Mississippi: Here’s why Beau Rivage Casino is waiting to reopen until June 1 Mary Perez, Biloxi Sun-Herald · May 26, 2020 at 6:08 am Just as the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino didn’t reopen until a year after Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi’s largest casino will open several days after the other 11 casinos in South Mississippi. The others opened Thursday, May 21. The Beau Rivage will return June 1, after the sister resort Gold Strike Casino reopens on Memorial Day in Tunica in northern Mississippi. “It really never was our goal to be quick to open,” said Travis Lunn, who became the president and chief operating officer of Beau Rivage in 2018. He recently was named president of MGM Resort International’s Southeast Group, with oversight of Beau Rivage and Gold Strike.