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My dilemma with Vegas

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by EastCoastVegasFan!, Jul 21, 2020.

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  1. Basil

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    Flip a coin: heads you go, tails you don't. Pay attention to which result you're rooting for while the coin is in the air. Then ignore the result of the coin, and go with whichever one you were rooting for.
     
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  2. EastCoastVegasFan!

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    I like the "Coming to America" approach here!
     
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    60% of the time, it works every time
     
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    If you want Vegas Vegas, then I'd reschedule for later in the year.

    Truth is you won't know until you try, but if it's using up limited vacation time, only you can weigh up if it's worth it or not.
     
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    With flights being as cheap as they are right now - at least that I'm seeing, you can go home early if you hate it.
     
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    I think it depends on your version of "Vegas" People that like to be social, hang at the pool and do shows would not be at all happy right now. I'm on the extreme opposite side and have no problem with the idea of being there. I like to find a good pay table at a VP machine and park for hours at a time. Spray the thing down with rubbing alcohol and I'm good to go. Less people is better in my mind... yes, I know I'm different than most.
     
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  7. JaDubya

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    You said that you are 60/40 in favor but everything you’ve mentioned supported the argument for not going. What’s motivating you to say 60 in favor? The hassle of rescheduling or the strong desire to go? If it’s the latter, maybe you just need to go and to satisfy that urge. It might suck & we know that you know that, but you did say 60 in favor.
     
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    I had a friend once tell me do not to flip a coin but flip a dollar bill. It takes longer and by the time it lands you will know which one you want.
     
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  9. LVisBeautiful

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    Having the same issue, want to go, like really bad, afraid of getting sick, afraid of doing something fun that might be harmful to me or my family. Could care less about a mask, I wear them all the time now when I go out. I could care less about other people, I just want to sit in front of that slot machine and craps table and waste money. Frankly, the idea of not being talked to is appealing. If I could maybe hit the dispense, go into my zone, wander around Fremont with a stack of cash, and just see some flashing lights It would be luxurious. Maybe I could go into Elco and play craps with the crusty old locals and get some gambling tips.

    Last summer I went to Vegas 5 times. Two with my daughter, and one with hubs, and two on my own (passing through for work). We went to fancy dinners, spas, shopping, and of course numerous craps tables both bubble and otherwise. Shopping at Fashion Show required a special carry on bag to go home. Bags and bags of clothes, whoozits, and whatnots for the house, an extra carry on.

    Fast forward to this summer, hubs and I stole away from our cocoon to get an egg McMuffin last week at the ass crack of down and sit and eat outside at the local McDonalds. We figured that would be the safest social distance. The other big trip out is to Home Depot, again at the ass crack, while hubs walks around and picks out stuff and I play MyVegas on the phone. That was our outing. I went into Ilani for 1/2 hour, nervously walked around and tossed $50 in the machines while waiting for the busy craps table to open a spot on a Monday at 10am, it never opened.

    And while I've rediscovered cooking, made numerous banana breads, fought the Covid 15 - 15 lb gain, and solved a few jigsaw puzzles and caught up on Netflix and gotten really good at work. None of that would be as nice as a cocktail at Paris, a massage, and burning a pile of cash in a Vegas Casino.

    If you are not afraid of COVID, and can go, just go, I would. I wouldn't even question it..if I didn't have COVID fears, no amount of wearing a mask, being inconvenienced or skipping shows would matter to me. I would watch the Hangover on the plane ride out (a tradition, its downloaded, I can almost say it word for word). I would don my ballcap, put on my mask, forgot all the drama and uber straight to the Bellagio fountains and sit there and drink in the fact that they aren't stuffed with people in front of them 3 deep. Then I would find the Binions craps table that opens outdoors, park there for at least an hour, and head over to the unused pool at my favorite hotel spot. Finally, after enjoying a trip to the dispense, I'd hit the light show Fremont Street Experience and maybe risk my life doing the zipline, its dorky who cares.

    Whatever your Vegas is, if you feel safe...I'd go.
     
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    My experience with any decision I have had to make is this: if you have to think this long and hard about something - take a step back and let it go for now.

    Especially if it is causing you stress or anxiety. It wouldn't be the end of the world if you waited until you are 100%, without-a-shadow-of-a doubt, sure.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    I think you may be right, I'm just opposite, which isn't a bad thing. The thought of playing VP in general is extremely boring to me, same with slots and any gambling outside of $5 or $10 craps. I guess I like the Vegas that the "What Happens here, stays here" commercials were trying to convey.
     
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    Yes like vegasgroove said
    If your having this much trouble on deciding
    Cancel and play scratch-offs at your local gas station
     
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    Not me. Then my days in a casino will be over . . . . .
     
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    Me too. A person shouldn't get used to things that are terrible, imprisonment, poverty, being unhappy, etc.

    Where there is a will, there is a way.
     
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    I'm glad that so many places and experiences tag our happy base for us.
     
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    Personally, I'm not going back until the "vibe" returns. Most of my thrill comes from the crowds and underlying buzz, the bands on Fremont, the shouts from the craps tables, the slot machines filling the air with a cacaphony of sounds, packed poker rooms, endless buffet choices, the care-free sense of adventure walking the strip, even driving in the traffic. I just couldn't stand to be disappointed in Las Vegas of all places.
     
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    THIS is why I am seriously considering cancelling. I appreciate the feedback from everyone.
     
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    For most part we’re all in same dilemma

    Good luck on your endeavors
     
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    I have some of your same concerns trying to decide what to do, if anything, for labor day. Having been there already, let me try and put current Vegas in simple terms... gambling, eating with reservations, and pool time with reservations. Not much else to do in the epicenters of activity.

    It's not significantly different from locals except there are far more casinos in a smaller area. There are transportation issues. Entertainment wise, most of Vegas is closed. Pools and gambling are about the only things to do unless you're in to venturing out and hiking or checking out museums and parks, some of which are also limited. The crowd is not the same. It was much lower class than normal on the strip when we were there 4th of July.

    I know from your posts that you're in to the pools. They are open for distanced lying in the sun or distanced dip in the pool but not for chicken fights and getting trashed with a DJ and random hookups or a big party scene. I know you also like craps. Expect higher minimums and fewer players, and very little socializing at the tables (may find an exception downtown?). You cant do what I get the impression you really enjoy about the craps table, but you can still play craps and the other 2 to 5 people playing can still whoop and holler (I had a more socially interactive than normal experience playing bubble craps at Linq oddly enough...not the real thing but it was fun)

    Also, Vegas has more unique restaurants than most of your locals will have available in the area. Apart from limited and high demand / low supply pool activities, eating (which is also much more limited than normal and really advise reservations), and gambling (also somewhat limited but still totally doable) there wasn't much to do. That was fine for me because I like to gamble and eat and casino hop and not really "do" anything for a few days, but I think the bar closures will probably be the last straw for me not going back until they're more open.

    Had I not been at all, I'd probably go, and kind of recommend maybe you go once, just to experience it. Hopefully it's a once in a lifetime situation and wont last for years. But, now that I've been both there and to Biloxi since re-opening, Biloxi had almost as much to offer, plus the beach, plus the bars are open, and at least when I was there, pools not as often filled to capacity, so I'm much more likely to go back there than Vegas until something in Vegas changes, because it's not horribly different and I dont want to fly almost all the way across the country to have a couple fancy dinners and see some scenery I can't see in the southeast, having already done that once this year. Had I not been to Vegas yet this year, I'd definitely go, but with realistic expectations, which it sounds like you have. For me it wasnt a diet Vegas vs Vegas we know and love decision it sounds like you're struggling with; it was a diet Vegas vs sitting at home like a hermit another month(s) decision, which made it easier from that perspective.
     
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    Yup, I feel the same. Currently booked for a short solo trip to Cosmo in early August and am on the fence about going. I booked just a day before it came out that bars would close.

    I usually head to Vegas every 3-6 months and haven't been since February, so I'm jonesing for it at this point. I've never stayed at Cosmo, have always wanted to/like the casino, and am booked on a comp, so I'd like to try it out. I've been cooped up with kids for 4 months so going anywhere to be on my own for a few days sounds lovely. It's only a 2 hour flight so it's not a huge headache to get there and the flight was cheap.

    I am not at all concerned about safety (my belief is we're all likely to get it at some point), am 5% concerned with having to quarantine myself and family upon return (however I've scheduled this trip to happen when we don't have anything already scheduled for when I would return), and am 95% concerned about going and feeling regret due to not getting reasonable value for the (gambling) money spent. I can deal with wearing a mask just in general, but with bars shut down (no bartop VP), table games with plexiglass not sounding very fun, the difficulty in making conversation with anyone, having to possibly wear a mask at a pool lounger, and the added difficulty of solo dining without making reservations, I just don't know that it's going to be fun enough to justify risking a few thousand dollars.

    I've contemplated taking some of the bankroll for a light night at a local (which is ok purely for gambling but has zero vibe/inherent excitement and carefree nature that Vegas offers), spending some on a discretionary purchase, and just pocketing the rest. I (likely) won't make that purchase in some time if I go to Vegas, so it's one or the other. I REALLY want to go to Vegas but I also don't want to get there and feel like an idiot (as if I shouldn't have expected the reality). I just wonder if I'm being a degenerate/trying too hard to make Vegas sound appetizing
     
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