Cherokee Indian Casino Coming to the Mountains in Murphy, North Carolina and Cherokee County?

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Real Estate Agent with Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor

According to the headline in today's Cherokee Scout, Cherokee County, North Carolina is now one step closer to having legal gambling.  Last week, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Council approved a resolution to study the feasibility of establishing a Class II gaming facility near Murphy, North Carolina.

The Eastern Band is one of the largest landholders in the county, with 5,367 acres, including a large parcel of land near Western Carolina Regional Airport and 1,203 acres off US19 near Walmart.  Harrah's Cherokee Casino, about 45 miles away from Murphy, is one of the largest employers in western North Carolina and draws more than 3.5 million visitors each year.

Plans were approved 2 years ago to spend $650 million expanding Harrah's Cherokee property, doubling the gambling floor and making the hotel a resort-style facility.  That expansion is scheduled for completion in 2012 and is expected to bring even more jobs to the local economy. 

A Class II gaming facility can include lotto, high stakes bingo and some types of card games.  If the  facility is built on tribal land, alcohol could be sold, even in unincorporated parts of the county.

I've been hearing rumors of a casino coming to this area since I moved here 8 years ago.  But all indications are that the high unemployment rate in our county caused by the downturn in the housing market may bring action this time.      

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Eleanor - You're right. This could be a big shot in the arm for our struggling economy. 

Aubrey - That is a great idea!  I'm all in favor of using land that has already been cleared and prepared for residential development and Cherokee County would be a beautiful location for a mountain resort.  

March 15, 2010 02:42 PM
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EJ.

Its great to see so much going on with in our county. I've been here ten years and i have to be honest gambling won't help everyone. Murphy now serves liquors and we can now top it off with a casino you Indians go and go BIG while your at it get me some medical attention for those of us who also need a shot, and please give it to me in the rump so know one will see the Brewzez hic up !  please excuse me, i think i had one to many. CASINO's, no just joking, Lets sell land and biuld up the population in murphy and let get those Dogs to win big.

December 16, 2010 09:01 AM
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reynolds colon

it's bound to help western carolinas its destroying families and people are abandoning homes due to lack of employment its been a long time that people have traveled many miles and have left there children and wifes to fend back home while there gone a large amount of the time and to get a steady job is hard only part time employment with no benifits how can we tend to our familys with out job and contructions its bound to make things better lets grow together and make our situations better

April 13, 2011 10:02 AM
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petia

Can you e-mail me more information about new kasino near Murphy, if is for shure deal and when will start build it.

Thank youa

July 10, 2012 04:59 PM
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ed

thanks

 

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