Cherokee casino gets card dealers

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Cherokee casino gets card dealers
Governor, tribe sign 30-year pact for casino
8:47 PM, Nov. 28, 2011**|**


Cherokee casino gets card dealers
Governor, tribe sign 30-year pact for casino
8:47 PM, Nov. 28, 2011**|** Comments


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RALEIGH ? Harrah?s Cherokee Casino will soon have Las Vegas-style card dealers under an agreement with Gov. Bev Perdue signed on Monday.

Lawmakers must support the deal with changes to the state?s gambling law.

The card dealers will mean an estimated 400 new jobs at the casino, already one of the largest employers in Western North Carolina and millions of dollars more in profits for the tribe.

The state will get a cut of the new games starting at 4 percent for the first five years and increasing to 8 percent for the last five years.

The money will go to schools, Perdue said.

The agreement, known as a gaming compact, will last for 30 years. Perdue and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have been negotiating for months.

Principal Chief Michell Hicks, who has been working on the deal for eight years, said it would be an economic benefit to the tribe and WNC.

His negotations spanned the term of two governors.

?It?s definitely a burden lifted,? he said. ?It?s just been sitting there for a long time, so it feels great know we have finally pushed the ball to a new level.?

Leaders in the House and Senate have said they would support the deal.

The legislature must modify the gambling law to allow card dealers in Cherokee.

The agreement gives the tribe exclusive rights to operate the only casino west of Interstate 26. In exchange, the tribe will give part of the profits to the state. They will go to a yet-to-be-named ?education initiative.?

Perdue, in letters to the tribe, has said she wants the money for the NC Pre-K program, which is not currently funded. She also wants tuition assistance for math, science and engineering fields.

Allocating the gambling money is something that Perdue, a Democrat, and Republican leaders disagree on.

The governor wants the money to go straight to schools while ranking lawmakers want it to go into the state?s general fund.
 
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lived 90 minutes from the place for 10 years and never set foot in the joint. reason...all video. will have to check it out.

Thanks for the post 5tp
 

Herbie

EOG Addicted
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I went there many years back and (for the same reasons as Almost Allright) wasn't all that impressed...

Is this still the only casino in North Carolina?
 
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Alabama needs to wake the fuck up and smell the revenue. Cheese and crackers my state is fucking awful.
 
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I went there many years back and (for the same reasons as Almost Allright) wasn't all that impressed...

Is this still the only casino in North Carolina?
Yes but i don't know if it willl be the last. an interesting snippet of this agreement was the cherokees want the rights to the only casino west of I 26. That verbage leads me to believe something else might pop up in NC.
 
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Caesars is going bring experienced dealers & floor people in until the local staff is train. I think target date is July 4th. Damn the casino already packed..
 
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I'm thinking of going there this July 4th.... Its going be wall to wall ppl farting on each other ... but I want check it out. Iwill play blackjack or poker depending on the situation.. I give a review afterward
 
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Didn't go yet. Because Harrah have not put live cards... Indians are taking their sweet time. Report rooms are hard to get unless you are a 7 star player
 

The Seer

EOG Dedicated
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Alabama needs to wake the fuck up and smell the revenue. Cheese and crackers my state is fucking awful.
I would settle for a sports bar to sell beer on Sundays. Right now only a private club can sell liquor on Sundays. The Lake Martin Sports bar (was Oyster bar & grill) is closed. The State even hit on a church for having a champagne breakfast on Easter dawn. Formerly of Auburn here.
 
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Harrahs setting up 7 crap tables right now! All of people with the the golden touch get ready to set those bones in Sept :yankcl:
 
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16 live BJ tables have started .... I havn't made the trip yet.. Still waiting on crap tables and some money to go:LMAO
 
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Live Blackjack have started in the High roller pit. $50 & $100 minuim per hand. So bring a roll of money all tables was filled. They have moved the poker room upstair.... crap still in Sept..
 
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Harrah open up 3 crap tables , 2 roulette tables along wth 2 $25 bla ckjack tables along with the high roller pit
 
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2 pits of blackjack one 5 dollar table mostly 10 and 15 dollar. 6 deck shoe dealt down to about 75 percent. Not bad. Played a ten dollar table and spread my range from 10 to 100 with no heat from the pit
 
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Went this past Sunday place is pack like sardines. All craps and BJ tables $15 And $25 minimum. Comps are worst in casino industry. Don`t eat at food court worst food I ever ate.
 
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Went this past Sunday place is pack like sardines. All craps and BJ tables $15 And $25 minimum. Comps are worst in casino industry. Don`t eat at food court worst food I ever ate.
Memorial day weekend. I bet it was nuts. I hit a BBQ joint in Brevard ...it was damn good.
 
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