Plans for Cherokee County casino are underway
October 30, 2013
Plans for a second casino are underway for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
A ceremony was held on October 15 by leaders of the tribe for the new casino.
It will be located in the western North Carolina mountains. This is an hour from
the original casino, Harrah’s Cherokee resort. Two hours from the major cities
of Chattanooga, Knoxville, and downtown Atlanta.
Caesars Entertainment is the casino brand that will be the operators of the
Cherokee County casino.
A new bridge and other transportation improvements are also planned to help
guests visit the casino. These improvements are being planned by the North
Carolina Transportation Department
When completed the casino will be 60,000 square feet. It will operate table
games and slot machines. There will also be a hotel and restaurants. When
completed the project will cost $110 million.
900 new jobs will be created by the casino project. It is estimated that the
jobs will earn in total $39 million for the area.
Return to North Carolina Casinos.