Cherokee Casino visitors can enjoy video gaming opportunities that are unique to this casino, located in Cherokee, North Carolina. There are more than 600 "Lock N Roll" games on offer, and these unique video games offer denominations that range from a nickel to 100 dollars. Complementing the "Lock N Roll" games are a variety of slot machine games that include favorites such as Wheel of Fortune and Blazin' 7s. For table game fans, playing digital blackjack or digital mini baccarito are among the options, and if you prefer poker, you can play with up to nine additional people at the video poker tables. Live dealers are in place at the tables, and while you don't use actual cards, real chips help to make for a more authentic experience.
While the lively gaming action is what draws many people to the Harrah's Cherokee Casino in North Carolina, it's not the only thing that there is to enjoy. Visitors also come to see exciting shows, concerts, and events, and during the day, teeing it up at the highly praised Sequoyah National Golf Club can be a fine way to spend some time. This par-72 golf course opened in 2009, and it's been impressing people in the industry ever since. As for the shows and concerts that are held at the Cherokee Casino, they figure among the hottest events in the area. Famous comedians such as Bill Cosby and Jeff Foxworthy have dropped by in the past to do a set, and for music fans, the list of past headliners includes the likes of Wayne Newton, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, and Brooks & Dunn, among others.
The Harrah's Cherokee events include more than just concerts and comedy shows. Chinese acrobats wow the crowd with their spectacular Cirque Shanghai performances, which follow along the lines of the famous Cirque du Soleil shows. Regardless of the kind of event that you choose to attend, you can get some food and drinks before the curtain rises. Thanks to a $633 million expansion program, the Cherokee Casino offers more dining choices than ever. A la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners can be enjoyed at one of the restaurants, and as you might expect, a buffet restaurant also figures among the dining venues. Another smaller buffet restaurant offers tempting breakfast and dinner spreads, and if you're only in the mood for something fast and casual, two cafes serve up things like coffee, pastries, sandwiches. One of the cafes is open 24 hours a day, as is true of the casino floor.
Thanks to the 24-hour gaming possibilities and the fact that the Harrah's Cherokee events are mostly nighttime events, many visitors book a room at the attached hotel. While it's not overly luxurious, the Cherokee Casino Hotel offers plenty of comfort in its guest rooms. These rooms are found in two different towers, and among the standard amenities that they offer are cable TV, coffee makers, and hair dryers. For those who are interested, some of the rooms offer added amenities that aim to please. These amenities include whirlpool tubs and upscale furnishings, making this a fine choice for a North Carolina hotel even if you are not one to gamble.
A stay at the Cherokee Casino Hotel can be rewarding for many different reasons. The surrounding area is prime for activities such as hiking and whitewater rafting, and if you enjoy scenic drives, an entrance to the famed Blue Ridge Parkway is just a mile from the hotel. Any number of fun side trips can be enjoyed when you're not enjoying Harrah's Cherokee events or tempting Lady Luck on the casino floor. The delightful city of Asheville is only about 50 miles away to the east, so you might keep it in mind when looking to add to your side trip options.