The expansion of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort in western North Carolina is due to be ready by autumn.
US.- A major renovation at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort is expected to be complete by autumn, the tribe has said.
Brooks Robinson, regional senior vice president and general manager for Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos, said the operators are “thrilled” to see the project come to completion so they can offer “new amenities and offerings” for guests.
He said: “This expansion has been an integral component to our property and community’s growth and helps us further show that Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort is truly a destination that is unlike any other in the Carolinas. We look forward to welcoming both new and returning visitors to see the results of this project.”
The development includes a World Series of Poker Room, which debuted in September 2020, a sportsbook that already opened back in March, a 19-story, 725-key hotel tower, 83,000 sq ft of convention space and new gastronomic offerings.
Legal battle of North Carolina casino
Meanwhile, plans for a new casino in North Carolina have tribes embroiled in a legal battle as the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians challenge a potential venue to be developed by the Catawbas.
Back in May, the Cherokees appealed against a judge’s ruling that let the latter build the gaming venue.
According to principal chief Richard Sneed, the US Department of Interior “violated law in authorizing the Catawba casino, and our appeal is simply the next step in the process to ensure that justice is done.”
The Catawbas have already begun building a temporary venue, while they plan to develop a $273m resort in Kings Mountain.