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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. kkinwi

    kkinwi VIP Whale

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    I cancelled my last 2 trips (no regrets) and am currently booked for December. I am comfortable working and being out and about, but wear a mask nearly 100%. As a solo traveler, I think I could do Vegas safely.....I am usually in the casino gambling by 6 a.m. and it is very quiet. I like to get out in the nicer weather for walks, and am comfortable in places south of downtown to get my exercise. BUT if the virus continues to be so prevalent, I would not risk exposing family members because I "wanted/needed" a vacation. Delta has been awesome with flight refunds for me, but even if they weren't, my health comes first.
     
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  2. Pea

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    I feel that Vegas is a very voluntary place to go, and I am turned off by the 'safety' precautions.

    I've not much time to view trip reports etc. but from some pics, I am pleased when I see it more "normal"

    So much focus is on masks and people falsely feeling they are safe & being safe by wearing a mask because someone at some point said so. To me, the touching & spreading germs that way is more dangerous, and it is virtually impossible to sanitize every little spot in a place like Vegas, machines, cards, dice, doors, hotel rooms, not to mention the airplanes that get us there.

    A lot of the precautions - shields, distancing, masks - can create a false sense of security.

    My only concern is being stuck there if I had a temp.

    I've been pretty much living my life as normal, my job was still open etc. Planning to go back in November if things are more normal.
     
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  3. ken2v

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    No false sense of security here. I wear a mask out when and where appropriate, I don't when I'm driving around, riding my bike, walking ... in other words, when I'm not around others. I still take the other precautions.

    Situational awareness, don't touch your eyes and mouth, stay distanced as much as possible from those not in your everyday/household "pod," wear a mask. It's really quite simple.
     
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  4. wandmcoy1999

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    I’m currently sitting on a plane waiting to come home after spending 3 glorious days in Vegas.
    The only change that I feel like I saw was the few casinos on the strip that were closed.
    Downtown was as packed as it was prior to the shutdown. People were having fun, and there was definitely no social distancing. I saw very few masks.
    The folks that I talked to were thrilled to be back at work.
    Strip casinos were insanely packed. Bellagio at 10pm was almost impossible to find a slot machine.
    We went to the Gold Coast and had a ball. More masks there and I suspect because people there are more locals.
    Food was hard to come by because not all restaurants are open yet, so that was a pain.
    We had fun, and will be back July 3rd.
    By then, I believe almost all strip casinos will be open.
    PS: Strip casinos were extremely tight. We will be spending more time downtown next trip!!!!
     
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  5. Leeza14

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    I’m conflicted. We are booked for mid-July and probably will decide two days before we leave whether or not we will go. We will be there M-F, so it won’t be “weekend busy.” This may give me a false sense of security, or at least a partial sense of it. We’re booked at Bally’s, which I hope is open by then (if not and we go, we’ll move to Paris). I’m thankful for the trip reports here; they will be a large factor in our decision as will the possible spikes in cases in both NV and here at home. I really want to get there and just get away for a few days, but I don’t want that to be my deciding factor, tempting as it is. Dang.
     
  6. deansrobinson

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    Pretty much the same here. Our concern is exposure to the >80 year old in-laws.
     
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  7. amk121

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    I will admit seeing it open up again has made me really want to go back...
    But I am in the category where I am bothered by that there seems to be too little safety precautions.
    It just isn't in the cards for me this year at all, as I just won't risk it until it is safer and will probably wait until when we have a vaccine.
    For now, I am just going to enjoy everyone else's trip reports!
     
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  8. Joe

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    Posted without comment...People created a Facebook group dedicated to helping the restaurants in our county survive. Food reviews, curbside, hours etc. This morning someone posted they went to a restaurant yesterday for dinner. They reported none of the staff were wearing masks.
     
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  9. dmr

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    This is a concern of mine too. It would break my heart if I would unknowingly expose someone who is at risk to this or any other communicable disease.

    I do have one friend who is currently undergoing chemo, and the other day I delivered some take-out to them. I said I would ring the bell and leave it on the porch, but they were there waiting for me and tried to invite me in and tried to insist on a hug, but I did not want to take even that small chance.
     
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  10. azlefty

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    I've been jonesing for Vegas but I'm abstaining for the foreseeable future. I believe this is a real thing and mask up when indoors other than at home, which isn't very often, in order to avoid inadvertently infecting immunocompromised people who have to work in customer-facing professions. I go to Las Vegas to relax and be decadent. I don't feel relaxed or decadent while wearing a mask. Since I like going to buffets, betting on sports, and sitting in the jacuzzi in the spa, there is not so much reason to go right now. Also I'm not excited about playing poker with maximum 4 other nose-picking people through plexiglas,

    For what it's worth, I had a very short and unconventional visit to Las Vegas 3 weeks ago, before the relaxation of the lockdown.
     
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  11. vegas superfan

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    Masks do not prevent you from getting it. They prevent you from spreading it.

    Anyone wearing a mask should not feel any sense of security, unless others around them are also wearing masks.
     
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  12. pebbles

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    This! At least you can feel like you are doing less harm. We wear masks in public when we are unable to distance appropriately. In Spain, they are mandatory to get into the supermarket for grocery shopping. I'm comfortable with that.
     
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  13. BC_ girl

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    If I could go I would be there. Being in Canada I can’t. It has been on the news that Canadians can now go if they fly. But still need to do the 2 week isolation when you get home. And I can’t do that. I can pretty much guarantee the minute those borders are open with no isolation requirement I will be there. It won’t be the same Vegas I last saw. But it would still be fun I think. There are just enough things open to make me happy.
     
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  14. debriley

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    I actually could use an option of ‘I’m quite concerned about too little safety precautions, but I’m dumb enough that I’m going in early July anyways’. I WONT be going into Cosmo or the D, but I have some optimism about Wynn and Venetian being more reasonable . I’m also encouraged about all the MGM properties that are going to open before early July....will help spread people out some.
     
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  15. Vegas Erica

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    I miss Vegas. I was planning for a birthday trip in October before all of this happened but only time will tell.
    It's weird, I traveled a lot for fun prior to this but I haven't been on an airplane or stayed at a hotel/rental house in over 3 months.
     
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    Ive put off two trips now. So far have next one scheduled for September. I'm still kind of wait and see. I will be checking numbers. Is the curve flattened etc. I know that I will be sitting at a VP machine slinging back Margaritas I will be catching a buzz. That right there will interfere with wise strategy decisions with the game and with touching my face keys social distancing etc.
     
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  17. vegas superfan

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    I just bought a new mask because the ones I was using made my glasses fog up so I kept playing with the top of the mask to adjust it, causing my fingers to be near my eyes. The new one seems to have solved this so I am now able to see and keep my fingers off my face YAY.
     
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  18. MaxStacks

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    Let’s gogogogogogogo!!!!!!!! The trip reports have me more excited for my August trip.
     
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  19. Guardian

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    Won't be going to Vegas this year. Will have to get my gambling on at my local casinos where concern for spreading the virus is taken more seriously by both the players and the casino.
     
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  20. Sonya

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    Well this went a little sideways over masks. Look, I'm going to say it one more time here and then close this thread to comments.

    The COViD-19 Virus is real. It is out there and no heat or happy thoughts are going to make it go away. Right now 22 states are seeing cases spiking. There have been 2,112,828 total cases, and 116,501 deaths to date (per Johns Hopkins). It is not a hoax, nor is it "just the flu".

    The safest way to be indoors, in a crowd of people, especially with shouting and cheering and other excess vocalizations is for EVERYONE to be wearing masks. If there is not a significant number of people wearing masks, there will be spread of this virus. People will get sick. People will die. These are facts.

    I wear a mask any time I'm going to be indoors with strangers, even with trying to keep my distance. Do I love it? No! But it's what we have to do right now. It's what helped with the flu in 1918 too. Just do it. Not doing it makes you the problem. And no decent person wants to be the problem.

    No masks being worn means more sickness. More sickness means issues for those big corporate casinos and they will shut down again. Don't think it can't happen. I'm hearing a bunch of rumors (which I tend not to share) flying around about the lack of guests wearing masks in Vegas. There is talk about a stricter policy on masks and ending smoking at table games to facilitate that at several casinos in Vegas right now. They are afraid the governor will shut them down if the case numbers spike too much. So far, the numbers are rising, but not spiking. Yet.

    (And, this just published on LVRJ after the Gaming Control Board Meeting: The state Gaming Control Board isn’t reconsidering requiring facial coverings for casino patrons, but it would if new COVID-19 cases would overburden Southern Nevada hospitals.)

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    If we can do "Low" and "Very Low" as much as possible, the casinos can all open and Vegas is happy and making money while we gamble and have some pool time. If not, Vegas becomes a question in the future.

    Remember in March how people were so sure that Vegas would never close? Those same people are the ones telling us that even if numbers spike, they won't close a second time.

    So, thank you to the people who kept this thread civil and rational and for those of you who didn't, be happy that I'm not giving out any warnings for pushing the limits with your mask posts. Some of you almost got an unplanned vacation from VMB. Warnings will be issued going forward for all posts that violate our policy about mask discussions, per this thread.

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