US casino grand re-opening May 22, 2020 By Carl Friedmann Mississippi Gaming Commission allows Golden Nugget Biloxi to reopen since closing on 16 March due to Coronavirus. The Mississippi Gaming Commission allowed the Golden Nugget Biloxi in Mississippi to open its doors Thursday for the first time since the official closure on 16 March, drawing crowds hours before it opened. General manager Chett Harrison stated the demand from the players is there, as close to 100 rooms were booked in the hotel. Palace Casino Biloxi even has the first big winner, who went home with $90,000. Caesars Entertainment also wishes to re-open its properties soon. The company announced the first casinos to resume work will be Caesars Palace and the Flamingo Las Vegas, located on the Strip. Caesars CEO Tony Rodio said, “Reopening Las Vegas in a phased approach will be a significant milestone for Caesars Entertainment as the country continues to emerge from this necessary closure period.” The resumption of casino operations would have to be decided by the governor Steve Sisolak, with the Gaming Control Board overseeing the process. No concrete date has been set yet. But not every casino is hurrying to resume work. Casino Pauma in North San Diego County doesn’t yet have a presumed re-opening date, despite its close competitors aiming to open during the last week of May or in early June. The casino’s management said they wish to follow the government’s advice on the safety regulations.