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June 12th, 2020 at 7:34:37 PM permalink
Here is a video I took yesterday, a Thursday evening, downtown Las Vegas.

I welcome all comments.



Direct: https://youtu.be/GmwDA_iCPSo
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June 12th, 2020 at 8:12:41 PM permalink
So Those metal detectors on Fremont Street. I initially didn't even realize they were metal detectors. I assumed they were some sort of temperature scanner, but had no idea why they were on Fremont Street as opposed to each casinos. Now that you point out they are metal detectors, that makes even less sense, because the only place I saw them was at the 4th street entrance to the Fremont street experience. That would be the entrance across the street from Walgreens.

I don't remember seeing any metal detectors at either of the side streets, Third Street, or Casino Center, so you could enter off those streets without passing through a metal detector. I haven't yet made it up to the Plaza to know if there are detectors there or not. But at best there are detectors at maybe at the two ends of Fremont street experience, but none of the side street entrances. Makes no sense to me. ??
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June 13th, 2020 at 6:44:45 AM permalink
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People are so stupid. Get ready for virus surge, round 2.
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June 13th, 2020 at 8:56:53 AM permalink
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People are so stupid. Get ready for virus surge, round 2.



I have to agree with you 21forme. Throughout the shutdown all we kept hearing here in Las Vegas is when can casinos open? I mean that IS the economy in this town. And the answer is/was well IF we do this and that, and the other then maybe we could open with "reasonable" risk. But the problem is people haven't done this, that and the other. They went right back to the behavior pre-shutdowm, like this virus never happened.

In my mind there has to be a coming spike, I guess in about 2 more weeks. And the ;problem with any kind of spike involving Las Vegas and casinos is that it involves not only people here, but visitors that then take the virus back home with them.

Now, I will admit, having had the virus, recovered, built antibodies and donated antibodies, I feel and am hoping I am somewhat protected, although there is some uncertainty about that. So I have been willing to get back out there, trying to jump back into my pre-shutdown life. In other words, taking on ,ore risk than I would have, had I not had the virus. Maybe that will turn out to be a big mistake. ??

I mean how hard is it to wear a mask? Yet every report says less than 20% are doing do. ???
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June 13th, 2020 at 9:08:37 AM permalink
What do you think the breakdown of people in the LV casinos is, tourist vs. local?

I couldn't imagine getting on a plane now, but I'm not one of the brain-dead, no-mask people. As Don S likes to say, there are many more horse's asses than horses.
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June 13th, 2020 at 9:33:58 AM permalink
Quote: 21forme

What do you think the breakdown of people in the LV casinos is, tourist vs. local?

I couldn't imagine getting on a plane now, but I'm not one of the brain-dead, no-mask people. As Don S likes to say, there are many more horse's asses than horses.


It is mostly locals, especially most places I play. Downtown and the Strip have some out of town visitors but only a small fraction of normal times and I suspect most of them are driving in from California and other nearby states as opposed to flying.
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June 13th, 2020 at 9:57:45 AM permalink
Typical Vegas....live and let live.

Super majority of “rules” are merely guidelines set up by gaming control. These guys are not health experts nor are the experts they use much more than hired hands who aren’t going to rock the boat.

Vegas thrives on the guy coming in with bankroll and they aren’t going to upset him by possibly singling him out for guideline breaking....whether that is bringing his child to Fremont Street or any other rule he wants to break. I saw a woman at the tables where masks are required...removing her mask to take a puff. Gimme a break. Rules. Pffft.

The whole thing is a farce. If they were serious about protection....masks would be required and smoking would be banned, at least initially until we see what happens with a spike or not.

Rules or guidelines? Which is it?

Most likely the lawyers on gaming control pushed for the term “guideline“....meaning they know a guideline is more advice rather than hard and solid rule.
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June 13th, 2020 at 10:11:43 AM permalink
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I don't remember seeing any metal detectors at either of the side streets, Third Street, or Casino Center, so you could enter off those streets without passing through a metal detector. I haven't yet made it up to the Plaza to know if there are detectors there or not. But at best there are detectors at maybe at the two ends of Fremont street experience, but none of the side street entrances. Makes no sense to me. ??



Yes, if one wanted to bring in guns or a bomb, it would be so easy to do it through a back casino entrance. Right now there are sets of metal detectors on each side of 2nd Street, Casino Center, and Third street, and one set each on First Street and Fourth Street.

In my opinion, Fremont Street is just too busy with too many street crossings to secure.
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June 13th, 2020 at 10:15:02 AM permalink
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What do you think the breakdown of people in the LV casinos is, tourist vs. local?



As kewlj wrote, it depends on the casino. On the Strip or downtown, I'd say 15%. Far off the strip, like a Stations casino (not counting the Palms), is going to be more like 60%.
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June 13th, 2020 at 11:07:17 AM permalink
I like to look at the airport arrivals and departures to get a feel how busy they are with tourists . Detroit area isn't feeling the lov of Vegas just yet .....only two flights leaving there the rest of today and its only 11 am in Vegas.

https://mccarran.com/Flights/Arrivals

but lots of flights out of LA

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