Phone:
(828) 497-8284
Minimum Age:
21
Poker Tables:
20 Tables
Hours:
24/7
  • Harrah's Cherokee

I visited the Harrahs Casino to play poker on Dec 30-31, 2016. I played 1/2 NLHE cash games for most of the time and played the $135 tournament. I found all of the dealers to be pleasant and professional. The other poker players were also pleasant. The cash game rake was 10% up to $7 which is fairly high. There were no bad beat jackpots or high hand promotions, which I liked. I think they had about 20 tables, most of which were full on the dates we were there (New Years weekend). The floor personnel were very efficient at keeping the waitlist moving. The $135 tournament was raked pretty high (100 to prize pool, 35 to casino) and we had 125 players enter, including re-entries that ran through the break after level 7. We stayed at the Days Inn across the street at about $171 for the night for basic accommodations - nothing fancy. The casino itself seems expensive. It is run by the Cherokee tribe and seems to have a live poker monopoly in NC, southern VA, eastern TN, and northern GA. Coffee and soft drinks are complementary but not alcohol ($4 - $5). No food service at the tables but the food court and Brio restaurant are close. Free parking. 9 players per table for cash games, 10 for tourney. Chairs are 4-legged chairs and not swivel. Bring your Total Rewards card or get one here. I think I got $1 per hour in comp dollars, some of which I used at the food court for my $16 sandwich, chips, and drink. The poker room is upstairs and is smoke free. There is sometimes noise from entertainment in the theater next door or in the open area downstairs, but is otherwise fairly quiet - no annoying slot machines. All-in-all, a great poker room if Vegas is not convenient for you.

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