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Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel

Tribal Organization – Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

CHEROKEE VALLEY RIVER CASINO
Opening 2015
Near Murphy, NC

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are building the new Valley River Casino & Hotel near Murphy in Cherokee County.  The location is an 85-acre tract of tribal land in the western North Carolina mountains near U.S. 19/74.  This is an hour from Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and two hours from Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Atlanta.

The estimated cost will be $110 million and includes 60,000 square feet of gaming space and a 300-room hotel. There will be 900 new jobs created.

Timeline

  • April 2013: The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians announced plans to build a second casino in the Murphy-Andrews area about an hour’s drive southwest of Harrah’s Cherokee resort.
  • October 15, 2013: The tribe celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony for their new Valley River Casino & Hotel.
  • 2015: The casino and hotel will open in 2015.  A specific date has not been announced.

Gaming

  • Caesars Entertainment will manage this operation
  • 1,200 slot machines
  • 40-50 table games

Dining

  • Buffet
  • Small restaurants