Armagedden
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July 1st, 2020 at 8:00:02 AM permalink
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I guess if he was a Protestant Frenchman it would have been different. Maybe God would not bless him?



The Almighty bless Racquet for playing advocatus diaboli which fruitfully produces the generally accepted answers.

I am sure you like this: God bless all Catholic-Protestant-Jewish-Muslim-Hindus-President & Governors who do the right things against covid19....such as wearing a n95facemask 24/7 in public.
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July 1st, 2020 at 8:47:40 AM permalink
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Here's something from NBC TV of Philadelphia about the Atlantic City casino reopening for 7/2/20, "Gamblers coming back to Atlantic City casinos this week will find a different world: No smoking, no drinking or no eating inside. [3 NOs]"


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Per NJTV, Borgata casino refuses to reopen until Murphy rescinds his 3Nos-executive order because that 3NOs are no fun for its gamblers.
HotRock casino will reopen regardless the 3Nos because It's better to make some money than no money at all. The American Indian's HotRock casino gets a tax advantage over Borgata because the tribe of a sovereign nation is exempt from paying income tax to IRS.


So, let the Borgata stay closed. Their choice. I can understand objecting to the eating and drinking ban, but not the smoking ban. If there was a chance of spread...I’m a lot more concerned about the guy next to me billowing respiratory smoke rather than downing a vodka tonic or cheesesteak.
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July 1st, 2020 at 10:48:45 AM permalink
It might not apply here, but when Trump was trying to close the old Worlds Fair, there were lots of hoops to jump through in order to maintain the gaming license. I'm not sure casinos can randomly decide when they will be open or closed. Borgotas decision to stay closed will cost the state of NJ and Atlantic City much tax revenue.
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July 1st, 2020 at 11:34:17 AM permalink
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It might not apply here, but when Trump was trying to close the old Worlds Fair, there were lots of hoops to jump through in order to maintain the gaming license. I'm not sure casinos can randomly decide when they will be open or closed. Borgotas decision to stay closed will cost the state of NJ and Atlantic City much tax revenue.


No one can force them to open...but if all the others open for business, Borgata isn’t doing themselves any favors on the public relations front. Tough times. Baby steps. Arms folded, scowl on face, looking in from the outside isn’t a good position, IMO.
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July 1st, 2020 at 2:30:26 PM permalink
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No one can force them to open...but if all the others open for business, Borgata isn’t doing themselves any favors on the public relations front. Tough times. Baby steps. Arms folded, scowl on face, looking in from the outside isn’t a good position, IMO.



Why do you say that? I think the state gaming commission sets casino hours, not the casino. If a gaming license says you must provide 24 hour gaming, you'd be in violation of it if you decide to disregard it. I see it as Borgata operating from strength. Let the others try it. If it works, you open. If its a disaster, you tried your best to prevent it.
I think the casinos have to be united in this. It's hard to sell Atlantic City as a destination when the biggest draw in town .is saying its not safe to come.
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July 1st, 2020 at 3:14:04 PM permalink
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Why do you say that? I think the state gaming commission sets casino hours, not the casino. If a gaming license says you must provide 24 hour gaming, you'd be in violation of it if you decide to disregard it. I see it as Borgata operating from strength. Let the others try it. If it works, you open. If its a disaster, you tried your best to prevent it.
I think the casinos have to be united in this. It's hard to sell Atlantic City as a destination when the biggest draw in town .is saying its not safe to come.



The Borgata says they don't want to open without smoking, drinking and eating allowed.

Sounds like they are saying screw safety if we can't make as much money by allowing smoking then we aren't opening
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July 1st, 2020 at 3:36:40 PM permalink
I suspect it is a number of things. No drinks and no smoking are part of the reason, but not the reason. It's a stretch but maybe their workers and clients' health factors into it.
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July 1st, 2020 at 3:37:20 PM permalink
I suspect it is a number of things. No drinks and no smoking are part of the reason, but not the reason. It's a stretch but maybe their workers and clients' health factors into it.
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July 1st, 2020 at 3:56:35 PM permalink
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The Borgata says they don't want to open without smoking, drinking and eating allowed.

Sounds like they are saying screw safety if we can't make as much money by allowing smoking then we aren't opening


I would agree. I keep seeing signs all over Vegas......”the health and safety of our guests and employees is our #1 priority”.

If they can get a bunch of independent infectious medical experts telling me “it is perfectly fine to billow respiratory smoke all over the casino floor...BUT masks alone will help prevent the spread“...I’ll eat my hat.

The hypocrisy of these “safe openings“ is beyond pathetic. The bosses know it. Gaming control knows it. Medical experts know it. Fauci knows it. Sisolak knows it.

The bottom line....$$$$ over health. At least Parx Casino in PA stepped up today and banned indoor smoking. Kudos. I haven’t lost complete faith in doing the correct thing.
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July 1st, 2020 at 3:58:50 PM permalink
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The Borgata says

"grumbe,grumble they got their name in the paper or some would be 'manager' did.
Safety is a buzzword as is 6:5 and single deck.
no one knows what will happen, so be it reno, vegas, atlantic city or whatever, its all hogwash being touted as cologne.

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