Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel
About Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel
A $110 million project to build a new casino in Cherokee County, NC is officially underway. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Harrah’s Casino was held in October 2013 at the future site of the facility just outside the town of Murphy. The casino will be owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (ECBI) and will be managed by Caesars Entertainment Corporation.
The casino will be located approximately two hours away from Knoxville, Chattanooga and downtown Atlanta and will serve the large and growing adult population living within that radius. In 2011, 7.4 million people age 21 or older lived within 2.5 hours of the casino site. Now, more than 7.6 million people adults live in that same area.
The games featured will include traditional favorites as well as the most popular slot products available on the market when the casino opens.
The casino will create an estimated 900 jobs on-site and inject up to $39 million in wages into the surrounding area.