Jump to content
Fantasy Football - Footballguys Forums

Vegas


Recommended Posts

Friend went this weekend with his wife. Drove from So Cal. Golfed at TPC and Shadow Creek (reduced to $375). Basically said casinos were light. Had table to himself often. Restaurants that were open were packed. Few masks other than employees throughout. Said downtown seemed way less sanitary than the Strip as you can imagine. 

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

23 hours ago, 3 hour lunch said:

Has anyone been to Vegas since the re-open? I tentatively booked for October but not sure I will go unless CV is somehow way down. 

Haven't been but I'm tempted....

I'm getting free room offers from the various Caesars places and The D/Golden Gate.  Flights are fairly cheap too so it would be a relatively cheap getaway (assuming you're okay with the risk of getting sick).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 6/13/2020 at 8:53 PM, Faust said:

I was thinking about this a little more....isn't Las Vegas considered above risk for earthquakes (much like California)?

If we have all these tunnels active underground, the death toll could be HUGE if an earthquake struck, right?

Another link from CNBC about casinos wanting the tunnels.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, eoMMan said:

I was thinking about this a little more....isn't Las Vegas considered above risk for earthquakes (much like California)?

If we have all these tunnels active underground, the death toll could be HUGE if an earthquake struck, right?

The region is quite active, but the actual valley floor is incredibly hard and stable, having had a sea on top of it. Per Elon. :lmao:

  • Like 1
  • Thinking 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, eoMMan said:

I was thinking about this a little more....isn't Las Vegas considered above risk for earthquakes (much like California)?

If we have all these tunnels active underground, the death toll could be HUGE if an earthquake struck, right?

Another link from CNBC about casinos wanting the tunnels.

Tunnels are basically safer than being above ground in an earthquake. Elon has mentioned it on the Joe Rogan podcast and when he was on Leno's car show.  He basically says that earthquakes are predominately a surface phenomenon and used the comparison of a hurricane.  He said if there was to be a hurricane--you'd far rather be in a submarine than a boat.   He's far smarter than I will ever be--so I tend to think he's probably right. 

  • Thinking 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 6/16/2020 at 7:02 AM, 3 hour lunch said:

Has anyone been to Vegas since the re-open? I tentatively booked for October but not sure I will go unless CV is somehow way down. 

I have not--but infection numbers, infection rates, and hospitalizations for Covid have spiked in Vegas and Southern Nevada since the re-opening.  If they keep spiking at the rate they have been--I wouldn't be surprised to see them have to pull back and shut things down again.  I know people that have gone there since the re-open--and I'm not surprised.   They are not enforcing the mask thing very much at all, social distancing is basically impossible to enforce outside of maybe the table games, and frankly--a lot of the people that are going to vegas are the ones that are dismissive about the virus and refuse to take it seriously.   My guess is that its not tourists that are getting sick in Vegas and Southern Nevada as most people go to Vegas for a weekend or a couple/few nights.  Most likely they won't feel the effects of a possible infection until they return home.   The spikes are most likely to employees of the hotels, casinos, and restaurants.   Those employees will be at constant risk as long as safety protocols are not being followed or enforced and unfortunately--once it becomes widespread enough--they might be forced to shut down again.  

Edited by jvdesigns2002
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, kevzilla said:

Circa (new downtown resort) is opening the casino and all amenities 10/28, per the owner on Twitter. Hotel to open "at the latest, by 12/28". Taking reservations 6/24 at 9 AM PT.

The sportsbook and pool both look insane.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, jvdesigns2002 said:

I have not--but infection numbers, infection rates, and hospitalizations for Covid have spiked in Vegas and Southern Nevada since the re-opening.  If they keep spiking at the rate they have been--I wouldn't be surprised to see them have to pull back and shut things down again.  I know people that have gone there since the re-open--and I'm not surprised.   They are not enforcing the mask thing very much at all, social distancing is basically impossible to enforce outside of maybe the table games, and frankly--a lot of the people that are going to vegas are the ones that are dismissive about the virus and refuse to take it seriously.   My guess is that its not tourists that are getting sick in Vegas and Southern Nevada as most people go to Vegas for a weekend or a couple/few nights.  Most likely they won't feel the effects of a possible infection until they return home.   The spikes are most likely to employees of the hotels, casinos, and restaurants.   Those employees will be at constant risk as long as safety protocols are not being followed or enforced and unfortunately--once it becomes widespread enough--they might be forced to shut down again.  

The employees you reference all have to wear masks though I think? Yeah, all I sunk into the trip was a $200 flight I can reschedule with no penalty. I guess I have some time to see how things go but not surprised at the current spike. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

31 minutes ago, 3 hour lunch said:

The employees you reference all have to wear masks though I think? Yeah, all I sunk into the trip was a $200 flight I can reschedule with no penalty. I guess I have some time to see how things go but not surprised at the current spike. 

Masks don't prevent the person that wears them from getting sick--they mitigate the ease and distance in which the respiratory droplets that can possibly come from their mouths and noses to travel out.   Masks generally only work if they are done in a community form--if everybody wears them--the amount of respiratory droplets gets reduced all the way around and everybody is safer.  Unfortunately for casino workers--being indoors for an 8 hour shift in large areas filled with  large amounts of people from around the world that are not wearing masks just exposes them to a lot of potential exposure.   I'd defintely track the hospitalization numbers as your trip grows closer to see if you notice any trends.  If you see the numbers in Southern Nevada going up--you can be sure that the numbers for the tourists that were in vegas and that have returned home are also probably going up.   If it's spreading amongst the workers--it's certainly going to be spreading among the tourists too but those numbers will end up being reflective in the cities and states where they live. 

Edited by jvdesigns2002
Link to comment
Share on other sites

31 minutes ago, Cjw_55106 said:

Other than circus circus, do you see many kids at the hotels? I dont see that many kids where you would need to stipulate this. Just PR I assume? 

I see couples pushing strollers at 1 AM. They aren't all staying at Circus Circus.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 minutes ago, kevzilla said:

I see couples pushing strollers at 1 AM. They aren't all staying at Circus Circus.

Thanks, but that wasnt really my question. Have there been so many kids that its been an issue is what Im asking? 

Im not bothered by Circa's decision at all, just wondering if it is necessary. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

26 minutes ago, Cjw_55106 said:

Thanks, but that wasnt really my question. Have there been so many kids that its been an issue is what Im asking? 

Im not bothered by Circa's decision at all, just wondering if it is necessary. 

It's brilliant marketing more than anything else.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Cjw_55106 said:

Other than circus circus, do you see many kids at the hotels? I dont see that many kids where you would need to stipulate this. Just PR I assume? 

I am always amazed at the number of kids roaming the strip. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Cjw_55106 said:

Other than circus circus, do you see many kids at the hotels? I dont see that many kids where you would need to stipulate this. Just PR I assume? 

When I stayed at Mandalay there were a lot, particularly at the pools.

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, kevzilla said:

Circa wants real money for their rooms. If you want to duck in there for the first two nights it's open and then GTFO before the NYE crowd rolls in, that'll set you back $750 all in.

Did you splurge?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, kevzilla said:

Circa wants real money for their rooms. If you want to duck in there for the first two nights it's open and then GTFO before the NYE crowd rolls in, that'll set you back $750 all in.

The covid is free though.

  • Like 1
  • Laughing 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
1 hour ago, Walking Boot said:

I keep getting offers. Sorry Vegas, not gonna risk my life for $10 in free slot play. 

I got an offer from Caesars that was five nights comped, an iPad pro for showing up and a MacBook Pro if I earned 5,000 TCs during my stay. I almost ####### went lol. Never got an offer like that from anywhere before. Had to be a glitch or something. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, Don Hutson said:

I just did a Priceline search for weekday hotel rooms in Vegas.  3.5 star hotel for $14?  4 star hotel for $18?  Is there any catch, aside from catching Covid?

No, the strip is a ghost town during the week. It's becoming less busy on weekends too based on what I'm seeing on Vegas boards and Twitter. There was an initial surge in demand when they reopened but it's been steadily dropping. Other than July 4th that is. 

Edited by CR69
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Drunken Cowboy said:

I am getting offers for a charter flight and comped rooms. Not worth the risk. I also don't think it sounds fun to be there now

I'm getting fine with the fact that I'd have to wear a mask but I just can't see us going until we're able to feel safe at restaurants and shows are able to resume. The food and entertainment is such a huge part of Vegas for us. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, CR69 said:

I'm getting fine with the fact that I'd have to wear a mask but I just can't see us going until we're able to feel safe at restaurants and shows are able to resume. The food and entertainment is such a huge part of Vegas for us. 

Sitting at half empty tables doesn't sound fun.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, CR69 said:

I think it would suck the most for craps but I'd actually be happy to play roulette, UTH or PGP with just my wife 

I mostly play blackjack and pai gow poker. It is more fun with a lively table, but I also like a bit slower pace. The biggest effect would be poker tables. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

50 minutes ago, Drunken Cowboy said:

I mostly play blackjack and pai gow poker. It is more fun with a lively table, but I also like a bit slower pace. The biggest effect would be poker tables. 

I don’t know if live poker will ever be the same.  It’s killing me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Drunken Cowboy said:

I mostly play blackjack and pai gow poker. It is more fun with a lively table, but I also like a bit slower pace. The biggest effect would be poker tables. 

Yeah but if you're good at 6 max you might clean up lol. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, kevzilla said:

Not being able to play video poker at the bar is a real drag, but not an insurmountable one.

Since the airfare was paid for in January and the rooms are comped, considering renting a car. I haven't been everywhere yet.

We've really enjoyed our day trips to Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire. We do something outdoors on every trip now. January can be hit or miss with weather of course but it really is a beautiful area. Also fun to check out some of the local casinos on the way there or back. Lots good local restaurants away from the strip that you can check out too. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
  • Create New...