Caesars Entertainment and the Eastern Bank of Cherokee Indians have pulled back the curtain on a planned $275m expansion project at the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel.
The EBCI owned and Caesars operated venue is scheduled to complete the upgrades in 2024, with the project set to create more than 2,500 construction jobs and more than 100 operational positions upon opening.
Planned additions include 25,000 square feet of expanded gaming floor that will include a 50 per cent increase of slot machines, table games and more.
This new space will comprise 400 new slot machines, 12 additional table games, 10-table World Series of Poker room and a 22-seat centre bar featuring 14 tabletop gaming units.
Furthermore, the expanded property will also encompass a 296-room hotel tower, fresh dinings concept, 9,600 square-foot spa and salon and parking structure complete with 1,700 spaces.
The ceremony saw remarks from Richard Sneed, EBCI Principal Chief, Barron Fuller, Caesars Entertainment Regional President, and Tommy Lambert, Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise Chair, in addition to leadership from Harrah’s Cherokee including Brooks Robinson, Regional Senior Vice President & General Manager, and Lumpy Lambert, General Manager of Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel.
“We are thrilled to gather today to see this project commence”, said Lambert. The completion of this project will further enhance our guests experience, economic impact to the region and will demonstrate our commitment to remaining a powerhouse in the entertainment industry across the enterprise.”
Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River first opened its doors to guests on September 28, 2015, with the groundbreaking ceremony closely following its seventh Anniversary.
“Since opening day we have continued to exceed all expectations set for us,” added Lambert. “This will be our second expansion project since opening, with the first expansion completed back in 2017. We are grateful for the continued support we have received and look forward to welcoming guests to enjoy new experiences in 2024.”