MGM Resorts International has become the latest major US casino operator to set out plans to reopen its gambling facilities in Mississippi, after closing as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica plans to reopen to the public on May 25, with the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi to follow on June 1. MGM said it would also host an invitation-only weekend at each casino ahead of them reopening to the public.
All venues in the state have been closed since 16 March.
In line with new Mississippi Gaming Commission guidelines, each of the casinos will operate at 50% capacity, while MGM also said table games and slot machines will be configured to allow for social distancing.