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AZDuffman
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March 21st, 2020 at 6:28:40 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

It's closing the actual street. There are guards there to enforce it, who moved out of the line of shot of the picture. No, it's not usually barricaded.



Nice of them to do that.



I've never seen them close on account of weather -- or anything. Somebody once told me that the doors at 7-11 don't even have locks, because they never close, but I am dubious of that.



7/11 doors have locks. The stores might need to close for brief periods. Denny's as well, Denny's closed on Christmas a couple times around me.

My dad told me of a story he heard of when some casino was opened in Vegas (Rivera era) and they threw the keys to the door out to the crowd. I guess I cannot see weather closing casinos in Vegas as like Phoenix it does not have that kind of bad weather, making both great for call centers.
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AZDuffman
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March 21st, 2020 at 6:38:11 AM permalink
Now that everything that will close is pretty much closed, the question is how will the reopenings go?

First problem I see is that not all employees will return. They never do after a layoff. Some jobs are easy to fill, say unskilled kitchen or cleaning. Dealers require 3-4 weeks of training and practice, by law in some jurisdictions if not most.

Now, if business is slow at first this may not be a problem. Will business be slow at first reopen? Or will there be pent up demand? The Strip might be slow at first as the hotels will start from empty, with locals and outside Vegas casinos just needing to swing the doors open.

Will cash reserves be down meaning they have to ramp up so they can cover bets in play?

DISCUSS.
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March 21st, 2020 at 7:50:45 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Now that everything that will close is pretty much closed, the question is how will the reopenings go?

First problem I see is that not all employees will return. They never do after a layoff. Some jobs are easy to fill, say unskilled kitchen or cleaning. Dealers require 3-4 weeks of training and practice, by law in some jurisdictions if not most.

Now, if business is slow at first this may not be a problem. Will business be slow at first reopen? Or will there be pent up demand? The Strip might be slow at first as the hotels will start from empty, with locals and outside Vegas casinos just needing to swing the doors open.

Will cash reserves be down meaning they have to ramp up so they can cover bets in play?

DISCUSS.



Most of the big corporations are actually paying their labor during this time period. If they keep that up they should have no problem with labor return

Secondly, layoffs normally send those workers out into the job market. Right now there is no job market with almost everything closed
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LuckyPhow
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March 21st, 2020 at 8:43:57 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Now that everything that will close is pretty much closed, the question is how will the reopenings go?



The author of this article says the battle is far from over. To win, Nevada must declare WAR on Covid-19. IMHO, it provides a good summary of how Nevada's future may unfold.

Or, the author could be another whacko seeking attention. Either way, his comments should stimulate the discussion you requested. Speaking only for myself, this wacko thinks thatwacko whacks the nail on the head with a well-written (and somewhat scary) overview.
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March 21st, 2020 at 9:42:21 AM permalink
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At 1:45pm today, I got an email that Thunder Valley Casino near Sacramento will “suspend operations” starting Friday, March 20.


Jackson Rancheria and Harrah's Northern California are also closed - I think those are the "big three" in the area between Sacramento and Reno.
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March 21st, 2020 at 11:06:50 AM permalink
7/11's definitely have locks.

Casinos on the other hand.....
♪♪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♪♪
michael99000
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March 21st, 2020 at 11:31:51 AM permalink
One table games dealer at Borgata has tested positive for the virus.

Two more that showed symptoms are awaiting results.

Story says they are not naming them, but the casino is contacting everyone who may have been affected. Wonder if this means they are going through the players cards that were swiped during that dealers shift and contacting everyone who played? Probably should also contact anyone who played at that table on the next shift, as the chips were probably still dirty.
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March 21st, 2020 at 11:32:46 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Now that everything that will close is pretty much closed, the question is how will the reopenings go?

First problem I see is that not all employees will return. They never do after a layoff. Some jobs are easy to fill, say unskilled kitchen or cleaning. Dealers require 3-4 weeks of training and practice, by law in some jurisdictions if not most.

Now, if business is slow at first this may not be a problem. Will business be slow at first reopen? Or will there be pent up demand? The Strip might be slow at first as the hotels will start from empty, with locals and outside Vegas casinos just needing to swing the doors open.

Will cash reserves be down meaning they have to ramp up so they can cover bets in play?

DISCUSS.



My Casino is paying all staff during the closure, including average daily tips based on the previous pay period, for all tipped employees.


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March 21st, 2020 at 11:37:16 AM permalink
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My Casino is paying all staff during the closure, including average daily tips based on the previous pay period, for all tipped employees.


ZCore13



That is remarkable! I applaud your management.
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March 21st, 2020 at 12:46:27 PM permalink
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That is remarkable! I applaud your management.

you're applauding the same management that took the following action 6 days ago.

"Business as usual at the largest casino in Az. Sold out outdoor concert tonight (2,854 people) for John Fogerty.
♪♪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♪♪

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