Tunica County casinos see customers return

WATCH: Tunica County casinos see customers return

TUNICA COUNTY, Miss. — It's been over a week since Mississippi casinos reopened in Tunica County.

FOX13 spoke to multiple casino workers who said business is good and that customers were coming back.

George Wilson works for a company that provides multiple services for different casinos.

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He said the things he saw last week were promising.

“This weekend we had a great weekend and all the casinos are pretty busy here even with the six-foot protocol stuff like that,” Wilson said. “They got the hand sanitizers and the wipes.”

Alex Garrett works at a restaurant inside of Horseshoe Casino.

He said business was good and if it’s slow coming back it’s because of the economic crunch caused by COVID-19, not concerns over catching it.

“Because most people are still trying to get their jobs back, there is very high unemployment rate right now,” Garrett said. “If it wasn't for that it would probably be business as usual.”

Both casino workers said traffic is picking up and getting busier by the day.

The county counts on casinos for as much as 16-million-dollars in tax revenue each.