Poker players in England will be required to wear facemasks at casinos

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Yet we can go nightclubs and pubs and not have to wear a mask, makes sense right [emoji849]
 
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Yet we can go nightclubs and pubs and not have to wear a mask, makes sense right [emoji849]

The lack of clarity is mind boggling. As the article points out, within two of the largest casinos in London, there would be areas where masks would be mandatory and others areas where they were not.

I don't think any intelligent person assumes government protocols have been easy to impose for the duration of Covid. But, after two years of the pandemic the public should be able to expect clear directions at this point.
 
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The lack of clarity is mind boggling. As the article points out, within two of the largest casinos in London, there would be areas where masks would be mandatory and others areas where they were not.

I don't think any intelligent person assumes government protocols have been easy to impose for the duration of Covid. But, after two years of the pandemic the public should be able to expect clear directions at this point.


It can't seem to get any more confusing than that! :rolleyes::eek:
 
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It's getting ridiculous here in Ontario, canada. We've been masked up almost since the start.

People are getting fed up with it.

Thankfully I see most intelligent people are coming to their senses in private. But we are as a people too polite and comply everywhere in public.
 
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No the most handsome group of dudes, prolly a good idea in this case. Just sayin. ;)
 
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It's getting ridiculous here in Ontario, Canada. We've been masked up almost since the start.

People are getting fed up with it.

Thankfully I see most intelligent people are coming to their senses in private. But we are as a people too polite and comply everywhere in public.


Plenty of places have been masked up since Covid 19 spread globally. Most of Aisa has been masked the entire time until today. The difference being that there is a deeper sense of community and tradition, particularly Japan but now pan-Asia, to wear masks in times of flu epidemics and heavy pollution.

Therefore few make a song and dance of it as though it is some unbearable imposition in their lives - it is kept in perspective. Just today their was alarming reporting on the spread of Covid throughout the US North East including areas with high vaccination (which is mirroring what is happening in parts of Europe).

The world has been living with Covid for close to two years now. I would have thought it had sank in to one and all that this is something we all have to deal with for the foreseeable future. Those who feel frustrated should realize there are a few billion across Asia, who have adapted and accepted there need to be certain protocols in place. Meanwhile in the areas which have attempted normal (north America and Europe) they yet again are having issues.

The only issue I have is with governments such as the UK who can't decide what is appropriate and stick to it.
 
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I am flabbergasted how simple things, like making clear and understandable rules for each walk of life, in this current situation, can be soooo hard in so many countries. Even our own :hahaha: PM has trouble keeping up.
 
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Here in the netherlands the legislation has been adjusted with regard to gambling. You can now almost only legally play poker through Hollandcasino, and who owns it? right, the government.
 
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I thought that masks have been worn all over England since the pandemic. They have a pre-empowered casino.
 
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I played at the Rainbow in Bristol the other week and quite a lot of players were wearing masks anyway. I'm getting my booster on Saturday so I'm not too worried, I definitely feel like the danger from the new variant is being hyped to the max for column inches in papers, it doesn't seem like much of a problem given that its very weak right?
 
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It's all theater. There is 0 evidence masks work; at least the cloth or paper variety that 99% of everyone is wearing. Of course the lying media would have you believe otherwise. Masks are completely ineffective and in fact hazardous to your health.
Canada actually put out a health advisory about Graphene in masks last year. It was pretty well ignored by media.

There are many studies ignored by media. If it doesn't fit the narrative it isn't reported.

Many surgical mask boxes even state plainly on the box that they are ineffective against virus transmission. Some even specifically state they are ineffective against Covid.

It's all fear based to get us to do what they want, and I am convinced what they want is nefarious. There is a huge amount of information coming out; but you will not see it on the news. They are afraid of us learning the truth and overcoming fear. Learn the truth and you will not be afraid, but you will be angry.

Robert F Kennedy's new book about Fauci is out and it is devastating. Any human with a shred of decency will be shocked to learn the truth about this monster. He is a modern day Dr. Josef Megele, only worse. His criminal actions have affected the entire world. He claims to represent science but he destroys it. It's sickening.

I only hope people wake up before it's too late.

I urge everyone to check out The Highwire; the best source of current info that is backed up with proof. This week's show had an interview with RFK, and revealed a lot from his new book. It is heart wrenching.
 
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It's all theater. There is 0 evidence masks work; at least the cloth or paper variety that 99% of everyone is wearing. Of course the lying media would have you believe otherwise. Masks are completely ineffective and in fact hazardous to your health.
Canada actually put out a health advisory about Graphene in masks last year. It was pretty well ignored by media.

There are many studies ignored by media. If it doesn't fit the narrative it isn't reported.

Many surgical mask boxes even state plainly on the box that they are ineffective against virus transmission. Some even specifically state they are ineffective against Covid.

It's all fear based to get us to do what they want, and I am convinced what they want is nefarious. There is a huge amount of information coming out; but you will not see it on the news. They are afraid of us learning the truth and overcoming fear. Learn the truth and you will not be afraid, but you will be angry.

Robert F Kennedy's new book about Fauci is out and it is devastating. Any human with a shred of decency will be shocked to learn the truth about this monster. He is a modern day Dr. Josef Megele, only worse. His criminal actions have affected the entire world. He claims to represent science but he destroys it. It's sickening.

I only hope people wake up before it's too late.

I urge everyone to check out The Highwire; the best source of current info that is backed up with proof. This week's show had an interview with RFK, and revealed a lot from his new book. It is heart wrenching.

Sorry, we have all been around the block and then some with the conspiracy theories. Robert Kennedy, Josef Mengele?? You went there?

What you all conveniently 'forget' is that masks are worn by several million around the world everyday who work in hospitals. By the late 1800's research had shown how certain diseases spread and by the early 19th century, masks being were worn for surgeries a practice which has remained in place since.

Additionally, 'clean' research labs in numerous areas wear comprehensive equipment to arrest contamination such as disease/bacterial research or within the aerospace industry (NASA) etc. Doctors and nurses are not keeling over in surgical theaters and dentist offices- the health risks!-due to mask wearing are they?

Around 1,500 people died everyday this week in the US, where total deaths have now shot up to 816.000. Wearing a mask is the simplest of mitigating factors at our disposal and as I pointed out above, when the matter has never been 'political' you will find a few billion not giving it a second thought.
 
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What you all conveniently 'forget' is that masks are worn by several million around the world everyday who work in hospitals. By the late 1800's research had shown how certain diseases spread and by the early 19th century, masks being were worn for surgeries a practice which has remained in place since.

Additionally, 'clean' research labs in numerous areas wear comprehensive equipment to arrest contamination such as disease/bacterial research or within the aerospace industry (NASA) etc. Doctors and nurses are not keeling over in surgical theaters and dentist offices- the health risks!-due to mask wearing are they?

OK, so now the world is supposed to be a hospital like sterile environment? Those surgical masks are great for keeping surgeons spittle from entering a surgical procedure. Or your dentist from trading spit with you. That's about it. People in hospitals were never wearing these things all day until now.

Hospitals are great places to get really nasty bugs, like C-difficile, by the way. I've known people die from it after a minor procedure.

You make it sound like it's no big deal to put on a mask all day. Maybe to you, but I think it is a huge deal.

Do you seriously believe its OK to train toddlers that the world and everyone in it is toxic? In my view strapping these things on kids all day in school is no less than child abuse.

And ya, I went there. Mengele was evil. Fauci is by far way worse in my eyes, and responsible for many if not all of these current death numbers you were so happy to recite. Learn what's in RFK's book and see for yourself.

https://thehighwire.com/videos/rfk-jr-discusses-the-real-anthony-fauci/
 
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Wasn't there a so called "freedom day"?

(end of all restrictions)
 
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OK, so now the world is supposed to be a hospital like sterile environment? Those surgical masks are great for keeping surgeons spittle from entering a surgical procedure. Or your dentist from trading spit with you. That's about it. People in hospitals were never wearing these things all day until now.

Hospitals are great places to get really nasty bugs, like C-difficile, by the way. I've known people die from it after a minor procedure.

You make it sound like it's no big deal to put on a mask all day. Maybe to you, but I think it is a huge deal.

Do you seriously believe its OK to train toddlers that the world and everyone in it is toxic? In my view strapping these things on kids all day in school is no less than child abuse.

And ya, I went there. Mengele was evil. Fauci is by far way worse in my eyes, and responsible for many if not all of these current death numbers you were so happy to recite. Learn what's in RFK's book and see for yourself.

https://thehighwire.com/videos/rfk-jr-discusses-the-real-anthony-fauci/

No the world is not supposed to be a sterile place but we are currently facing a pandemic. As already stated wearing a mask is an easy mitigating factor. Anything which helps slow the spread of the virus should be embraced by everyone.

Regarding hospitals etc. I noted surgeries and clean labs. You are the one making absurd statements about people getting ill from wearing masks but when I cite doctors and nurses, lab technicians you have nothing to say because obviously people can wear masks all day, everyday with no ill effects.

As regards Josef Mengele (at least spelt correctly after my reply) you obviously know little to nothing about the experiments Mengele conducted or you would never raise his name let alone 'compare' him to Fauci. It an insult to the intelligence of anyone reading the forum.

As for Mengele's history here's a link to the Wikipedia entry just so everyone is well aware (if not already) of one of the most evil men of the past century. Why you felt the need to take the thread there I have no idea.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Mengele
 
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My local casino has had a mask mandate off and on. So I've just been wearing one in case they change their mind again lol.
 
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At least they allow them to go to the casinos , hopefully they will not ban the access to them in the future , who knows with all these changes in the minds of those who govern ...
 
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Here in argentina since the casinos were always enabled to enter if or if it is essential to enter with a mask, otherwise they cannot enter it, and in my point of view, that's fine!
 
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According to an Israeli professor, who is a covid expert, two doses of vaccine aren't enough. We are all not fully protected until the third dose.
Staying with masks and social distancing makes sense until you receive the third vaccine dose.
 
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Excuse me guys, but Mengele ist not comparable to Fauci at all. Are you kidding guys? Unbelievable...
 
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Getting back to the point of the question or thread here, i see it very clearly myself.

1. Its a choice, wear a mask and do/dont get vaccinated.
2. If you catch Covid and have not chosen to do either of the above - well i wish you the very best in your recovery.
3. Science or no science/conspiracy or no conspiracy, i really dont care - i choose to wear a mask and i choose to get vaccinated and im happy with that.
4. Dont wear a mask and you wont be admitted into many places as the mandatory requirements in most places now are starting to kick in.

I wish you all a safe and healthy xmas and a safe and healthy 2022.
 
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Here's a new article explaining the additional COVID guidelines involving COVID passes when entering a poker room in England, effective as soon as Wednesday (December 15)

New Guidelines Would Make COVID Passes Mandatory for Poker Tournaments in England

Thanks for the update (though it does not offer any further clarity unsurprisingly)

However, I have an issue with the links that Daniel Smyth is attaching to these 'news' updates. News should be neutral but Smyth included a strange link in his first update above, to Mike Graham. Mike Graham is a right wing commentator who often makes provocative and inflammatory statements on various subjects. I let that one slide as I thought the link might have been slipshod, but the fact is few would be linking to Graham as a credible news source.

However, the next link in this latest update is a conservative MP, Steve Baker, known as a hard right politician who then asserts he is not going to vote for any of the Covid 19 mitigating measures. The appearance given is Daniel Smyth is presenting the news in a neutral manner but there seems to be a hard right bias at play in what he is linking to.

I appreciate this is a poker forum based in America and most are not going to care. However, think of it like this - would everyone be comfortable if in a European poker forum, the news section was featuring clips taken from Fox News and and a politician such as Matt Gaetz?

To be clear, I have no issue to the text of the updates, just the dubious links supplied.
 
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Beginning this Friday (tomorrow) poker players in England will have to wear facemasks when they visit casinos in England. Casinos are still seeking clarity of the new COVID rules in hopes it will minimize confusion for patrons.

More information found here >>>​
Facemasks Return in England, New COVID Rules Remain Unclear for Casinos







Unfortunately - playing cards is one of the few activities proven to spread covid.

Governments, businesses and regular people are desperate to prevent this disease from spreading more.

Again unfortunate - many regions can't achieve herd immunity because too many people will still not get vaccinated and yell out loud about fascism and their freedom.

And so we are left with masks and social distancing as desperate measures.
 
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