Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, North Carolina – U.S.A.

Here’s some gaming trivia for you: federally recognized Native American tribes are allowed to establish casinos on tribal property. The Cherokee tribe in North Carolina are a clever lot. They teamed up with Las Vegas giants Harrah’s. The result: Harrah’s Cherokee Casino resort.

There was a lot of objection to the casino before it was constructed in 1997. It came from the tribal elders. However, today, the revenue generated goes towards preserving and upholding Cherokee heritage. You can gamble with a clear conscience here.

As you would expect from a Harrah’s run venture, the casino is modern, expansive, and has all the gaming bells and whistles you need. There are hyper-modern digital blackjack and poker tables, as well as old school slots and table games.

Blackjack, craps, roulette, let it ride are all on the menu, as well as a suite of Asian games in the ‘Le Fu Men’ space. Tournaments, promotions, and in-game bonuses keep the never-ending stream of punters happy.

There are several food options to choose from, including a Tuscan grill, a high-end steak house, Johnny Rockets for burgers, shakes, and wings, a noodle bar, and a deli serving boar’s head meat.

The casino’s 3,000 seat arena offers top entertainment, with the likes of the Steve Miller band, Jay Leno, and Merle Haggard on the bill.

This is a very popular resort that draws its audience from the eight surrounding states. The UNESCO protected Smoky Mountains National Park is remarkable and now you can end a day’s sightseeing with a hand of blackjack. Perfect!

Casino Details

  • More than 100 table games
  • 600 slots and electronic games
  • Comprehensive roster of tournaments and promotions
  • Le Fu Men - dedicated Asian games area
  • Open 24 hours
  • Minimum age 18
  • Poker room including digital tables
  • Fuel Rewards Network Program

Hotel Specifications

  • 1,108 suites and rooms
  • Indoor and outdoor pools with cabanas
  • 18 hole golf course
  • Variety of shopping options
  • Mandara Spa – Balinese style spa
  • Essence nightclub
  • Ten dining and snacking options on site
  • 15,000 sq ft conference centre
  • 3,000 seat theatre

Nearby Attractions

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park – 800 sq m of forest and hills
  • Oconaluftee Indian Village – the history of the Cherokee
  • Museum of the Cherokee Indian
  • Unto These Hills – Drama telling the Cherokee tale entertaining people since 1950
  • Hiking, whitewater rafting, canoeing and trout fishing – all a stone’s throw away

Transport Information

Knoxville is the closest city and still a 2.5 hour drive away. Atlanta and Charlotte are both 3 hour trips. Dozens of bus companies offer direct services. Valet car parking is complimentary. Contact the concierge for more information.

Hotel Contact Information

Address: 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC 28719
Telephone: 1- 828-497-7777
Website: www.caesars.com/harrahs-cherokee/
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