This is a discussion on Bellagio and Caesars opening their poker rooms today within the online poker forums, in the Live Poker section; https://www.casino.org/news/poker-rooms-at-bellagio-caesars-palace-reopen-thursday/
I would be interested to know if they are increasing rake to adjust for the reduced players per table. It's also interesting to see they
I would be interested to know if they are increasing rake to adjust for the reduced players per table. It's also interesting to see they aren't enforcing mask requirements at poker even though they are at table games...
If anyone has heard how things are going, I would love to know. With respect to rake, they usually reduce the rake with less than 6 players.
I am also curious how many players are wearing masks, and using hand sanitizers at the table.
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re: Poker & Bellagio and Caesars opening their poker rooms today
I was in Vegas June 11-15 right after some of the casinos opened. Stayed at Sam's Town on Boulder Hwy. Disappointed that the poker room was still closed, but the traffic is still pretty slow. Wouldn't really be much action, I think. I like playing the tourneys and I believe it may be a while until they return.
Drove down the Strip a few times ... not much happening there either. Valet parking is still closed and didn't go in since self-park is too far of a walk for me with my COPD. Street traffic is very light, but makes getting into good restaurants easy. Social distance seating was practiced. All buffets are still closed, but good food joints are my preference anyway.
BJ tables were pretty sparse too with the staggered seating. Craps tables were quiet. It's going to take a while.
Didn't see any 'protest' activity, but heard there was a few groups hanging around Paradise Road. Didn't go there.
They were doing temperature scans on entering and masks were optional for guests, mandatory for staff. No housekeeping in the rooms unless specifically requested. We're going back mid-August, but may need masks inside too. NV Governor just mandated masks for ALL.
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Brad Owens and Jeff Boski have both posted videos of cash games since some rooms have reopened, you can check them out here if you want to see what the precautions at each table look like: