SOOPOO
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May 23rd, 2020 at 5:03:47 AM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

5 local Denny's restaurants are going out of business. Saw a longer line of cars at the Wendy's drive thru at 6pm.

Rental-car giant Hertz — which also operates the Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands — files for bankruptcy after being devastated by the plunge in travel since the pandemic hit



Very interesting. I am surprised that the rental car industry did not get the bailout that is keeping airlines and small businesses afloat.

I have never been a fan of the profitability of the rental car business. It always seemed that the prices were just too low to be a sustainable profitable business model. With the advent of low cost Uber/Lyft, it was another nail in the coffin. I am always a little leery of really big bankruptcies. Some times just seems like a way for a company to eliminate its debt and start over. Does anyone think that a year from today you won't be able to rent a car from Hertz?
NewtoTown
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May 23rd, 2020 at 3:35:04 PM permalink
Quote: TonyTwoEyes

So it looks like according to Richard N. Velotta of the Las Vegas Review Journal in his article from a couple days ago "Casino reopening clues may come in Control Board workshop Tuesday" that we may finally get some kind of actual reopening date on Tuesday!!!

That is a big might, for sure. Every-time I think we may actually hear something solid the actual press conferences are full of double speak, buck passing and non-commitment to anything.

Imagine running a fine establishment like The Rusty Spurs or Double Down without being able to project re-opening at all. Must be killing them.

Vellotta had some great quotes in the article:

"Six health and safety experts have been invited to address the board in a videoconference, followed by board deliberations and possible action."

Does possible action mean reopening date finally set?

"Nevada is on track to be one of the last states to reopen casinos."

Really, your biggest industry is Casinos and you are the last??? Hell the peoples republic of CA is opening casinos before Nevada.

Pathetic just pathetic. I just want to spend 12 hours at the old Double Down playing video poker, drinking PBR & Ass Juice while listening to punk rock and there no way to schedule a trip.

On a good note I was able to confirm the TA Truck Stop on Dean Martin has a back entrance for the showers so the hard working truckers are not totally screwed. The truckers lounge and gym are still closed and no word on their awesome Alamo casino.

Another 12 hours at The Rusty Spurs would be on the schedule too... If only we knew the darn schedule.



Yes, it is a shame, but alas, it is a blue state Gov in charge. What else could we expect????!!!????? There are 162 other casinos open in the US and yet, NV has lower infection and death rates than many of those other states for over 4 weeks. What gives? Oh yes, covered that already, in as non-political a way as possible.
darkoz
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May 23rd, 2020 at 4:31:34 PM permalink
Quote: NewtoTown

Yes, it is a shame, but alas, it is a blue state Gov in charge. What else could we expect????!!!????? There are 162 other casinos open in the US and yet, NV has lower infection and death rates than many of those other states for over 4 weeks. What gives? Oh yes, covered that already, in as non-political a way as possible.



I think the real issue is the bread and butter of the state, casino's, is a large gathering venue.

For example Orlando Florida bread and butter is amusement parks.

Should they have stood open because of economy or closed because that many people in one spot is conducive to spreading the virus
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racquet
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May 23rd, 2020 at 4:56:44 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz


For example Orlando Florida bread and butter is amusement parks



And what do you know, Disney World in Orlando opens on May 2, the same day as the casinos in CT.

Gee, I wonder if state revenue has anything to do with either one of those?
darkoz
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May 23rd, 2020 at 8:00:44 PM permalink
Quote: racquet

And what do you know, Disney World in Orlando opens on May 2, the same day as the casinos in CT.

Gee, I wonder if state revenue has anything to do with either one of those?



And what do you know that's not true.

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/travel-information/

Disneyworld has not set any reopen date according to their own website.

Any reservations have been refunded through July first
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SanchoPanza
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May 23rd, 2020 at 9:13:08 PM permalink
Quote: NewtoTown

Yes, it is a shame, but alas, it is a blue state Gov in charge. What else could we expect????!!!????? There are 162 other casinos open in the US and yet, NV has lower infection and death rates than many of those other states for over 4 weeks. What gives? Oh yes, covered that already, in as non-political a way as possible.

FWIW, this is from Dick Velotta at the RJ:
"On Friday afternoon, Gov. Steve Sisolak gave Nevada casinos a tentative date they could plan to reopen: June 4. Seventy-eight days after casinos first closed down to help stem the spread of COVID-19.
The move comes as the state has faced an increasing amount of pressure to reopen; Nevada’s unemployment rate hit record highs in April, and casinos in 12 other states had opened their doors ahead of those in Sin City."
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May 23rd, 2020 at 9:38:36 PM permalink
Quote: NewtoTown

Yes, it is a shame, but alas, it is a blue state Gov in charge. What else could we expect????!!!?????



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mcallister3200
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May 24th, 2020 at 6:01:42 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

I think the real issue is the bread and butter of the state, casino's, is a large gathering venue.

For example Orlando Florida bread and butter is amusement parks.

Should they have stood open because of economy or closed because that many people in one spot is conducive to spreading the virus



Disney World is the overwhelming favorite to host the NBA if they resume their season, which they are now expected to. If that ends up happening there’s no way they reopen before September. And at that point....you have to wonder if they’d even open then in anticipation of the very hyped “second wave.”
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May 24th, 2020 at 6:19:46 AM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

5 local Denny's restaurants are going out of business. Saw a longer line of cars at the Wendy's drive thru at 6pm.

Rental-car giant Hertz — which also operates the Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands — files for bankruptcy after being devastated by the plunge in travel since the pandemic hit



Doesn't matter how much wealth destroyed or lives crushed. WE.MUST.STAY.CLOSED.IF.IT.SAVES.EVEN.1.LIFE.

For those that do not get it, that is satire.
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racquet
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May 24th, 2020 at 6:45:23 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

And what do you know that's not true.

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/travel-information/

Disneyworld has not set any reopen date according to their own website.

Any reservations have been refunded through July first



My mistake. It's Universal Studios/Orlando, and it's June 5th.

https://www.wesh.com/article/universal-orlando-reopen-june/32646125#

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