ChumpChange
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November 15th, 2020 at 8:22:40 PM permalink
I was at Turtle Lake Casino a few times in 1995 and the number of people playing 8 to 10 spot nickel Keno was astounding, couldn't get a seat. They didn't believe in comfortable seating if you're not at a slot machine or a table game either. There wasn't much there for me but lowest limit blackjack tables, and those were generally full already.

I'd play quarter Keno at my regular casino for 2 or 3 spots, 2-4 coins; payout of 16 for 1 for 2/2 spots. Can't hardly find that anymore so I'll have to play another game like craps or roulette. I think my favorite keno numbers are 19, 29, & 39. The 8 pointers would just checkmark any number ending in zero.
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November 16th, 2020 at 7:20:55 AM permalink
Quote: TDVegas

Anytime he has suggested federal intervention when, oh, I don’t know...a city like Portland is having 260 straight days of rioting protests and the police can’t contain federal building destruction, he’s told to stay the F out.

The Governors are running the same way in a lot of states in battling covid. Even if there was a national mandate of some kind....I can guarantee many states either would not acknowledge it or make up their own.

Say the words “fed” in any big city...and there’s a good chance you’ll be ignored. Or told to get out.

The federal government has shown it has very little control as of late. Each state has been on their own.



Thats because the President didn't want to take charge.
The Federal government has the ability to regulate federal banking and interstate commerce. If the President shut down the interstate highway system and declared a two week bank holiday, business would grind to a halt. As almost every state depends heavily on the Federal government's funding to run their state, the power of the purse is a powerful tool.
The current administration choose not to use it's power, for whatever reason, but that doesn't mean the power doesn't exist.
The Fed shouldn't pick and choose where it uses its power, but can you imagine a state saying it wouldn't participate in a war.
A national lockdown for a health emergency would be both legal and fairly simple to enforce. Implementing it would be complex and take some coordinating but it is a task that may be needed.
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November 16th, 2020 at 8:36:01 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Thats because the President didn't want to take charge.
The Federal government has the ability to regulate federal banking and interstate commerce. If the President shut down the interstate highway system and declared a two week bank holiday, business would grind to a halt.



Not just grind to a halt, it would collapse. A daisy-chain of reactions would happen. We almost had that after 9/11 when someone realized that grounding all planes meant checks could not clear because they could not be delivered.

Shut down the interstate highway system? Do you realize what that would do to the supply chain of EVERYTHING in the USA?

We are nowhere near the level of emergency to do anything near that.

And in the end you would still have the virus.
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November 16th, 2020 at 10:03:00 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Thats because the President didn't want to take charge.
The Federal government has the ability to regulate federal banking and interstate commerce. If the President shut down the interstate highway system and declared a two week bank holiday, business would grind to a halt. As almost every state depends heavily on the Federal government's funding to run their state, the power of the purse is a powerful tool.
The current administration choose not to use it's power, for whatever reason, but that doesn't mean the power doesn't exist.
The Fed shouldn't pick and choose where it uses its power, but can you imagine a state saying it wouldn't participate in a war.
A national lockdown for a health emergency would be both legal and fairly simple to enforce. Implementing it would be complex and take some coordinating but it is a task that may be needed.


Shut down the highway system? That extreme measure would likely be catastrophic. Doesn’t it say something about state and city cooperation with the federal government that the only way to get thru to them is going to the extreme?

State independence is teetering on 1850’s type recklessness. Call up any big city mayor today and if they know the feds are on the line, they won’t take the call. We are essentially operating an antagonistic type of government system of state and federal. This has trickled down to crime, immigration, managing covid, managing shutdowns. It has spread the gamut. Says a lot about “working together” when your idea of getting their attention is to shut down the roads into their state.
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November 16th, 2020 at 11:08:59 AM permalink
Quote: TDVegas

Shut down the highway system? That extreme measure would likely be catastrophic. Doesn’t it say something about state and city cooperation with the federal government that the only way to get thru to them is going to the extreme?

State independence is teetering on 1850’s type recklessness. Call up any big city mayor today and if they know the feds are on the line, they won’t take the call. We are essentially operating an antagonistic type of government system of state and federal. This has trickled down to crime, immigration, managing covid, managing shutdowns. It has spread the gamut. Says a lot about “working together” when your idea of getting their attention is to shut down the roads into their state.



There are times to work together and there are times to lead. In ROTC, we used to say that a donkey is a horse designed by a committee.
You don't have to shut down the highway system, you simply take control over who has access to it. Non-essential traffic would be banned., and this time pizza delivery would not be considered essential. Right now we have 1,000 people a day dead. All indications are that will be 2,000 people a day in two weeks if we don't do something. The half-assed measures we've done so far have not produced the results we need so we need to take other steps. It's not time yet to implement these plans, but it is certainly time to start making such plans., ven if they end up not being needed.
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ChumpChange
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November 16th, 2020 at 11:16:07 AM permalink
It's been so long since I watched The Postman. There's 50 states with no federal government.
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November 16th, 2020 at 11:43:31 AM permalink
Our lovely MI governor has shut down
all state run casinos in MI for 3
weeks. Indian casinos are not effected
because she can't order them to do
anything. At the end of 3 weeks
she'll extend it another month and
then more extensions after that.
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November 16th, 2020 at 12:12:17 PM permalink
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November 16th, 2020 at 2:02:16 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Our lovely MI governor has shut down
all state run casinos in MI for 3
weeks. Indian casinos are not effected
because she can't order them to do
anything. At the end of 3 weeks
she'll extend it another month and
then more extensions after that.


These are part of the reason why it’s impossible to get a uniform response. Tell Taiwan to shut down their Indian casinos. Oh, yeah....there are none.

The good ol USA is unique in that many favor states rights...or tribal rights. The Governors most assuredly favor states rights. The mayors???? Forget it....they don’t know or don’t care what a federal government does. Other than real draconian actions...it’s doubtful you can get their attention.

We wait for Pfizer and Moderna for the rescue. Las Vegas has not even touched the surface of the economic damage coming down the road. The bankruptcies, the unemployment, the businesses gone forever, the unemployment insurance expiring, the alcohol and drug problems, broken marriages, stress deaths.

Need a vaccine FAST. It may already be too late for some areas of the country. The NYC exodus isn’t going to magically return.
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November 16th, 2020 at 2:23:29 PM permalink
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Seriously? I'm looking forward to your announcement you have covid-19. Just hope you don't die from it. It's ignorant selfish people like you that made this virus last as long as it had in the US and around the world. The simplest thing ever is to wear a mask and wash with regular soap and stay some distant from strangers and that's too much trouble and inconvenience for you?

And you sound like you wouldn't admit it if you got covid. And no, nothing you said was even close to a common sense position. Your position is one of abject ignorance.

It's not about you, it's about protecting other people even more. Good God.

You inconsiderate selfish fool.



Normally a first offense gets three days only for personal insult, but this one is almost nuke worthy. However, since there are no priors, your sentence is two weeks.
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