Strict guidelines as casinos in Mississippi reopened Thursday

WATCH: Casinos in Mississippi reopen Thursday

JACKSON, Miss. — Strict guidelines as casinos in Mississippi reopened Thursday after being closed for a little over two months.

Vice President of the Fitz Casino and Hotel, Tony Scudiero told FOX13 he wants people in his casino to feel safe as soon as they hit the front door.

“Mask at the door. Gloves at the door if they want it,” Scudiero said.

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Scudiero said before the casino reopened a line of people stretched as far back as to the hotel’s entrance.

“The first count that we got the first hour of people coming in was well over 150 people,” Scudiero said.

In Fitz Casino several modifications have been made to the gaming that includes taking slot machines off the floor so that there are six feet between people.

There is even plexiglass on the blackjack tables to protect the dealer and the state-mandated three players allowed at the table.

“What we did was more or less overdid a lot of things because you’ll see a lot of plexiglass, hand sanitizer, wipes, and everything else to make people feel safe,” Scudiero said.

Scudiero told FOX13 all employees are going through the same screening process as the patrons with questions and added temperature readings.

Scudiero said the 50 percent capacity rule shouldn’t be a problem at the Fitz.

“It’s 50 percent capacity based on fire marshal code. So a lot of folks are thinking that it’s based on slot machines but it’s not. It’s fire code so with that being said we have a lot of room to work with,” Scudiero said.

A majority of the casinos in the Mid-South reopened except one. The Gold Strike isn’t reopening until May 25.