Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis Press Release Regarding Reopening

Statement by Bernadette Hanson, Vice President of Finance & CFO,
in Advance of the Reopening of Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast

“We are very excited to reopen Hollywood Gulf Coast at 12:00pm on Thursday, May 21st. While the amenities our customers have come to know and love may be somewhat limited for the time being, the ability to safely welcome back our team members and guests remains our top priority.  With this in mind, we have been working closely with the Mississippi Gaming Commission, state and local leaders, and public health officials to finalize comprehensive Phase I reopening protocols and new health and safety precautions. Our returning team members will be trained on these procedures and our guests will see reminder signage about them throughout the property.  These new protocols include, but are not limited to, the following:

Social Distancing

  • We will limit capacity on our gaming floor to no more than 50% of our maximum occupancy.
  • The installation of floor decals and signage to strictly enforce social distancing guidelines in areas where lines typically form throughout the casino and The Bridges Golf Club.
  • Slot machines will be configured to meet social distancing requirements.
  • Table games will reopen in the near future.
  • Live music, entertainment, convention, and banquet services will remain suspended.
  • There will be no large drawings, tournaments, or special events.
  • Restaurant offerings will be limited to prepackaged sandwiches, drinks, and snacks from Celebrity Grill. 
  • The Epic Buffet and Bogart’s Steakhouse will remain temporarily closed.
  • The poker room, hotel, and valet will also be remain closed.

Health & Safety

  • Team members and vendors will be required to wear masks and will undergo a health screening each day, including temperature checks, prior to their shift.
  • Guests will be encouraged to wear masks and must respond to a health screening prior to entry.
  • Slot machines will be thoroughly and regularly cleaned throughout the day. We will implement similar protocols for table games when they reopen.
  • Sanitizer stations will be installed on the casino floor and be readily available throughout the facility.
  • We will deploy a fog machine to disinfect and sanitize every night.

We are grateful for the overwhelming support, patience, and understanding from our customers through these unprecedented times, and can’t wait to welcome them back on Thursday.” 


For additional questions please contact

Monica Scott

VP of Marketing