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Hi All,

 

Has anyone heard what NCL is doing in the casino to keep things cleaner?  Spacing out slot machines? Person limits at table games?  Policy for cleaning chips?  Cards?  I'm sure there is a lot involved to get things going again. 

 

Cheers

 

UDKO

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5 minutes ago, UDKO said:

Hi All,

 

Has anyone heard what NCL is doing in the casino to keep things cleaner?  Spacing out slot machines? Person limits at table games?  Policy for cleaning chips?  Cards?  I'm sure there is a lot involved to get things going again. 

 

Cheers

 

UDKO

NCL hasn't resumed operations or announced casino guidelines.

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I'm not sure they have the space to do what a Las Vegas casino is preparing to do.   The aisles in a on-board casino just aren't very wide.   Maybe they want to move my favorite slot machine to my cabin🤔

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The casino will be a tough area.  Maybe they could put up plexi-glass partitions between machines and limit the number of players at the tables.  We were on the last sailing of the Gem before the shut-down and they were in super sanitizing mode.  They were constantly cleaning in the casino wiping down machines, chairs, cards, chips and surfaces.  They also had out extra hand sanitizers.  I had my own wipes with me and wiped down any machine I played.  Luckily we stayed healthy!

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Indian Casino's here in Washington are banning smoking as they reopen. Hopefully NCL will follow suit. 

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46 minutes ago, goldmom said:

The casino will be a tough area.  Maybe they could put up plexi-glass partitions between machines and limit the number of players at the tables.  We were on the last sailing of the Gem before the shut-down and they were in super sanitizing mode.  They were constantly cleaning in the casino wiping down machines, chairs, cards, chips and surfaces.  They also had out extra hand sanitizers.  I had my own wipes with me and wiped down any machine I played.  Luckily we stayed healthy!

Yeah...but that's all cosmetic.  Covid is airborne and the virus doesn't live long on surfaces.  To be safe, you need to distance and wear masks.

 

Maybe they'll put the slots on the TV in the cabin!

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4 minutes ago, MsTabbyKats said:

Yeah...but that's all cosmetic.  Covid is airborne and the virus doesn't live long on surfaces.  To be safe, you need to distance and wear masks.

 

Maybe they'll put the slots on the TV in the cabin!

True!  But it still made me feel better seeing the cleaning going on.  I'm guessing masks will be needed or mandatory for awhile especially in a small space like the casino, but I don't want to turn this into a mask discussion (there's already plenty of discussion on that!).

Hah!  Having the slots on the TV can only cost me more money!  Lol!

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42 minutes ago, fastpitchdad said:

Indian Casino's here in Washington are banning smoking as they reopen. Hopefully NCL will follow suit. 

Please! I save lots of moneys o. Cruises by avoiding smoke. This would be a great excuse to go smoke-free!

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17 minutes ago, MsTabbyKats said:

 

 

Maybe they'll put the slots on the TV in the cabin!

Rumor is NCL will allow you to gamble while logged into your account from home.  FCC and credit cards are allowed to gamble with......

Top prize is a cruise for 2.......

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10 minutes ago, goldmom said:

 I'm guessing masks will be needed or mandatory for awhile especially in a small space like the casino, but I don't want to turn this into a mask discussion (there's already plenty of discussion on that!).

What space on a ship is not a "high touch space" or "small space" when it comes to social distancing? Yeah, I have heard that they will use 4-tops in dining rooms, that keeps you and your significant other away from eachother (which may not be a bad thing), but having a 12' aisle between tables (6' on either side), not going to happen. If you occupy every other seat in a theater, you won't maintain 6' distancing. Maybe 2'. Zero possibility that people are going to stay 6' apart when waiting for a drink at a bar (and that bartender touching every key card from every guest, then touching the glass of the next guest... 20 second handwash between taking one person's card and making the next drink, not going to happen).   

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8 minutes ago, Love my butler said:

Rumor is NCL will allow you to gamble while logged into your account from home.  FCC and credit cards are allowed to gamble with......

Top prize is a cruise for 2.......

I hope this isn't true (it's a the point where I can't believe half of what I hear on Cruise Critic...lol)!

And let's not give NCL any ideas.....s

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3 minutes ago, BirdTravels said:

What space on a ship is not a "high touch space" or "small space" when it comes to social distancing? Yeah, I have heard that they will use 4-tops in dining rooms, that keeps you and your significant other away from eachother (which may not be a bad thing), but having a 12' aisle between tables (6' on either side), not going to happen. If you occupy every other seat in a theater, you won't maintain 6' distancing. Maybe 2'. Zero possibility that people are going to stay 6' apart when waiting for a drink at a bar (and that bartender touching every key card from every guest, then touching the glass of the next guest... 20 second handwash between taking one person's card and making the next drink, not going to happen).   

It's so refreshing to come to the NCL boards.  The people make sense  🙂

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29 minutes ago, MsTabbyKats said:

I hope this isn't true (it's a the point where I can't believe half of what I hear on Cruise Critic...lol)!

And let's not give NCL any ideas.....s

It is true sarcasm.

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The Nevada casinos are opening on June 4.  They will have 50% capacity, every other slot machine is closed, 3 to a blackjack table.  All employees are required to wear masks, but the problem is that guests are only "encouraged" to wear masks.

 

So you know how that will go.  The people who choose not to wear masks are the very people that you need to watch out for.   If they won't wear a mask in a casino, then they probably didn't practice social distancing anywhere else.  And they can't wear a mask while smoking their cigarettes and coughing away.  They don't care about their own health so they certainly don't care if they infect others.  

 

Something that I don't understand is that casinos want to limit the number of guests anyway, so why not have a temporary ban on smoking and require masks for all guests?  The person wearing a mask is not protected that well, but masks go a long way to prevent the wearer from infecting others.  

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54 minutes ago, Lou33 said:

The Nevada casinos are opening on June 4.  They will have 50% capacity, every other slot machine is closed, 3 to a blackjack table.  All employees are required to wear masks, but the problem is that guests are only "encouraged" to wear masks.

 

So you know how that will go.  The people who choose not to wear masks are the very people that you need to watch out for.   If they won't wear a mask in a casino, then they probably didn't practice social distancing anywhere else.  And they can't wear a mask while smoking their cigarettes and coughing away.  They don't care about their own health so they certainly don't care if they infect others.  

 

Something that I don't understand is that casinos want to limit the number of guests anyway, so why not have a temporary ban on smoking and require masks for all guests?  The person wearing a mask is not protected that well, but masks go a long way to prevent the wearer from infecting others.  

Banning smokers is an excellent idea, but the problem with good ideas is that you need good enforcement, something cruise ships aren't known for (think of chair hogs). 

Another issue with "casinos at sea" is the physical location.  Generally, they're right in the middle of the deck....used as a passageway to get from forward to aft.  Lot's of foot traffic...it's not just stationary players.

 

 

 

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Banning smoking would also severely cut into profits for an industry that has lost a ton of money over the past 2 months. 
 

Gambling (slots in particular) + drinking + smoking all go hand in hand at a casino 

 

whether you’re a smoker or not, arguing that point is silly if you’ve ever been in a casino 

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4 minutes ago, MrMike45 said:

Banning smoking would also severely cut into profits for an industry that has lost a ton of money over the past 2 months. 
 

Gambling (slots in particular) + drinking + smoking all go hand in hand at a casino 

 

whether you’re a smoker or not, arguing that point is silly if you’ve ever been in a casino 

 

That is what they said when they started banning smoking in bars. I lived in the first city ever to do it and the bars screamed bloody murder and claimed they would all be out of business within months. Guess what? They ended up making more money because people who were avoiding the smoke started going out and the smokers realized they didn't really need to smoke inside. 

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I feel that we're coming out the other side of this Covid thing now that the NCL board has a smoking thread going...!

 

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IMO by the time that they begin to sail again they will not need to do anything special, though the places are never clean but i suspect that OP is concerned with COVID

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Not concerned about Covid at all.  I gamble and I wanted to know how I may have to adjust my gaming practices.  Hate the idea of gloves and masks.

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5 hours ago, MsTabbyKats said:

Yeah...but that's all cosmetic.  Covid is airborne and the virus doesn't live long on surfaces.  To be safe, you need to distance and wear masks.

According to the WHO, the virus can live on plastic and stainless steel for up to 3 days. Isn't that what slot machines are made from?

 

 

The most important thing to know about coronavirus on surfaces is that they can easily be cleaned with common household disinfectants that will kill the virus. Studies have shown that the COVID-19 virus can survive for up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel, less than 4 hours on copper and less than 24 hours on cardboard."

 

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2 hours ago, fastpitchdad said:

 

That is what they said when they started banning smoking in bars. I lived in the first city ever to do it and the bars screamed bloody murder and claimed they would all be out of business within months. Guess what? They ended up making more money because people who were avoiding the smoke started going out and the smokers realized they didn't really need to smoke inside. 


those bars weren’t closed and making $0 money for the last 2+ months though. That’s the point I was making. These casinos need revenue...badly. Disallowing smoking lessens their potential clientele and ability to get back on their feet. 
 

I am not trying to turn this into a smoking debate. Just pointing out. If I owned a casino and I’m trying to keep my business afloat I wouldn’t want to tell a large portion of my patrons sorry, you can’t come. 

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42 minutes ago, MrMike45 said:


those bars weren’t closed and making $0 money for the last 2+ months though. That’s the point I was making. These casinos need revenue...badly. Disallowing smoking lessens their potential clientele and ability to get back on their feet. 
 

I am not trying to turn this into a smoking debate. Just pointing out. If I owned a casino and I’m trying to keep my business afloat I wouldn’t want to tell a large portion of my patrons sorry, you can’t come. 

 

But that is the point. Smokers will still gamble just like they still went to bars and drank and the net effect was an overall increase in business. If I owned a Casino and the rule was that Casino's would not allow smoking then I would be very confident my business would increase. 

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