Reeves was confident Mississippi casinos would open by Memorial Day. Now he’s not so sure. Anita Lee, Biloxi Sun-Herald · May 6, 2020 at 12:55 am With high COVID-19 case and death counts, Gov. Tate Reeves sounded less certain Tuesday about reopening casinos by Memorial Day and said gambling floors will probably look different when they are back in business. Reeves had hoped to open casinos by May 25, but he and State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs have also acknowledged this week that the COVID-19 curve has not flattened. The state reported 332 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday and recorded 32 deaths, with 14 of those from coroner’s reports the Mississippi State Health Department is just now counting. Mississippi has a total of 8,207 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 342 deaths.