Twin River’s Hard Rock Biloxi Casino reopens in Mississippi

Twin River Worldwide Holdings has reopened its Hard Rock Casino in the state of Mississippi.

Twin River Worldwide Holdings’ Hard Rock Biloxi Casino in the state of Mississippi reopened on 21 May, joining other major casinos in the state in reopening following the closure of non-essential businesses due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Up until last week, In the state of Mississippi, all casinos venues had been closed since 16 March in order to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Hard Rock reopens in Mississippi

Last week, Twin River announced the planned reopening of its Biloxi Casino and that it would abide by the measures set by the state regulator.

To help combat the spread of the virus in Mississippi, Twin River’s casino will operate with a limited capacity and will promote social distancing measures throughout the venue.

The casino will operate at 50% capacity while slot machines and table games will be set up in a way that allows for social distancing to take place. The operator has also installed hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the venue, introduced increased cleaning protocols for slot machines, dining areas and “touch points” which include entrances and railings.

Staff have been instructed to approach guests and other staff that are showing symptoms of respiratory illness to help them seek medical attention. The venue said it will continue to monitor updates from organisations such as the World Health Organisation and Center for Disease Control.

Casinos reopening in Mississippi

Last week several high-profile casino operators began the process of reopening their casinos in the state of Mississippi as lockdown restrictions were eased.

Penn National Gaming has reopened five casino venues in the state which includes Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg, 1st Jackpot Casino Tunica, Boomtown Casino Biloxi, Hollywood Casino Tunica and Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast.

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) reopened both of its Mississippi venues, Harlow’s Casino Resort & Spa and Riverwalk Casino Hotel, last week. CDI said that both of its venues would implement and use its new “CDI 360 Degree Approach to Safety.” This will include initiatives that allow for social distancing, rigorous cleaning and personal protection of employees and patrons.

Last week, MGM Resorts announced plans to reopen its Mississippi venues, starting with Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica on 25 May. MGM’s Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi is set to follow on 1 June. MGM said it will host an invitation-only weekend at each casino before they reopen to the public.

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