Casinos

Sports betting underway at 8 Louisiana casinos; more planned

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Eight Louisiana casinos have started accepting bets on live-action sporting events, and seven more applications for sports wagering licenses from casinos are pending, according to the head of the state’s gambling regulatory board. The Advocate reports that…

Update on Coast Casino hours of operation

Coast casinos are announcing updated hours of operation after Hurricane Ida. Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, August 31st, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. The Beau Rivage Resort and Casino will reopen on Tuesday, August 31 at 2pm with…

Mississippi Gaming Commission lifts COVID-19 restrictions

Nearly 11 months after casinos were allowed to reopen following a two-month shutdown due to the pandemic, all COVID restrictions for casinos will be lifted beginning tomorrow. The Mississippi Gaming Commission is lifting all COVID restrictions for casinos, effective…

Alabama Senate approves casino and lottery legislation

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Senate has approved lottery and casino legislation. Senators on Tuesday voted 23-9 for the proposed constitutional amendment would establish a state lottery and allow nine casino sites in the…

Mississippi casinos reopen following Sally

The Mississippi Gaming Commission gave Coast casinos the go-ahead to reopen today as the effects from Sally have moved past Mississippi. Casinos are now getting back on track after having to temporarily close, this time due to storm effects. Guests…

New Jersey regulators mulling Eldorado buyout of Caesars

By KEN RITTER Associated Press New Jersey gambling regulators plan to vote Friday on the last approval needed for Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts Inc.'s huge $17.3 billion buyout of Caesars Entertainment Corp. to create the world’s biggest casino company. The deal…

MS Gaming Commission implements new mask rule

Thursday the Mississippi Gaming Commission announced all casinos in the state must enforce that guests and visitors must wear masks. The new state-wide policy came just in time for the holiday weekend as the rule goes into effect at 8…

Beau Rivage is now open with safety guidelines in place

The Beau Rivage has been closed since March and today they finally reopened to the public. When you go back to the casino you’ll notice some major changes. Mississippi casinos were allowed to open on May 21st. While many casinos…

Nevada to reopen casinos June 4, welcoming tourists again

By Michelle L. Price Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday night that he would allow casinos to reopen June 4, welcoming tourists to return to the glitzy gambling mecca of Las Vegas. “We welcome…

Casinos reopened with new safety measures in place

Some casinos in Mississippi have reopened for the first time in two months. They are following state guidelines to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The State Gaming Commission says numbers of players are limited for blackjack and…

Scarlet Pearl Casino reopened today

Now that some Coast casinos have been open for a few hours, let’s check in with News 25’s Victoria Bailey to see how reopening day is going.

Coast Casinos preparing to reopen

As the Golden Nugget Casino gets ready to reopen their gaming floors and restaurants at 8 a.m. on Thursday, their Biloxi hotel, pool, and sports bars are opening tomorrow, May 20th. Boomtown Casino plans to reopen their doors on Thursday…

Casinos preparing to open with new safety guidelines in place

Busy at work preparing to welcome customers back Thursday at 8 a.m., the Scarlet Pearl Casino in D’Iberville is taking no chances when it comes to safety. “It will feel like normal with the exception of the social distancing.” But…