MrV
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April 1st, 2021 at 10:40:42 PM permalink
Wife and I stayed last night at the hotel at Chinook Winds casino in Lincoln City, Oregon and then spent time enroute back to stumptown at Spirit Mtn. casino in Grand Ronde, Oregon.

This thread will compare and contrast the two casinos based on what I observed.

Both require patrons to wear masks at all times unless eating or drinking.

Of the two, Spirit Mtn. seemed to be quite lax in enforcing covid-19 protocols.

For example the craps table there has zero plexiglass between players; Chinook Winds has quite a bit of plexiglass between players and also for the stick.

When entering Chinook Winds I was told to lower my mask while they remotely checked me out as to temperature and to see if I was an unwanted person; I talked to the operator and he confirmed that they do this using facial recognition to weed out the bad guys.

It was so fast, a second or two then he cleared me.

In contrast, while Spirit Mtn. has a similar set up it was unmanned when we entered today, so we just walked right in, as did many others.

Both have their buffets running and sit down dining, with social distancing observed.

Neither casino had a lot of action at their craps tables which was unusual: are people playing less and less?

As usual the heavy action was on the slots, which I think is the norm everywhere in the USA.

Comps from each seem fair for my level of play.

Dinner buffet at Chinook Winds was good, especially the fried shrimp; alas, my lunchtime meal at Spirit Mtn. today was spoiled by a piece of meat as tough or grisly as shoe leather.

Both are "go to" casinos for me; frankly I really dislike the casino which is closest to stumptown, Ilani: Mohegan Sun partnered with them and while it is quite busy it simply doesn't work for me: too bright, no older slots, no buffet and a weird vibe, sort of a combination of hicks, nail technicians and crackheads all being driven by staff to their doom.

Chinook Winds is my favorite, I really enjoy the town and the laid back attitude of the casino and they're the only casino that offers the slots I prefer to play.
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April 1st, 2021 at 11:20:43 PM permalink
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my lunchtime meal at Spirit Mtn. today was spoiled by a piece of meat as tough or grisly as shoe leather.



If I go to a big Casino buffet now, I never eat the cooked food. Buffets overcook the food, especially the meat, to protect themselves from liability from food poisoning. Most people have no idea what good food is so they don't even notice. What they get at home 90% of the time is already cooked frozen entrees so they assume everything in the restaurant is top-notch. Typically buffets order the cheapest cuts of meat they can get and quite often when they advertise prime rib what you're really getting is a lesser cut because the average person doesn't know the difference. I only eat at the salad bar now, especially if they have smoked salmon. I can eat my weight in smoked salmon. I know a guy who's almost 40 who considers himself a good home cook. What is his specialty? Making avocado toast, I kid you not. He thinks spreading mashed avocado on a piece of toast is 'cooking'. This is the America we live in now.
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April 1st, 2021 at 11:36:23 PM permalink
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What they get at home 90% of the time is already cooked frozen entrees so they assume everything in the restaurant is top-notch.



I'm just curious about where you get these statistics from.

You quote 90%, how do you know it's 90%?
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April 1st, 2021 at 11:39:14 PM permalink
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I'm just curious about where you get these statistics from.

You quote 90%, how do you know it's 90%?



I'm probably not exaggerating by much. Next time you're in the grocery store checkout what people have in their carts. Check out the frozen food aisles o, you can get everything under the sun pre-made and frozen. Who do you think is buying that stuff.
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April 1st, 2021 at 11:49:32 PM permalink
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I'm probably not exaggerating by much. Next time you're in the grocery store checkout what people have in their carts. Check out the frozen food aisles o, you can get everything under the sun pre-made and frozen. Who do you think is buying that stuff.



So let me get this straight Bob. You spend a considerable amount of time in supermarkets namely in the frozen food aisles and you take note who has what in their carts, that's how you compiled the statistics. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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April 2nd, 2021 at 8:04:52 AM permalink
Hoover Dam, that did not take long to hijack!
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April 2nd, 2021 at 8:33:10 AM permalink
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Hoover Dam, that did not take long to hijack!



LOL.

Let it veer where it may go ...

EB, FWIW the tough cut of meat did not come from a buffet; wife and I ate in the bar restaurant at Spirit Mtn..

It was a poor cut of meat in a chicken fried steak, cooked to order.

Avacado toast is for sissies: real men cook Campbell's Chunky Soup, and they like it.
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April 2nd, 2021 at 9:43:05 AM permalink
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LOL.

EB, FWIW the tough cut of meat did not come from a buffet;



So you think buffets are the only ones who buy cheap cuts of meat? Not hardly..
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April 2nd, 2021 at 11:08:06 AM permalink
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I'm probably not exaggerating by much. Next time you're in the grocery store checkout what people have in their carts. Check out the frozen food aisles o, you can get everything under the sun pre-made and frozen. Who do you think is buying that stuff.



It is me. The only things I actually cook are things I can throw on the BBQ grill or in the smoker.
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April 2nd, 2021 at 12:25:01 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

So you think buffets are the only ones who buy cheap cuts of meat?



Don't be ridiculous, that's not what I said or implied, please don't attribute false statements to me.

My comment came in response to your post where you opened up by focusing on buffets.

I clarified that no, the lousy meat came from a restaurant, not a buffet.

I'd had that meal at that restaurant before with never an issue: hello, variance!
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