Mississippi Gaming Commission lifts COVID-19 restrictions in casinos

Nearly 11 months after casinos were allowed to reopen following a two-month shutdown due to the pandemic, all COVID restrictions for casinos have been lifted this evening.

The Mississippi Gaming Commission announced yesterday that all mandates would be lifted at 5 p.m. Friday.

Despite Governor Reeves already lifting most restrictions in the state, the commission has continued to require masks inside Mississippi casinos unless people are eating or drinking until now.

The commission says casinos must continue to follow state and local rules to help slow the spread of COVID and that casinos are free to set their own safety guidelines.

Golden Nugget Assistant General Manager Scott King says they’ve received a lot of feedback on the lifting of the restrictions. “The feedback we have received has been overwhelmingly positive from both staff and players who come here. However, there may be some employees who choose to continue to wear a mask and we will keep up certain safeguards, some of the Plexiglass shields to where whatever makes the employees feel safe. Yes, some will continue to wear a mask and others may opt not to.”

The Golden Nugget has placed signs at all their entrances informing guests of the guidelines.

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