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Old 04-06-2021, 07:49 AM
 
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This just shows us that Las Vegas needs a robust mass transit system in place. And I don't think this Tesla thing is the answer either.
I agree. A bunch of Teslas driving through tunnels just doesn't seem efficient enough to move enough bodies to me.
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Old 04-06-2021, 01:51 PM
 
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Right, well feel free to include your source for those "people" in the know. Sounds like a bunch of BS to me (more than likely fueled by some politically biased posters on the internet than some actual source). It couldn't have anything to do with the state opening capacity to 50% in mid-March, numbers being down dramatically on the virus, significantly more people getting vaccinated, and Spring Break for young people that aren't too concerned about catching anything....hmmm?

No need to wait and see anything because as you said, there is no "check the box", and it's hardly a rational conclusion that the stimulus would play a "large" factor given the other items in play.
Gee someone just wants to fight. Are you just mad that no one posted an opinion that matched yours perfectly? And my sources are people that work for MGM and Las Vegas Sands. What are your sources????
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Old 04-06-2021, 02:42 PM
 
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This whole notion that people are going to Vegas because of stimulus money must be some social media nonsense (it's not the first time I've heard it). How in the world could you possibly know that people were using stimulus funds to visit (or gamble) in Vegas? Do people dress a certain way that allows you to ascertain that? Please do tell because I'd love to know the answer to that. Most people I know that have received a stimulus are actually using the money to pay bills and put food on their table due to hardships they've experienced during this pandemic.
either that or saving that stimulus money... im not blatantly spending mine...
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Old 04-06-2021, 03:18 PM
 
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either that or saving that stimulus money... im not blatantly spending mine...
As mentioned, I doubt most people are. It's a stupid stereotype.
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Old 04-06-2021, 03:20 PM
 
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Gee someone just wants to fight. Are you just mad that no one posted an opinion that matched yours perfectly? And my sources are people that work for MGM and Las Vegas Sands. What are your sources????
Nah, I'm just someone that calls BS when I see it. Your sources aren't mind readers either. It's a dumb narrative you're pushing. I don't need a source. You were the one making the nonsensical claim (in addition to your sensationalized claim on the rental cars). I think most rational people would look at the factors I pointed out and realize they probably play a much greater role than your claim. Not much more to say on this. You seem to like to exaggerate.

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Old 04-06-2021, 05:06 PM
 
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Nah, I'm just someone that calls BS when I see it. Your sources aren't mind readers either. It's a dumb narrative you're pushing. I don't need a source. You were the one making the nonsensical claim (in addition to your sensationalized claim on the rental cars). I think most rational people would look at the factors I pointed out and realize they probably play a much greater role than your claim. Not much more to say on this. You seem to like to exaggerate.
You're right, people in this Las Vegas forum don't deserve on the ground information from insiders, they should pay more attention to your speculations. I telegraphed a lot of things that happened in Las Vegas over the past year from meetings with casino people including stuff about Resorts World, ParkMGM going smoke free and a few other tidbits but no one really cares.

You win, I'll show myself the door from this forum.
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Old 04-06-2021, 05:44 PM
 
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You're right, people in this Las Vegas forum don't deserve on the ground information from insiders, they should pay more attention to your speculations. I telegraphed a lot of things that happened in Las Vegas over the past year from meetings with casino people including stuff about Resorts World, ParkMGM going smoke free and a few other tidbits but no one really cares.

You win, I'll show myself the door from this forum.
how are you "on the ground"? according to your other posts, you do not live in Vegas, and never want to return?
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:24 PM
 
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You seem to like to exaggerate.
I'd have to agree with this comment, directed at Willy702, from current and past posts that I've read here.
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You win, I'll show myself the door from this forum.
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Old 04-07-2021, 05:58 AM
 
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The only guy on the forum that gives it to you straight about the casino industry and you want to run him off. It really shows what this forum has turned into. And from what my ears and eyes have heard and seen from the front line in the last month. This increase of weekend tourism is due stimulus money, COVID stir crazy and the change in weather.
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:43 AM
 
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how are you "on the ground"? according to your other posts, you do not live in Vegas, and never want to return?
Well this gets funnier by the day. So the poster doesn't live in Vegas and has meetings with "casino people" about stuff (most of which anyone can pick up a newspaper and read about).....LOL!

My father was "on the ground" for 6 years while he lived in Summerlin. If I were to ask him a general question regarding rental cars prices, he probably wouldn't be able to answer it. Why would he? It's not like he ever needed to rent a car (he lived there and had his own car). And the only time he went to the strip was if I wanted to take him to a restaurant there, or show. Other than that he rarely went down there for anything. Most locals I knew there said they never gamble and said you don't come to a city like that if you have any kind of a gambling problem. Maybe things have changed?

I just stayed for 3 days at the Palazzo. We also took a drive out to Red Rock and played there. I have credit lines at both casinos. I can't recall anyone in their credit department or a worker at the casino asking me if I were to lose, would the money they pulled from my checking account be "stimulus" money. There was no questionnaire when I entered the casino asking where my gambling money was coming from. Last I checked, they weren't mind readers and didn't have any way of knowing the banking account info on most customers. So how were they able to come to a conclusion that people, some of which were either working part time or unemployed due to the pandemic, chose to spend money they received as assistance at a casino or on a vacation? Are we now going to suggest it's how people dress or their skin color (I hope not)? I think most people in that situation would be putting food on their tables, paying bills, or saving it (as another poster mentioned). It's not to say there aren't some that would do a foolhardy thing like blowing it at a casino.

And again, looking at the other factors in play...

Category A

-The Governor increasing capacity by 100% from where it was at (from 25% to 50%) in mid-March
-Cases and deaths going down on the virus
-The availability of a vaccine and more people receiving it
-Spring Break

Vs

Category B

People got stimulus money

I'm going to go with Category A to have the more significant impact (and I think most rational people would also).
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