I have been playing a lot of Dice as of late. It is very challenging... - Mask has to be worn - Only 3 or 4 players per side - Two sets of dice, one for the shooter and the other set in the disinfectant. Switched per shooter. - Plastic barriers on the tables, the Orleans has you in a plastic box! Tables are mostly at $10 to $15 during the weekdays and $25 to $50 during the weekends. Most tables close at 2 am, and open again at 8 am. 24/7 table play is not happening in the days of covid. Problems: - dealers cannot hear you, you cannot understand the dealers. The mask, the plastic, and casinos are only hiring cheap dealers (English as a second language).... Many difficulties with booking bets on the table. - Saggy pants boys. They are the LA boys from the rough parts of town. They get uppity when they lose when things don't go well. They are here in Vegas because they have nowhere else to go, no job, and no prospects. - Cannot find a spot to play. Few tables are open, those that are are full with the above-mentioned boys. - Lots of chip thieves about. So you have to really watch your chips! - Crime! Phones are being stolen, wallets and purses too. You really have to watch out when you are in the company of the LA people. My Play $1000 buy-in $44 insides, then regress to a single bet or no bets after 5 rolls from the 7. If the 7 is showing up under 5 rolls, I switch to the don'ts with a $30 bet and no odds. If the 7 and 11 are hitting on the come-out rolls, I just lay the point for $30. If the dice rolls seem to be above 8 rolls before the 7-out, ill take the first 3 hits, then press up - in hopes of catching a good roll. Typically, I will play as long as I need till I am up (200 or more). If I have been struggling at the table, I play till I am $50 on either side of my buy-in. I make NO center table bets! NONE! No field bets either. If the table I am at is choppy, where I am losing it as quickly as I make it - I color up and find another table. Of course, I have losing sessions. Impossible to win all the time, but I win more than I lose, so the grind is worth it. Cocktail girls are quickly at the tables since there is not a lot of table game players for them to serve. Food Comps from the Table Games bosses are hard to get now, and if you get it where to use it is a question since all of the buffets are closed, and the cafes are opened only for short times. Results I make enough to pay my bills and build the bankroll. Comps and points from the table games are OK, but what to do with them is a question. No buffets, cafes are closed, as are other venues that I would normally spend the points at. CHANGES COMING Cashless gaming is coming to Vegas. I am actually OK with that, I don't want to carry thousands of dollars on me. Chipless gaming is also coming too. Lots of tables now have the touch panels where you place bets. Chipless dice tables are making their way into Vegas! I guess covid can live on chips. Many casinos are now requiring to show ID when you enter. Circa demands it, Cosmopolitan has implemented it. NO ID, no entry. I am unsure if they run a 'Wants and Warrants' checks on those who they ID. It is very likely that all major casinos will be checking ID's when you enter. If you don't like that, then don't go to those casinos. Many of the smaller off-strip casinos won't check unless you look rough or homeless. Las Vegas does not want to be like Atlantic City, with criminals and gangs dominating the casinos, alongside every low-life scum you can think of. The Future Darkly It is likely that the Las Vegas major casinos will become the playground for the world's elite who will be living in a bubble, separated from the poverty-stricken masses, and covid free. They have the money and will be virus-free, crime-free, and well behaved. Casinos that will cater to the poor will be tight, low limits, lots of armed guards, and casino heat for anything they deem as 'unwanted behavior'. Most likely not a casino that any decent person will want to go to, or work at.