Oklahoma: State revenue from casinos evaporated with COVID-19 Janelle Stecklein, Muskogee Phoenix · August 14, 2020 at 7:45 am Casinos across the state were having one of their best revenue years in a decade — then the pandemic hit. The deadly virus forced Oklahoma’s 128 licensed casinos to shutter their doors in March. State records show a key source of revenue that flows into state coffers — known as exclusivity fees — all but evaporated overnight. Casino exclusivity fee revenues were down nearly 34% from January through July 2020 compared with the same period in 2019, according to an analysis of data provided by Office of State Management and Enterprise Services. At the state’s two commercial race tracks and casinos — Remington Park and Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs — revenue was down about 34% from January through June compared with the same period in 2019, according to an analysis of data released by Oklahoma Tax Commission.