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Lovecomps
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April 24th, 2020 at 9:04:06 AM permalink
Sooner or later, this whole Covid-19 thing will pass and the country, including Vegas, will return to business as usual. Do you think that they'll go back to how they brought people in or will the deals be great and have the hosts tripping over each other to bring back players and the bonuses in their salary that they generate.

Conversely, do you think that they'll do nothing and figure that their customers are all degenates who'll all flock back on day one.
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sabre
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April 24th, 2020 at 9:12:22 AM permalink
My mlife offers have doubled the freeplay and F+B than before the closures.

Locals will flock back to their home casinos across the country and resume degening like nothing happened. Vegas strip and downtown are screwed.
billryan
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April 24th, 2020 at 9:17:17 AM permalink
I imagine airlines will be offering dirt cheap fares so a wise marketeer will piggyback onto that to bring people back. In the 90s, junkets were huge and the time might be ripe for them to make a comeback.
AZDuffman
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April 24th, 2020 at 10:41:48 AM permalink
I think most will do "soft" reopens. Just open the doors, no specials. Not until the machinery is working good and fine.
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onenickelmiracle
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April 24th, 2020 at 11:02:21 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

I think most will do "soft" reopens. Just open the doors, no specials. Not until the machinery is working good and fine.


Very similar to what I've said before. If you just go by the basis 1/3 to 1/2 floor out of commission, they can't be generous at all. I imagine most locals will get ZERO FP just about and the casino will tell them they'll get it the first whole month the casino is open. So if they opened 5/15, no FP until June, maybe even July if the casino expects to be open by then. I'm kind of disappointed, even feeling a bit like I'm giving a casino an idea saying this. Up to them, people get really demotivated quite easily and habits have changed. I've heard the degenerates I keep in touch telling me how they have money now, because they're not spending it at the casino.
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onenickelmiracle
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April 24th, 2020 at 11:04:38 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

I imagine airlines will be offering dirt cheap fares so a wise marketeer will piggyback onto that to bring people back. In the 90s, junkets were huge and the time might be ripe for them to make a comeback.

Not enough demand. Casinos won't want to lose control, they have control of the people through offers, don't need to pay for any flight for someone they already do not deem worth it or necessary to take their money. Reasoning is fundamental.
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AxelWolf
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April 24th, 2020 at 1:44:05 PM permalink
Obviously, they're going to have to do something to get people back in the doors. I think they're going to be afraid to give out too much. It doesn't really help them financially in the short-term if they give out more than they're taking in.

I think their marketing will be concentrated on how safe their casino is and all the special things they're doing to protect their customers. Will they be giving out free face masks at the door for those who don't have them?

After some initial marketing, I assume the casinos will have a wait-and-see attitude. Some will Market aggressively at first, but For the most part, I don't think much is going to change, especially for places like Station Casinos and the other local chains here in Las Vegas. I just don't think it's going to be some big gold mine for Advantage Players. I sure hope I'm wrong.
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MonkeyWithpain
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April 24th, 2020 at 3:42:04 PM permalink
They shouldn't be so aggressive. Everything that happens we know affects but I don't think it will affect the reopening of your casinos so much.
DRich
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April 24th, 2020 at 6:13:20 PM permalink
I am going to recommend to the GM's of our casinos that they should increase the offers to the players that have large losses last year.

I don't want to increase offers to high handle players unless they have big losses. Don't want to help the AP's with high handle and low TWIN.
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FleaStiff
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April 24th, 2020 at 6:51:23 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I assume the casinos will have a wait-and-see attitude. Some will Market aggressively at first, but For the most part, I don't think much is going to change, especially for places like Station Casinos and the other local chains here in Las Vegas.

Soft re-openings, no aggressively reaching out to customers, but be real nice to the ones who do show up (freeplay). Main emphasis will be on Do No Wrong, so there will be signs, masks, sanitizers galore, but not much in the way of outreach. Look for some temperature sensing devices but not full page ads touting them.

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