This week, it was announced that WinStar and Choctaw casinos in Oklahoma will be closing as the coronavirus continues to spread in the United States. The goal of the closures is to pursue social distancing so that the virus will stop spreading.
Closing for Weeks:
The WinStar facility is shutting down its casino, restaurants, and stores through the end of the month. For the Choctaw casino, the property will be shutting down for an unspecified time frame with the casino, resort, concert venues and travel plaza gaming options closed.
WinStar provided a statement on Monday that read the company takes the safety of patrons and employees very seriously and despite no cases of the virus at the property, they are temporarily closing based on health directives that encourages mass gatherings to cease.
WinStar Casino will keep their hotel open along with an RV park, golf academy, and golf club. A café will be open inside the hotel but a limited number of guests will be allowed inside.
The Choctaw Nation plans on providing updates on the closure via its website and social media outlets.
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Along with the Oklahoma casinos shutting down, six venues in the Shreveport-Bossier City area of Louisiana are closing for two weeks starting yesterday. The casinos include Horseshoe, Diamondjacks, Eldorado, Margaritaville, Sam’s Town and Boomtown.
The closures come at a time when venues across the world are choosing to shut down due to the coronavirus. In the US, updates come in daily as the number of those affected continues to increase. As many as 5,000 people have been affected thus far and that number is expected to grow. Around 100 deaths have occurred.