumpChange
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May 10th, 2020 at 1:16:20 PM permalink
The problem with craps "machines" is that they are slot machines and subject to the IRS on various wins and/or cashouts, and they probably will have a $99 table max. I'm kind of wondering if tablets or touchscreens at an actual craps table reclassifies that as a "machine" too. There's gotta be a difference between going cashless and calling the table game a "machine." I can bet the ATMs where you load your redesigned Player's Card with cash to play table games is gonna be infected, and it's just gonna make the casino's Annual Player Win/Loss Statements that much more accurate. Do you really want that?
ChumpChange
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May 10th, 2020 at 1:18:55 PM permalink
Quote: TumblingBones

Coughs and sneezes are just the visible tip of the iceberg. Just being in close proximity to an asymptomatic carrier for an extended time can do it. Only solution I can see is do as they did in Macau and have everyone wearing a face mask. Not sure how that would go over here in the US. For a start, it would make it hard to get drunk while playing.



I got the sneeze and the sniffles while walking down the freezer aisle of a WalMart yesterday while wearing a mask. Woke up today with a runny nose.
TDVegas
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May 10th, 2020 at 9:36:11 PM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

The problem with craps "machines" is that they are slot machines and subject to the IRS on various wins and/or cashouts, and they probably will have a $99 table max. I'm kind of wondering if tablets or touchscreens at an actual craps table reclassifies that as a "machine" too. There's gotta be a difference between going cashless and calling the table game a "machine." I can bet the ATMs where you load your redesigned Player's Card with cash to play table games is gonna be infected, and it's just gonna make the casino's Annual Player Win/Loss Statements that much more accurate. Do you really want that?


Typically...any game that takes money thru a slot is classified as a slot machine and is subject to the $1,200 hand pay rule. Roll to win craps is an actual craps table and the dice are physically rolled. The issue is your money is inserted into a slot and loaded on the terminal. As such...the $1,200 limit likely applies.

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