Cherokee Tribal Council to build new Casino in Murphy NC!
It’s official - Cherokee Tribal Council to build new Casino in Murphy NC! Cherokee County, NC should soon see a much-needed economic boost to the area. Tribal Council voted 11-1 to build a casino on a tract of trust land in Murphy NC.
The Mountain Living Team let you know about the Cherokee Casino in Murphy NC and now it is official! With a construction budget of around $110 million, the casino will be around 50,000 square feet and will have 1,100 gaming machines, 30-40 table games, a food court, and a 300-room hotel. A temporary facility will be built and open within six months of breaking ground. The full facility will be open 18 months after the groundbreaking, and the temporary facility will be converted to a storage facility at that point.
As reported in the Cherokee One Feather Tribal Council Chairman Jim Owle noted, “I think it is a great opportunity.” He praised the work of the members of Tribal Council and Principal Chief Michell Hicks on the recent changes to the Tribal – State gaming compact that paved the way for a second casino operation by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
The new Casino is projected to create between 500-800 jobs and is sure to make our small town an even greater destination spot for not only all the great outdoor activities, arts and lifestyle, but indoor gaming for some too!
Lee & Carol Barbour ~ The Mountain Living Team ~ www.LeeAndCarol.com
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