Cherokee County Casino Building Work Begins
A project to build a new casino in Cherokee County, NC has officially begun. The project, which will cost $110 million, began with a ground-breaking ceremony for the new Harrah’s Casino just outside the town of Murphy. The casino will be owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and be managed by Caesars Entertainment.The new casino will feature 60,000 square feet of gaming space with slots and table games, a 300-room hotel and a variety of dining options.
Principal Chief Michell Hicks said, “Our winning partnership with Caesars Entertainment gives us a proven track record in the gaming industry.
This is an ambitious project, but we are confident that it will be a success – for our customers, our tribe and for the surrounding community.”
The chairman, CEO and president of Caesars Entertainment, Gary Loveman, said, “The Cherokee County casino will certainly bear the high standards of the Caesar’s name and brand. We are an industry leader, and we implement the full expectations of that status into every facility we manage. Hopefully, that will translate into continued success for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the residents and other businesses of Cherokee County.”