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Anyone have info on Harrahs Cherokee?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by sharper, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. sharper

    sharper Low-Roller

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    Heading to Gatlinburg area next week for a family vacation. My uncle has a friend who has a cabin there that's really nice and I've been there before, but way back when I was in college. It was around 2000 I think and I wasn't old enough to gamble then.

    Mostly going to relax and play some heated games of Rook. I remember there not being a ton to do, which is fine with me because I wouldn't mind reading and just hanging out for a while but I saw where Harrahs Cherokee is about an hour away. Is it worth a trip? Table games have good odds? Slots tight? VP playable? Free drinks? Any info is welcome. Thanks.
     
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  2. PTC Larry

    PTC Larry Low-Roller

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    Harrahs has changed quite a bit in the last few years. It is very large and has every game Las Vegas casino. It has three hotels but looks like you won't need a room. Plenty of penny quarter and dollar slot machines. Most table games including BJ, Craps, 3 card and 4 card poker, Mississippi Stud and others I can't remember. It is a nice drive through the mountains from Gatlinburg in the National Forest. Go and enjoy yourself. If you are a Harrahs reward card member use the card for rewards.
     
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  3. miniwhale

    miniwhale Low-Roller

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    Nice casino, but no free drinks, and slots are very tight. Depending on when you go, especially Saturday nights, it can be hard to get on a lot of the machines. But it is a large casino with lots of tables and slots. We go maybe twice a year and love the drive!
     
  4. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Drive over the mountain is very scenic and can be slow depending on tourists. If you are a CET regular, you might think about a room for the night as I would not drive that road after dark, especially after a few drinks.

    There are three hotel wings, but really just one hotel. Nice Diamond lounge. Drinks are not free, but cheap (state law). Fun place. Go there often.
     
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  5. Jaci2014

    Jaci2014 Low-Roller

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    Was there yesterday. Beautiful casino but slots are tight!
     
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    I recommend visiting the casino towards the end of your 'cabin adventure'. It's a beautiful modern casino that will put a spell on you. If you visit at the beginning of your cabin adventure you won't want to go back to the cabin; you won't be in the cabin frame of mind anymore but will want to be in the big new modern shiny casino and you won't enjoy the rest of the trip. Enjoy the first part of the trip for what it is...a cabin stay in the beautiful mountains, then, at the end, switch gears and drive to the casino.
     
  7. sharper

    sharper Low-Roller

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    Thanks for all the response so far guys. Really appreciate it.
     
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  8. jcombs

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    I'm in Atlanta and head up there a few times a year. Slots are tight, but I'm a table games guy, so that's not that big of a drag. Drinks aren't free, but are cheap (and half-priced on top of that in the diamond lounge if you are diamond). The casino itself is really nice. The rooms are nicer than any standard room I've stayed in in Vegas (barring the Cromwell...maybe, though the rooms in Cherokee are bigger). Dinner options are limited, but a Brio Italian and Ruth Chris are pretty good.
     
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    I live in NC and play Cherokee fairly regularly. My games are craps and blackjack. They usually have a $10 minimum craps table open...sometimes in off hours, they will drop the minimum down to $5. Blackjack games on the main floor are all 6 deck, 3:2, double after split, but no resplit aces and no surrender. Most tables are $15 minimum. There's always one $5 table, but it's always full (and often has people waiting to play). There are also several $25 minimum tables.

    Overall, it's a very nice casino in a gorgeous part of the country.
     
  10. blackjack4me

    blackjack4me Tourist

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    Also in NC and make the trek about 4 or 5 times a year. They have recently added two 2-deck pitch games for BJ in the High Limit rooms...one at the $50 minimum...the other at the $100. I like to handle the cards, so this has been an enjoyable change of pace. In addition to BJ, Craps and Roulette they have several of the specialty games - 3-Card Poker, Hi-card Flush, Let it Ride, Mini-Bac, etc. There is also a decent poker room near Brio on the second floor that has a WSOP circuit games finishing up this weekend.
     
  11. Dr Nostron

    Dr Nostron Low-Roller

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    Nothing much to add - I really enjoy this casino as well