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Rolling The Dice In A Smoky Mountain Paradise

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The Great Smoky Mountains are truly magical to view and to wander through – worth a trip every time, no matter the season. Another potentially magical experience, and good all year round, is a Harrah’s Cherokee Casino adventure.


There’s not just one, but two here in these Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino in Murphy, NC, is a 50K sq ft casino floor offering something fun for everyone in the family with bowling, billiards, an arcade, plus, of course, the dealer dealt games of blackjack, craps, roulette and poker, and a fan favorite – the slots and video poker games. Adult beverages are also available upon request!  Depending on your luck, this could be helpful.


While at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River, staying and playing is made easy with the River Tower Hotel with WiFi, free parking and 24-hour front desk service. The Landing Cafe offers in-house steaks and seafood for a winner’s dinner and the Food Market food court features the names you already know – Starbuck’s Moe’s Southwest Grill and Panda Express.


If you find yourself wanting to have more of an immersive experience, then check out Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, NC, where the 150K sq ft casino is only enhanced by its luxe accommodations, surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains, its celebrity-chef restaurants, the world-class Sequoyah National Golf Club, and the full-service Mandara Spa.


When playing the slots, or a hand of poker with a friendly table, is the hardest part of your day, I think that’s truly winning, whether you take some moolahs home in your pocket, or not.  The hotel has a relaxing indoor pool and two outdoor pools, including cabanas and bars, for lying back and just taking it in. The restaurants are celebrity-chef inspired, but use regionally -sourced ingredients, which is always better. This hotel is also pet-friendly and located in Cherokee, it’s an easy stroll to walk to Cherokee’s quaint downtown. 


Whether you’re pulled by the impressive calendar of live entertainment, the world-class golf, the gigantic selection of tables, slots, and games, the decadence awaiting you at the Mandara Spa, or the resort shopping, you’ll be glad you were beckoned to visit and experience Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.