Mississippi: Some new seating available at Coast casinos but not much change otherwise Tristan Ruppert, WLOX · March 5, 2021 at 1:49 pm BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) – Nothing is really changing. That’s the message that casinos on the coast want to stress after the Mississippi Gaming Commission released its updated COVID-19 guidelines on Thursday. Casinos and their patrons waited this week to see what the gaming commission would do after Gov. Reeves lifted mask mandates and restrictions on businesses. While the new guidelines are pretty close to the ones that have been in place for months, they do allow casinos to put more playing opportunities in with additional seating at games. ”Bottom line is, nothing’s changed,” said Keith Crosby, general manager at the Palace Casino Resort.