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darkoz
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June 17th, 2020 at 12:15:35 PM permalink
Massachusetts casinos opening June 29th at earliest although I think it will wind up being July 6th (I have my reasons)

Some of the new requirements have been set in stone by the gaming commission. Meanwhile additional ones are expected from the Governor's office

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.telegram.com/news/20200617/masked-casino-gamblers-will-have-fewer-options-in-mass%3ftemplate=ampart

No Roulette, no Craps.

Blackjack limited to three patrons per table.

Everyone must wear masks.

Smoking is not an issue as that was always not allowed
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Minty
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June 17th, 2020 at 2:19:16 PM permalink
Perhaps this has been done or is being worked on, but maybe a spreadsheet would be a good way to condense this entire thread? Could have columns regarding location, casino name, capacity limits, games available, reservation or no reservation required, ID required or not.
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BedWetterBetter
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June 17th, 2020 at 3:50:49 PM permalink
https://mountairycasino.com/

As I had predicted, Mount Airy in the Poconos is scheduled to open on Monday June 22nd. Mohegan Sun Poconos will also be opening that day as well with Hollywood Casino in Grantsville, PA opening this Friday.

Will probably be another 2 weeks before Philly area Casinos and Wind Creek Bethlehem start opening procedures.
Marcusclark66
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June 17th, 2020 at 6:57:24 PM permalink
Quote: Minty

Perhaps this has been done or is being worked on, but maybe a spreadsheet would be a good way to condense this entire thread? Could have columns regarding location, casino name, capacity limits, games available, reservation or no reservation required, ID required or not.



I will tell you as I work for a major Casino brand and it will fluctuate day-by-day and week-by-week. What happens one day or one week might not be enforced or required the following week. From sanitizing your hands at the table when you come in and leave or how many people are at a table or what tables are open and what tables are closed. As well as the hours the casino is open. Also as far as wearing masks and disposable gloves and everything else that goes along with casino entrance, presence and play with what's been advertised at each property.
BedWetterBetter
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June 17th, 2020 at 7:19:15 PM permalink
Quote: Marcusclark66

I will tell you as I work for a major Casino brand and it will fluctuate day-by-day and week-by-week. What happens one day or one week might not be enforced or required the following week. From sanitizing your hands at the table when you come in and leave or how many people are at a table or what tables are open and what tables are closed. As well as the hours the casino is open. Also as far as wearing masks and disposable gloves and everything else that goes along with casino entrance, presence and play with what's been advertised at each property.



Not to mention, most casino security and cleaning teams aren't as diligent as the press releases would have you believe. I've personally been to two different casinos where no ID checks were done on me by security and table games did not have personnel cleaning the chairs or bumpers after someone got up.

In fact, people were openly standing behind other patrons at table games waiting for a spot to open up with no security telling them to back off or move along.

So as Marcus stated, they have been very loose with these new regulations and will probably drop or change these on the fly as well.
Minty
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June 18th, 2020 at 12:44:17 AM permalink
Fair enough. I imagined it as something dynamic that would change as announcements came out, but yeah it would be a chore modifying it frequently.
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coilman
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June 18th, 2020 at 8:28:42 AM permalink
Casinos in Detroit have not even opened yet but the news is coming out of how many job cuts are coming in September

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2020/06/16/permanent-layoffs-greektown-casino-begin-september/3201067001/
LuckyPhow
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June 18th, 2020 at 9:58:06 AM permalink
Quote: BedWetterBetter

... people were openly standing behind other patrons at table games waiting for a spot to open up.



In the "old days," (way back in 2019), didn't poker rooms let you sign up for a spot at a table, with the poker room texting you when the seat opens?

Obviously, casinos are going to need some fair way to allocate seats at the gaming tables. If casinos used such a system, the player would have a few minutes to return (after text or other notification), while the cleaning person "sanitized" everything following the departure of the previous player.
BedWetterBetter
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June 18th, 2020 at 11:08:45 AM permalink
Quote: LuckyPhow

If casinos used such a system, the player would have a few minutes to return (after text or other notification), while the cleaning person "sanitized" everything following the departure of the previous player.



Some players would rather piss themselves than give up a "hot seat" when playing at a table. I seriously doubt they would agree to a courtesy call/message system.

I think the 20 minute hold time for a seat is adequate and texting each customer would either be costly or invasive for some patrons. I would have used a numbered ticket system, similar to a deli counter or other line waiting service, where you get a numbered ticket and when a spot opens up, they call your number and wait for 5-10 minutes before calling the next number down.
petroglyph
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June 19th, 2020 at 1:17:11 AM permalink
Casinos could auction off the seats to the highest bidders.

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