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Who's still going?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Colesc15, Jul 6, 2020.

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Who plans on going to Vegas in July?

  1. You bet I'm going!

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  2. No way, I'm considered at risk

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  3. No, not at risk but no way

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  1. zoobrew

    zoobrew High-Roller

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    California just announce a major roll back.
    CA is now closing indoor operations STATEWIDE for: -Restaurants -Wineries -Movie theaters, family entertainment -Zoos, museums -Cardrooms Bars must close ALL operations.

    30 counties will now be required to CLOSE INDOOR OPERATIONS for: -Fitness Centers -Places of Worship -Offices for Non-Critical Sectors -Personal Care Services -Hair Salons and Barbershops -Malls

    https://deadline.com/2020/07/california-gavin-newsom-closes-restaurants-indoor-operations-in-state-1202984427/

    Also saw on CNBC that New York will now enforce the travel quarantine with fines.

    New York will require air travelers from states with high rates of COVID-19 to provide their local contact information or face a penalty of up to $2,000, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.
     
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  2. Flowers

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    Yep re: NY. And, though it is affecting my travel plans -- this nixes my August trip as though I'm hopeful I'm not optimistic that Nevada will come off the hot list by my August 14th planned departure -- I understand why this order is in place. Twenty-five thousand people died in NY. My mind and heart still can't fully process this and I lost a cousin (in Florida) and a colleague tied to a non-profit with which I am associated.

    Today was the first day ever since the NY shutdown in March when we had ZERO reported Covid deaths in the entire state. That is a tremendous feat as most of the population of the rest of the country is at the opposite end. After all that has been endured here we CANNOT go back.

    Unless something changes drastically in a month I'll likely keep any travel hyper local -- literally to visiting outdoor places in NYC that I can reach by walking (I currently don't own a car) -- or, at most, maybe renting a car and potentially visiting AC in late August/Labor Day weekend. There are many more restrictions in AC than in LV, including NO indoor dining or bars, but I can enjoy playing and of course eating and drinking outside on the boardwalk (permitted now because of no indoor dining and bars) and enjoying the beach and Atlantic Ocean.

    I also may just chill at home and finally start re-learning Spanish and do some personal development activity I've had on the list for a few years but never seem to have the time to do.

    Hoping for late September/October in LV but we shall see.
     
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  3. KTD795

    KTD795 Tourist

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    I went ahead and officially cancelled everything for my July trip today. I rebooked for Aug 20th. Again, I’m not sure if this will happen but I have a small window of time between family events I need to attend, and going back to work in September (if schools are in fact opening), allowing time for a 2 week quarantine, so I used my jet blue credits on new flights and hope at least bars are back open by then. If not, it’s back to square 1. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. SAll11

    SAll11 Low-Roller

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    Yeah my decision will come down to bars being open. I’m scheduled for the end of August and I like to visit all the breweries in the arts district one night of my trip and also spend a day downtown which includes happy hour at the Downtown Cocktail Room. Losing those events plus a visit to a strip club leaves me with only gambling which I’m not sure I can enjoy masked for 5 days straight. If August doesn’t happen I may try to move it back until Black Friday Weekend.
     
  5. jpayne

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    Headed to Vegas for my daughters bachelorette party July 30- Aug 3. Wish we could reschedule but there’s no time to do so before the wedding.
    Really hoping they don’t shut down pools. Anyone have recommendations as to which pool is the best currently? The Marquee & the Go Pool were mentioned as possible options.
    Also it’s been awhile since I’ve been there, with bars closed can you make your own drinks in room & take on casino floors?
    Any other recommendations would be great. We have several first-timers to Vegas going, so we’ll just try to make the best of it while there.
     
  6. carolineno

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    I wasn't really planning on this being a bar trip, so bars closing isn't going to impact me much. I do feel sad for them though. I am concerned that now that California has closed a lot of places, that even more Cali folks will be coming to fly their freak flag, making the slot floor more crowded. Plus vp player overflow into Keno world.

    I'm glad we're booked at Cosmo because one can get all kinds of great drinks in the casino. If that continues, I'm all set. I do have an itch for a lychee martini though - any thoughts on strip restaurants that have them? I will try to order one from the Cosmo casino floor waitresses but it seems a stretch.

    We booked a cabana so that should help with the distancing. And we're terrace people, so that will get used.

    My only hesitations are a continued massive case count, and a moment's notice shut down while I'm there. Time will tell I guess. I don't get these short order shut downs. Can't these officials announce these in a more orderly way?

    So, as of now, still still going, but I did book an early return flight, in case they do decide to shut down after I arrive.
     
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  7. Allee

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    I think we will hold off. We are not high risk but we go to Vegas to let loose, do what we want when we want. We don’t drink, so that’s not an issue. But having to make reservations for the pool and restaurant sounds awful. We like to see shows, but that isn’t going to happen. I am not bothered by mask wearing at all, it’s all the other things that make the trip less desirable. And I don’t trust others practicing distancing. I’ve been to my local and there’s always a few people who have no respect for boundaries, with their mask half on, etc. No thanks! We ended up planning a cabin trip in the smoky’s for August. We can drive there and are secluded from others. Need to get out of this house and do something! Lol.
     
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  8. aronius

    aronius Low-Roller

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    I'm still going Aug 1st - 4th. No shows to see or bar top video poker is a pretty big drag but we will make the best of it. Restaurant reservations are made, planning more time for pool (hopefully), maybe walk the strip more than usual and drop in a few casinos we haven't been to in a while.
     
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  9. Chuck2009x

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    I'm keeping my late-August flight reservations for a while on the wild chance that they get desperate and set up a reverse-quarantine hotel where you can only stay if you come from a low-incidence area, they open up all the restaurants and bars and you have to stay on-property. Logistically that's almost impossible to do, but there was a question on a survey I got back in the spring that asked about "what if a hotel only allowed entry to guests." So they've at least thought-experimented down that road a bit.

    If MGM Springfield's hotel opens or Borgata opens, Vegas is completely off the table.

    Not even going to bother booking a winter trip. Honestly, I don't see any reason not to think this is just going to drag on like this indefinitely. Close down, open up, close down, open up, close down. The country as a whole is proving to not be up to the task.

    When JetBlue opens their schedule for spring, I may book a trip, but only if they still allow free cancels.
     
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  10. oldaquaman

    oldaquaman Low-Roller

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    if anything, the news seems to get more discouraging day-by-day...
    and I like to think my/our needs are 'simple.'
    1) need a ice machine on the floor where we are staying;
    2) have to be able to sit at a bar and play VP while enjoying a craft brew....otherwise it's not Vegas (LOL) for me
     
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  11. Colesc15

    Colesc15 High-Roller

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    Agreed. So much stress gone when I canceled and booked a Midwest casino hop instead.
     
  12. emmas

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    Borgata reopening July 26. https://www.theborgata.com/updates
     
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  13. carolineno

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    This is how I was imagining the reopening would happen, making tracing easier. It would be harder for the resorts to make money that way I suppose.
     
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  14. Chuck2009x

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    Think of an all-inclusive resort.

    MGM Grand, MB, Aria, Bellagio, CP are self-contained enough so you never have to leave.

    I admit it's farfetched to think they would actually do it. Those are all huge properties. And there aren't enough "clean" places to draw from, and most of the places that are "clean" have return quarantines.
     
  15. carolineno

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    Exactly. Like a cruise, but with doors and pavement.

    I know this wouldn’t work for poker rooms where local professionals prey on tourists, but I never thought they’d open those up in the first place.

    Well, too late now I guess. I’ll still probably stick close to my hotel. Maybe a few dining outings but that’s it. Self imposed quarantine at the Cosmopolitan...I think I can manage!
     
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  16. andyg99

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    that pretty much worked for me at Mandalay during my trip on the 4th... staying close to the property (no trips downtown or mid-strip) I was still able to enjoy myself even with the "Vegas weirdness"
     
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  17. Marky147

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    I can definitely do those trips at Cosmo/Palazzo/Wynncore, no problem.

    I was at the Wynn for a week before Xmas, and didn't leave the complex once.

    Only left Cosmo once in 6 days on the same trip, to go to the UFC.

    Think if you're a solo slots player than eats alone, you're not going to be that bothered, if you don't mind the mask.
     
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  18. WHITEJACKET73

    WHITEJACKET73 High-Roller

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    Posted on this thread about canceling my July 6th Vegas trip. I had planned on another trip on the 19th....canceled this morning. The Governor's mandate to close down the bars, including the casino bars, was the clincher. I like to play bartop VP in the afternoon, sip a brew and watch a game on TV. No sports, no bartops....game, set, match....will look towards a possible trip in mid-September. This is the longest non-Vegas stretch (going on 6 months) in over 15 years.​
     
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  19. andyg99

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    With the restrictions making Vegas more like 'Vegas-Lite' I'd probably hold off any trips if I had to fly... I'm lucky that I can get in my car and drive to Vegas in about 4 hours. For those of you canceling I assume the majority of you fly to Vegas.
     
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  20. progrocker2112

    progrocker2112 Watch out for this guy

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    I'm flying and still going but I think a lot of the people that are cancelling have pretty good local or relatively close casino options where as I in Texas have Winstar and Chocktaw which charge you 50 cents a hand just to play, do not offer free booze and I don't even have a car.
     
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