Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort offers more than 150,000 square feet of casino gaming, including slots, video poker, and new live table games. Since there are currently no casinos in the state of Tennessee, Harrah’s offers a convenient location just across the state line in Cherokee, North Carolina. Since it’s a member of the Caesars family of casinos and resorts, it also offers a great online presence for players looking for virtual gaming.
Harrah’s was opened in 1997, originally comprised of 500 or so video poker machines. It is one of the oldest casinos in the state and has quickly become one of the largest casinos in the country. Tennessee residents can also visit Harrah’s sister casino in Murphy, Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River.
At Harrah’s, there are plenty of gambling options for every type of player. The only type of gaming not available at this casino is sportsbook betting. Otherwise, guests will find:
- 3,280 slot machines
- 24 electronic table games
- 122 live table games
- 20 poker tables
This casino offers Ultimate Texas Hold’em poker and Mississippi Stud tables, along with three-card and high card flush games. Baccarat, craps, and roulette are also available. More than half of the 122 table games are designated for eight-deck blackjack, which all pay at 3-2.
Other Casino Perks
In addition to plenty of gaming, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort offers 12 different restaurants, a nightclub, live showroom, and a multi-tainment center. Table minimums are $5 and High Limit Room minimums start at $50. Winners can earn rewards, comps, and other casino perks, including a deluxe stay in one of the resort’s 1,215 guest rooms and suites.
The parent company of Harrah’s, Caesars Entertainment, is one of the most well-known land-based and online casinos in the country. Their online gaming options include free play (no real money) and live online gaming for real winnings. The ability to bet and win actual money depends on the players’ state of residence, as some states don’t allow online gaming.
Tennessee has recently passed laws allowing online sports betting, but as it stands, it is illegal to engage in any type of gambling in the state. This includes online gambling, which is treated the same as live gaming so long as actual money is used. Participating in games beyond social or free-play can result in a misdemeanor charge with possible fines and jail time.
Fortunately, Caesar’s online has a lot of great free play and social gaming options for players from states where real online gambling is prohibited. Players can find dozens of slots and video poker games and even virtual table games where they can brush up on their skills before their next trip to the casino.
Although Tennessee has historically been very strictly anti-gambling, residents are starting to find ways to enjoy gaming, thanks to nearby casinos and online free-play websites. Caesars Entertainment is among the best in the industry, so players can trust a trip to Harrah’s or a visit to their online casino will be a great experience.