kewlj
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June 15th, 2020 at 10:54:26 AM permalink
In short the message sent was: we can begin to re-open WITH PRECAUTIONS and the message received was: Virus over, back to normal.
mcallister3200
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June 15th, 2020 at 12:03:33 PM permalink
Mask requirement rumor has the sound of vitalvegas is fabricating rumors out of thin air again.
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June 15th, 2020 at 12:40:14 PM permalink
Update: masks remain optional for customers, for now.

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“Per our current policy, all casino employees must be wearing masks. Licensees must have masks available for patrons and should strongly encourage patrons to wear them,” Gaming Control Board Chairwoman Sandra Morgan told the Review-Journal on Monday.

“These policies were created and implemented based on guidance and feedback from medical professionals and from the state’s testing data, testing capacity, and contact tracing,” she said. “If that data changes and our percentage of positive cases increase, I would consider additional measures to ensure our health care system is not overburdened.”

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kewlj
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June 15th, 2020 at 1:11:02 PM permalink
My brother and I have decided to take the summer off from further AP play. We have been discussing this for several days. While we both have had the virus and that likely provides us extra protection and immunity, the casino environment is nothing short of a petri dish of germs and viruses. Always has been. And despite extra "protection" that we may have, there is just too much unknown about this virus and what comes next.

If it was just me, I probably wouldn't have rushed back to the casinos last week, but I share a condo with my brother and didn't feel like I could ask him not to resume his life because I had concerns. Now that he has concerns, we have decided to just take the summer off and enjoy non casino activities like spending time on our boat, maybe take another trip to California for some surfing. We were just there a couple weeks ago and had a great time. Add in some hiking and bike riding trips around the state. Just enjoy the summer months outdoors where it is much safer (than the petri dish that are casinos). And we will see where things stand and how we feel come September.

I suspect there will be a second casino shutdown between now and then, but we will see what happens. This is really a good time to just enjoy some outdoor life for a while. :)
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June 15th, 2020 at 1:33:39 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

My brother and I have decided to take the summer off from further AP play. We have been discussing this for several days. While we both have had the virus and that likely provides us extra protection and immunity, the casino environment is nothing short of a petri dish of germs and viruses. Always has been. And despite extra "protection" that we may have, there is just too much unknown about this virus and what comes next.

If it was just me, I probably wouldn't have rushed back to the casinos last week, but I share a condo with my brother and didn't feel like I could ask him not to resume his life because I had concerns. Now that he has concerns, we have decided to just take the summer off and enjoy non casino activities like spending time on our boat, maybe take another trip to California for some surfing. We were just there a couple weeks ago and had a great time. Add in some hiking and bike riding trips around the state. Just enjoy the summer months outdoors where it is much safer (than the petri dish that are casinos). And we will see where things stand and how we feel come September.

I suspect there will be a second casino shutdown between now and then, but we will see what happens. This is really a good time to just enjoy some outdoor life for a while. :)



Stunned to hear it. Of course nothing in life is 100% certain, but if I already had the virus like you did, the risk to you of COVID-19 has to be less than dozens of other things you do on a daily basis without even thinking about it. To my knowledge there has not been a single death reported on what would be called a reinfection.
Now if you told me there weren't enough opportunities, or you just hate the new environment in casinos, that would be another story. Once you make the decision that you will be earning your living in casinos, the thought of using health concerns, as a reason not to go into a casino seems silly.

Butttttt...... if you can afford a nice vacation.... take it! You won't regret it!
kewlj
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June 15th, 2020 at 1:46:27 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Stunned to hear it. Of course nothing in life is 100% certain, but if I already had the virus like you did, the risk to you of COVID-19 has to be less than dozens of other things you do on a daily basis without even thinking about it. To my knowledge there has not been a single death reported on what would be called a reinfection.
Now if you told me there weren't enough opportunities, or you just hate the new environment in casinos, that would be another story. Once you make the decision that you will be earning your living in casinos, the thought of using health concerns, as a reason not to go into a casino seems silly.

Butttttt...... if you can afford a nice vacation.... take it! You won't regret it!



Well, my brother saw Dr Fauci on CNN last week talking about all the different uncertainties. One of the things Fauci said was "we don't even know what people that have recovered will be like in 6 months". I don't think Fauci was really saying there is substantial risk of re-infection. I think it was just a general expression of uncertainty about any of it.

It does bother me a bit that casinos and probably even more so, casino patrons don't seem to be taking this very seriously. I mean my own observation is that 1 in 5 are even wearing a mask. I think Wizard pegged it at 1 in 7. I mean how hard is it to wear a mask? Like I said earlier, people took this reopening and decided it meant things are back to normal.....no more covid-19. And that is not what the reality is.

Anyway, I am looking at it more like your last thought. Just spend the summer doing other things.....outdoor activities that we enjoy and are much safer environment. The casinos will still be there come fall or whenever. We'll see where things are then.
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June 15th, 2020 at 1:56:47 PM permalink
As more time passes, more people are becoming less protective. When NY was experiencing 800 deaths a day, and the entire country was experiencing well over a 1000 per day, the majority of the population was taking the virus seriously and most were wearing masks. But now as business reopens, many people are thinking that the risk has diminished to a point that masks are not necessary. All it takes is one person and it goes downhill from there.
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June 15th, 2020 at 1:57:33 PM permalink
It will be interesting to see if those wearing a mask numbers are different in Vegas vs other places because Vegas comps drinks to players, whereas other states, like IN, IN and WI do not. Some states, like IL, while not open yet, have their casinos that are non-smoking. While I do not smoke, I do drink and would find it very difficult to do either while wearing a mask. I do wear one where required and nowhere else.
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June 15th, 2020 at 2:47:43 PM permalink
Quote: Gabes22

While I do not smoke, I do drink and would find it very difficult to do either while wearing a mask. I do wear one where required and nowhere else.



I'm marketing the double bendy extra-long mask straw. From the glass, it bends under the mask, then bends into the mouth.

just kidding on the marketing.
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June 15th, 2020 at 2:50:42 PM permalink
Not since the 1980's have I been in a casino that wasn't 24 hours. And that was (at the time) a tiny couple trailers Indian casino down near the Mexican/Texas border.
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