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2020-10-27 1:01:50 AM  
The house is losing here too.
 
2020-10-27 1:32:12 AM  
I don't know how Vegas can survive an unmanaged pandemic.

Sheldon Adelson, this is your farking fault too.
 
2020-10-27 1:38:18 AM  
I decided to bet on the House in April and buy CZR stock for $15/share. Made a cool few hundred bucks. Only about $20K more to go, and I'm back even with Vegas for the century.
 
2020-10-27 2:36:39 AM  
Sadly, with Vegas going to 6:5 blackjack, triple zero roulette and lousy video poker, there's less chance that this sick degenerate gambler will want visit...

/I'm not the only one
//Gambling on cash covered puts these days
///Third slashie would like to see the new Circa
 
2020-10-27 2:39:04 AM  
Strip layoffs? Do they let people watch?
 
2020-10-27 2:39:16 AM  
They need to take "massages" and get their cards to those guys on the streets
 
2020-10-27 2:43:33 AM  
Ah, but his luck will change;

Gov't Mule- Gambler's Roll
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/Allen Woody on the bass!
//probably not a good omen for the casino employees.
///...
 
2020-10-27 2:52:05 AM  
Evictions... I can't even imagine. I don't live in Vegas now. Did from 2002-2016.
Their industry is all tourism. There's some tech and Zappos and such, but tourism
is what pays the bills in Vegas. And people want to smoke and they want to drink
and these things can't be done with a mask on.

And people come from all over the country and all over the world. Arab countries,
Asian countries, South American Countries and even Alabama.

It's the melting pots of melting pots and in general the conditions simply aren't as
hygienic as you might expect in other businesses. These are places open 24 hours
which makes cleaning more difficult, and involves people in all states of disrepair
engaging in gregarious and often wanton behavior inebriated and smoking and vaping

Point being, it would harder to intentionally design a business that'd be more impacted
by a pandemic if you were to intentionally try to do it from scratch. 

Vegas better hold on for dear life. I have a feeling it'll end up more like Reno and Reno will end up more like Virginia City (a literal ghost town).
 
2020-10-27 3:04:39 AM  
As a cook at a bar, I realize my job is still sitting on a razor's edge of being shut back down (PA).  I just wanted to give props to the guys in the catering business, cause I know all of them are hurting more than I am.

There's a whole lot of jobs that rely on public interaction, and all of us are farked right now.

So thanks for giving up on even trying to help, Mr. Meadows.
 
2020-10-27 3:13:46 AM  
*Check local news*

President Trump holds mostly maskless rally at Lancaster, PA airport.


ARE YOU FARKING KIDDING ME!!!!

/Unemployment here I come again...
 
2020-10-27 3:23:14 AM  

make me some tea: I don't know how Vegas can survive an unmanaged pandemic.

Sheldon Adelson, this is your farking fault too.


As long as he can get some Palestinian children killed, he's okay.
 
2020-10-27 3:38:01 AM  

king of vegas: Evictions... I can't even imagine. I don't live in Vegas now. Did from 2002-2016.
Their industry is all tourism. There's some tech and Zappos and such, but tourism
is what pays the bills in Vegas. And people want to smoke and they want to drink
and these things can't be done with a mask on.

And people come from all over the country and all over the world. Arab countries,
Asian countries, South American Countries and even Alabama.

It's the melting pots of melting pots and in general the conditions simply aren't as
hygienic as you might expect in other businesses. These are places open 24 hours
which makes cleaning more difficult, and involves people in all states of disrepair
engaging in gregarious and often wanton behavior inebriated and smoking and vaping

Point being, it would harder to intentionally design a business that'd be more impacted
by a pandemic if you were to intentionally try to do it from scratch.

Vegas better hold on for dear life. I have a feeling it'll end up more like Reno and Reno will end up more like Virginia City (a literal ghost town).


You are correct, except that Reno probably has a better chance of holding out some glimmer of hope.  It has some natural resources and is aligned with an actual east coast to west coast highway.  More likely that Vegas ends up like Reno and Reno ends up like a lesser Reno (yes, there could be such a thing.).
 
2020-10-27 3:53:08 AM  

Maybe you should drive: king of vegas: Evictions... I can't even imagine. I don't live in Vegas now. Did from 2002-2016.
Their industry is all tourism. There's some tech and Zappos and such, but tourism
is what pays the bills in Vegas. And people want to smoke and they want to drink
and these things can't be done with a mask on.

And people come from all over the country and all over the world. Arab countries,
Asian countries, South American Countries and even Alabama.

It's the melting pots of melting pots and in general the conditions simply aren't as
hygienic as you might expect in other businesses. These are places open 24 hours
which makes cleaning more difficult, and involves people in all states of disrepair
engaging in gregarious and often wanton behavior inebriated and smoking and vaping

Point being, it would harder to intentionally design a business that'd be more impacted
by a pandemic if you were to intentionally try to do it from scratch.

Vegas better hold on for dear life. I have a feeling it'll end up more like Reno and Reno will end up more like Virginia City (a literal ghost town).

You are correct, except that Reno probably has a better chance of holding out some glimmer of hope.  It has some natural resources and is aligned with an actual east coast to west coast highway.  More likely that Vegas ends up like Reno and Reno ends up like a lesser Reno (yes, there could be such a thing.).


According to TFA, Carrot Top is returning. You brought this on yourself, Vegas.
 
2020-10-27 3:57:00 AM  

Mad Canadian: Sadly, with Vegas going to 6:5 blackjack, triple zero roulette and lousy video poker, there's less chance that this sick degenerate gambler will want visit...

/I'm not the only one
//Gambling on cash covered puts these days
///Third slashie would like to see the new Circa


6:5, because "congratulations, you get to keep your bet" wont quite fly yet.
 
2020-10-27 4:03:09 AM  
How will all the gambling addicts do? Well thank God for on line gambling!
 
2020-10-27 4:06:46 AM  
I'm looking at having to start a new career after a 20 year run in the casino industry, with a mortgage and a wife with chronic health problems who's back in college. Its not a pretty job market situation for my resume in a red part of Wisconsin. I desperately don't want to move away while my parents are in their 70s in the middle of a pandemic.
 
2020-10-27 4:06:57 AM  

Maybe you should drive: king of vegas: Evictions... I can't even imagine. I don't live in Vegas now. Did from 2002-2016.
Their industry is all tourism. There's some tech and Zappos and such, but tourism
is what pays the bills in Vegas. And people want to smoke and they want to drink
and these things can't be done with a mask on.

And people come from all over the country and all over the world. Arab countries,
Asian countries, South American Countries and even Alabama.

It's the melting pots of melting pots and in general the conditions simply aren't as
hygienic as you might expect in other businesses. These are places open 24 hours
which makes cleaning more difficult, and involves people in all states of disrepair
engaging in gregarious and often wanton behavior inebriated and smoking and vaping

Point being, it would harder to intentionally design a business that'd be more impacted
by a pandemic if you were to intentionally try to do it from scratch.

Vegas better hold on for dear life. I have a feeling it'll end up more like Reno and Reno will end up more like Virginia City (a literal ghost town).

You are correct, except that Reno probably has a better chance of holding out some glimmer of hope.  It has some natural resources and is aligned with an actual east coast to west coast highway.  More likely that Vegas ends up like Reno and Reno ends up like a lesser Reno (yes, there could be such a thing.).


No chance Reno ends up a lesser Reno.  It has always been a lesser Reno, despite being Reno.  People who go to Reno know what they're getting and that's Reno.

Vegas on the other hand, is farked.  It can't be Reno, way too big and (relatively) nice.
 
2020-10-27 4:18:55 AM  

dark brew: Maybe you should drive: king of vegas: Evictions... I can't even imagine. I don't live in Vegas now. Did from 2002-2016.
Their industry is all tourism. There's some tech and Zappos and such, but tourism
is what pays the bills in Vegas. And people want to smoke and they want to drink
and these things can't be done with a mask on.

And people come from all over the country and all over the world. Arab countries,
Asian countries, South American Countries and even Alabama.

It's the melting pots of melting pots and in general the conditions simply aren't as
hygienic as you might expect in other businesses. These are places open 24 hours
which makes cleaning more difficult, and involves people in all states of disrepair
engaging in gregarious and often wanton behavior inebriated and smoking and vaping

Point being, it would harder to intentionally design a business that'd be more impacted
by a pandemic if you were to intentionally try to do it from scratch.

Vegas better hold on for dear life. I have a feeling it'll end up more like Reno and Reno will end up more like Virginia City (a literal ghost town).

You are correct, except that Reno probably has a better chance of holding out some glimmer of hope.  It has some natural resources and is aligned with an actual east coast to west coast highway.  More likely that Vegas ends up like Reno and Reno ends up like a lesser Reno (yes, there could be such a thing.).

No chance Reno ends up a lesser Reno.  It has always been a lesser Reno, despite being Reno.  People who go to Reno know what they're getting and that's Reno.

Vegas on the other hand, is farked.  It can't be Reno, way too big and (relatively) nice.


I'm not gonna sit here and tell you that Reno's a nice place, because it isn't. But I do think it has more sustainability than a desert city because it has some natural resources.  That's all.
 
2020-10-27 4:36:57 AM  
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2020-10-27 4:59:22 AM  

Mister Buttons: As a cook at a bar, I realize my job is still sitting on a razor's edge of being shut back down (PA).  I just wanted to give props to the guys in the catering business, cause I know all of them are hurting more than I am.

There's a whole lot of jobs that rely on public interaction, and all of us are farked right now.

So thanks for giving up on even trying to help, Mr. Meadows.


Catering could make a useful pivot if they had kitchen facilities.  A LOT of people are ordering in, so setting up an upscale home delivery service could salvage what little business is left.

"Here is the fixed menu."
*create in bulk like they normally  would*
*parcel in smaller increments*
 
2020-10-27 5:22:19 AM  

born_yesterday: Mad Canadian: Sadly, with Vegas going to 6:5 blackjack, triple zero roulette and lousy video poker, there's less chance that this sick degenerate gambler will want visit...

/I'm not the only one
//Gambling on cash covered puts these days
///Third slashie would like to see the new Circa

6:5, because "congratulations, you get to keep your bet" wont quite fly yet.


Works just fine for scratch off lottery tickets.
 
2020-10-27 7:05:32 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: Mister Buttons: As a cook at a bar, I realize my job is still sitting on a razor's edge of being shut back down (PA).  I just wanted to give props to the guys in the catering business, cause I know all of them are hurting more than I am.

There's a whole lot of jobs that rely on public interaction, and all of us are farked right now.

So thanks for giving up on even trying to help, Mr. Meadows.

Catering could make a useful pivot if they had kitchen facilities.  A LOT of people are ordering in, so setting up an upscale home delivery service could salvage what little business is left.

"Here is the fixed menu."
*create in bulk like they normally  would*
*parcel in smaller increments*


I honestly think that something like this and a pivot to "ghost kitchens" with no dining facilities is imperative for this industry now. And the restaurants that do this need to band together in some kind of co-op to hire their wait staff as delivery drivers and cut DoorDash and Uber out of the equation. Folks will still lose jobs (I am guessing you'd only need about half of the drivers that you had as waitstaff, and the bussers, bar backs, and probably even bartenders are all hosed as well.
 
2020-10-27 8:13:46 AM  

Mister Buttons: *Check local news*

President Trump holds mostly maskless rally at Lancaster, PA airport.


ARE YOU FARKING KIDDING ME!!!!

/Unemployment here I come again...


Yeah he just held a big largely maskless rally at the Manchester airport too. Just waiting for the uptick in cases that will result from that one.

Given his administration is on the record saying they're not going to bother with preventing the spread anymore (which is just ghoulish to me), it's just...I couldn't have imagined his administration could become even more in humane than it has been for the last four years but the pandemic has shown there really isn't a bottom. He always finds a way to dig further down.
 
2020-10-27 8:14:42 AM  
It survived 9/11, it will survive this too.  Would have been better off with fewer mega casinos
 
2020-10-27 8:23:20 AM  

Mister Buttons: As a cook at a bar, I realize my job is still sitting on a razor's edge of being shut back down (PA).  I just wanted to give props to the guys in the catering business, cause I know all of them are hurting more than I am.

There's a whole lot of jobs that rely on public interaction, and all of us are farked right now.

So thanks for giving up on even trying to help, Mr. Meadows.


Man I feel for you guys. Really I do. I've tried to do my part for my local businesses. I order take away at least 5 nights a week and ALWAYS tip 20% to the staff that is manning the business during this mess. Granted I live in a rural community that hasn't been horribly impacted by the pandemic but we have had our losses. Hoping you pull through this pal.
 
2020-10-27 8:25:24 AM  

born_yesterday: Mad Canadian: Sadly, with Vegas going to 6:5 blackjack, triple zero roulette and lousy video poker, there's less chance that this sick degenerate gambler will want visit...

/I'm not the only one
//Gambling on cash covered puts these days
///Third slashie would like to see the new Circa

6:5, because "congratulations, you get to keep your bet" wont quite fly yet.


Must look up 6:5. Never heard of it. I'm a Poker and Blackjack guy myself.
 
2020-10-27 8:32:56 AM  

CheatCommando: DeathByGeekSquad: Mister Buttons: As a cook at a bar, I realize my job is still sitting on a razor's edge of being shut back down (PA).  I just wanted to give props to the guys in the catering business, cause I know all of them are hurting more than I am.

There's a whole lot of jobs that rely on public interaction, and all of us are farked right now.

So thanks for giving up on even trying to help, Mr. Meadows.

Catering could make a useful pivot if they had kitchen facilities.  A LOT of people are ordering in, so setting up an upscale home delivery service could salvage what little business is left.

"Here is the fixed menu."
*create in bulk like they normally  would*
*parcel in smaller increments*

I honestly think that something like this and a pivot to "ghost kitchens" with no dining facilities is imperative for this industry now. And the restaurants that do this need to band together in some kind of co-op to hire their wait staff as delivery drivers and cut DoorDash and Uber out of the equation. Folks will still lose jobs (I am guessing you'd only need about half of the drivers that you had as waitstaff, and the bussers, bar backs, and probably even bartenders are all hosed as well.


Not sure on the driver side. If you are skimpy on this delivery times go up, people get cold food, and business suffers. IMHO add as many delivery folks as you can and pay them the same as normal waitstaff, cause we all know restaurants have screwed wait staff for years, and add a service/delivery charge on the meals.
Not a huge increase in cost and while the business may operate at a lower margin it keeps the doors open, people working, and buys some time. With the dining room not open I'm sure some savings could be realized while the are only operating the kitchen. Just spitballing here as I have never run a restaurant or worked in the food service business.
 
2020-10-27 8:43:41 AM  

Netrngr: born_yesterday: Mad Canadian: Sadly, with Vegas going to 6:5 blackjack, triple zero roulette and lousy video poker, there's less chance that this sick degenerate gambler will want visit...

/I'm not the only one
//Gambling on cash covered puts these days
///Third slashie would like to see the new Circa

6:5, because "congratulations, you get to keep your bet" wont quite fly yet.

Must look up 6:5. Never heard of it. I'm a Poker and Blackjack guy myself.


It just means that the house pays out 6:5 odds on a player blackjack instead of the traditional 3:2. At first it was only at a few places, and now it's spreading everywhere. Just another way for the casino to make a seemingly small change that shifts the odds another few tenths or even hundredths of a percentage point in their favor, but given the scale, means extra billions (when not during a global pandemic of course).
 
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2020-10-27 9:15:31 AM  

Prof. Frink: Maybe you should drive: king of vegas: Evictions... I can't even imagine. I don't live in Vegas now. Did from 2002-2016.
Their industry is all tourism. There's some tech and Zappos and such, but tourism
is what pays the bills in Vegas. And people want to smoke and they want to drink
and these things can't be done with a mask on.

And people come from all over the country and all over the world. Arab countries,
Asian countries, South American Countries and even Alabama.

It's the melting pots of melting pots and in general the conditions simply aren't as
hygienic as you might expect in other businesses. These are places open 24 hours
which makes cleaning more difficult, and involves people in all states of disrepair
engaging in gregarious and often wanton behavior inebriated and smoking and vaping

Point being, it would harder to intentionally design a business that'd be more impacted
by a pandemic if you were to intentionally try to do it from scratch.

Vegas better hold on for dear life. I have a feeling it'll end up more like Reno and Reno will end up more like Virginia City (a literal ghost town).

You are correct, except that Reno probably has a better chance of holding out some glimmer of hope.  It has some natural resources and is aligned with an actual east coast to west coast highway.  More likely that Vegas ends up like Reno and Reno ends up like a lesser Reno (yes, there could be such a thing.).

According to TFA, Carrot Top is returning. You brought this on yourself, Vegas.


The one person who is even more annoying than Gilbert Gottfried
 
2020-10-27 10:23:18 AM  

Maybe you should drive: dark brew: Maybe you should drive: king of vegas: Evictions... I can't even imagine. I don't live in Vegas now. Did from 2002-2016.
Their industry is all tourism. There's some tech and Zappos and such, but tourism
is what pays the bills in Vegas. And people want to smoke and they want to drink
and these things can't be done with a mask on.

And people come from all over the country and all over the world. Arab countries,
Asian countries, South American Countries and even Alabama.

It's the melting pots of melting pots and in general the conditions simply aren't as
hygienic as you might expect in other businesses. These are places open 24 hours
which makes cleaning more difficult, and involves people in all states of disrepair
engaging in gregarious and often wanton behavior inebriated and smoking and vaping

Point being, it would harder to intentionally design a business that'd be more impacted
by a pandemic if you were to intentionally try to do it from scratch.

Vegas better hold on for dear life. I have a feeling it'll end up more like Reno and Reno will end up more like Virginia City (a literal ghost town).

You are correct, except that Reno probably has a better chance of holding out some glimmer of hope.  It has some natural resources and is aligned with an actual east coast to west coast highway.  More likely that Vegas ends up like Reno and Reno ends up like a lesser Reno (yes, there could be such a thing.).

No chance Reno ends up a lesser Reno.  It has always been a lesser Reno, despite being Reno.  People who go to Reno know what they're getting and that's Reno.

Vegas on the other hand, is farked.  It can't be Reno, way too big and (relatively) nice.

I'm not gonna sit here and tell you that Reno's a nice place, because it isn't. But I do think it has more sustainability than a desert city because it has some natural resources.  That's all.


I moved from the Bay Area in 2015 to Las Vegas for 6 months and now in Reno. I hated Vegas. It's a sketchy shiathole outside of the Strip. Reno is a great place for people who love the outdoors. I love it here. Tourists only see the crappiest parts. Every weekend we are on a different hike or swimming in near by mountain lakes or floating the Truckee River in the summer then cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing in the winter. The casinos are boring, but I miss summer festival season - Rib Cook Off, Wing Fest, Italian Festival, Hot August Nights. The area surrounding Virginia City is cool to check out, like the old mines. Virginia City itself is total crap. If you're into more redneck activities you can go offroading, shooting and there's lots of places to fish.
 
2020-10-27 8:46:08 PM  
Hai Guyz! Whats happening in this thread??

Good news, pandemic's almost over !

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