More Oklahoma Tribes Suspend Casino Operations Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Mar 17, 2020

Several Oklahoma Tribes have started to close casinos due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Muscogee Creek and Wyandotte Nations have suspended operations at their casinos. They join the Chickasaw and Cherokee Nation in closing their casinos – all of which will remain closed until the end of March.

The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association is also keeping track of tribes and casinos that are closing operations – including Riverwind and Choctaw Casinos, Absentee Shawnee Tribe and Wichita and Affiliated tribes.

Several nations – including Chickasaw and Cherokee – also say they will continue to compensate employees during the closures.