New Harrah’s Cherokee Casino just weeks away from grand opening

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – The Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel grand opening in Murphy, NC is just over a month away! Doors open Sept. 28, at 2 p.m.

The brand new casino is only a convenient 90 minute drive from Chattanooga, and will feature 50,000 square feet of gaming space along with more than 1,000 slots and 70 traditional table games.

"We have a lot of new games mixed in with a lot of favorites that our guests who traveled to Cherokee have enjoyed over the years," said General Manager, Lumpy Lambert, "So it should be a good experience and a good mix for everyone."

Lambert said the new facility will also benefit the local community in a big way, attracting plenty of tourists and creating hundreds of new jobs, “Our hiring focus has been on the region. So we’re bringing 800 to 900 positions to the region, and that’s about a $32 – 39 million payroll we anticipate.”

The new facility will also include a five-outlet Food Market, open to all ages, and a 300 room full service hotel.

"We know it’ll be a good thing for the region," said Lambert, "We provide great service in Cherokee, and we’re gonna provide great service at Valley River."

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