rdw4potus
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August 28th, 2019 at 11:23:44 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

No airline tickets, it is not possible to fly to Cherokee, NC. And the roads are twisty windy - the last 20 miles (from all directions) are two lane roads through the mountains.

If you needed a casino for a movie at which everyone is stranded (due to a snowstorm, or something) then Harrah's Cherokee would be it. "Murder by BJ" or something like that.



It's nowhere near 20 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway (US74) to the casino. I guess you've never approached from the East?
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August 28th, 2019 at 12:37:30 PM permalink
Quote: DeMango

Thank you to all that have convinced me not to go to Cherokee! I assume Murphy is just as bad?



Craps-wise, IMHO, if you enjoy Harrahs Gulf Coast casino in Biloxi, you'll probably love the NC properties Caesars operates. As folks noted, they like "full" tables, While the tables are seldom empty, they might be a ripe target for some out-of-town sharpie. One moderately long roll could fire up an easily excited rail.

Non-casino room rates (at well-rated Cherokee motels and when not "special" times) were about $90 (M-Th) and $110 (weekend). Peter's Pancake House is the go-to place for Breakfast (24-hr IIRC). Maybe worth a visit if you are in the area, but somewhat out of the way otherwise.
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August 28th, 2019 at 3:29:26 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

It's nowhere near 20 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway (US74) to the casino. I guess you've never approached from the East?



No, I haven't. I've approached from I-40 (from North) and also from Tennessee side of Great Smoky mountains. (from West). And from what the maps tells me, there appears to be plenty of curvy mountain roads from the South and East as well.
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