Mississippi Gaming Commission Orders Closure of Casinos in
Hancock and Harrison Counties
Jackson–Due to the impending threat of Hurricane Gustav, the Mississippi Gaming Commission announced this evening the decision to serve executive orders to the 12 casinos on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to begin closure procedures at 7:00 a.m., Sunday, August 31, 2008.
At that time, all patrons will be escorted off of the casinos and the casinos employees, working with Mississippi Gaming Commission agents and auditors, will begin preparations to close their doors.
All of the casinos on the Mississippi Gulf Coast must have closure proceedings completed and their doors sealed by 3:00 p.m. Sunday. Working closely with the Department of Civil Defense, the Mississippi Gaming Commission made the decision to issue closure orders to ensure the safety of all patrons and casino employees.