CHEROKEE, NC - May 27, 2020 - Today, Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos announced that it will open to the public at 6am on Thursday, May 28, in accordance with directives from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI). The properties initially opened on May 18 to invitation only guests.
Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos will operate at 30% capacity, consistent with NC and Tribal guidelines and operating with social distancing in place. Most restaurants are open with limited seating as well as carryout options. Other amenities will also open in phases as determined by the state of NC and the EBCI.
Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos are focused on the well-being of team members, guests and the community, and are striving to create enjoyable environments that emphasize sanitization and physical distancing practices. Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos will implement new health and safety protocols previously announced by Caesars Entertainment Corporation (“Caesars Entertainment”), which enhance its existing plans and practices in these areas.
Among the enhanced health and safety protocols are more-frequent cleaning and sanitization. Employee health checks are conducted daily, and employees are required to wear masks, which will be provided by the Company. Guests will undergo temperature checks before entering the casinos and are also required to wear masks. The casino gaming areas will temporarily be non-smoking.
Further updates on Caesars Entertainment’s response to COVID-19 can be found at: https://www.caesars.com/corporate/coronavirus-guest-information.
ABOUT Harrah's Cherokee Casinos- An Enterprise of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort is located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. The Casino has over 3,000 games. The property also features over 1,100 hotel rooms, the Le Fu Men gaming area, 10 restaurants, the luxurious 18,000 square foot Mandara Spa, nine retail shops and the 3,000 plus seat Event Center. In addition to the 56-acre property, guests have privileged access to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian-owned Sequoyah National Golf Club. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort is also home to the UltraStar Multi-tainment center which features 24 bowling lanes, an arcade, and 3 bars. Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel is located near Murphy, North Carolina. The Cherokee County, NC facility features over 1,000 games, The Food Market, Landing Cafe and a 300-room, full service hotel. Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel hosts the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center which features 16 bowling lanes, an arcade, and bar..