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WTflush
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June 4th, 2020 at 10:13:58 AM permalink
Quote: BedWetterBetter

One of the possible reasons for not allowing all patrons in right away is to ensure the "select" players get preferential treatment and priority. They are probably allowed to play a day or two earlier than everyone else and in some cases are let in several hours before, which is why your notice for entrance was delayed.



They only delayed it by 8 hours, and this was for all players.

Quote: Commish

Be careful. I remember when Hurricane Katrina hit Biloxi and you could not cash chips in for 12 months.


Good info. I cashed in whatever chips I had when covid hit (wasn't a whole lot) just to be cautious, and I'm glad I did. I remember some casinos saying they planned to close for 2 weeks. lol
DRich
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June 4th, 2020 at 4:22:28 PM permalink
Quote: Commish

Be careful. I remember when Hurricane Katrina hit Biloxi and you could not cash chips in for 12 months.



Are you sure? I thought Mississippi Gaming required all casinos to redeem chips that were mailed to them.
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Commish
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June 4th, 2020 at 4:28:00 PM permalink
There were chips all over the beaches and they had to figure out a system. A woman I met had $4000 worth saved for a vacation. No vacation that year.
Venthus
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June 4th, 2020 at 10:06:59 PM permalink
Quote: Commish

There were chips all over the beaches and they had to figure out a system. A woman I met had $4000 worth saved for a vacation. No vacation that year.



How'd they end up dealing with the 'wild' chips vs legit chips that people took home with them for whatever reason?
BedWetterBetter
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June 4th, 2020 at 10:46:17 PM permalink
So it is a shitshow in Vegas. No masks required for customers and no precautionary measures for distancing in place. Over/Under for first infection is at 8 days. I'll give 2 to 1 odds!!!

https://youtu.be/Zz3lbKThtZc
michael99000
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June 4th, 2020 at 11:00:13 PM permalink
Quote: BedWetterBetter

So it is a shitshow in Vegas. No masks required for customers and no precautionary measures for distancing in place. Over/Under for first infection is at 8 days. I'll give 2 to 1 odds!!!

https://youtu.be/Zz3lbKThtZc



I had assumed all the “strict guidelines” in place to curb the spread of the virus in casinos would last at least 3-4 days.

Should’ve took the under.
DRich
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June 5th, 2020 at 6:41:54 AM permalink
Quote: michael99000

I had assumed all the “strict guidelines” in place to curb the spread of the virus in casinos would last at least 3-4 days.

Should’ve took the under.



I expect they will stay in place for about two months,
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June 5th, 2020 at 8:30:21 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

I expect they will stay in place for about two months,



I think michael99000's point was that based on yesterday, those "strict guideline" stayed in place about 2 minutes. lol

Of the two downtown casinos I played blackjack, the dealers and pit wore face masks, but probably only about 1 in 5 of the players did. At a couple local casino type properties, the players wearing face masks were a little bit higher, maybe 33%, but still pretty weak.

At The D, I played video poker for about 90 minutes and never saw anyone cleaning machines on the whole second floor. The guidelines say they are supposed to be wiping them down "frequently".

It seemed like "guidelines" meant nothing. The mentality seemed to be things are back to normal, back to the way they were before covid-19 and I think that is exactly what the fear was. I don't want to get political, but based on yesterday, I don't see how this doesn't lead to a spike in cases and deaths in the coming weeks. And the difficult thing about Vegas is those cases won't all be here, they will travel home with people, so such a spike may not be so easy to see.

Don't want to get ahead of things but it will be interesting to see what happens if there is a noticeable increase in cases and deaths related to casinos being open. I get the feeling they are not going to shut down again, but instead the mentality is going to be we have to live with it. We'll see what happens.
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June 5th, 2020 at 8:44:46 AM permalink
Quote: BedWetterBetter

So it is a shitshow in Vegas. No masks required for customers and no precautionary measures for distancing in place. Over/Under for first infection is at 8 days. I'll give 2 to 1 odds!!!

https://youtu.be/Zz3lbKThtZc



IOW, how people behave in a normal casino?

If an infection happens it happens. Time to get back to normal.

Podcast report I heard about half wearing masks the rest acting like the virus never happened.

Requiring masks here in PA unless you are smoking, eating, or drinking. If I go I will hold a drink at all times so I do not have to wear one.

Those who are afraid are free to stay at home. The rest of us do not intend to live in fear in a dystopian world.
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June 5th, 2020 at 9:23:23 AM permalink
Quote: kewlj

I think michael99000's point was that based on yesterday, those "strict guideline" stayed in place about 2 minutes. lol

Of the two downtown casinos I played blackjack, the dealers and pit wore face masks, but probably only about 1 in 5 of the players did. At a couple local casino type properties, the players wearing face masks were a little bit higher, maybe 33%, but still pretty weak.

At The D, I played video poker for about 90 minutes and never saw anyone cleaning machines on the whole second floor. The guidelines say they are supposed to be wiping them down "frequently".

It seemed like "guidelines" meant nothing. The mentality seemed to be things are back to normal, back to the way they were before covid-19 and I think that is exactly what the fear was. I don't want to get political, but based on yesterday, I don't see how this doesn't lead to a spike in cases and deaths in the coming weeks. And the difficult thing about Vegas is those cases won't all be here, they will travel home with people, so such a spike may not be so easy to see.

Don't want to get ahead of things but it will be interesting to see what happens if there is a noticeable increase in cases and deaths related to casinos being open. I get the feeling they are not going to shut down again, but instead the mentality is going to be we have to live with it. We'll see what happens.


I saw a video of the Wynn just after the opening, and it looked like all of the machines were turned on. Did anybody try to enforce "every other machine is closed," either on the Strip or anywhere else (downtown, Boulder, Henderson, out west)?

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