Bok Homa to add table games in October; 50 jobs to be created

Gamblers play slots at Bok Homa. (Photo by Mark Thornton)

While casinos in Mississippi prepare to open Thursday, Bok Homa and Pearl River Resorts will remain closed, officials said.

“As eager as we are to welcome back our associates and guests, we think it prudent to wait a while longer," said William "Sonny" Johnson, president and CEO of Pearl River Resort. "For the well-being of our associates and guests, we have robust protocols in place that include everything from strict safety and sanitation measures to installation of new top-of-the line cleaning technology.

"When we reopen, it will be with the confidence that the time is right for the safety of our associates, guests and tribal members. We encourage everyone to take care and be safe.”

Mississippi casinos will be permitted to open at 8 a.m. Thursday. Most Coast casinos will open on Thursday, but Beau Rivage will remain closed until June 1.

All of the casinos will be deep-cleaned and sanitized and employees are required to wear face masks.

Occupancy will be limited to 50 percent and social distancing will be required.

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