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Nine Muscogee Creek Nation casinos will remain closed until 30 April

9 April 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) — Muscogee (Creek) Nation announced today the extended temporary closure of nine Muscogee Creek Nation casinos, including River Spirit Casino Resort, until April 30.

While River Spirit Casino Resort and the other casino properties had no reported cases of COVID-19, officials suspended operations on Monday, March 16 as a precaution.

Muskogee (Creek) Nation officials say they will maintain payroll and benefits for its 2,200 employees through April 30, at which time officials will review forecasts by federal health officials.

Additionally, Margaritaville continues to pay its 150 employees at the company’s restaurant and entertainment venues located inside River Spirit.

“This is an unprecedented public health crisis,” said Chief Hill. “As a leader and primary employer in the communities in which we live and serve, we must confront this extremely challenging time together. Health, financial stability, and job security are all concerns for our employees and we want to do everything we can to alleviate those concerns. As the pandemic continues to intensify in Oklahoma, we ask our citizens and employees to also do their part in helping to stop its progression by remaining at home with their loved ones during this critical time.”

The temporary closure includes: Creek Nation Casino Bristow, Creek Nation Casino Checotah, Creek Nation Casino Duck Creek, Creek Nation Casino Eufaula, Creek Nation Casino Holdenville, Creek Nation Casino Muscogee, Creek Nation Casino Okemah, Creek Nation Travel Plaza, One Fire Casino, River Spirit Casino Resort.

The closure includes the travel plaza casinos in Muskogee and Creek Nation Travel Plaza - Okmulgee, OK , but the Okmulgee convenience store remains open to serve the public in need of essentials.

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