Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Mrs. Sloppy, Jun 25, 2020.
You might want to scan through the multiple trip reports where folks tell us "what it is like".
After mulling the thought of a return to Vegas during this coronavirus crisis, I felt pretty confident in Wynn’s safety measures after reading through their safety plan and watching their video of the safety measures they were taking. I'm normally a shill for the Wynn, and they typically meet or exceed my expectations, but not this time.
One particular incident really disappointed me:
A couple (man and woman) was walking through one of the entrances into the Wynn/Encore with no masks, so I decided to see how Wynn security was going to handle this. Security saw that they had no masks, and a guard prompted them to wear one, offering each a free mask. The man put on the mask, but the woman pretended that she had to do something and continued on into the hotel without wearing a mask. Security let her go without stopping her.
Concerned, I asked security why they let her in with no mask, but the guard played dumb, saying, "Oh, really? I'll have someone handle this". Deciding not to cause a scene, I went on to another portion of the casino, but I ended up running into the same couple 30 minutes later. I asked the same guard why that couple was still allowed to be in the casino with no mask, but all he said was, "What can I do?" I later confirmed afterwards with Wynn personnel that the guard can and are supposed to prevent people from entering if they don't have a mask, so this dissonance really left a sour taste in my mouth.
The hotel and casino floor was a typical microcosm of U.S. mask-wearers (and non-mask wearers). The majority of people were wearing masks properly, but a non-insignificant (I would estimate a 30%) portion had:
Masks below their nose
Masks below their chin while drinking and eating
Masks below their chin while smoking
No mask in sight (very small minority)
I did see someone drinking something while having a face shield on, which was encouraging.
As for restaurants, 6 feet of distance is kept between tables. Personally, I don't think 6 feet of distance is enough, since that's the recommended distance between people with face masks on, and no one is wearing masks while eating at all. I feel like there should be at least double that distance between tables, so the best I could do was ask for tables as far from other people as possible.
To sum things up, this shook my confidence in how safe even 5-star hotels are during this pandemic, so I probably won't be back until things are completely better. As they say, the best safeguard of your own safety is yourself.
Is the mask requirement for outside as well or just indoors?
The mask is required in "public spaces", per the governor's order. There are some caveats about outdoor exercise, as long as you can maintain 6-feet of social distancing between you and other people outside your household. Shoulder to shoulder on the sidewalk or at the pool, you should wear a mask. Sitting on your pool lounger, 6 feet away from other groups, you should be okay to take it off.
I thought it would be useful to have some " bite sized" comments as opposed to trip reports. Just a thought...
Started Thursday night 11:59. People have to wear masks all the time except when alone somewhere away from people. I am not very good at rephrasing but if you go on Governor Steve Sisolak facebook page you can hear/read the whole thing.
You ARE referring to the mask, correct?
If you want even more feedback, check out a bunch of trip reports - lots of folks are including comments there.
And of course, anything BEFORE the state mandated mask dates would not be accurate.
I was there the 1st 10 days of opening. Stayed at Flamingo (8 days) & Bellagio.
The Strip was very quiet (sidewalks/street) but the casinos were still busy)
I had to be creative with my dining choices as they aren't all open. It was good to try new places!
I planned for daily pool time. I was there at opening & luckily am diamond as the Flamingo line was LONG (exp. weekends). And it was in the 80s most days which was glorious!
I rented a car to minimize exposure to others as well as give me the freedom to tour the city--more social distancing!
I hit Green Valley, Red Rock, South Point & Orleans. All new to me except Orleans. Looking to move in a year or 2 so toured neighborhoods, got a feel for the city.
I usually play poker; tried a sit & go at South Point, but I'm too impatient to wait around for another to begin once I go out.
So I played A LOT of video poker, mostly bar top (mask on unless drinking). Initially it was hard to not have poker/shows to fill the time. And I was not doing all that well the first weekend. But then my son showed up on Tuesday & I turned a corner (we find longer trips help us work through the losses that are easy to see on shorter trips), and was beginning to break even each day. Weds. DH showed up & it continued. Friday we moved to Bellagio plus LINQ opened (we love Catalyst bar). And the Linq & Bellagio were VERY VERY good to me Friday & Saturday. 4OAKs abound plus a Royal.
Crowds were MUCH bigger the 2nd weekend.
Mask wearing off Strip was very high (75-90%), Strip maybe 33-50%, and DT looked very low (plus very crowded) & that was why we chose not to go DT.
It was different but still fun.
Moderator Note: I have merged two threads on this same topic into one thread.
was at the MGM this past weekend. Checked into the Mansion and they did a temperature check upon arrival. Had to wear a mask everywhere. They provided masks, sanitizer, guideline sheet, etc. Had to specify whether you wanted your room serviced each day. Yes, there was a group of people in the casino who felt that the mask requirement did not apply to them as they had their masks down around their chin without a drink or smoke in their hand. Restaurants were slow, and barely half full at best. Limited restaurant options. My wife spent some time at the pool, and said it was not crowded. Casino seemed busy with walkthrough customers, but did not notice a lot of people actually sitting down and gambling. I did not particularly care for the plexiglass / bank teller feel of the BJ tables while gambling. Only gambled maybe 1.5 hours over 3 days. It was 108 deg out, so stayed mostly inside.
So is it safe to assume you’re staying away for awhile or maybe just go for golf?
Very impressed with your self-discipline to only play 1.5 hours in 3 days. I either would’ve stayed & played or returned home.
Yeah, no rush to go back with the current conditions. Usually avoid golf in these next coming months anyway due to the heat. Problem is, this may be the new normal
What kind of face coverings is everyone wearing? I’m going in September and it’s going to be warm so I would prefer something that has some sort of air flow
After my visit to Indiana and what I;m reading and seeing, seems like a trip really isn't worth the hassle at this time.
We decided not to go. Hurt my heart today to cancel my reservations. But, we are nervous and erring on the side of caution. May be the first year in a long time without at least one Vegas vacay.
Well, our festival was canceled, so we didn't go. Gotta admit, I'm not too broken up about it. As I mentioned, the visit to Caesar's in Indiana was not enticing me to do more casino visiting. I've lost a lot of money on canceled plane trips, however. They give you vouchers of about 33% of your original cost. It seems that every t you don't cross or i you don't dot, another 10% is deducted from your refund.
Here's a recent video of someone at the Wynn. It looks like they've stepped up enforcement after the governor's order.
Someone should tell her that casinos in Nevada are classified as 'private clubs', allowing them to bar card-counters & (also) people who won't wear a mask.
They have every right to boot her (so long as they are booting all who refuse).
Wynn was exceptionally strict when we went on July 2nd. The only non-compliance I saw was people with masks pulled down around their chins, and they had staff posted up all over the place enforcing compliance. I didnt see the chin-masks last more than the time it took to get out of sight of one employee to in sight of the next one, and they were every several feet along every major walkway throight the resort and casino, plus others just roaming.
Bellagio was similar just not quite as many employees to customers ratio. And at Bellagio, several of the mask compliance staff were carrying boxes of masks to nullify any claims about not having one. Both MLife and CET properties had stations with free surgical type masks and touchless hand sanitizer dispensers at every entrance and at elevator banks, as well as here and there randomly throught the properties.
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