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Ohio Casinos to Open June 19

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Casino Hotels' started by Geddy3, Jun 6, 2020.

  1. Geddy3

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    I'm surprised at how much more regulated things will be at Hollywood Mahoning Valley than JACK Casinos, at least as of what they announced now..

    Hollywood: 50% occupancy, slot floor redesigned for social distancing, no entertainment, no drawings, no tournaments, no valet parking. Only 1 restaurant. Health screenings for employees AND guests before they enter. Employees must wear masks. Sanitizer stations everywhere. Closed from 3 am to 8 am every day for deep cleaning.

    JACK: Occupancy limit on table games. Allegedly every other slot is turned off without redesigning the floor. I've gotten promotions and giveaways showing on my account already. Health screening for employees only. Employees must wear masks. They claim to be doing a deep clean daily with hospital grade disinfectant, but how can they safely do that with the casino going to be open 24 hours?

    I would definitely feel better playing at Hollywood but it's a bit of a drive, and with the casino being small to begin with I can see them reaching the 50% occupancy easily. None of the casinos at all have mentioned anything about smoking patios, I wonder if they will be open or not.
     
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    Any Hollywood Toledo players here? I got my June/July offers today via email, and confirmed on the website. They're more than double what my previous offers were. I mean, it's still not exactly huge money, but I'm still surprised at the increase. Wondering what anybody else is seeing.
     
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    My offers from JACK/MGM have basically stayed the same but none of those casinos are giving out food credits. Awaiting my offers from Hollywood Mahoning Valley still. If it's more than double of what I was getting I may have to make the drive up there.
     
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    We hit JACK Cleveland yesterday. Was actually surprised with how slow it was for opening day/Friday night. It reminded me of a weeknight. My offers have also stayed the same-minus food offers.
     
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    No decent offers for me, but I don't gamble heavy. Rising Star in Indiana isn't offering me free rooms now. Doesn't make it worth making the trip. I'll probably lay low until middle of July.
     
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    I'm also surprised to hear that just because they are the only nearby place with table games.. if they didn't have tables it would always be empty there.

    I might go to Thistledown at like 3 am on a random weeknight so hopefully I can play all the slots I want to!
     
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    I was also pleasantly surprised with how many people wore masks. Definitely more than 50%, maybe even 75%. We didn’t have any problem playing our choice slots either.
     
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    I did go to Hollywood Toledo on Saturday morning. It was not particularly crowded, but it also wasn't their prime busy hours. I was there between roughly 9am and noon. The majority of players were wearing masks, probably in the 60-75% range (although a fair number were wearing them incorrectly, under the nose, etc). It did seem like the percentage was dropping slightly as the place slowly filled up, maybe the early birds that wanted to beat the crowd were also trying to be more careful. The self-serve drink stations were indeed closed, you had to go up to the bar or flag down a waitress if you wanted a water or anything else. There were at least 2-3 waitresses working, even on that early shift, but they seemed to be focusing more on the table game area than the slot areas. There were ample stations set up around the floor with hand sanitizer and wipes. They were already non-smoking, but for some reason, had allowed vaping. They now have signs up saying no vaping as well - I did see one woman hit a vape, but only the one.

    Sadly, no craps tables were open. Blackjack looked to be at $15, other carnival games were open at $5-10, but every craps table in the building remained closed. A floor supervisor told me around 11 they were hoping to get one open before noon, but it still hadn't happened when I gave up and left. Roughly half the slot and VP machines were closed. In banks of either 3 or 4 machines, the 2 end machines were active and the middle machines inactive, in most cases. The e-games/stadium area (with bubble craps, blackjack, and roulette) was open, with every other terminal active.

    Overall, it was fine, and felt fairly safe. Might be a different story on a Friday/Saturday night when they'd presumably be busier.
     
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    Like the lady cutting my hair this morning at Great Clips telling me how important masks are and how they never fog up her glasses. Not for one second did her mask come even close to covering her nose:)
     
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    Haven't been there personally but have been hearing from and reading online that many people are not happy with how MGM Northfield Park is handling things... very lax on cleaning, several slots removed entirely, near impossible to get a drink, plus many people's offers (including my own) have gone down from what they were in March, after MGM said that wouldn't happen.

    If I had to predict which casino would manage to screw this up, it would have been MGM so at least they're consistent(ly bad).
     
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    I find local casinos are very fast in lowering offers with low or no play, compared to LV and other destination casinos. It is like they forgot to change the comp algorithm to account for that the casino was closed for 3 months and that is way there is no play. My Rivers offer went from $40/day in March to $5/day in June, MGM Northfield went from $30 to $8.
     
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    I agree, I visited Rivers at the end of February (usually go twice a year when they send the "we miss you" offer, then it goes back to the typical smaller offer mailers). I still have not received any new offers from them at all. It's like the entire system just got turned off instead of changing the workings of it.

    I'm sure the loss of food comps is also upsetting players too. No food and cut free play is not an incentive to get people to visit the casinos.
     
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    I went to MGM today. Was not impressed. Didn’t see anyone cleaning. They installed one hand washing station but I didn’t notice any extra sanitizer stations. Way fewer people wearing masks than Jacks. My offers were slightly lower (free play). No food offers. I will stick with JACK CLE for now.
     
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    I've visited Thistledown (was too busy for my taste so I left) and JACK downtown. Downtown was a lot less busy, lots of sanitizer, wipes, and people cleaning machines. There's also more space there so it's easier to distance from people. If Cuyahoga County reaches level 4 I think all the casinos would close again because at that level people are only supposed to leave their home for essentials.
     
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    Went to MGM Northfield this morning. Every one had a mask on. I also didn't see anyone cleaning the machines. What surprised me was that the self serve soda machine was working.

    Won .27 cents and kept my express comps active for another 6 months, so a successful visit.
     
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    When they reopened the soda machine was off, I'm surprised it's back on now. I still need to stop at MGM to keep my comps active, I want to wait until it's closer to the 6 months but I'm concerned everything will shut down again and you know the casinos won't do anything for us if that happens.

    JACK just rolled over to a new tier earning period and all the tier credits people had gotten in January/Feb/March just disappeared even though they were closed for half the earning period.