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racquet
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May 27th, 2020 at 7:47:52 AM permalink
I'm not sure, but I think Mohegan CT and Foxwoods are now non-smoking. I recall in an earlier notice or policy statement on the reopening that they both said that you had to wear a mask except when "eating, drinking or smoking" but in an email I just received Mohegan says there is no smoking anywhere except in designated smoking areas.

I looked back at my earlier notifications, but they all link to the same web page, so it's just my memory that's telling me it changed since a week ago.

My impression is that a greater percentage of gamblers smoke compared to the real world. Old habits die hard.
rdw4potus
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May 27th, 2020 at 7:16:58 PM permalink
I went to mystic lake this morning. I'd say it was at about 10% capacity. They essentially flipped the smoking and non smoking percentages (was 90% smoking sqft, now 10%). It is NUTS how much it smells like smoke even after 2 months closed and a deep cleaning. There were surprisingly few changes from before. Mostly the same games in the same places, but with fewer by the entrances. I suppose they don't want loitering there. It looked like they learned some things yesterday - they were changing which games were open in several areas, so that if a game at the end of a row needed to be off, it was the end of the row by the narrower walkway that had a dead machine; and they were debating the atm/tito situation - 2 of 40 were on & the suits didnt agree on whether more were needed (omg, they were). Not sure why, but ecash was disabled on every machine i tried. I guess that keeps people from pushing those buttons, but I'm not sure how else offers could be handled unless they're gonna go back to paper for a while.
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BedWetterBetter
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May 27th, 2020 at 8:21:13 PM permalink
Locals in Atlantic City are reporting that all casinos have turned on the lights and slot machines. May only be the start of the re-opening process, but a good sign nonetheless.
EvenBob
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May 28th, 2020 at 12:41:22 AM permalink
7 tribes in MI are opening Friday and next week.
Lots of stupid new rules. You have to park in the
garage which is a pain because it's a hundred
yards from the casino. Have to get your temp
taken. have to show ID, if you're not wearing
a mask they will give you one. Everybody who works
there will be wearing a mask and latex gloves.
You must make an effort to stay six feet away
from other people. There will be limited space
at the table games. The free beverage kiosk will
be closed. There will be roving bands of employees
constantly cleaning everything. Not a single word
how they're going to clean the most germ-ridden
filthy thing in the casino, the chips.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
onenickelmiracle
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May 28th, 2020 at 5:15:15 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

7 tribes in MI are opening Friday and next week.
Lots of stupid new rules. You have to park in the
garage which is a pain because it's a hundred
yards from the casino. Have to get your temp
taken. have to show ID, if you're not wearing
a mask they will give you one. Everybody who works
there will be wearing a mask and latex gloves.
You must make an effort to stay six feet away
from other people. There will be limited space
at the table games. The free beverage kiosk will
be closed. There will be roving bands of employees
constantly cleaning everything. Not a single word
how they're going to clean the most germ-ridden
filthy thing in the casino, the chips.

Chips are only as dirty as the hands touching them. If we changed anything, I would want all restrooms to remove doors completely, and have the sinks outside so people cannot feel bold enough to not wash their hands. Fecal material is going to have a lot of disease, all kinds of germs are being spread around by the jerks.
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Yoyomama
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May 28th, 2020 at 5:30:02 AM permalink
Quote: BedWetterBetter

Speaking of matched up... Does either Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods do Player Card tier matching from other casinos? I've not been to a CT casino in 16 years and would consider a return IF they did tier match.



I asked a few moths ago when I first visted Mohegan Sun and it NO!!!
billryan
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May 28th, 2020 at 9:01:05 AM permalink
Quote: Yoyomama

I asked a few moths ago when I first visted Mohegan Sun and it NO!!!




I expect casinos will change many of their pre-virus policies so that past results are not necessarily true going forward.
EvenBob
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May 28th, 2020 at 10:06:28 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

Chips are only as dirty as the hands touching them.



Ever notice how many men don't
wash their hands after using the
urinal? I rest me case.
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racquet
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May 28th, 2020 at 12:05:52 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Ever notice how many men don't
wash their hands after using the
urinal? I rest me case.



I've long been a proponent of washing my hands BEFORE I go to the urinal. After handling those chips, dice, and cards, I feel that Mr. Binky needs all the protection he can get. After all, I know ALL the places HE has been.

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