Mississippi Gaming Commission orders masks to be worn in all casinos

Mississippi Gaming Commission orders masks to be worn in all casinos
WATCH: Casinos in Mississippi reopen Thursday

TUNICA COUNTY, Miss. — The Mississippi Gaming Commission announced it is requiring anyone inside a Mississippi casino to wear a mask.

The decision was made based on guidance from the State Health Officer in order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The order will take effect Friday, July 3 at 8 p.m.

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According to the order, masks may be temporarily removed while eating or drinking or when asked by casino staff for identification.

Guests who choose not to wear a mask will be advised of the requirement and warned that if they fail to comply they will be asked to leave the property.

Last week, Caesars Entertainment and MGM began requiring guests to their casinos across the country to wear masks anywhere on their property unless eating or drinking.

The two companies own the Horseshoe and Gold Strike casinos in Tunica respectively.

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