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mcallister3200
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July 13th, 2020 at 1:05:38 PM permalink
There’s no exception in the mandate for smoking, there is one for eating and drinking when able to maintain distance. Operators are simply making the decision to refuse to enforce the guidelines as written.
TDVegas
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July 13th, 2020 at 1:27:35 PM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

I think you're correct. Take your sip or puff and put it back on.


Correct...but they are not doing that and it is NOT being enforced at all. So, effectively what you have is those who want to blow covid smoke are free to do so. No mask.

Insanely stupid.
TDVegas
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July 13th, 2020 at 1:30:50 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

There’s no exception in the mandate for smoking, there is one for eating and drinking when able to maintain distance. Operators are simply making the decision to refuse to enforce the guidelines as written.


I don’t believe the mandate goes into that kind of detail. I believe the intent of the rule is you pull the mask down to drink or smoke (puff) and pull it back up. NOT just leave it off because you have a drink or ashtray on your slot.

As several casinos are now enforcing no smoking at tables...slots is still effectively “do what you want”.

20+ times I saw it Friday night. Mask on chin with ZERO attempt to put it on after puffing.
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July 13th, 2020 at 2:45:03 PM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

I think you're correct. Take your sip or puff and put it back on.



Yes, that is the policy. But you could eliminate a lot of the temporary mask removal by eliminating smoking while providing cleaner air for everyone to breathe.
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July 13th, 2020 at 3:56:21 PM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

Yes, that is the policy. But you could eliminate a lot of the temporary mask removal by eliminating smoking while providing cleaner air for everyone to breathe.



Or, just do what Atlantic City is doing. No smoking, drinking, or eating. That would simplify things.
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July 13th, 2020 at 4:24:42 PM permalink
Drinking is essential, you don't want to get dehydrated. Plus you don't want to put the cocktail and bartenders out of work. Yes, this still requires some people to temporarily put down their masks. Smoking is not essential. I think the casinos still needs to improve disinfecting the table games and the machines with more frequecies. They are also replacing the decks after every dealer at the table games.
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July 13th, 2020 at 6:22:44 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Or, just do what Atlantic City is doing. No smoking, drinking, or eating. That would simplify things.


You could allow all 3...but you cannot allow them to circumvent the intent of the rule, which is exactly what all of them are doing.

Mask down, sip, puff, mask up is the intent.

What they are doing is simply letting the mask hang off as they have a drink or ashtray on the slot machine. ZERO enforcement.

This is how Ted Cruz was photographed today on an AA flight. His representative played the “he had a coffee cup” card to ignore the rule.
LuckyPhow
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July 14th, 2020 at 8:56:40 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

Or, just do what Atlantic City is doing. No smoking, drinking, or eating. That would simplify things.



IMO, NJ is doing it right. People constantly show us they will abuse any exception to a "mask" rule.

Ummm... how do AC casinos deal with water? As noted above, players need to stay hydrated.
billryan
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July 14th, 2020 at 9:13:04 AM permalink
Conditions in the casino are so bad that I have to keep going back so I can write about how horrible they are.
If a business isn't enforcing the mask laws to your satisfaction, vote with your feet, and don't give them any business.
darkoz
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July 14th, 2020 at 9:20:55 AM permalink
Quote: LuckyPhow

IMO, NJ is doing it right. People constantly show us they will abuse any exception to a "mask" rule.

Ummm... how do AC casinos deal with water? As noted above, players need to stay hydrated.



I believe there are no exceptions and no serving girls.

If a player needs water they do like smokers and go onto the boardwalk.

Truthfully most people need a drink of water less often than smokers need a puff
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