MAKING A MARK

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This year has been surreal for all of us in the world, let alone the gaming business. It amazes me just how much our community has come together to “creatively” figure out exactly how to handle this crisis. Who thought the next big fashion trend would be face masks? I mean, I only used to use a face mask to make sure that no one sat next to me on a Southwest flight, but now that clever scheme is all gone. Well I guess if I don’t wear a mask it will work the same way nowadays. But I digress.

On an interesting side note about masks, I wonder if they are making them so we can tan through them like those swimming shirts. If not, we are going to have the weirdest tan lines after this summer. It will give the “farmers tan” a whole new meaning.

You see today was an interesting day for me. Why you might ask? As I write this article, it is the day that we opened the casino back up after our long hiatus. People flocked into the casino perfectly willing to get their temperature checked, surrender their ID, wear a mask, and quack like a duck if we asked. Okay the last was an exaggeration, but you get the gist of it. People miss their entertainment, and despite the odds and all of the reports, people will literally risk it all to be entertained.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE BY JOHN CASH FILIPPE IN THE FALL 2020 EDITION OF GAMING & LEISURE MAGAZINE.

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