Page 5 - Mississippi/Louisiana Gaming News - Spring, 2021
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MGC lifts requirements related to COVID-19
MISSISSIPPI — On April 29, the Mississippi Gaming Commission announced that all requirements related to COVID-19 that were mandated by the Commission for licensed casino operators would be cancelled effective April 30 at 5 p.m. Industry Letter No. 2021-03 further stated that all licensed operators “shall continue to abide by any state and local rules or ordinance pertained to COVID-19.”
Casinos are letting guests choose if they want to wear a mask or not, and some properties are having employees on the gaming  oor and in other public areas continue to mask. Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves had previously lifted the state mask mandate on March 3.
With the MGC requirements lifted, casinos are planning for entertainment to return along with bigger giveaways for guests.
Tenth anniversary of River  ood
MISSISSIPPI — Late April and early May marked the 10th anniversary of
the historic 2011
Mississippi River
 ood that impacted
thousands along
the waterway and
caused billions of
dollars in damage.
Casinos along the
Mississippi River in the Magnolia State were not spared by the rising water and had to temporarily close in response. Resorts Casino Tunica was the  rst to close on April 28, and others soon followed, both in Tunica and down river. Dramatic steps were taken to lessen damage and protect property in advance of the rising  ood waters, however, and once the water receded, the enormous cleanup began. Remarkably, all casinos in Tunica were able to reopen by Memorial Day weekend.
Casinos statewide are hiring
MISSISSIPPI — Jobs, jobs, jobs, get your jobs here! Casinos have ramped up efforts to hire employees this spring with job postings and job fairs — both on-site and virtual. Beau Rivage hosted a job fair, which was followed by MGM sister property Gold Strike in early April. Scarlet Pearl held an on-site job fair, also in April, that included raf e every 30 minutes for a $100 gift card. Pearl River
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