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    I want to know what sort of free play offers people are getting? I remember Kuda posted she received a lousy $7 which is an insult since she said she was getting $60 something a week. I was getting a paltry $15 a week from my local. I can't imagine them saving up my free play for the last now 9 weeks I haven't played and giving me that. I'm thinking it would be my $15 plus another $15 as incentive to get me to come back..

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    Commander,
    I called my host about the lousy freeplay. She said instead of the casino giving everyone all their freeplay all at once they will give us the March freeplay right now and the April freeplay will be available June and the May freeplay will be in July. I am supposed to get my $60 a week freeplay in June.
    When Riverspirit was closed for a month last year when they reopened they gave everyone all their freeplay for the whole month all at once. I normally get $100 a week so I got $400. That was so nice.
    i just got an email from Coushatta and they offered me $250 in freeplay. I may have to see if I can make it to Coushatta soon.

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    From what I can see...it doesn't look like anyone is giving out good free play. I had some great play at Horseshoe Shreveport, Winstar and Choctaw before the shutdown. The only one open right now is Horseshoe and they sent me an email for 35 a week and 45 bonus bucks. I earned over 4,000 tier credits my last night there so THAT is an insult for sure. Boomtown sent 30 and Margaritaville is 20 I think. I didn't play at either much though. I'm in no hurry to go only because I can't sit down and enjoy a meal or a drink...or feel comfortable in the hotel. I enjoyed the idea of it being a mini getaway. Now it just won't be the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhetrick View Post
    I'll go back fairly soon after they open. However, we will all have to learn to exercise a lot of patience for the next little while. I expect them to limit the number of entrances, people on the floor, game access, adjust to the food selections and expect temp checks.

    Additionally, we will need to take it upon ourselves to wash our hands more frequently, wear masks and use social distancing as much as we can in that environment.
    That is good advice, but it doesnít keep me from worrying that Iíll go to a casino and bring the virus home to my family. Seems like a lot to risk. One that I would never forgive myself if my wife or granddaughter got ill because of me. We need a positive direction toward resolving this virus before I will go back. Good luck.

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    I certainly understand and respect your point @CharlieC, but here is the thing. Since the virus can present itself with no symptoms, how do we even know where we got it if we have it? I understand limiting yourself by staying home, but unfortunately we can't do that for months or years waiting. People still have to go to work. People still have to get groceries. People still want to be entertained. Businesses still have to function. We have to learn to live with the thing until there is a fix, and that's months away. We just can't stop everything and hide from it.

    I live alone. I have been able to work from home the past couple months with very limited visits to the office. We are scheduled to go back on June 1st. I'm ready to be back in the office. Working from and living at home presents a large amount of factors that are difficult as well. Mentally, I'm exhausted from being home almost all the time, save grocery trips, quick errands or to pick up food. So, I will abide by all guidelines presented to me to have an enjoyable time at Coushatta or my locals or my planned trips to Vegas in June and July. I'll wear my mask for others, wash/sanitize as best as I can and keep distance from others when I can to do my part.

    We should also give casino operators a lot of credit for doing their best to clean, sanitize and engage in new procedures to prevent the virus and its spreading. There is only so much they can do as we have to do our part to work together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhetrick View Post
    I certainly understand and respect your point @CharlieC, but here is the thing. Since the virus can present itself with no symptoms, how do we even know where we got it if we have it? I understand limiting yourself by staying home, but unfortunately we can't do that for months or years waiting. People still have to go to work. People still have to get groceries. People still want to be entertained. Businesses still have to function. We have to learn to live with the thing until there is a fix, and that's months away. We just can't stop everything and hide from it.

    I live alone. I have been able to work from home the past couple months with very limited visits to the office. We are scheduled to go back on June 1st. I'm ready to be back in the office. Working from and living at home presents a large amount of factors that are difficult as well. Mentally, I'm exhausted from being home almost all the time, save grocery trips, quick errands or to pick up food. So, I will abide by all guidelines presented to me to have an enjoyable time at Coushatta or my locals or my planned trips to Vegas in June and July. I'll wear my mask for others, wash/sanitize as best as I can and keep distance from others when I can to do my part.

    We should also give casino operators a lot of credit for doing their best to clean, sanitize and engage in new procedures to prevent the virus and its spreading. There is only so much they can do as we have to do our part to work together.
    Good post. I'll share this (anecdotal). I live in NJ, the second hardest hit state. My county is about 40 miles west of Manhattan, population ~330K, on main commuter trails (bus, train, highways) into NYC. We've had 392 deaths to date, with 70% of them from Long Term Care Facilities (LTCFs). 42 were in the local VA hospital.
    I know three people in our group of family and friends who have contracted COVID. Two from my town, one the twp next over. One is a pastor who most likely got it visiting the hospital or nursing home patients early on. He had a mild case with fever and aches like the flu. Never hospitalized, now recovered. The second was a friend of the pastor and she had no symptoms other than she lost her sense of taste and smell, had been around the pastor, so got tested and of course was +. She had no other symptoms. None of their family or friends seem to have caught it from them (spouses, adult children, grandchildren).
    The third is one of our kids. She and her husband live across the river from Manhattan, and both work in Manhattan. They haven't gone into NY since mid-March when NJ shutdown. They wear N95s when shopping. She works for a major global company and they just did antibody testing for all their employees. She tested +. She and her husband are going to be antibody tested in their hometown which does them for free for all residents. He hasn't been tested yet, she wants a confirmation of the first test.
    Where did she get exposed?...
    End of December, she went to Seattle on business. Then early January, they went to PR on vacation (there when the earthquake happened). She felt slightly ill and was told she had a slight viral pneumonia and to rest, so she did that, in PR. Felt crappy but nothing else.
    So, did she get it in Seattle? In NYC? In her hometown? When was she exposed? Was the 'viral pneumonia' actually COVID, or did she get it later? Is it even possible that her husband won't test + (never symptomatic, if so) being around her day in and day out for months? They have been out here to visit us 3 times between Christmas and mid-March. Did she have it then?
    As an aside, my husband is "essential" as he's an engineer whose team does hospital and health care facilities work. He's gone into the the office 5 days a week all along, along with 2 of his other work mates (he's more productive and efficient IN office than remote). The other 28 engineers have worked from home remotely. Not one of them has been sick, nor any of their families, and two of the guys' spouses are RNs working in hospitals. They -husband's work mates- have said from the very start that they feel safer around their work mates yet they are isolated from them. The other side of that coin is: they've all gone to supermarkets for months now, around numerous strangers; seems a more likely place to be exposed to a carrier. My husband was actually on site - doing a building study/survey -in NE NJ at a hospital which had an outbreak- on the day our governor ordered the state to shutdown.
    People can take this post in any way they'd like. But it's good to hear about others' experiences, so I thought I'd share it.

    I hope you enjoy your visit, I'm sure you'll find a way to!
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    In the Biloxi Beau Rivage's 7 point plan they mention no food on the casino floor and masks requested (they even give you one if desired) and ask that you limit your time drinking so as to put the mask back on.
    I bet you I can stop gambling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelma View Post
    Good post. I'll share this (anecdotal). I live in NJ, the second hardest hit state. My county is about 40 miles west of Manhattan, population ~330K, on main commuter trails (bus, train, highways) into NYC. We've had 392 deaths to date, with 70% of them from Long Term Care Facilities (LTCFs). 42 were in the local VA hospital.
    I know three people in our group of family and friends who have contracted COVID. Two from my town, one the twp next over. One is a pastor who most likely got it visiting the hospital or nursing home patients early on. He had a mild case with fever and aches like the flu. Never hospitalized, now recovered. The second was a friend of the pastor and she had no symptoms other than she lost her sense of taste and smell, had been around the pastor, so got tested and of course was +. She had no other symptoms. None of their family or friends seem to have caught it from them (spouses, adult children, grandchildren).
    The third is one of our kids. She and her husband live across the river from Manhattan, and both work in Manhattan. They haven't gone into NY since mid-March when NJ shutdown. They wear N95s when shopping. She works for a major global company and they just did antibody testing for all their employees. She tested +. She and her husband are going to be antibody tested in their hometown which does them for free for all residents. He hasn't been tested yet, she wants a confirmation of the first test.
    Where did she get exposed?...
    End of December, she went to Seattle on business. Then early January, they went to PR on vacation (there when the earthquake happened). She felt slightly ill and was told she had a slight viral pneumonia and to rest, so she did that, in PR. Felt crappy but nothing else.
    So, did she get it in Seattle? In NYC? In her hometown? When was she exposed? Was the 'viral pneumonia' actually COVID, or did she get it later? Is it even possible that her husband won't test + (never symptomatic, if so) being around her day in and day out for months? They have been out here to visit us 3 times between Christmas and mid-March. Did she have it then?
    As an aside, my husband is "essential" as he's an engineer whose team does hospital and health care facilities work. He's gone into the the office 5 days a week all along, along with 2 of his other work mates (he's more productive and efficient IN office than remote). The other 28 engineers have worked from home remotely. Not one of them has been sick, nor any of their families, and two of the guys' spouses are RNs working in hospitals. They -husband's work mates- have said from the very start that they feel safer around their work mates yet they are isolated from them. The other side of that coin is: they've all gone to supermarkets for months now, around numerous strangers; seems a more likely place to be exposed to a carrier. My husband was actually on site - doing a building study/survey -in NE NJ at a hospital which had an outbreak- on the day our governor ordered the state to shutdown.
    People can take this post in any way they'd like. But it's good to hear about others' experiences, so I thought I'd share it.

    I hope you enjoy your visit, I'm sure you'll find a way to!
    Good post, Thelma. My husband and I went on a cruise in February. We had signed up for one of our "bucket list" cruises.... a blues cruise... all blues music. We had bought the cruise a year prior, and made payments. We had such a wonderful time planned. On the last night of the cruise, I got SICK.... really ill.... and it came on fast and hard. Fever ( do not know how high because no thermometer) but do know it had to have been at least 101-102 because of how I felt, headache, chills, and a cough that would not stop. My throat was SO scratchy and itchy... hubs got it the following day. We spent the next three nights in a hotel bed waiting to go home on the plane. We had been to an international yacht and sailing show... lots of foreigners there. A casino ( two actually), restaurants in Miami, a cruise... and our room attendant was from CHINA. Who knows where we got it?? Or what it was?? Was it Covid19?? We think it might have been.... we have not felt that bad in a LONG time. All I know is this... it just seems so extreme to do what was done for a virus like this.

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    Thelma and Steph,
    I agree with you guys. I feel like a lot of this has been blown out of proportion. I am lucky I am not around a lot of people that have compromised immune systems. I do know that if my husband was still here I would worry about him. Of course I know what he would say he would say we can't live our life in fear and we need to live our life to the fullest.
    Steph,
    i have a friend that came down with the regular flu and he was down for a good 2 weeks, so what you had may have been the flu. He was tested for the virus and it came back negative. He is fine now but he said the flu made him feel like he had been run over by a Mack truck.
    Right now I am soooo tired of all the commercials telling us they do not touch our food. The pizza commercials need to quit harping about it. They should not have touched our food before the virus so why are they harping they do not touch it now? Every time Dominos pizza comes on I change the channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuda View Post
    Thelma and Steph,
    I agree with you guys. I feel like a lot of this has been blown out of proportion. I am lucky I am not around a lot of people that have compromised immune systems. I do know that if my husband was still here I would worry about him. Of course I know what he would say he would say we can't live our life in fear and we need to live our life to the fullest.
    Steph,
    i have a friend that came down with the regular flu and he was down for a good 2 weeks, so what you had may have been the flu. He was tested for the virus and it came back negative. He is fine now but he said the flu made him feel like he had been run over by a Mack truck.
    Right now I am soooo tired of all the commercials telling us they do not touch our food. The pizza commercials need to quit harping about it. They should not have touched our food before the virus so why are they harping they do not touch it now? Every time Dominos pizza comes on I change the channel.
    Channel changing can be very good for our health!

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