Harrah’s Cherokee casino is about to invest over $200 Million for the expansion of the casino. Board members have agreed to make this change to the casino and for that reason they approved the expansion plan.
Earlier this month the tribe’s approved the agreement which says that the casino will invest at least $200 Million to its existing property to add another 600 to 800 rooms.
The casino will also add 100,000 feet of convention space, which is just 15,000 square feet currently.
Hotel official says there are currently 1,100 rooms available with 99 percent occupancy rate throughout the year.
Harrah’s Cherokee casino includes 3,600 slot machines and 170 table games with live dealers.
The regional vice president of Harrah’s casino Leeann Bridges says that the casino need more of convention business and hence we are going to add much space in it. According to Bridges, the casino has limited convention business only from money to Thursday, while Friday, Saturday and Sundays are booked only for gamblers.
He said we certainly know how much business we have lost or denied due to limited space on our casino-hotel, but things will be changed in upcoming months. We are going to tap everything that is required to gather good business either from gamblers or from business leaders.
He said though there is no timetable for the expansion, but it will take some weeks to start the work. take look at online casinos usa to get a better deal from the best of the sites.
Harrah’s casino will have to hire more employees after the completion of the work. Currently there are 2,600 people working as employee in Cherokee, whereas Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel has total 1,000 employees.
Economic analyst Steve Morse welcomes this move taken by Harrah’s. He said it will be good for local people who are looking to be hired as either housekeeper or card dealers.