WatchMeWin
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June 2nd, 2020 at 11:50:48 AM permalink
Is there anyone here who has gone to either Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun this week for their reopening? I can't wait anymore. I am ready to take the drive there. I wanted to know if there are long lines to get into the casinos or not. I also want to know if the craps tables are operating ... how many tables are open and can you get right on a table and play or do you have to wait?

If anyone has info and/or pictures, I would greatly appreciate it. If anyone wants to meet up and play some dice, Im ready for the trip!
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BedWetterBetter
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June 2nd, 2020 at 3:08:45 PM permalink
I haven't been there personally, but have read some news reports online with excerpts from out of state gamblers who did go. According to the report, Foxwoods had around 7,000 total visitors on Day 1 and there was a line of about 50 cars around Noon to get in. One man from NJ, arrived as the doors opened at 9 am and says he did NOT have to wait in line and was let right in. Interestingly enough, Dover Downs and Casino at Delaware State Park also quietly re-opened but are not opening table games, only video slots & take out restaurants.

https://www.wfsb.com/news/thousands-headed-to-foxwoods-after-it-reopened-on-monday/article_eefbd6d6-a508-11ea-97ab-b3f92ddda5a4.html
Yoyomama
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June 2nd, 2020 at 3:45:57 PM permalink
I just called Mohegan Sun. I saw TV a report saying that no one outside of Conn or RI would be admitted. That is partially right. No one can book an overnight stay at their hotel that is outside of Conn or RI. What they cautioned was that if you show up you are subject to other requirements, like your temperature and the amount of people in the casino. They will be limiting number of people allowed in. Once they hit that, no one can enter.
WatchMeWin
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June 2nd, 2020 at 4:03:07 PM permalink
Quote: BedWetterBetter

I haven't been there personally, but have read some news reports online with excerpts from out of state gamblers who did go. According to the report, Foxwoods had around 7,000 total visitors on Day 1 and there was a line of about 50 cars around Noon to get in. One man from NJ, arrived as the doors opened at 9 am and says he did NOT have to wait in line and was let right in. Interestingly enough, Dover Downs and Casino at Delaware State Park also quietly re-opened but are not opening table games, only video slots & take out restaurants.

https://www.wfsb.com/news/thousands-headed-to-foxwoods-after-it-reopened-on-monday/article_eefbd6d6-a508-11ea-97ab-b3f92ddda5a4.html



Thanks for the update. I had no idea about Delaware. They opened with just slots. I just called and they said phase 2 , which is jun 15 , may or may not have table games open. They should know within the next few days. That would be great! Save me a 4 hour drive.
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BedWetterBetter
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June 15th, 2020 at 10:20:50 PM permalink
Quote: Yoyomama

I just called Mohegan Sun. I saw TV a report saying that no one outside of Conn or RI would be admitted. That is partially right. No one can book an overnight stay at their hotel that is outside of Conn or RI. What they cautioned was that if you show up you are subject to other requirements, like your temperature and the amount of people in the casino. They will be limiting number of people allowed in. Once they hit that, no one can enter.



It's a bark worse than bite situation with them. If you call or inquire if out of state patrons are allowed, they will tell you "No, not yet!"

However, if you just show up, walk through the door and say nothing, they will let you play and never bring it up.

They want their official stance to be, we're not letting them in. But truthfully, they could care less and aren't checking IDs at the door to make sure.
ChumpChange
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June 15th, 2020 at 10:28:00 PM permalink
My near local casinos say they are checking ID's at the door and the zip code has to match what is on their list. My expired license may be good on the road, but maybe not at the door? Maybe if I wait a couple weeks I won't have to drive so far. How many bets do you need to win to pay for gas? 1 or 6?
BITIFADISA
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July 6th, 2020 at 4:18:48 PM permalink
you show up you are subject to other requirements, like your temperature and the amount of people in the casino. They will be limiting number of people allowed in. Once they hit that, no one can enter.
racquet
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July 6th, 2020 at 4:40:19 PM permalink
I was at Mohegan ~ 11AM last Wednesday, 7/1.

Some kind of temperature checking camera at the entrance might be wide-angle scanning - no individual check. Free mask if you want one. Saw one person without a mask the entire time.

If the slots are in a row of five, #2 and #4 are inoperative. In a circle, they're all on and available. Two people on one machine as you might have seen in the old days? No problem - move the chair from #3 over next to #1 and game on.

Blackjack / Spanish tables have three seats and plexiglass. No table less than $25 minimum whereas it used to be $15 freely available. The old $10 6:5 pits were also $25 minimum, with the 6:5 hard-coded in the felt - people were playing there, when nearby $25 3:2 tables sat dead. Those are the people who are truly not well.

No ID check - come from anywhere it is irrelevant.

Multiple entry and exit points, so I can't imagine that they can have any accurate way to measure occupancy. Seemed to me like an average weekday summer crowd.

Going back again on Wednesday for another set of bath towels. A sucker for any free gift, that's me.
racquet
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July 8th, 2020 at 6:39:30 PM permalink
Today was much like last Wednesday, only it seemed much busier. With only three spots open per blackjack table, as well as the various carnival games, you waited for a spot like it was an old-time Friday night. Mask wearing was close to 100%, and you got a warning if your mask was not covering your nose - from the staff, including dealers.

The buzz seemed as it was in the old days, although there was not as much banter between players and dealers due to the plexiglass. If it weren't for the opportunity to make money, the idea of going to the casino for the interaction with other people seems missing.
BedWetterBetter
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July 9th, 2020 at 9:51:47 AM permalink
Quote: racquet



The buzz seemed as it was in the old days, although there was not as much banter between players and dealers due to the plexiglass. If it weren't for the opportunity to make money, the idea of going to the casino for the interaction with other people seems missing.



I noticed that too, dealers and waitresses seemed unhappy to be there and would not engage in conversation or even show any kind of enthusiasm. I realize that some of them probably loathed working in this environment before, but it seemed like this was worse.

I ended up walking through the outlet stores that connect the two casinos and all eating places were closed by 8 pm on a Saturday, yikes! I guess Auntie Annie's Pretzel Shop wasn't selling as many salty snacks as planned?

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