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Caesars Windsor shuts down for 11 hrs.

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by burdog, Apr 4, 2014.

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  1. burdog

    burdog Low-Roller

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    Received notice of Windsor closing their doors at 8 pm 4/3/2014 due to a potential strike of their employees. Checking out the internet news, some people had checked in at 5-6pm and were told everything was fine. At 8pm it was announced on overhead speakers that the casino and hotel were closing, all casino customers and hotel guests must be out by 10pm. If I had just checked in and been told that I would have been furious.:grrr: I can't help but feel for the hotel guests that had just checked and been told all is well. Oops get out. All operations resumed at 9am today as both sides reached a "tentative" agreement.
     
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    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Damn! I would have been furious as well.

    I assume they serve booze there? Gotta think there could be some liability issues with folks who have been hitting the sauce all day suddenly being put out on the street.

    Please forgive my ignorance as I’m not sure how any of this works…but couldn’t they have brought in management to at least keep the hotel side of things afloat for one night?
     
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    Wow that is some horrific mismanagement right there. I'm in mgmt for a nationwide retail chain, and we have strike contingency plans in case a local union chapter is nearing the possibility of a strike. Other managers from around the country are brought in to help, and 3rd party workers are shipped in by the bus load (im on the distribution side, so the work is primarily manual labor. In the case of the retail units, the managers pretty much run the store).

    I could see the casino shutting down, but to kick out hotel guests blows my mind. Carve is right, what about the people who started at noon and are 15-20 beers deep? What happens when they get arrested or hit by a car? Or mugged for several grand? I feel like there has to be more to this story. Do you have a link?
     
  4. burdog

    burdog Low-Roller

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    Those issues were brought either in the news links or by posting comments. I initially found the story on facebook (it is listed as a like), but then put Windsor casino strike into Yahoo search. below are a couple of the links:

    blackburnnews.com/.../caesars-windsor-closed-as-strike-looms

    windsorite.ca/2014/04/caesars-windsor...of-possible-strike

    www.wxyz.com/news/caesars-windsor-stops-gaming
     
  5. Blonde_4_ever

    Blonde_4_ever "The Welfare Queen of Windsor"

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    Absolute terrible handling of the situation by management. Some heads should roll.

    Was this strike an absolute surprise?

    I would expect they'd have to pay for replacement accommodations and the transport there.

    They sell liquor. No way can anyone that has had a drink be expected to drive.

    They may have lost many customers forever.

    I got an email from them this morning telling me that they were open for business again.
     
  7. Nevyn

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    lol, i had not heard about the strike, so when they emailed to tell me they were open again I was like ... you were closed?
     
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    sweetcanadian High-Roller

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    WOW, i could see not letting anyone else in and closing the casino but kicking out patrons already in the hotel???

    I used to work in a hotel, i couldn't even begin to want to deal with those patrons. I imagine some people are going to put up a huge fight about it and i don't blame them.
     
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    Something similar happened a few years back when Siena in Reno closed...a friend had been staying there and they came through and kicked everyone out of the hotel, and then the casino and chained the doors and that was that...
     
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    Guardian Low-Roller

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    The casino will be closed Tuesday for the union vote. If the voters don't approve the contract it will be very interesting. Trisha Yearwood is there Friday and I can't get a room, which means they are pretty much sold out.
     
  11. burdog

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    I better keep an eye on that situation as we have a trip planned in April too.
     
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