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Poll: After seeing the reopening of Vegas, I think:

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Sonya, Jun 12, 2020.

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After seeing the reopening of Vegas, I think:

Poll closed Jun 17, 2020.
  1. It looks great and I want to go back now.

    44 vote(s)
    11.8%
  2. I'm excited by the reports & will get back pretty soon.

    79 vote(s)
    21.2%
  3. The reports are consistent with my expectations, but meh, no rush.

    78 vote(s)
    20.9%
  4. I'm a little bothered by too much/too little safety precautions - I'm going to wait a little longer.

    90 vote(s)
    24.1%
  5. I'm quite bothered by too much/too little safety precautions - I'm not going back for awhile.

    82 vote(s)
    22.0%
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  1. Roccoscollar

    Roccoscollar VIP Whale

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    I'll be there on Thursday and won't be wearing a mask. However, I do love having the extra room at the bars. I never liked being crowded in.
     
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  2. rcc4au

    rcc4au Low-Roller

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    Have a trip planned for the end of July and the only way I’ll be changing my plans is if I’m forced to because of emergency declarations that would force casinos to close again. Already working on packing my bags!

    My (very abbreviated) opinion is that the virus is here to stay like all other viruses (known or unknown) and we have to learn to live with it and can’t keep closing up businesses and killing the economy every time there’s a new case.

    As a nurse I wash my hands dozens of times a day and developed habits over the years that limit my face touching and I tried to keep good distance from others way before this, so none of that will change.

    And I respect others decisions to wear masks, avoid the grocery stores, limit travel, etc., but I am choosing to take a different approach.

    Thanks for the poll. It’s pretty interesting to see how evenly distributed the answers are.
     
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  3. bluesdude

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    I am somewhere in between these two. We really want to wait until most of the Vegas experience is back to normal. All the restaurants are open, sports is back to normal, crowds are back to more normal numbers, ect. We are in the higher risk category, more because of our age than health issues. We our just looking out for ourselves and making sure WE feel comfortable whenever we go back. We will wait a while.

    The reports are consistent with my expectations, but meh, no rush.
    I'm a little bothered by too much/too little safety precautions - I'm going to wait a little longer.
     
    Maybe not this year. Looking forward to 2021!
  4. Ty

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    I was there last week. Going back for early July.
     
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  5. pressitagain

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    I can survive without gambling in Vegas...or anywhere for that matter.

    I will wait until things are more under control...virus wise.
     
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  6. loonytoony

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    There definitely was excitement. Plenty of yelling and screaming with big hands or craps rolls etc. Only thing missing was shows and live music and that should be back soon
     
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  7. loonytoony

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    Wanna bet? :goofy::goofy::D:D:D
     
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  8. Syringe Monkey

    Syringe Monkey Hero of the Baggage Carousel...

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    I chose "I'm quite bothered by too much/too little safety precautions - I'm not going back for awhile."

    We weren't planning on going back until next year, anyways, but the way things are now have just solidified that for me. I was thinking about maybe booking a medical conference this September to "get it out of my system", but no. I don't want to be surrounded by plexiglass, I don't want cute COVID amenity packages in my room, I don't want to see every other slot machine off, and I have no desire to be in a restaurant at 50% capacity. I hope that in a year's time, Las Vegas is back to normal. Not the "new normal" bullshit the MSM forces down our throats, but normal. The way it should be. And I hope Palms is open by then.

    Las Vegas is my escape from reality, my fantasy world where I can be or do whatever I want without consequences. I need the energy, I need the excitement, and I need the facade that the city provides me to achieve that escape. From what I'm seeing, it isn't there right now. It's gonna be awhile before it is, I feel.
     
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  9. Ken D

    Ken D Low-Roller

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    As the country goes, so goes my Vegas plans, and that is not looking good right now. I'm really glad I had not scheduled July, and earliest possible would be September, but do not really expect that. I'm still thinking it will be sometime in 2021. I also just had a neighbor pass away from covid, so the lack of precautions people are taking gets put into a different perspective for me.
     
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  10. vegascurley

    vegascurley Low-Roller

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    we were there last week and had a great time...both of us needed a short getaway and it worked fine..no real crowds and all the staff at all the casinos were so pleasant.Going back in august and September.
     
  11. zerofan

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    I am ok with being in Vegas and staying safe but I am not ok with the 6 hour flight from NYC. Also, having to use the gross airplane bathroom multiple times on a flight that long makes me think twice about going.

    If I could drive to Vegas I would plan a trip once everything opened.
     
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  12. Count de Monet

    Count de Monet High-Roller

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    Health and safety wise I must feel comfortable there and right now that is not the case. I hope that by Aug/Sept I feel differently. If not, it will be time to move reservations out a couple more months yet again.

    Realistically, I probably will not visit this year but still make plans anyway to keep hope alive.
     
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  13. AbFab

    AbFab Low-Roller

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    I booked a flight with Delta for 7/4 weekend and after reading and seeing pics I cancelled my flight same day. I thought I could, but at the end of the day the virus if caught can potentially be deadly. In addition, I work in medical field and I’ve seen patients who got COVID and have cardiovascular issues all of a sudden now. And they’re young too.
    So pass.‍♀️ I would reconsider it if masks were mandatory in every casino and real effort to social distance.
     
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  14. hattrick225

    hattrick225 Low-Roller

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    I am in between these two. I have pretty much decided to go through with the August trip as scheduled, barring any new outbreak or restrictions. I am solo, and feel that I can social distance appropriately, and can avoid any overly crowded situations ( like the Cosmo videos circulating). I am expecting a very different type of trip - not the traditional Vegas vibe I love, but I am ok with that for now, understanding that it's currently a very different environment. The pool deck at Paris is large, and conducive to social distancing. Probably will play less table games, and more slots. I may rent a car for a few days, and get out to see some sights I haven't visited for years (like Red Rock Canyon). My biggest concern is social distancing at restaurants and bars, and the ability to go any enjoy places I love, without being put in a crowded situation. Way more info than most of you probably care to read :):), but just sharing my perspective.

    The reports are consistent with my expectations, but meh, no rush.
    I'm a little bothered by too much/too little safety precautions - I'm going to wait a little longer.
     
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  15. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    I'm quite bothered by too much/too little safety precautions - I'm not going back for awhile.

    Of course, the US/Canada border is an obstruction as well. Barring that... between safety considerations, and Vegas just not being the same, I cannot say I'm inclined to go anytime soon. I'll be waiting until early July to cancel everything for my July/August trip, which kills me... not to toot my own horn, but it was a planning masterpiece.

    I have no basis on which I can speculate about when my return might be, just because of how rapidly this situation is evolving. I'm fairly confident I won't go at all in 2020, though.

    At the very least, this forced abstinence from gambling validates to me that it's something I have under control. I haven't placed a bet since January (even then, I was "churning" a loss rebate bonus at Casino Woodbine, not playing for fun), and I feel I can go indefinitely without it, despite knowing I enjoy doing it.
     
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  16. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    Just wanted to compliment you on this excellent analogy :)

    Quoting this for emphasis. It is not said enough.
     
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  17. LB9

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    I think amongst other things one of the biggest problems for me is the lack of excitement, or normality rather, of Vegas which we’ve all come to know. Obviously this isn’t the casinos fault, but the idea of not being able to go into any casino that I like, whenever I like, due to many being closed currently doesn’t sound fun either. I play primarily at the four CET casinos that are closed (Cromwell, PH, Paris, Ballys) so at a minimum, until they’re open I’ll probably be at home waiting.

    I have my flight booked for Aug 28-31 as the deal was too good and with SW you can cancel whenever, but booking at CP for example when I don’t like staying there seems a bit odd to fly 5 hours each way for.

    I’m also in the quandary that I see firsthand non-public data about the virus daily per my profession and it’s difficult to reconcile the grim reality with what I want to do in my personal life. We hung out with friends last night at one of their houses, distanced a good bit, and it was fun. I’m thinking that if things haven’t changed sufficiently by late July I may cancel the trip and just “deal with” seeing friends over here lol. My wife on the other hand is getting stir crazy to do something, she’s a teacher and they haven’t been in the classroom for months so I’m thinking she may make a rash decision.
     
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  18. daveg000

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    Looks to me like 66% are waiting, and 33% are going. I'm not going until I survive the virus or there is a Vaccine. Safety precautions are great as long as everybody follows them, but I will not leave myself open to the obvious disregard and ignorance I have seen. There is a reason cases are going up 20+ States (Nevada.included)
     
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  19. joespoolhall

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    I'll have to wait and see. One week in, we are already seeing relaxation of guidelines. An article in the Review Journal gave examples of this. My first question was why no enforcement of guidelines? The problem is that the casino can't monitor every square inch 24/7. I have to see where that goes in a month or longer before I make a judgement.
     
  20. bshowell

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    I'm a patient person. Still have a room booked for August, but will be cancelling that for various reasons. Plus I'm in a higher risk category (as is the sister I usually travel with) and there's no point in rushing into unsafe practices if I've been this careful thus far. And having lost people to COVID, I'm definitely not in a rush.
     
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