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2020-05-06 1:12:22 PM  
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2020-05-06 3:17:00 PM  
She still want to use Vegas as a "control group "?
 
2020-05-06 3:30:51 PM  
I am feeling more and more fortunate about my decision to move away from Las Vegas in 2009.

I moved for economic reasons at the time, but I haven't fully appreciated how good a decision that was until now. It is a huge difference to live in a state and city which actually does strive to govern in the public interest.

I'm so sorry, Las Vegas, my hometown. This sucks.
 
2020-05-06 5:23:41 PM  
I wonder how that will play next election cycle.....
 
2020-05-06 5:56:48 PM  
The general job approval ratings for the elected officials are not that different than their coronavirus response numbers:

-Trump: 46-53
-Goodman: 32-58


So 32% seem to be in for the petri dish idea.
 
2020-05-06 6:49:27 PM  
 
2020-05-06 6:57:20 PM  
If the Casinos are empty, does Vegas have an economy?
 
2020-05-06 6:57:46 PM  
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2020-05-06 6:58:49 PM  
Continuing to be happy I live in Henderson, but worried for my friends in Vegas.
 
2020-05-06 7:00:23 PM  

make me some tea: That whole thread is bonkers
https://twitter.com/RalstonReports/sta​tus/1258076254600704001


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Heh.
 
2020-05-06 7:04:48 PM  
Who prints up a bunch of signs saying "We love me!"???
 
2020-05-06 7:09:06 PM  
Vegas resident here.

Goodman is on her own on this one.  I hang my head in shame that I enabled her re-election but she pretty much just blew her chances and I will not be making that mistake again.

Casinos run shiat, and they do not want to open.  Their occupancy rates for the foreseeable future are dismal, so they'll keep losing money just running them.  There's also the liability risk, not to mention the PR if a guest or an employee gets sick at one of their properties.

Props must also be given to Sisolak.  He moved fast, he's held steady, and he has been pretty adamant he's letting medical experts guide his decision-making and it shows.  There's no telling how many loves he saved by shutting down early.
 
2020-05-06 7:09:48 PM  
You folks don't understand. You're not from Las Vegas.
You have to think like a Vegan.
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2020-05-06 7:10:44 PM  

Bootleg: If the Casinos are empty, does Vegas have an economy?


Las Vegas also hosts lots of big conferences, so...oh, wait.
 
2020-05-06 7:11:08 PM  
She moved on her like a biatch, she's mayor, she can do anything...
 
2020-05-06 7:19:04 PM  

Bootleg: If the Casinos are empty, does Vegas have an economy?


Legal weed and off-book prostitution.
 
2020-05-06 7:22:43 PM  
Look, its not like you have to pay unemployment benefits for each of the 6 jobs people have to work in order to afford living in Las Vegas. Just keep the strip shut down unless everyone wears a bubbleboy suit, okay?
 
2020-05-06 7:22:55 PM  
Burning Man might get their State fees jacked up.
 
2020-05-06 7:24:22 PM  

carkiller: make me some tea: That whole thread is bonkers
https://twitter.com/RalstonReports/sta​tus/1258076254600704001

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Heh.


Wonder if Dayvid knows Vegas is run by Mormons.
 
2020-05-06 7:24:25 PM  

Zerochance: Vegas resident here.

Goodman is on her own on this one.  I hang my head in shame that I enabled her re-election but she pretty much just blew her chances and I will not be making that mistake again.

Casinos run shiat, and they do not want to open.  Their occupancy rates for the foreseeable future are dismal, so they'll keep losing money just running them.  There's also the liability risk, not to mention the PR if a guest or an employee gets sick at one of their properties.

Props must also be given to Sisolak.  He moved fast, he's held steady, and he has been pretty adamant he's letting medical experts guide his decision-making and it shows.  There's no telling how many loves he saved by shutting down early.


That's what I thought, that the casinos weren't exactly chomping at the bit to open, like a lot of businesses, actually... You have some businesses that want to open, but the majority of the reputable ones have figured out how to get by right now, whether from assistance, or restaurants and liquor stores doing drive up or delivery services, or they just gave up. Any way you look at it, a lot of businesses are in no hurry to open, and the ones that do open are doing so on a limited basis, whether it's limiting the number of customers, taking out/blocking off tables and seating areas, or requiring masks.

Small businesses are one thing, but a lot of the bigger businesses, like the casinos, actually, are in a holding pattern where it's better to wait awhile longer than to be known as the epicenter of a new breakout.
 
2020-05-06 7:24:34 PM  

Zerochance: Casinos run shiat, and they do not want to open.  Their occupancy rates for the foreseeable future are dismal, so they'll keep losing money just running them.  There's also the liability risk, not to mention the PR if a guest or an employee gets sick at one of their properties.


I feel where you're coming from, but I have strong doubts about the ability of casinos to be unprofitable. I mean, five people toying with the one-armed bandit has to profitable..... right?
 
2020-05-06 7:29:15 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Look, its not like you have to pay unemployment benefits for each of the 6 jobs people have to work in order to afford living in Las Vegas. Just keep the strip shut down unless everyone wears a bubbleboy suit, okay?


Thankfully the good part of the strip is south of Sahara, which isn't part of the city of Las Vegas.
 
2020-05-06 7:31:15 PM  
Vegas native here, and I'm back home quite frequently.  Goodman is as dead as mayor at this point.  She has no backing from the corporate casino conglomerates, and people back home aren't exactly clamoring to run to get COVID-19.  The big businesses know that opening too soon is a quick way to becoming a FORMER business in Vegas, and Sisolak is not only listening to medical and science experts, but the corporate interests in Clark County who bring all the money to the state.

They'll open when they're good and ready, and not a moment too soon.  Having worked in the industry (gaming) they have a bunch of people running around 24/7 figuring out how to do it in a way that minimizes their liability.

The house will always win.
 
2020-05-06 7:32:45 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Look, its not like you have to pay unemployment benefits for each of the 6 jobs people have to work in order to afford living in Las Vegas. Just keep the strip shut down unless everyone wears a bubbleboy suit, okay?


What?  Our cost of living isn't terrible.
 
2020-05-06 7:39:42 PM  

Zerochance: Vegas resident here.

Goodman is on her own on this one.  I hang my head in shame that I enabled her re-election but she pretty much just blew her chances and I will not be making that mistake again.

Casinos run shiat, and they do not want to open.  Their occupancy rates for the foreseeable future are dismal, so they'll keep losing money just running them.  There's also the liability risk, not to mention the PR if a guest or an employee gets sick at one of their properties.


Indeed, casino's have a VERY good understanding of the odds - and they aren't ready to open.
 
2020-05-06 7:41:12 PM  
Special deal at Ballys! Book 3 nights with us and get a complementary $50 in chips, a free chicken dinner, a pint of beer, and a nylon bodybags! Sleeps two!
 
2020-05-06 7:49:27 PM  

Sin'sHero: Burning Man might get their State fees jacked up.


Was cancelled like a month ago.

Next year was better anyways.
 
2020-05-06 7:49:58 PM  
A) She is the best its like having Joan Callamezzo from Parks and Rec as your mayor.

B) She is the mayor of Las Vegas which means her only job is to poorly act in tourism commercials and don't pass out before midnight on NYE at Freemont St.

C) She has no power to do anything at all she is the mayor of a small part of the Las Vegas Valley that doesnt even include The Strip and where everything is really regulated at the County and State level.
 
2020-05-06 7:51:41 PM  

lincoln65: Special deal at Ballys! Book 3 nights with us and get a complementary $50 in chips, a free chicken dinner, a pint of beer, and a nylon bodybags! Sleeps two!


Comps these days suck so bad.

I can't believe they're offering double occupancy.

They used to give you your own private hole out in the desert.

Cheap bastards everywhere these days.
 
2020-05-06 7:54:55 PM  
Any casino that willingly reopens at this point is basically saying "I have money to burn." No one, in their right minds; is going to go to a casino until there's at least a confirmed medication that reduces or cures people from COVID, if not until there's a vaccine. The big operators know this and they're not going to gamble with people's lives, whether they be guests or their staff.

The only excuse I can think of for Goodman other than "she's a farking idiot" is that some minor operator she's friendly with is in her ear demanding a reopening.
 
2020-05-06 7:58:51 PM  

desertgeek: Any casino that willingly reopens at this point is basically saying "I have money to burn." No one, in their right minds; is going to go to a casino until there's at least a confirmed medication that reduces or cures people from COVID, if not until there's a vaccine. The big operators know this and they're not going to gamble with people's lives, whether they be guests or their staff.

The only excuse I can think of for Goodman other than "she's a farking idiot" is that some minor operator she's friendly with is in her ear demanding a reopening.


They'll gamble with staff lives all day long because having them there at work relieves the employer from their part of liability for unemployment compensation.

While they pay into an insurance find instead of paying each directly, employer rates are based on how often your employees use the system and for how long.

This is the root of many business's efforts to reopen.
 
2020-05-06 8:00:11 PM  

foo monkey: Bootleg: If the Casinos are empty, does Vegas have an economy?

Legal weed and off-book prostitution.


So everyone becomes a black market prostitute pot farmer?  That's a unique business model.
 
2020-05-06 8:11:31 PM  

Sin'sHero: Burning Man might get their State fees jacked up.


So they'll have to pay double the BO and chlamydia next year?
 
2020-05-06 8:14:38 PM  
Rarely is the question asked, "Who is we?"
 
2020-05-06 8:23:43 PM  
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'd live in Vegas if it wasn't so deathly hot 14 months out of the year.

Throw this chaos in, and I'm trying hard to find a reason to even go to Vegas.

/Okay, the Peppermill
//And the Omelet House on Charleston
///Third slashie sadly wants to play keno...
 
2020-05-06 8:36:19 PM  

Bootleg: If the Casinos are empty, does Vegas have an economy?


Nope. That's exactly the problem.

Even Orlando makes more of an effort to diversify its economy than Las Vegas seems to.
 
2020-05-06 8:49:04 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Bootleg: If the Casinos are empty, does Vegas have an economy?

Nope. That's exactly the problem.

Even Orlando makes more of an effort to diversify its economy than Las Vegas seems to.


What is Vegas supposed to diversify with, and why?

It was created to house gaming, and there is literally nothing else there. Take away the gaming and there's nothing in that godforsaken desert to travel to see.

I'd be just as happy to see it shrivel up and die, personally. I hate that town.
 
2020-05-06 8:57:57 PM  

desertgeek: Any casino that willingly reopens at this point is basically saying "I have money to burn." No one, in their right minds; is going to go to a casino until there's at least a confirmed medication that reduces or cures people from COVID, if not until there's a vaccine. The big operators know this and they're not going to gamble with people's lives, whether they be guests or their staff.

The only excuse I can think of for Goodman other than "she's a farking idiot" is that some minor operator she's friendly with is in her ear demanding a reopening.


Given the amount of mind-numbingly stupid shiat that's come out of her mouth in the last couple of months, I'm going with "idiot."
 
2020-05-06 9:26:34 PM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: So everyone becomes a black market prostitute pot farmer?  That's a unique business model.


Running out of a legitimate liquor store.  With the internet, you can make it work.

/I also do tarot cards.
 
2020-05-06 9:27:41 PM  

starsrift: Zerochance: Casinos run shiat, and they do not want to open.  Their occupancy rates for the foreseeable future are dismal, so they'll keep losing money just running them.  There's also the liability risk, not to mention the PR if a guest or an employee gets sick at one of their properties.

I feel where you're coming from, but I have strong doubts about the ability of casinos to be unprofitable. I mean, five people toying with the one-armed bandit has to profitable..... right?


ever been to vegas?  I think I'd faint at one hours worth of a casinos electric bill.

also, Aunt Sally has her system so you would need to turn on all the machines so she can play each one once, and skip every seventh one.
 
2020-05-06 9:36:52 PM  

Mi-5: Vegas native here, and I'm back home quite frequently.  Goodman is as dead as mayor at this point.  She has no backing from the corporate casino conglomerates, and people back home aren't exactly clamoring to run to get COVID-19.  The big businesses know that opening too soon is a quick way to becoming a FORMER business in Vegas, and Sisolak is not only listening to medical and science experts, but the corporate interests in Clark County who bring all the money to the state.

They'll open when they're good and ready, and not a moment too soon.  Having worked in the industry (gaming) they have a bunch of people running around 24/7 figuring out how to do it in a way that minimizes their liability.

The house will always win.


My father worked for Nevada Gaming Control Board, and yeah, he said that many times in my memory....the house will always win.
 
2020-05-06 11:42:57 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Mrtraveler01: Bootleg: If the Casinos are empty, does Vegas have an economy?

Nope. That's exactly the problem.

Even Orlando makes more of an effort to diversify its economy than Las Vegas seems to.

What is Vegas supposed to diversify with, and why?

It was created to house gaming, and there is literally nothing else there. Take away the gaming and there's nothing in that godforsaken desert to travel to see.

I'd be just as happy to see it shrivel up and die, personally. I hate that town.


I don't know man, it seems to draw in and contain a lot of completely insane people very effectively. Its like a crazy preserve. I think without gaming its in the public interest the place exists.
 
2020-05-07 12:13:13 AM  

Mi-5: Vegas native here, and I'm back home quite frequently.  Goodman is as dead as mayor at this point.  She has no backing from the corporate casino conglomerates, and people back home aren't exactly clamoring to run to get COVID-19.  The big businesses know that opening too soon is a quick way to becoming a FORMER business in Vegas, and Sisolak is not only listening to medical and science experts, but the corporate interests in Clark County who bring all the money to the state.

They'll open when they're good and ready, and not a moment too soon.  Having worked in the industry (gaming) they have a bunch of people running around 24/7 figuring out how to do it in a way that minimizes their liability.

The house will always win.


Apparently Goodman and my mom (who is in Vegas) watch the same TV channels and listen to the same radio stations. They are pretty much in sync.
 
2020-05-07 12:23:02 AM  

nvmac: Mi-5: Vegas native here, and I'm back home quite frequently.  Goodman is as dead as mayor at this point.  She has no backing from the corporate casino conglomerates, and people back home aren't exactly clamoring to run to get COVID-19.  The big businesses know that opening too soon is a quick way to becoming a FORMER business in Vegas, and Sisolak is not only listening to medical and science experts, but the corporate interests in Clark County who bring all the money to the state.

They'll open when they're good and ready, and not a moment too soon.  Having worked in the industry (gaming) they have a bunch of people running around 24/7 figuring out how to do it in a way that minimizes their liability.

The house will always win.

My father worked for Nevada Gaming Control Board, and yeah, he said that many times in my memory....the house will always win.


That's why gambling is for suckers.
 
2020-05-07 1:46:48 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Who prints up a bunch of signs saying "We love me!"???


Someone with no friends.

Like Weak Donnie.
 
2020-05-07 1:51:15 AM  

Mikey1969: Zerochance: Vegas resident here.

Goodman is on her own on this one.  I hang my head in shame that I enabled her re-election but she pretty much just blew her chances and I will not be making that mistake again.

Casinos run shiat, and they do not want to open.  Their occupancy rates for the foreseeable future are dismal, so they'll keep losing money just running them.  There's also the liability risk, not to mention the PR if a guest or an employee gets sick at one of their properties.

Props must also be given to Sisolak.  He moved fast, he's held steady, and he has been pretty adamant he's letting medical experts guide his decision-making and it shows.  There's no telling how many loves he saved by shutting down early.

That's what I thought, that the casinos weren't exactly chomping at the bit to open, like a lot of businesses, actually... You have some businesses that want to open, but the majority of the reputable ones have figured out how to get by right now, whether from assistance, or restaurants and liquor stores doing drive up or delivery services, or they just gave up. Any way you look at it, a lot of businesses are in no hurry to open, and the ones that do open are doing so on a limited basis, whether it's limiting the number of customers, taking out/blocking off tables and seating areas, or requiring masks.

Small businesses are one thing, but a lot of the bigger businesses, like the casinos, actually, are in a holding pattern where it's better to wait awhile longer than to be known as the epicenter of a new breakout.


This seems obvious. What doesn't seem obvious is who Mayor Petri Dish met with just before making her announcement, because I don't think any of the casino owners would have advised her to "open" the city.
 
2020-05-07 2:46:48 AM  

Bootleg: If the Casinos are empty, does Vegas have an economy?


They could open every one of those places..But the flights coming in are only going to have
ignorant poor rednecks..There is little chance some high roller is going to go anywhere where they
could be exposed to the unwashed ignorant redneck masses who would be willing to go there during
this..

Opening up is just pissing money down the drain..The electricity, manpower etc.. all for
a bunch of penny-ante gamblers from Farknuckle Hollow Tennessee...That won't pay cover costs..
 
2020-05-07 12:14:02 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: Bootleg: If the Casinos are empty, does Vegas have an economy?

They could open every one of those places..But the flights coming in are only going to have
ignorant poor rednecks..There is little chance some high roller is going to go anywhere where they
could be exposed to the unwashed ignorant redneck masses who would be willing to go there during
this..

Opening up is just pissing money down the drain..The electricity, manpower etc.. all for
a bunch of penny-ante gamblers from Farknuckle Hollow Tennessee...That won't pay cover costs..


Not at all true.

Casinos make money hand over fist from those who would otherwise buy scratch off lottery tickets.  It's the penny-ante players that run the business.  If staffing is minimal, it doesn't take many of them to cover the costs.  Unless your casino is one of the stupidly managed ones that leases the slot machines instead of buying them.

Whales aren't the real profit, but they're the ones the executives love best.  That's because the whales can quickly impact quarterly profits enough to trigger bonuses for the senior executives.  Without whales, executives would have suffer with only a six figure salary to live on.
 
2020-05-07 3:28:52 PM  

Program User: Mr. Shabooboo: Bootleg: If the Casinos are empty, does Vegas have an economy?

They could open every one of those places..But the flights coming in are only going to have
ignorant poor rednecks..There is little chance some high roller is going to go anywhere where they
could be exposed to the unwashed ignorant redneck masses who would be willing to go there during
this..

Opening up is just pissing money down the drain..The electricity, manpower etc.. all for
a bunch of penny-ante gamblers from Farknuckle Hollow Tennessee...That won't pay cover costs..

Not at all true.

Casinos make money hand over fist from those who would otherwise buy scratch off lottery tickets.  It's the penny-ante players that run the business.  If staffing is minimal, it doesn't take many of them to cover the costs.Unless your casino is one of the stupidly managed ones that leases the slot machines instead of buying them.

Whales aren't the real profit, but they're the ones the executives love best.  That's because the whales can quickly impact quarterly profits enough to trigger bonuses for the senior executives.  Without whales, executives would have suffer with only a six figure salary to live on.


Ok, let's say, even at 20% occupancy they can cover costs..That's still thousands of people they have
to get in and maintain a constant level of, just to break even daily...
 
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