Casino resorts re-opening in Biloxi

With the re-opening of U.S. 90 this morning, all casino resorts in Biloxi are expected to be re-opened by mid-afternoon, according to Rich Randall of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, who said commission agents and auditors have been at Biloxi casino resorts since 7 this morning going through re-opening procedures.

Casinos must pass inspections by the Mississippi Gaming Commission, Biloxi Fire Department and the city’s Community Development Department before being permitted to re-open.

At 10:30 a.m., Randall reported that the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino had re-opened, and others “should be following shortly, and all of them should be open by mid-afternoon,” barring any last-minute snags.

The status as of 11 a.m:, according to a check of casino resorts:

Beau Rivage: entire facility open.

Boomtown Casino: Awaiting gaming commission final approval.

Grand Biloxi: Awaiting fire department inspection. Hotels, restaurants also ready to re-open.

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino: Awaiting fire department inspection. Plan to re-open entire facility at 3 p.m.

IP Casino Resort Spa: Hotel, restaurants, spa open; awaiting final approval from gaming commission for casino to re-open.

Isle of Capri Casino Resort: Awaiting completion of fire department inspection of casino. Hotel and restaurants open, taking reservations.

Palace Casino Resort: Awaiting gaming commission approval.

Treasure Bay Casino Resort: Awaiting fire department inspection.

Keesler announced medical schedule

Previously scheduled clinic appointments for the 81st Medical Group for Sept. 2-5 are canceled. The Medical Group will resume full operations Monday, to include regularly booked appointments.

The Keesler Medical Center Emergency Room is open to beneficiaries for emergencies.
The Dental Clinic will see acute walk-ins beginning at noon today. The Refill Pharmacy will re-open, and other pharmacy services are available, but visitors may encounter delays in processing.