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AxelWolf
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March 18th, 2020 at 6:03:43 AM permalink
I put this in another thread, but perhaps it's appropriate here.

What will all the gambling addicts do when the casinos all shut down?
Will they flock to the online casinos?

What about people who have money who get bored at home?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Zcore13
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March 18th, 2020 at 7:14:13 AM permalink
6 Arizona Casinos closed yesterday and the morning. I'm sure the rest will follow. The closed are:

Twin Arrows Casino, Flagstaff
Lone Butte Casino, Chandler
Wild Horse Casino, Chandler
Vee Quiva Casino, Laveen
Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale
Casino Arizona, Scottsdale


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DRich
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March 18th, 2020 at 7:30:34 AM permalink
Crazy times. I worked 23 hours yesterday closing casinos and working on shutting down all 160 locations we have. One hour of sleep and I am heading back to the madness. Today will be just as crazy but by tomorrow things should begin to settle down.
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ThatDonGuy
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March 18th, 2020 at 8:07:13 AM permalink
The three main San Francisco area casinos - Graton, Cache Creek, and San Pablo - have all closed. Note that San Pablo is the only one in any of the Bay Area's "shelter in place" counties, although I have a feeling some combination of general fears and "who's going to come?" forced the hands of the other two.
TigerWu
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March 18th, 2020 at 8:21:54 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

This is something that I've paid attention to closely since the 90s. I have always hoped this would be the case, but in my experience the casinos tend to give out more in terms of promotions/ free play/ deals when they're doing well and they tighten up when they're doing bad.



They probably all learned their lesson after 2008 when Don Johnson took advantage of their desperation and cleaned them out for millions... haha
darkoz
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March 18th, 2020 at 10:27:37 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

This is something that I've paid attention to closely since the 90s. I have always hoped this would be the case, but in my experience the casinos tend to give out more in terms of promotions/ free play/ deals when they're doing well and they tighten up when they're doing bad.

I have no idea what their position is when it comes to giving whales great deals either way.



I agree in general this appears to be true

I am hopeful this is a different scenario. It's not a singular casino but the entire industry. Somewhere a casino is going to offer"better" comps than another which will spur that one to up the ante.

Hopefully it becomes a snowball effect when casinos are desperate to revitalize their economy and customer base
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DogHand
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March 18th, 2020 at 10:38:57 AM permalink
In the South, all casinos in Louisiana and Mississippi are closed as well:

https://www.ksla.com/2020/03/16/all-casinos-across-state-close-midnight/

https://www.sunherald.com/news/coronavirus/article241212746.html

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Vegasrider
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March 18th, 2020 at 11:36:18 AM permalink
So the governor of Nevada has ordered all of our casinos to be closed for at least the next 30 days. So no access to safety deposit box at the casino or cashing of casino chips? Assuming you had one or the other or both.
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March 18th, 2020 at 12:23:19 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Just announced by the Governor:



On that note...Not exactly a casino, but NYC Gov DeBlasio is "about to order a 'stay in place'". That comment, in context, was part hyperbolic exasperation, but he is meeting with Cuomo today to discuss exactly that. Not sure if there's any gaming that far down, but I know there's gamers there.

School here is closed anywhere from a month to rest of year. With Rochester's first death and it now kicking off in Erie county, I would expect a long wait for Seneca and can only imagine what getting to Fallsview would entail.
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SOOPOO
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March 18th, 2020 at 12:59:15 PM permalink
Quote: Face

On that note...Not exactly a casino, but NYC Gov DeBlasio is "about to order a 'stay in place'". That comment, in context, was part hyperbolic exasperation, but he is meeting with Cuomo today to discuss exactly that. Not sure if there's any gaming that far down, but I know there's gamers there.

School here is closed anywhere from a month to rest of year. With Rochester's first death and it now kicking off in Erie county, I would expect a long wait for Seneca and can only imagine what getting to Fallsview would entail.



Fallsview closed. Some are suggesting DeBlasio does not have the authority to enact a "Stay in Place" order. That it would need to come from Cuomo. I'd prefer that.

At this point, other than AP's for whom the casino is their place of work, or for those actually employed in the casino industry, I'd say casino news would be so low on my list.....

That being said..... I will be at Seneca Niagara within days of its re-opening!

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