‘Everything could change.’ When will Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos reopen? Mary Perez, Biloxi Sun-Herald · April 27, 2020 at 6:30 am He doesn’t know when casinos across Mississippi will get the go-ahead to reopen, but Allen Godfrey said Mississippi has the advantage of knowing how to reopen casinos. “Opening a casino is something we’ve done on a regular basis,” said Godfrey, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission. “Reopening a casino is not the issue in South Mississippi as it is in a lot of places,” he said. While the reopening is easy from a technical standpoint, Godfrey said, Gov. Tate Reeves will need to ease some regulations and give the Gaming Commission some direction. “And then the commission will take it from there,” he said.