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What Is Vegas Like During Coronavirus?

Old Jul 24, 20, 1:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Adelphos View Post
I think the issue was that initially there was a lot of demand from folks that didnít want to wear masks, distance, etc. Hopefully that business will subside. In a month or two, when nationwide Covid cases begin to fall again, you can have a more measured return of demand. Iím looking at September for a trip out to the Wynn (with potentially baseball and football games to bet on, Raiders, etc). However the hotels will need to adjust to the reality of no conferences until next year.
Take a look at these numbers from Venetian/Palazzo and let me know how they "adjust":

https://www.reviewjournal.com/busine...vegas-2079163/

"Weíre in a world of hurt here in terms of Vegas. As far as looking ahead, I donít crystal ball (any changes until) Ď21.Ē
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Old Jul 24, 20, 2:20 pm
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I hate to say it, but I think 21 is overly optimistic unless a nailed on, 100% effective, vaccine is found.
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Old Jul 24, 20, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Silver Fox View Post
I hate to say it, but I think 21 is overly optimistic unless a nailed on, 100% effective, vaccine is found.
Itíll be a gradual return over a few years
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Old Jul 24, 20, 5:58 pm
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We’ve spent the last week at Bellagio after agonizing for weeks over whether to cancel the trip—not because we wouldn’t like the version of Vegas we knew we would encounter but because we simply don’t want to catch Covid. Mainly we wanted a trip with our kids to sit in poolside cabanas all day with good service and nice dinners that could be enjoyed outdoors. FS properties in Hawaii and Mexico (our go-tos multiple times a year) are sadly off the table. Given what we read about strict enforcement of mask rules in LV we decided to go for it, taking precautions as much as we feasibly could. I’m a gambler but we’re not here to gamble, except for making a few sports bets for fun.

Gotta say, the trip has been great. Loving this version of Vegas. Mask wearing has been good for the most part, as it’s enforced. For sure there are guests here who are not thrilled to wear masks and socially distance—feels different from everyday life in our part of SF where mask usage is very good and Covid numbers have been very low—but we do our best to avoid them and I think we have been okay (fingers crossed). Been easy to get prime tables at great restaurants where they are running prix fixe deals to get customers in, and our 2-bd PH fountain view suite was a great deal.
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Old Jul 25, 20, 6:22 am
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I went to Vegas in early June right when it reopened and had a great time. It's definitely different from before, but the quieter pace is enjoyable and the deals are fantastic. I encourage anyone on the fence to go and support the area.
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Old Jul 25, 20, 7:56 am
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Originally Posted by JNelson113 View Post
I went to Vegas in early June right when it reopened and had a great time. It's definitely different from before, but the quieter pace is enjoyable and the deals are fantastic. I encourage anyone on the fence to go and support the area.
Having not visited since Sept 19 I very much wish as a Brit I could visit and support
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Old Jul 27, 20, 9:49 pm
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For anyone who's been there recently (or is there now), what's the restaurant situation like? Should I make lunch/dinner reservations, or is that not necessary?
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Old Jul 27, 20, 11:25 pm
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Originally Posted by LETTERBOY View Post
For anyone who's been there recently (or is there now), what's the restaurant situation like? Should I make lunch/dinner reservations, or is that not necessary?
Some of the places we went were busy. Probably depends where you’re eating, but I would.
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Old Jul 28, 20, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by JNelson113 View Post
I went to Vegas in early June right when it reopened and had a great time. It's definitely different from before, but the quieter pace is enjoyable and the deals are fantastic. I encourage anyone on the fence to go and support the area.
Did you try to stay 6-ft distanced from people at pools, casinos, elevators? Typically I now avoid elevators with other people but sometimes that's not possible. Were tables at indoor restaurants well spaced? Were most people wearing masks indoors in hotel and casino areas? What about the gyms?

These are questions I would want answered before I consider visiting Vegas again.
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Old Jul 28, 20, 3:42 pm
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I really think staying out of gyms for the duration is the best policy. Gyms are too much constant heavy breathing, sweating, etc.
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Old Jul 28, 20, 6:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Boraxo View Post
Did you try to stay 6-ft distanced from people at pools, casinos, elevators? Typically I now avoid elevators with other people but sometimes that's not possible. Were tables at indoor restaurants well spaced? Were most people wearing masks indoors in hotel and casino areas? What about the gyms?

These are questions I would want answered before I consider visiting Vegas again.
I went to Vegas early this month and Iím currently here right now. In the casinos and gaming area overall, thereís really no way to keep a 6-ft distance from people. Table games have a limited number of players spaced out at some casinos, like Wynn and Palazzo. The Wynn even has partitions at the tables. Pretty cool. The slots are usually every other machine turned off.

I have noticed people in general not packing into elevators when other parties are filing in.

I ate at the Wynn buffet last time and tables were spaced out pretty well. A couple other restaurants off-strip that I went had tables taken out of service to create distance.

Itís pretty much standard policy in NV casinos to wear face coverings when entering the property. Most casinos Iíve been to have staff positioned at the entrance to monitor people.

Havenít been to a Vegas hotel gym this month, but last time the hotel gym was closed. Not sure if thatís still the case. I know Planet Fitness was open last time.
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Old Jul 28, 20, 10:58 pm
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Not looking good

I saw today where the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) canceled for Jan 2021. that is Vegas' biggest trade show 170K attendees+/- , Automotive Industry Week ( Sema Show and AApex ) are still scheduled for the first week in Nov. 150K attendees +/- Watching that one closely, as I have 7 folks from my Company scheduled to attend. airfare and lodging booked in Jan Not holding out much hope, as every trade event up to that point has been canceled or rescheduled. that's a BIG hit to the Vegas to loose those shows plus all the other smaller events this year. RT
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Old Aug 1, 20, 5:47 pm
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Originally Posted by DenverBrian View Post
A good friend in Vegas believes that the casinos will use the reopening of their casino floors under COVID as a lever to finally ban smoking in the entire building. Can't smoke if you have a mask on. And the constant cleaning/replacing of ash trays is a labor-intensive piece that they'd like to eliminate, using the cover of protecting their staff via social distancing.

I still don't know how a dealer can be protected in COVID conditions, given how easy it is for the virus to reside on the surfaces of playing cards and chips.

Amen to banning smoking
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Old Aug 1, 20, 6:49 pm
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Slash room rates, resorts fees, dining costs, etc. and watch people flock to Vegas again. Nobody in their right mind is going to pay top dollar for a mediocre experience.
Didn't that happen after the melt down of 2008?
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Old Aug 1, 20, 7:48 pm
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Slash room rates, resorts fees, dining costs, etc. and watch people flock to Vegas again. Nobody in their right mind is going to pay top dollar for a mediocre experience.
Didn't that happen after the melt down of 2008?
Very different. No risk of illness or death after 2008 plus everything was open - restaurants, shows, clubs etc.
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