I've been in LV the past 5 weeks, back and forth between LV and home, and have been keeping tabs on what's going on with the poker rooms. A few observations now, and I'll share some war stories later. 1. While Bally's room has reopened, I've been to it three times (3 diff days/times) and have not seen a soul there any time I've went. The sign outside of the room says POKER NOW OPEN and then there's literally no one working or playing. Not sure if there are certain days/times they are better than others. Bravo says they open at 6pm daily, but all 3 times I visited were at or after 6pm. 2. MLife-based poker rooms which are open (Aria, Bellagio) switched over to 8-handed plexiglass sometime last week. So now every room is doing 8-handed plexiglass except Golden Nugget, which was running 5-handed with no plexiglass when I was in a few wks ago. (Side note on Nugget - when I was in there playing, the poker manager was bragging about how while the other rooms "dragged their feet" to reopen with plexiglass, Nugget was the first to be open - his words.) I've heard rumors Bally's room is plexiglass 9-handed but I've yet to see it actually open. 3. The biggest issue with the plexiglass imo is being able to hear. Different rooms use different plexiglass configs, some make it easier/harder. Other issues with certain locations as well, but ultimately hearing is the biggest downfall. I've seen fistfights and yelling matches break out because of discrepancy between hearing RAISE or not, or discerning between ALL IN and CALL. And the dealer has no clue, nor do the other players. 4. Not all 8-player plexiglass is created equal. Each brand/property seems to have its own plexiglass design. Some are designed better than others, and the design has to strike a balance between protection and being able to hear what's going on at the table. For example, at Venetian, The plexiglass covers you on all sides, including in front of you. While it may make some feel safer, this design made me feel very claustrophobic while trying to play. I could not relax while shoved into this getup. Also, this makes it extremely difficult to hear anyone (players, dealer) esp with masks. While the other plexiglass configs are still a general pain to hear, this is by far the worst setup imo. At Caesars, the 8-handed plexiglass is just clear dividers between players - nothing really in front of you. Possibly less safe (I'm not here to argue the value/safety of these things) but also way easier to hear what's going on. The Wynn plexiglass is similar to Caesars except it puts a plexiglass shield up in front of the dealer and players in seats 1/8. This may be the best balance I've experienced as plexiglass / safety coverage / hearing goes. Bellagio and Aria have a config similar to Venetian but not quite as claustrophobic. Still, some issues hearing what's going on. 5. Aria has resumed its daily tournament (the 11am) as of about 3 wks ago. I've went in to play there at night a handful of times to see it still going. 6. Wynn's room reopened 2 wks ago. I have stopped in there a couple times since. The room is very very slowly picking up. Peak time I saw three 1/3 games, one 2/5 game, a PLO game, and a handful of interest lists. At a slow time I saw zero tables running and a dark room (was told by the manager running the room the other day they've been dark 4am-10am most nights except weekends since reopening). 7. Caesars and Wynn win the NeonTurtle award for clean chips. They do some kind of chip scrub nightly. Chips feel clean. On the flip side, Aria takes the award for least chip cleaning. Maybe this is a casino thing, not just a poker room thing, but it carries over and trickles down. I observed players at Aria just sticking their chips to their side of the plexiglass - the chips would just stick without needing to do anything. It was humorous and sad at the same time.