What are table minimums like in Reno? Carnival games open? Debating driving to Reno or flying to Vegas.
What games do you like to play?
Only having two is for newbs 😉Quote: Gabes22
Well if they do act that stupid, thankfully I have 2 forms of ID on me at all times. Not too long ago if you got pulled over in IL, the police would confiscate your DL until your court date and your fine was either paid or dismissed, and you could then drive on the ticket until the court date. But you could not use said ticket to buy beer or liquor so I always had a State ID in addition to the DL in case I got a speeding ticket
I saw that on Twitter and I got triggered after noticing how much crap was on his machine, how can you possibly play video poker or whatever with all that s*** in front of you? So then I realized, it's probably fake/ /setup.Quote: gamerfreak
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I have taken a few people to play video poker for me on occasion. People that haven't played all that much. I notice most of them end up putting their drink directly in front of them on the machine. They then extend their elbows out with their fingers on the buttons creating a large Circle around their drink. That makes me uncomfortable just watching them do that. I'm like, "please do me a favor, move that drink to the left as far as possible or to the right as far as possible, it's going to be very unnatural to play video poker like that, it's most definitely going to slow you down, and you have a chance of knocking the drink over(as if I've never knocked a drink over 🤣).
Green Valley Ranch
Structured entrance corral with a stop required in front a thermal scanner (for temperature). They also required a lowering of a face mask if you are wearing one. I was wearing one. No plastic dividers at the Sportsbook, they were wiping down the counter after every guest, and they ask you for your loyalty card number (instead of swiping it). Hand Sanitizer stations all over.
Walked right in. There is a sign asking you to lower your mask when you enter (for security). Pretty quiet in the William Hill run sportsbook. No printed sheets available with odds/entries/props etc. One staff member suggested using the WH app for all that information.
Walked right in. Hand sanitizer stations available. Plastic shields between bet takers at the race and sportsbook. Half the seats removed from the race and sportsbook. Printed sheets available with odds/entries/props etc. Poker room was open but I did not get close enough to give any details.
I only spent maybe 10-15 minutes in each location to make a few wagers (sports/horses) and see what was going on. Most (if not all) employees were wearing masks. I would guess the majority of gamblers were not wearing masks. Plenty of smoking going on and I had to dodge a few smoke plumes walking around. I did not use any restrooms, so no worries for me about "fecal mist" (shoutout to Rigondeaux). I visited before noon at all the locations. Parking lots looked like it was 3am the week before Thanksgiving or Xmas (maybe 25% full). I did not go into the table games areas at any location.
So that is my initial assessment. We'll see how it shakes out.
Update: So of the 31 casinos in my playing rotation prior to the shutdown, 4 remain closed and one has not resumed table games yet. I have visited the other 26, twice now playing and checking on conditions and overall for me, the post shutdown conditions are more favorable.
Some changes in games from dealt face down, player holding cards to face up, shoe games have increases my playable games by 3, where as I didn't lose any playable games. Penetration is worse in several places, but still playable. Hopefully that will return to pre-shutdown levels after they get comfortable.
And just the change in format to 3 player is beneficial to me. While many blackjack players prefer heads up play, my preference is 1 or 2 other players. The reason being that I aggressively exit games on negative counts. When you aggressively exit playing heads up, the game stops and all attention is on your exit. With at least 1 other player the game continues and your exit draws less attention. So a total of 3 players or less, actually creates more of the situation that I prefer.
Higher table minimum are also working to my advantage. As a green minimum bettor, I always had the option to play green minimum AND red chip tables. But playing Red chip usually meant a slower game with more players than I like. The higher limits along with limit of 3 players creates more games for me.
And finally, I have found playable games at 2 casinos that previously were unplayable by my standards. This also is a result of games being switched to face up show games. There likely are more that I haven't discovered yet. I am going to have to check all the places not previously in my rotation and that will take a little time.
So overall, conditions post shutdown are more favorable for me and my style of play. Again, that grade is still a bit incomplete as I have a total of 5 casinos that have not re-opened or opened table games yet.
What games do you like to play?
We play UTH, three card, blackjack, and a little Pai Gow. We also play Mississippi Stud but we know no one has it in Reno.
Just returned from Firekeepers in Battle Creek, MI. No smoking and masks are required. If you don't have a mask they will give you one. Temperature check before you enter. All table games are $15 minimum until they open to 100% capacity. Cards are dealt face down and the players can handle them. Three players at BJ. The craps tables weren't full, but the $15 min is too rich for me. I played the bubble craps. Some slots are shut down and a lot of chairs are gone. They had extra cleaners making the rounds wiping everything.
Four winds in New Buffalo, MI opens on June 15. Same rules for masks and no smoking.
I didn’t realize Firekeepers was open already! I may have to make a trip soon.
I already see a huge difference between last week and this week at the few casinos I have actually been at.
It's a small sample size, so who knows.