One of the popular casinos in North Carolina has recently introduced a designated area for smoking.

Harrahs Cherokee Casino Resort has now opened a smoking room on its casino floor. This information was confirmed by us after reaching out to a representative from Harrahs Cherokee. The news was initially reported by John Mehaffey in December.

Lets take a look at the smoking section at Harrahs Cherokee. This established area, situated towards the rear of the high limits section is relatively new and was inaugurated within the past two weeks.

Within the smoking room there are North Carolina sports betting apps available for customers to enjoy while indulging in smoking. According to a post on X by John Mehaffey there are 200 slots available in this dedicated space.

After than three and a half years of being completely non smoking Harrahs Cherokee has responded to “competing North Carolina sportsbook promos options in the area” (VA) where smoking is allowed by introducing this separate smoking room with around 200 slots. The room is isolated from the rest of the casino facilities.

The designated smoking area operates the clock, seven days a week.

When it comes to accessing this established smoking room, an employee from Harrahs Cherokee mentioned that it is conveniently accessible, from any entrance you choose to enter through. The casino suggests that customers either use the valet service or park in the self park parking garage. Those who choose to park in the garage can choose any level. Once they leave their vehicle they should make their way to level two, where the main casino floor is located.

Why did the casino decide to introduce a smoking section? According to an article on X by Mehaffey it was a response to competition from casinos in Virginia that allow smoking. For years Harrahs Cherokee was a smoke free establishment.

Although the representative who spoke with us did not provide a reason for reintroducing a smoking section it seems that customer demand played a significant role. After being entirely smoke free for four years there was some resistance from patrons regarding this policy change, which led the casino to open a small section for smoking indoors.

This decision comes at a time when there is a movement nationwide and in North Carolina to ban smoking in casinos.

Here are some things you should know about Harrahs Cherokee. It is considered North Carolina‘s casino and arguably one of the most popular ones. The facility often hosts events, like the World Series of Poker Circuit. Situated at 777 Casino Drive in Cherokee this casino provides an array of entertainment options. With a 3,400 slot machines, video poker games, over 160 table games and even retail North Carolina sports betting there’s something, for everyone here. One of the attractions is the Caesars Sportsbook which features seven ticket windows ten self service kiosks and an impressive 90 foot wall adorned with numerous television screens. Additionally visitors can take advantage of the casinos hotel offering than 1,100 rooms and indulge in a delightful dining experience at any of their fifteen different restaurants.

✅ Fact Checked on January 27, 2024 by Ken Weaver