The passage of senate bill 154 was the critical first step toward legal sports betting in North Carolina, however there are still steps that remain. As the gaming compact between North Carolina and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is being amended, Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos continue preparations to take those first bets on professional and collegiate sporting events. Construction of The Book at both casinos is underway, and key personnel have been hired. We look forward to announcing an official opening date in the near future.
Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos is excited to bring a new game to town. Governor Roy Cooper signed Senate Bill 154 into law, allowing the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to open sportsbooks at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel. Guests will soon be able to wager on collegiate and professional sports as well as on off-track horse racing at both locations.
The Book at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel will be located near the promotions stage.
“This is an exciting time,” said Brooks Robinson, Regional Senior Vice President and General Manager of Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos. “We continuously work to offer new experiences and opportunities to our customers and are confident that our new sportsbook will be an added delight for our guests and sports fans.”