Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos Reports Significant Economic Impact in 2023

Harrahs Cherokee Casino

CHEROKEE, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos has reported a significant economic impact over the past year, contributing to North Carolina’s prosperity. The casinos, drawing visitors locally and beyond, have generated substantial revenue, creating jobs, boosting tourism, and fostering economic activity in the region. From diverse employment opportunities to stimulating local businesses, Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos stand as key drivers of North Carolina’s economic success.

Quantifying the Impact (FY 2023 Numbers):

  • $206,967,215 societal contributions: In 2023, Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos contributed over $200 million to the community, exceeding the average societal contributions per dollar of revenue compared to other North Carolina companies.
  • $129, 334,808 in salary & wages distributed (does not include benefits): Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos are major employers in the State of North Carolina, receiving wages far above the state’s minimum wage (for hourly positions). All Harrah’s Cherokee Casino employees have access to the tuition/certification reimbursement program and career growth opportunities within Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos.
  • $177,100,000 in total payments to vendors for goods/services: Harrah’s utilizes local vendors whenever possible, putting money directly into the counties they are in.
  •  >4.2 Million Total Visitors: Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos are driving forces behind tourism in North Carolina, bringing visitors to surrounding areas’ hotels, restaurants, and shops.
  • Over $1 million donated to local non-profits: Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos offered to local non-profits almost a million dollars in the past year through support of events, donations and contributions from casino guests and employees, including WNC Communities, MANNA, Cherokee Indian Hospital Foundation and NC Senior Games.