Casinos in Mississippi can open as of this morning at 8, with guidelines from the Mississippi Gaming Commission. Close to Slidell, the Silver Slipper Casino Hotel will be reopening at 10 am. Further down the coast, the Golden Nugget, Harrah’s and Treasure Bay are expected to open at 8 a.m., followed by the Palace Casino Resort and Boomtown at 10 a.m., Hard Rock at 11 a.m., and IP at 1 p.m. The Beau Rivage plans to re-open June 1. Meanwhile the Mississippi State Department of Health reports 263 new cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours and 16 new deaths. In Harrison County, two new cases were reported and no new deaths. One new case was reported in Jackson County, and none in Hancock County.