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Does This Casino Strategy Set Up Work For You?

Discussion in 'Casino Industry & Development' started by JJLV, Apr 29, 2020.

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  1. JJLV

    JJLV High-Roller

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    Rather an interesting concept. I would find it fine. I am one of those that was social distancing before it was mandatory. Would it be a Casino mood killer for you? I wouldn't like it at the bar though. Always like to chat with hubby and make plans there. Would hinder that for sure. Hmm, It would assist with a cigarette smoker next to you a bit at the bar, tables, and slots. That is if that is still going on when everything reopens. Could this work?


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  2. MiamiDave

    MiamiDave You Can't Handle the Truth

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    I’ve been predicting this on a few threads here over the last few weeks, particularly in regards to poker tables as it’s the only thing that makes any sense as far as re-opening them is concerned.

    I don’t think the walls look thick enough to really affect communication. The initial concepts look great so far.

    I saw a different image floating around yesterday that was a single unit that broke up a blackjack table pretty well. I don’t think it was the same company as what your images are showing here.
     
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  3. Gino

    Gino "The King of Inappropriate."

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    Mood killer, buzz kill, ridiculous - whatever you want to call it. nope nope nope nope nope.

    I wouldn't set foot in a casino if that becomes the new norm.

    For me, gambling is a social thing, I wanna high five my wife if she hits a quad, my wife wants to hit me upside the back of my head when I put everything on black...and red hits..

    These silly dividers (which don't do shit besides accommodate an NGO/local govt regulation) would ruin that for myself and probably a good swath of other gamblers out there.
     
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  4. Chrisnewton

    Chrisnewton High-Roller

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    If it gets Vegas open quicker then i am all for it
     
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    I like dividers much better than turning every other machine off.
     
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  6. Gino

    Gino "The King of Inappropriate."

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    This is true...Just would feel very, I dunno, "sterile" for me I guess.

    Not at all a gambling environment for me, I'd feel like I was in a bank or something.
     
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    I like it.
     
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  8. Mudhen

    Mudhen Always in Dutch

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    I wish they had done that back when I played poker. :kill:

    I mean, they have you crammed around the table like sardines in a can. Get two or three big ol' fat boys in the game, and it becomes very uncomfortable. And back in the day, half the table was smoking. It was a mess. Dividers would have been welcome.
     
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  9. MaxStacks

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    Interesting. Seems fine to me.

    Source?
     
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    A friend sent this to me this morning...

    Plexiglass companies will be billionaires after this is all said and done
     

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  11. tigers4life

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    I would be interested in statistically, how much spread this would prevent.
     
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    The quote I like best: Since the divider system is being looked at as a temporary safety feature, Swanson said it was important to them to have a recycling program in place for the pieces once they’re no longer needed.
     
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    Maybe this could encourage a maximum security prison themed hotel and casino ? Maybe themed on Alcatraz with Burt Lancaster and Clint Eastwood lookalike dealers who you speak to by phone like a prison visit ?
    Have hard looking guards twirling sticks and shouting at people to keep apart ! ?
     
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  15. MiamiDave

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    Nothing stops the spread on its own. It’s a combination of many mitigating barriers combined together that cumulatively reduce the ease of spread to acceptable levels.

    Nobody can argue that these plexiglass barriers will do specifically nothing to help. You can argue they won’t help substantially but any physical barrier which can reduce the spread of droplets can only help. Same thing with wearing cloth masks. It may not help as much as medical grade masks, but any mitigation is better than none.

    Casinos and other businesses can do nothing to completely stop the transmission of Covid-19 but they can implement measures to mitigate its risk to a level that they consider acceptable. Once the risk is considered low enough vs the damage of keeping businesses closed, places will open again.
     
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  16. jon_vegas

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    I don't know how I feel about this setup yet. Sometimes I do feel that gambling is about the interaction with the other players/dealer in the table. But then sometimes, I do feel like I just want to play and grind out a session.

    This probably would reduce some spread as the barriers would prevent droplets that would otherwise pass through without them... but then, don't you have to clean the dividers when a new player comes in? wonder what the protocol would be.
     
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  17. gr8whitenorth

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    My initial reaction is that we don't really get the choice as to whether they go in or not, BUT the OP's question is whether or not this would impact our decision to get back into the casino if/when this becomes the norm. A 2 sided answer really. If they become the norm at all casino's then yes I would accept it as there really is only the choice to go or not to go. If they become the norm at SOME casinos then would I be more likely to go to one that doesn't have this in place. The answer for me is Yes I would. The actual protection that these type of barriers provides isn't absolute. I would of course agree it 100% aids in blocking transmission but they won't provide a barrier. They do help give some peace of mind and that alone might be worth the effort of putting them out there. The thing is, how will they impact the 'vibe' so to speak. Well negatively I would say as far as my own opinion goes. So the bottom line is if I had an option to go to a casino without them versus with them I would.
     
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    I am usually solo, so it doesn't bother me that I won't be able to chat as easily with the unknown person next door. For the occasional person who likes to blow smoke at me, the "back at ya" kind of works for me. It also might deter people who think it takes 2 to play one slot machine and tie up the machine I want to play. Especially those that have to alternate pushing the button. Unless there is actually some proof that this is more than an effort to look safe vs actually keep you safe it won't matter. I probably won't be there yet. But once I feel it's actually safe to be there, I could tolerate them.
     
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    The hell with plexiglass, that's only for Hockey. The best way to at least limit the virus is by doing what i am when going to grocery store/banking.
    Wear gloves, face masks, bandanas, etc. in the casino just like the CW's. When entering the Casino, if you don't have gloves and Masks/Bandanas they will be given to you to use in the casino. Upon exiting, you will discard them. I would hope people going to Vegas would already be packing the safe guards.
    When i say inside the casino, i'm also including the Hotel property when staying there.
    When inside the room take them off, shower and be safe, then complete the process when you leave the room.

    Have the maids/custodians while making the room wipe down everything. Obviously the help would be wearing protective gear.
    Have eating places set apart just like grocery stores.

    This would obviously be temporary on the patrons part, as most patrons only go to Vegas for a couple of days. Whereas the Hotel/Casinos personal would do this all the time until the all clear happens, maybe after Thanksgiving.

    On a personal note, i wear a bandana as a face mask plus i wear those drill team gloves when i go out, it's fits tightly and i can do everything my bare hands could do. At home, i only go out once every 10 days. Here in LA, with everyone doing the mandatory requirements, both the personal and myself, i feel comfortable going out shopping/banking on a limited basis.
     
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  20. WichitaMuskie

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    Nyet
     
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