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Posted: April 1, 2020



April 1, 2020

Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos Extends Temporary Closure Through April
As the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat both locally and nationally, Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos (Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort & Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel) has further extended its closure through the end of April.
Following the guidelines and recommendations of government officials and health agencies, the company remains committed to keeping its employees and communities safe.
As previously announced, employees of Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos will continue to be paid through April 15, however, during the extended closure beginning on April 16 the majority of employees will be placed on furlough. Furloughed employees will continue to receive medical benefits which will be provided and paid for by the company through reopening or June 30, whichever comes first.
Harrah’s Cherokee looks forward to welcoming back its employees and guests and will continue to work with Tribal leaders to identify an appropriate reopening date.
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. .
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