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What Is Vegas Like During Coronavirus?

Old May 9, 20, 11:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Boraxo View Post
Governor will permit restaurants, hair solons and retail stores to re-open (all at 50% capacity). However, businesses that are not allowed to open include bars, nightclubs, massage parlors, spas, gyms, fitness studios, brothels, strip clubs, movie theaters (except for drive-ins), bowling alleys, live sporting events and casinos.

This is the right direction and right pace - I wish California would take a page from Nevada's playbook.
Probably not too many brothels to keep closed in California

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Old May 13, 20, 8:31 am
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I hear certain hotel casinos are opening? Anyone know when?
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Old May 13, 20, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
I hear certain hotel casinos are opening? Anyone know when?
Not in Nevada; the governor hasn't announced a timeline here yet, even though the casinos have issued some hopeful dates.

Some other states are allowing casinos to open as early as next week, I believe.
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Old May 13, 20, 6:53 pm
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Originally Posted by gengar View Post
Not in Nevada; the governor hasn't announced a timeline here yet, even though the casinos have issued some hopeful dates.

Some other states are allowing casinos to open as early as next week, I believe.
Competitive pressures will cause this to occur sooner as was the case with Tesla in California (i.e. all the Michigan car factories are re-opening). Though personally I would not feel safe gambling with the usual crowds or even touching my chips. But the outdoor activities would still be a draw, particularly if the pools aren't jammed. Unfortunately dining al fresco in Vegas summer heat is not particularly enticing.
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Originally Posted by Boraxo View Post
Competitive pressures will cause this to occur sooner as was the case with Tesla in California (i.e. all the Michigan car factories are re-opening). Though personally I would not feel safe gambling with the usual crowds or even touching my chips. But the outdoor activities would still be a draw, particularly if the pools aren't jammed. Unfortunately dining al fresco in Vegas summer heat is not particularly enticing.
Economic pressure will be the primary issue here given that ~30% of Nevada's workforce is casino or Strip-related, and all of that is shut down right now.

I don't see competition as playing a factor at all as Las Vegas casinos don't care about casinos elsewhere in America. Even industry analysts have been consistently wrong about that.
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Old May 13, 20, 10:42 pm
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Originally Posted by gengar View Post
Economic pressure will be the primary issue here given that ~30% of Nevada's workforce is casino or Strip-related, and all of that is shut down right now.

I don't see competition as playing a factor at all as Las Vegas casinos don't care about casinos elsewhere in America. Even industry analysts have been consistently wrong about that.
How much tax revenue has Nevada lost? (a)directly from gambling $, (b)non-gambling, but gambling related--restaurants, conventions, casino shops, entertainment.
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Old May 14, 20, 12:03 am
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Originally Posted by nrr View Post
How much tax revenue has Nevada lost? (a)directly from gambling $, (b)non-gambling, but gambling related--restaurants, conventions, casino shops, entertainment.
I believe gambling tax revenue for the state was around 1 billion last year, not to mention quarantine happened at the worst possible time (tourism starts picking up in March due to pool season / warm weather, March Madness, spring breakers, etc.). And that's gambling taxes only. That doesn't include sales tax from everything the tourists buy, additional room tax from all the hotels, etc.

The overall economic impact is also difficult to quantify because it can't easily be segregated, even geographically. As I mentioned earlier in this thread, many tourists eat at off-Strip restaurants (especially if they are tourists from CA/AZ/etc. and have a car anyway), and so a lot of local businesses are going to continue to suffer so long as the Strip remains closed even if many were allowed to reopen this past weekend.
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https://news.yahoo.com/las-vegas-sta...150049942.html

From article - " Sahara and Treasure Island, will begin accepting reservations May 22, hoping to snare guests eager to get away for Memorial Day weekend. Wynn-Encore is hoping to open May 26"

So, has the governor, etc. given them the green light? I didn't think they had but I could have missed it.

Also in the article they talk about sanitizing chips, etc. I bet the security guys just love that! They HATE anyone touching or doing much of anything with the chips other than moving them quickly in and out of the tray. I can just hear it now.... "honest boss, I have a sanitary wipe in my pocket. I was just cleaning it."

Thermal image cameras at the entrances and if you're above 100.4 you get turned away. I'm no doctor but isn't it possible that after I slam down 6 beers and walk around in the Vegas sun on a 110 degree day that I'll read with an elevated temperature as I walk in?
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Old May 16, 20, 12:45 am
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My friend was talking to her host this week. Pools will not be open. And restaurants will be minimally open for indoor dining.
It sounds like they are being cautious, which is good. I love Vegas but it is a petri dish under any conditions...good luck keeping it clean now. And how fun is it to wear a mask and trying to drink...or wiping down your slot machine?
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No pools, no restaurants, no gyms = no dice for me. I'm not sure most of the LA weekend crowd is going to be interested either. Maybe you'll get some hardcore gamblers flying in, but the native american casinos are a lot closer...
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The plastic barriers at tables between guests and separating dealers from guests are hideous. Totally takes away the social aspect of playing. I can't imagine many people will be willing to gamble this way. One benefit is keeping smoke away from non-smokers.
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Originally Posted by mtofell View Post
The plastic barriers at tables between guests and separating dealers from guests are hideous. Totally takes away the social aspect of playing.
Only if they're opaque and sound-proof?
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Old May 16, 20, 10:30 pm
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Originally Posted by corky View Post
My friend was talking to her host this week. Pools will not be open.
Curious what hotel and what timeframe? The Wynn opening guidelines posted in the other thread suggest that pools will be open but with chairs spaced apart.
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Originally Posted by nnn View Post
Curious what hotel and what timeframe? The Wynn opening guidelines posted in the other thread suggest that pools will be open but with chairs spaced apart.
One wonders how much chlorine the Wynn will put in their pool water...

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Old May 17, 20, 3:25 pm
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One wonders how much chlorine the Wynn will put in their pool water...

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The whole pool and beach shutdown is idiotic. As noted today in NYT, the risk of catching COVID outdoors is almost nil provided you observe social distancing rules (I think in China there was only one documented instance of such transmission, and it was between two people walking together and talking).

The risk is that people do follow distancing as is typically the case during spring break, vegas weekend pool parties etc. But the solution is to enforce the distancing requirement, not to shut down all pools. The Wynn pool we visited on a Sunday a few years ago was quite tame without people piled on top of each other. And my recollection is that the Bellagio pool scene was typically families separated into groups. This was also my experience recently on California beaches where nobody was within 10 feet of another family.
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