Mapping the recovery: United States’ casino reopenings (UPDATED 5/22 3:45 pm ET) CDC Gaming Reports · May 22, 2020 at 3:45 pm Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus, in mid-March casinos across the country closed nearly in unison resulting in an unprecedented shut-down of the gaming industry. Now, two months later in mid-May, a small but increasing number of casinos are already open, and state governments and sovereign tribal nations alike are making plans to reopen casinos. Associate Publisher’s note: Due to the number of sovereign tribal nations and the often changing timeline of casino reopenings, states with both commercial and tribal casinos will only have tribal casinos marked as open or closed. Commercial casinos that “could possibly” or “may” reopen on a date are counted as indefinite until the government gives a reopening date. Please email email@example.com with any corrections or updates. Upcoming key dates: June 1 – Missouri: Commercial casinos allowed to reopen June 5 – West Virginia: Commercial casinos allowed to reopen Past key dates: May 1 – Idaho: First casino reopens (Coeur d’Alene – Tribal) May 7 – South Dakota: Commercial casinos reopen May 12 – Oklahoma: First casino reopens (Thunderbird Casino – Tribal) May 13 – Washington: First casino reopens (Angel of the Winds Casino Resort – Tribal) May 15 – Arizona: First casinos reopen (Tribal) May 15 – California: First casino reopens (Win-River – Tribal) May 16 – Michigan: First casino reopens (Island Casino – Tribal) May 17 – New York: First casino reopens (Lakeside – Tribal) May 18 – Louisiana: Commercial casinos allowed to reopen May 18 – Arkansas: Commercial casinos allowed to reopen May 18 – North Carolina: First casino reopens (Harrah’s Cherokee – Tribal) May 18 – Oregon: First casino reopens (Mill Casino – Tribal) May 21 – Florida: First casino reopens (Seminole Hard Rock – Tribal) May 21 – Mississippi: Commercial casinos allowed to reopen Changelog (all times EST): May 22, 3:45pm: Updated for Florida and Mississippi May 19, 10:45am: Updated for New York May 18, 4:55pm: Updated for Florida. May 18, 3:58 pm: Updated Missouri to show fewer than two weeks to open. Added West Virginia commercial casinos’ opening date. May 18, 8:27 am: Updated for Michigan, Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oregon. May 15, 9:40 am: Initial version. For a list of individual casino openings (all 989 in the country), see AGA’s COVID-19 Casino Tracker.