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Rolling the dice on a new casino in Murphy

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MURPHY, NC (WRCB) -

An enterprise of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel is scheduled to open Monday afternoon.

Located near Murphy, North Carolina, the Cherokee County facility will feature 50,000 square feet of gaming with over 1,000 slots and 70 traditional table games, a five-outlet Food Market and a 300-room, full service hotel.

The new casino joins the existing Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort located nearby.

Construction on the facility began in October of 2013, which created 500 construction jobs according to the casino.

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