OKLAHOMA CITY - Most casinos statewide temporarily closed their doors overnight Tuesday as a precaution to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, coronavirus. 

COVID-19 is officially keeping people away from the slots. Many of the big name casinos that closed include the Chickasaw and Cherokee casinos which officially shut down at midnight.

This comes after some casinos told News 9 on Friday that they had spent thousands of dollars to sanitize. 

This is a developing story. 

Most casinos statewide temporarily closed their doors overnight Tuesday as a precaution to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, coronavirus. 

This comes after some casinos said on Friday they had spent thousands to sanitize their buildings, even cleaning every chip.
 
On Monday, News 9 received announcements from many of the Chickasaw and Cherokee casinos including big names like Newcastle, River Spirit and WinStar saying they would closed their doors at 12 a.m. and plan to stay closed until March 31.
 
Other tribes are doing the same with their casinos across the state including the Choctaw Nation. 
 
The Chickasaw and Cherokee casinos will continue to pay their employees even though their doors are closed. 
 
One casino that appears to be open is Remington Park. News 9 did try to call and reach an operator overnight, but no one answered. 
 
Remington is owned by a subsidiary of the Chickasaw nation, that tribe did close down all of their other casinos.
 
Staff do have a post on the casino's official website addressing COVID-19 concerns. The post says they are monitoring the situation, doing extra cleaning and recommend visitors follow CDC guidelines. It also says they will update guests online and through social media if anything changes