Hard Rock Casino Biloxi, Mississippi, USA, which is owned and operated by Twin River Worldwide Holdings, has announced its reopening for business following the prolonged period of downtime caused by the current Coronavirus pandemic, which originated in China.
According to the latest figures out of Mississippi, there are currently 12,222 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 580 people dying from the disease and so far 7,681 of those infected have made a recovery.
However, the casino establishment is now open for business following the implementation of a comprehensive health and safety check and new protocols being introduced.
Executives and management at the Hard Rock Casino Biloxi have been liaising with Mississippi state regulators and public health officials to ensure that customers’ safety within the casino are top priority.
Twin River currently owns and operates six casinos across other states but has not yet released a re-opening date for such venues.
Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Biloxi is the first of the organisations premises to re-open.
President of the firm responsible for the re-opening George Papanier commented on the announcement:
“Our ability to reopen Hard Rock Biloxi is a testament to the hard work of our team during this pandemic and we were encouraged by the first day results which, even with reduced hours and significant safety protocols in place, generated slot revenue volumes approximately double those of the same day last year. While it is only one day of performance, we are excited and thankful to welcome back our valued team members and loyal customers to an environment that meets or exceeds CDC guidance. We appreciate the collaborative nature of our regulatory relationships in Mississippi, and we will continue to work closely with regulators and public health officials in other states to ensure the timely reopening of our other properties as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.”
The company has also issued a series of measures and health and safety guidelines on its official property website as part of the Coronavirus re-opening recovery plan and are designed to go above and beyond the guidelines set out by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hard Rock Casino Biloxi also provided details of the company’s strategy, citing that a large percentage of business is based on ‘local and regional’ visitors rather than those relying on air transport, which puts the firm in a good position of a potential recovery.
Online gambling in Mississippi is not yet legal, so the re-opening of such a prominent gaming establishment is expected to attract immediate customers within the region both near and far.