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What Is Vegas Like During Coronavirus?

Old May 28, 20, 5:58 am
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Originally Posted by redtop43 View Post
I have been going to Vegas every month for the past 2-3 years, but I'm not in a huge rush to be one of the first to reopen. I also question whether 3 at a blackjack table or 4 at a crap table will make the whole process much less social (irony noted) and sterile (irony intended). Not to mention that players will no longer be allowed to handle the cards (or so I've heard), but I wonder how that differs from chips which you really can't help but have the players handle.

I'm certainly happy to wait a month or two and see how things go. I have no need whatsoever to be a guinea pig.
July may be a good time to go with presumably NBA, MLB and NHL betting, less crowded than usual casinos and restaurants, etc.
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Old May 28, 20, 7:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Adelphos View Post
According to the marketing e-mail I got from Wynn Las Vegas, they intend to open 16 restaurants, 5 pools, 6 bars and lounges, etc upon reopening.
The Wynn must not be getting much of a response.

I just a second email from them dropping the price from $109/night to $99/night weeknights....and $179 to $169 weekends.
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Old May 28, 20, 8:07 pm
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Originally Posted by jaymar01 View Post
The Wynn must not be getting much of a response.

I just a second email from them dropping the price from $109/night to $99/night weeknights....and $179 to $169 weekends.
we paid less in July 2018 so those rates don’t look all that special. In fact I have a Rez at about 1/2 that rate at the Delano.

Regulars are not fooled by fake “sales” particularly when they know resort fees and taxes are massive. Now $49 might get some attention and fill rooms...
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Old May 29, 20, 5:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Boraxo View Post
we paid less in July 2018 so those rates don’t look all that special. In fact I have a Rez at about 1/2 that rate at the Delano.

Regulars are not fooled by fake “sales” particularly when they know resort fees and taxes are massive. Now $49 might get some attention and fill rooms...
Comparing the rates of Wynn to Delano is like comparing Delano rates to Circus Circus, they're on different levels/categories.

I do agree though, those rates are nothing special given the current circumstances. But also to note, they're also limited to 50% occupancy so supply is limited. Personally, judging from the many gaming pages and forums I frequent, it seems the demand is there.
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Old May 29, 20, 5:56 pm
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Originally Posted by easy_money View Post
Comparing the rates of Wynn to Delano is like comparing Delano rates to Circus Circus, they're on different levels/categories.

I do agree though, those rates are nothing special given the current circumstances. But also to note, they're also limited to 50% occupancy so supply is limited. Personally, judging from the many gaming pages and forums I frequent, it seems the demand is there.
I have stayed at Wynn but not Delano - is the latter really that awful? I was not that impressed with Wynn - just the same luxury room I get at Venetian and maybe a little bigger than Bellagio, Mandalay etc. Casinos are all the same except that some have better air filtration and lower table limits. I did not get the impression that Delano is in the Flamingo/MGM/Luxor/NYNY category but let me know if I made a terrible mistake (not that it matters as I expect we may cancel anyway)
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Old May 29, 20, 6:10 pm
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Not awful at all. Delano rooms are nice (maybe not quite as good as Wynn or Venetian but much better than any of those others you list). Mandalay Bay has been declining for years . . . but some good restaurants there and at the Four Seasons. Sunset at the restaurant on top of Delano is great. Overall, I think Delano is a very nice, affordable niche place (especially if using Amex Platinum).

If your first trip to Vegas, may not want to be that far south but not the case for you.
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Old May 29, 20, 6:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Boraxo View Post
I have stayed at Wynn but not Delano - is the latter really that awful? I was not that impressed with Wynn - just the same luxury room I get at Venetian and maybe a little bigger than Bellagio, Mandalay etc. Casinos are all the same except that some have better air filtration and lower table limits. I did not get the impression that Delano is in the Flamingo/MGM/Luxor/NYNY category but let me know if I made a terrible mistake (not that it matters as I expect we may cancel anyway)

No, Delano isn't awful at all. I should've used a more appropriate example than Circus Circus, maybe Nomad or Nobu? But Delano still wouldn't be ranked on the same level as Wynn. It's just another one of the those hotels within a hotel that's more tranquil than the rest of the property.

It boils down to preference. I'm sure many people would stay at Delano for $50 vice Wynn for $100, and also vice versa. Cant go wrong with neither, if prices are relative to the property.
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I got a TI invite as a peon for $99 a night, no resort fees, weekday or weekend.

They're also doing a BOGO on nights, dinners, etc., although the $39 resort fee gets charged on all nights, including the free ones:
BOGO Free Room Night(s). Every second (2nd) reoccurring night is complimentary on each 2-night minimum, no Friday Arrivals.
(Good for travel through Sep 3, 2020. .

BOGO FREE Dinner Entree (Valid for Lunch or Dinner Mon-Fri).
BOGO FREE Adult Admission to Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Exhibit
BOGO FREE Gilley's Saloon Draft Beer
ALWAYS Free Valet & Self Parking
Resort fee of $39 + tax resort fee (subject to change) is applicable on all nights, including FREE nights.
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I'm seeing all these sales of rooms. Of course the tax and resort fee are way more than than room price itself. What a joke and deceptive.
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Old May 31, 20, 11:25 pm
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At Caesars I'm seeing better deals than normal for the time of year with my TR account - comped rooms at all the mid-tier properties Fri/Sat nights in June (I wasn't even aware many were going to be open). It depends on what events are going on but most times Fri/Sat night comps for me are rare and only at the Rio or maybe Harrahs & Linq (low end strip properties). This is very person-specific so I'm more saying I'm seeing better deals than normal (I'm not a high-roller at all). Some big gamblers probably get comps at the nicer properties 7 days/wk.

I did read that the demand upon reopening was higher than first thought so they opted to open a 3rd property. I think initially it was only going to be Caesars and Flamingo and they added Harrah's.

I'm thinking of heading down towards the end of June. I've never gambled through plexi-glass while trying to drink a beer through a mask and want to check it off my bucket list
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I'm headed to Vegas over the July 4th holiday weekend for two nights. I'm looking for a full service resort and my preferences are: plenty of onsite restaurants, nice pool and gym, bars, casino. I'm not looking for the Circus Circus or Tropicana crowd but not super expensive either.

MGM? Caesars? Luxor? Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
I'm headed to Vegas over the July 4th holiday weekend for two nights. I'm looking for a full service resort and my preferences are: plenty of onsite restaurants, nice pool and gym, bars, casino. I'm not looking for the Circus Circus or Tropicana crowd but not super expensive either.

MGM? Caesars? Luxor? Any suggestions are appreciated.
Hi,

I would probably pick the MGM or Caesars pools over the Luxor ( lots of concrete at luxor with a few repilca egyptian temple stacks). The MGM pools can be some distance from the rooms though.

I did like very much the Bellagio pools ( but not sure on the prices over 4th July) and loved Mandalay Bay beach and lazy river ( but not sure how much will be open currently). Wynn pools are very nice too.

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Old Jun 4, 20, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by The _Banking_Scot View Post
Hi,

I would probably pick the MGM or Caesars pools over the Luxor ( lots of concrete at luxor with a few repilca egyptian temple stacks). The MGM pools can be some distance from the rooms though.

I did like very much the Bellagio pools ( but not sure on the prices over 4th July) and loved Mandalay Bay beach and lazy river ( but not sure how much will be open currently). Wynn pools are very nice too.

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Mandalay location sucks unless you don't plan on leaving the resort. Great pools and they used to have a topless one---not sure if they still do. Also, if not planning to leave the hotel...the new Park MGM has nice pools...wave pool, lazy river.
Wynn--way too $$.
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
I'm headed to Vegas over the July 4th holiday weekend for two nights. I'm looking for a full service resort and my preferences are: plenty of onsite restaurants, nice pool and gym, bars, casino. I'm not looking for the Circus Circus or Tropicana crowd but not super expensive either.

MGM? Caesars? Luxor? Any suggestions are appreciated.
It looks like pretty much all the casinos are taking reservations starting July 1st, but I just pinged an Aria guy and was told it's actually unlikely Aria will be open by then - so I'd probably pick a resort that's already open unless you are OK with the risk of being reallocated elsewhere.

Even Wynncore is pretty cheap for July 4th right now, so it seems like you have a lot of options.
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looks like the chronics got their fix

Scenes from the first 24 hours as Las Vegas casinos reopen
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