Hours after Kansas City metro shuttered restaurants, Missouri gov closes casinos Allison Kite and Steve Vockrodt, The Kansas City Star · March 17, 2020 at 3:22 pm Despite an order Monday night from Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas shuttering all restaurant dine-in services, Missouri casinos can remain open through midnight Tuesday. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced on Twitter early Tuesday afternoon that he had consulted with the chair of the Missouri Gaming Commission, which governs the state’s riverboat casinos. They will be closed starting at midnight and ending March 30 in an attempt to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The order means casinos will stay open a full day longer than restaurants, which in Kansas City are limited under Lucas’ emergency declaration to drive-thru, carryout and delivery service.