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My dilemma with Vegas

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

  1. VegasFan14

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    I’m interested in the same things as you, and it’s just not Vegas right now. Skip it and maybe take an extra trip if you can swing it once things are closer to normal (hopefully some time next year).

    If I were to go to Vegas right now, I would just be depressed about what it’s not. Kudos to the people who are supporting it through the pandemic, though.
     
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  2. Ol' Hoag

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    Just returned from a trip there. If you are looking for normal Vegas, I highly recommend you wait. If you are traveling alone or with another person, it may be ok, but if traveling with friends (in our case, us and another couple), it was not much fun. The 3 person max at a table rule was awful for groups of 4. You can not even go up to the table with your three companions to check in without getting in trouble. Trying to communicate from 6 feet with masks, in a casino, was tough, to say the least. It saved me money I guess as I couldn't even talk to my wife to get more allowance money. :) Many restaurants are closed or have limited hours. The sports books are closed or have limited hours. The poker rooms are limited. The pools have limited capacity and the wait list systems are not good. Having said that, if going by yourself or with one other...there is still fun that could be had, just don't expect normal.
     
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  3. Paul K

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    I actually can have more fun at home than Vegas right now. Two weeks ago went to a bar that I know of which is secretly open. Had breakfast there which was delicious and a few beers. Drove out to Palm Springs then stopped off at Morongo. My buddy who works there had two seats reserved for us at the end of the bar at their restaurant, got to meet the chef who cooked our meal, who even gave us a sample of an experimental dish he was working on. Played a quick slot machine and then booked it back home.

    Can't sit at a bar in Vegas now. It is a pain to get a table at many restaurants. So sadly I had a better time doing this than going to Vegas which while sad in a sense is also good in a sense. I made myself a happy day despite all the bs going on right now. Saved a lot of money, still had a good time.
     
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  4. EastCoastVegasFan!

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    I’m canceling, I love this group! The most knowledgeable Vegas folks on the inter-webs!
     
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  5. Cageet

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    Yeah right. You will end up going. Just waiting for you to change your mind in....3...2...1....
     
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  6. EastCoastVegasFan!

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    No, I’ve watched enough videos to see how lame and restrictive it is. No offense to anyone else that has gone and had a good time.
     
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  7. mansam

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    DITTO here too! Plus the gamble of getting the COVD
     
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  8. Sonya

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    You've gotten some great advice in this thread. Probably better than my PM. ;)

    But this...
    ... it's just not available in Vegas right now. If you're looking to make new friends and hang out in groups at the pool, etc, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.
     
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  9. flyguyfl

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    The numbers Sonya posted that show death rate by age in Nevada are encouraging to me. I would assume that the ratios are similar in other states. So age 50 and up seem to be the moist likely to die from this virus. Those 20 and under that died in Nevada number 7.

    Old folks may need to avoid Vegas until something good happens is my approach.
     
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  10. j52chips

    j52chips Low-Roller

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    I'm still holding 2 reservations. One in Sept & one in Oct. I've been rebooking trips for June, July, Aug, & cancelling. I was holding out for the miracle of this decreasing and coming to an end, the same as what another VMB poster mentioned. I now have to face reality, I'm a candy ass and I can wait to everything calms down. As infallible that some of us think we are, I think waiting is my best choice for now.
     
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  11. greekjim

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    I had a booking and To leave out this Sunday but changed it to leaving august 9, I may be a bit delusional by now with all the canceling and rebookings
     
  12. sinnerman

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    Unfortunately, I think you made the right decision. Especially for those of us who have seen Vegas at it's best, I think it will be a real disappointment right now.
     
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  13. MikeOPensacola

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    From hanging out with you for one night and seeing how you Vegas I think you made the correct move @EastCoastVegasFan! Keep Building up that BR for longer, or more frequent, trips when conditions improve.
    :peace: :beer:
     
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  14. ffejry

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    I think you made the right call, my friend. I actually spoke with a friend who went to the casino by us for an overnight trip. He is just like us two. He had a miserable time with the restrictions and he is NOT anti-mask or anything like that. It was just the overall vibe being a downer with all the restrictions. Even the bar was closed too.
     
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  15. wagon b0y

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    I went a couple times in early june when it first opened. It was tolerable then. Flamingo seemed the same as any other weekend. Only had to wear masks at table games.

    Now with mandatory masks, bars closed, etc, i don't think i would go. I have reservations for next weekend but i'm going to cancel. I like the pool during the day and playing craps at night.

    If it was like in early june, masks only at tables i'd go.
     
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    I was there June 14-16 at the flamingo and it felt like just another regular day there
     
  17. mattjs33

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    We have a trip booked August 2-5. We'd been telling our daughter for years that we would take her this year. Got an offer for a free room and basically we said "sure why not". Here's the thing: she's 6, soon to be 7. Regardless of what you think about kids in Vegas, we kind of feel like it will be better for her if it's not so hectic. And having her with us means we won't be able to hang out at any bars or lounges anyway. So we're well aware it's going to be a different kind of trip this year. We don't really gamble, so that won't affect us too much. We're planning some pool time and eating and walking around showing her this place we talk about all the time. Rent a car and go do some hiking as well.

    So yeah, the two of us will miss the usual vibe, but she won't really know any different. But here's the key: we need to get the hell out of here for a while. This spring and summer has been a lot of stress; sitting around with nothing to do, especially for my wife, who had to stay home from work and basically homeschool our daughter the last two months of the school year. Almost anything fun for our daughter to do has been effectively closed since April. So it's either sit around here and deal with 50% of what we can do at home, or go get a 50% Vegas trip.

    The room was free and the rest is on points so far, so it was a no brainer.
     
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  18. Ladeda

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    I'm still going. Even a dumbed down Vegas is infinitely better than my house where I've spent 99.9999% of my time since March bc of working from home. I'm taking the attitude of I'll make it work. Vegas will be different, but I'll focus on the positive. No work, great restaurants, lots of alcohol and most importantly, not stuck in my house. Maybe I'll use this trip as an opportunity to check out Mt Charleston, Valley of Fire, Lake Mead or Boulder City.

    I'm actually getting pumped to go to Vegas now that my trip is close. Positive attitude for the win. Being 6'5 and knowing that the middle seat is empty on Delta--- that's already a win in my book. That 4 hour flight shall be way more enjoyable than most flights I take. No alcohol in economy class? I've already got my mini bottles. Problem solved. 4 comped nights for a low roller including 2 weekend nights--- that is another win in my book. 12K skymiles for my roundtrip flight. Win. Cheap prices on rental car. Win. I've got reservations for a few nice restaurants. Win.

    If I go on a heater for the 1st time in my life gambling-- I won't care that there are only 2 people @ the table with me as I'm surrounded by plexiglass---- I will enjoy that heater. (won't happen.)

    I'm going to Vegas, and I'm going to have FUN!
     
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  19. gs32794

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    This is the perspective I finally came to about 3 weeks ago for a trip earlier this month. I kept telling myself that I couldn't pass up on the deal. But it kept bugging me. And bugging me. The restrictions. Limited dining. Uncertainty about how the pool would work. Possible confrontations with other patrons not distancing. I took that as a sign that deep down I knew that the trip wasn't right for me.
     
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  20. unomas

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    If you still want a little gamble idea, take a portion of your bankroll and invest it into the las vegas sands stock. (posted a 51% drop in revenue in Q2 and 94% decline in operating income, just yesterday) then when there's a vaccine and vegas returns to normalcy the stock should also produce a gain and you can take that back to Vegas when the time is right!

    For me I have a trip planned for Sept. for which I am about 99% sure I'll be canceling. Although, I am curious if the kids will go back to school in Sept, if so that may change my mind. If I am inevitably gonna catch the covid from the kids that I can't socially distance from I meant as well go to vegas and enjoy some socially distant VP. Otherwise, I am going to wait for a vaccine, since they have been reporting some major progress and phase 3 trials starting this week.