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Wizard
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March 16th, 2020 at 5:47:26 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

I would think that the Gaming Control Board would be the logical one to make the call. Do they have any jurisdiction over the hotel parts? Forget for the minute that without the hotel the casino does not need to be there....



I know the Gaming Control Board shut down Binion's when they didn't have enough cash reserves on the property. However, that was a very specific regulation. I don't think they would have the jurisdiction to make such calls over matters of health. However, this is getting way out of my area.
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March 16th, 2020 at 6:19:47 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I know the Gaming Control Board shut down Binion's when they didn't have enough cash reserves on the property. However, that was a very specific regulation. I don't think they would have the jurisdiction to make such calls over matters of health. However, this is getting way out of my area.



The Gaming Control Board runs this state. They will just tell the Governor what to say.
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March 16th, 2020 at 8:06:11 AM permalink
Government not waiting for Atlantic City to self-close

As of 8pm tonight

https://nypost.com/2020/03/16/ny-nj-conn-announce-state-wide-coronavirus-business-closures/
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March 16th, 2020 at 9:22:22 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Government not waiting for Atlantic City to self-close

As of 8pm tonight

https://nypost.com/2020/03/16/ny-nj-conn-announce-state-wide-coronavirus-business-closures/



That is a good move.

NJ Casinos are permitted to continue offering online gaming.
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March 16th, 2020 at 1:17:27 PM permalink
I'm hearing NJ is on 8pm curfew. No cars or people allowed out except essential workers like police and medical etc
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March 16th, 2020 at 1:19:22 PM permalink
All PA casinos ordered to close by 6 tomorrow. I assume AM.

EDIT. AM
Last edited by: AZDuffman on Mar 16, 2020
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March 16th, 2020 at 1:35:57 PM permalink
Quote: rsactuary

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Maybe to you, but not to those who are immunocompromised or have underlying health issues. This is about protecting those people.



Look to Italy and you'll see it's way more than that.

Dad has a heart attack. Kid eats a peanut. Gramps gets stung. Aunty gets diabetic. The kid you're watching sends his tibia through his skin. One of your charges goes grand mal. And there's not one goddamn thing you can do for any if it but watch them die because there ain't nowhere to take them.

To say nothing of the docs who have to decide, person by person, who to save and who to abandon.


Re: smokers, we f@#$ up the biologic mechanisms meant to keep us healthy. Our cilia stop pushing gunk out our lungs and mucus builds up. Additionally, our fingers are always in or near our mouths. Double whammy as far as getting infected.

Second hand has the same effect. So yes, it's a danger. A danger not even in the same universe as congregating in crowds sharing filthy tools. Go your ass home

ETA: Oh yeah, and if Seneca ain't closed now, it's about to be
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March 16th, 2020 at 1:50:11 PM permalink
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What I don't understand is why on earth do the casinos still allow smoking and vaping within the casinos???



I agree, live and tournament poker is going strong in a non smoking room. I remember the days when every poker room allowed smoking. I use to carry a battery operated fan that I set on the table to blow the smoke away me from any player who was smoking next to me. When poker rooms decided to go nonsmoking everyone thought it was going to kill the action. Far from it, smokers will still visit the casinos of they ban smoking.
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March 16th, 2020 at 1:53:18 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Multiple studies

Naturally there are quite a few now with the recent news

https://tobacco.ucsf.edu/reduce-your-risk-serious-lung-disease-caused-corona-virus-quitting-smoking-and-vaping

https://www.timesofisrael.com/smokers-appear-to-be-at-higher-risk-from-coronavirus-expert/



This kind of thing is already evident, Keyser was saying the casinos shouldn't be letting people smoke, as if them smoking was endangering other people in some unusual way. It is already kind of known smoking has many risks, thought he was implying something different.
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March 16th, 2020 at 2:09:36 PM permalink



Secondhand smoke causes significant health problems. It increases your chances of experiencing lung infections, bronchitis, and worsening of asthma. Not to mention the extra bacteria that smokers are often blowing around because they frequently have gum disease from poor oral hygiene.

Smoking should be banned from all public places.

https://www.verywellhealth.com/the-health-risks-of-secondhand-smoke-915020

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