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Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Dean Martin, Mar 31, 2021.

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  1. Whilestockslast

    Whilestockslast Low-Roller

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    Well over here in the UK we have been fully locked down since just before Christmas and they are letting us out of our box on the 12th April for outside drinks. but we have the best rates of vaccinations this side of the pond mainly due to our brilliant National health service and our willingness to get on with it and space out the vaccines up to 12 weeks apart and it has worked and thousands of lives have been saved to the point where we now have about 60 per day losing the battle to covid with about 4-5000 daily new cases reported. The chances of being allowed to visit Vegas is getting better due to the vaccine rates on both sides of the pond and both myself and my wife are due our second ones in May and I wouldn’t visit without being fully vaccinated. I can say this with all honesty I would love to be able to be in Vegas Even wearing a mask it would be a pleasure! - see you soon hopefully
     
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  2. tee6395

    tee6395 Downtown Dreamer

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    I'm immunosuppressed. Is it too much to ask not to kill me or others like me? Seriously. I would do it for you. I do it for everyone. I only leave my home for doctor's appointments, but when I do...I'm masked with a kn95 - always! I will be one of those that will unfortunately feel the need to be masked in any crowded environment - like a casino - forever. I'm even questioning whether or not I will ever return. We'll have to see as the data rolls in. I get dose #2 of Moderna on Friday, but that changes nothing for me. Thanks for speaking out Sonya. People make me smdh. Dammit for this EVER becoming political. It is a public health issue Period.
     
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  3. RebelDiceMan

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    My wife and I are waiting until things out there are closer to normal. Gambling is pretty far down the list as far as reasons to go to LV for us. (we have 9 casinos within 15 minutes of our condo to gamble in if we get too antsy) We love the vibe of Las Vegas and that is somewhat diminished now with masks, required restaurant reservations, limited entertainment options and all the other Covid related adjustments in place for a while. With that said, I played in a Millionaire Maker qualifying tournament last month at Harrah's Gulf Coast and would certainly have gone to the national tournament in Las Vegas this May. Unfortunately, I wasn't in the first five places to win the trip. We are both fully vaccinated but right now feel like LV won't supply the amount of fun we usually have there.
     
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  4. Allee

    Allee Low-Roller

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    I just got back Saturday and it felt pretty normal to me other than masks and lack of shows. I don’t mind wearing a mask.
     
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  5. WDMJB

    WDMJB Low-Roller

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    We got back on March 15th. It’s different. The plexiglass at the tables was a no-go game changer for WD. He’s over 6’ and kept hitting his head. And the $10 table limits instead of $5 take getting used to. I did miss having restaurants opened all the time with full menus. Kinda liked less crowds tho. And we don’t have a problem wearing masks. It’s a real plus not getting any colds or flu this year at all.
    All in all we’ll be back in June. It’s different but it’s still Vegas.
     
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  6. NYNYGirl

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    Still waiting. Wanting more normalcy. But will probably even then still wear a mask...
     
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  7. Turtleman

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    I go mostly to play table games and just to get away. And while I've been fully vaccinated for several weeks, I'll probably wait until restrictions are lessened. Opportunities for meeting people and making new friends certainly won't be enhanced by distancing and masks, nor will the advantages of going with a companion.
     
  8. Nevyn

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    Planning on a fall return. I should be fully vaccinated by then, and hopefully the cases will be under control and the more onerous travel rules gone.
     
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  9. Vegabound

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    Booked a late August deal at the MGM... both of us are recently vaccinated ... waiting to book a plane, I'm hearing you have to wear a Mask at the pool.. that's a deal breaker, don't care if we have to wear a mask indoors at the Casino... but not at the pool. Hopefully by August this will be resolved.
     
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  10. AnitaCS

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    We are meeting total vaccinated friends like my husband and I are on May 10 at Bellagio/Paris. They are MLife, we are CET and can't wait to meet up again. Our last trip there was Febrary 2019 right before the shutdown.

    We just did 3 days in Tahoe with the 5x TC multiplier at Caesars and wearing a mask all day was weird. We spent alot of time gambling trying to hit the 2500 TC each day so we were in that mask. Given that, things seemed pretty normal, and everyone was in a great mood. It felt like my happy place again!
     
  11. Dean Martin

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    My understanding is you wear a mask in and when you're seated or in the pool it can be off. We're both vaccinated as well (got our 2nd shot last Tuesday) and have a trip planned to the Beau Rivage on one of their chartered trips in mid June. The state of MS has lifted their mandate and I'm hoping by June the casino's will follow suit... especially if you're vaccinated.

    Edited to add: I did some research and pool chairs are placed to be 6' apart and masks are required walking to and leaving the pool area "and" while seated. Masks can be removed when eating, drinking and when you're in the pool. So unless I'm reading it incorrectly; you can sit 6' apart outside the pool and a mask is required but you can be in the pool with no distance requirements and no mask is required. Seems odd to me but so do some of the other covid rules.
     
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  12. Echo27

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    We are going at the end of July. We thought about going in May but feared that things would still feel too odd. We will be fully vaccinated but will still avoid the crowds as much as we can (we got a pool cabana for distancing reasons). I am hoping by that point I don’t have to wear my mask while lounging, but will do our part to keep everyone safe if that is the rule.
     
  13. Dean Martin

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    Booked a Wynncore trip in Sept for my 67th birthday. Hoping a lot has changed for the better by then re; virus cases, vaccines, masking, etc.:beer:
     
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  14. VPDeuces

    VPDeuces Dishwasher safe

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    I’m starting to consider trips later in the year. Will be fully vaccinated by mid-May. I don’t think conditions as reported in LV are discouraging, I’m just not excited about the 5+ hour flight there and back. Hope we’ll all be back and having fun soon!
     
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  15. Dean Martin

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    Yea, with a layover (no direct flights to Vegas out of VA) our trip is always at least 7-8 hours of total travel time and of course that doesn't count being at the airport at least an hour early. Our last few trips we've sprung for 1st on Delta and got spoiled real quick. First on, first off, free drinks, free baggage and the separate line for 1st class at check-in is always empty or maybe 1 person in line.
     
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  16. postjack

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    i'll preface this by saying i'm pro-mask, and wear one whenever i'm inside some place that isn't my house.

    my wife and i won't return to vegas until masks are no longer required. i didn't always feel this way, i've been eager to return to Vegas ever since it reopened, especially since my wife and i are fully vaccinated. what changed my mind was a trip to disney world last week. disney has an extremely strict mask policy. you have to wear a mask everywhere on the property, parks, hotels, etc., unless you are stationary and actively eating/drinking, or in specified "relaxation stations" where you can sit and take your mask off. before this experience i didn't realize how unhappy wearing a mask all the time would make me. and my reason is weird: smells. i never realized how important smells are to me on a vacation. taking a deep breath and smelling the food, the fresh air, or the unique scents of ride machinery or hotels.

    when i can't take a deep breath and take in the smells around me i have a hard time getting into "vacation mode". smelling my own breath and sweat coming back at me constantly was unpleasant. to be clear we had a great time on our trip, but because of the masks there was significantly less idle wandering and discovery. instead everything was very goal-based, i.e. leave my room, go get coffee and breakfast, immediately go back to my room. or go to the park, hit up rides X, Y, and Z, eat an ice cream, get to bus to get back to room so i can take my mask off.

    since one of my wife and i's favorite activities in vegas is idly wandering around the strip, getting snacks, popping in and out of shops, and sitting and people watching and just goofing around, my dislike for wearing a mask would seriously hamper one of our favorite parts of a vegas trip.

    to be clear, despite the masks we had a wonderful time in disney. created a lot of great memories and had a lot of laughs. i'm glad we went. but after that experience i know i don't want to go to vegas until we are fully post-mask.
     
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  17. Nittany1

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    This is a great suggestion. I hate the ear loop ones as they irritate the skin behind my ears after wearing for 8 hours and use the tie type at work all the time.

    Use gaiters sometimes too but they tend to slide down after wearing for a while.
    The FA on my AA flight out of LAS last week announced that gaiters and tied bandanas were not acceptable and actual masks had to be used.
     
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