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Scenes from Las Vegas

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Sonya, Jun 3, 2020.

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  1. Daani

    Daani Low-Roller

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    I am absolutely disgusted with how the casinos are handling the opening. The advertisements sounded so good. The videos of the cleaning procedures looked so convincing. Safety checks for the virus were announced. HA! What a joke. Look at videos posted by locals on Reddit.... nobody cares about virus safety except the poor people who have to work in this mess. The casinos are crowded, no distancing and hardly anyone wears a mask.
    I am concerned for the people that work and the people that come to visit. Have fun but please do not forget we are still in the middle of a pandemic.
     
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  2. carolineno

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    It seems like casinos aren't limiting capacity in the actual casinos, just the hotels. This is disappointing. It won't deter me from going, but we will probably do more non casino exploring or just terrace drinking during the busy times , and gamble in the early AM or quieter times to avoid all the bodies. This is why a terrace is so great!
     
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  3. Turtleman

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    Same! I can't say I'm surprised – disappointed, but not surprised. It looks like one giant party; and if you didn't know there was a pandemic, you'd never be able to tell. I wouldn't go now if they provided free air, a suite, all meals, and even gambling money!
     
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  4. EastCoastVegasFan!

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    In all seriousness, all these “precautions” and PR materials put out from the casinos were bullshit. They wanted to take the right steps (politically speaking) to get YOUR MONEY, and it worked. It’s a bit surprising people think the casino industry is sympathetic about your health and safety. The same industry that will allow you to mortgage your home from the casino, and allow you to apply for credit cards for cash advances, with 17% interest rates, so you can keep playing. Im sure the casino industry doesn’t want to see people getting ill, but you’re a $ sign to them. What’s even more surprising, are folks thinking the casino industry should be responsible for your well being.

    The most obvious to me, and others I speak with in the industry was the “staggered opening” the casinos were supposed to take for your safety. MLife was supposed to open Aria in January of 2022, with many others in Sept and Oct of 2021. Here we are, 4 days into the opening, and all MLife properties will be open in less than 2 weeks. Same with CET and “only opening Caesars & Flamingo”.
     
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  5. DiamondD

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    lol...and 1:58
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Some folks will not even get up from a slot machine and have been know to actually wet their pants. Washing hands via a SPECIAL trip to the restroom - maybe not. Walking past a hand wash station - yea, some will.
     
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  7. Audible Nectar

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    I witnessed a woman do this on a blackjack table. Seeing too much of that kind of stuff was a significant part of my reasoning for leaving the business (bad management at area casinos being the other as I didn't want to relocate for a business I had seen enough of).
     
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    Perhaps I’m wrong, but if you’re concerned about people not wearing masks, casinos being busy, and a few kids being on Fremont Street, you probably should be staying at home until a vaccine is developed and widely dispersed.
     
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  9. Audible Nectar

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    I'm not surprised at all at what I'm seeing. As soon as the suggested policy went from masks "mandatory" to "optional" in reality, this was bound to be like I saw a number of other public places/malls/businesses go in recent weeks: crowded and no masked people everywhere.
     
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    Correct. That said, I'm really surprised that regulators signed off on this. Seeing this stuff in practice is an eye opener....
     
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    Agree. It'll be interesting to see if the Gaming Control Board makes any comments any time soon given that the submission of a health and safety plan (and presumably following it) was a condition for any casino that wanted to re-open.
     
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  12. AlPal

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    A part of me expects the gaming board to make some adjustments after this weekends opening, especially if any new cases develop and can be traced back to the casinos.
     
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    I really appreciate the pictures and videos. I was beginning to get the almost overwhelming urge to book something, as a number of friends have trips planned. This thread has brought me back to reality and I will be content with maybe trying an outdoor dining meal here at home. Baby steps for me.
     
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  14. bubbakitty

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    But limited high school / college graduation ceremonies. For safety reasons. o_O
     
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    I didn't really like what I saw in that video, but to try to be fair to Cosmo (and any other casino where you might have seen similar scenes):
    • The state didn't mandate masks for customers, and while a casino could, it's either all or none competitively
    • Most of the people were in groups that could reasonably be considered as "traveling together"
    The real deficiencies I saw with respect to policies were
    • The gathering behind tables (which didn't really look all that bad)
    • The lineup outside The Barbershop
    The bad part really was nobody wearing masks (which is allowed), combined with the number of people passing through the main aisle. You can probably chalk a large part of that up to it being people coming from areas that have so far had a low infection rate. The mask ratio may change over the next few weeks.

    There's no way you can expect Cosmo to enforce distancing in the main aisle. I think it might have helped a little if they had run a queue barrier down the center of the aisle with breaks every 20 feet or so, to keep traffic moving in different directions on either side. As is, the usual random movement of people leads them coming face to face all the time, not great.

    We don't know what the legal capacity of the casino is, legal capacity is certainly not as simple as the number of seats at machines and tables. So it's hard to say they were violating the 50% rule.

    It definitely didn't make me feel any better about going in August, but my plan was to only play from about 3:00am - 5:00am anyway because I didn't expect any more than half of people to be wearing masks.

    But it's a horrible initial look for people thinking about flying in from areas that have been hit hard and/or take it more seriously. Maybe it'll change, maybe it won't.
     
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    I am concerned about people not wearing masks and Vegas is my favorite destination, but we have cancelled 5 trips so far and so far I think Sept cancellation will be #6. I am not a germaphobe, but it looks people are just being stupid about the virus.
     
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    The problem is this is not happening just to the local population. Locals play at the local casinos. These people on the Strip and Downtown are from all over the country. An infected individual comes in and poof, you've got 20 people flying back to their respective homes with active CV19. These people that don't wear masks see the risk as minimal for themselves, they don't think about their mom/dad/grandparent at home. People in sparsely populated areas don't know what it's like to have thousands die in the community but because of lack of enforcement in LV they may be finding out in a month, or so. For those of us that have lived through thousands dying in our community, we know all too well that living on the edge like that can undo all the care we've done to avoid it thus far. The shame is that if masks were mandatory and social distancing was forced, we all could go to LV and enjoy ourselves with very little thought about grandma upon our return.

    The Nevada Gaming Board? Really? You think they'll handicap the casinos from making money by placing regulations on their guests like mandatory face masks? Limiting number of people in the casino? You're dreaming.
     
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  18. Maine Farmer

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    If I was paid a "Schrute Buck" for all those who thinks caution should be blown into the wind, well, I would still be poor because Schrute Bucks have no value. Laughter here.
    I travel to populated areas down the coast to Boston and back up into Maine so rather then risk other peoples lives I always wear a mask and wash my hands. Why? Because I know a healthcare worker in Connetticut who witnessed the death of thirty people. I visited the saw mill Saturday and no one had a mask on. I did. I don't want to unknowingly infect them. All it takes is one traveler to spread this. A sales person was recorded to spread it in meetings at two different companies in Maine and then fly back to the midwest.
     

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    You realize they were the ones (along with the governor) that shut the casinos down, right? They were also the ones responsible for the regulations that are being enforced, or at least supposed to be enforced. They have the power to do anything they want, if you don’t see that I think you’re the one dreaming
     
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    They 'damaged' the city too much already. Unless the hospitals become overwhelmed and it makes the news or national news comes out with stories of LV being the center of a nationwide resurgence, they won't handicap them anymore then from where they're at. The City's first instinct will be to cover up any news of increases in CV cases.
     
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