Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Poker Room

Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River opened the second North Carolina poker room on May 22, 2024. It is home to 10 tables. The main games are no limit Texas hold’em and pot limit Omaha. All games are cash. There are no tournaments, which are scheduled to start in July. 

There are nine or ten seats per table, depending on the game and the time of day. The Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River poker room opens at 10am daily. It goes dark at 2am on weeknights and 4am on weekends. Players may get on the waitlist through the Bravo Poker Live app. The other waitlist option is calling (828) 422-5678. Players have 90 minutes to arrive before being removed from the waitlist. Checking in is required to remain on the list upon arrival.

Harrah's Cherokee Valley River in North Carolina
Welcome to Harrahs Cherokee Valley River in North Carolina

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Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Cash Games

The Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River poker room has four standard cash games. The options are 1/3 and 2/5 no limit hold’em and 1/2 and 2/5 pot limit Omaha. The buy-in is $100 to $300 for the 1/2 and 1/3 games. It is $200 to $1000 for the 2/5 ones. Higher limit games, like 5/10, and fixed limit ones, are available if there is enough interest. 

Poker tournaments

The poker room opened without tournaments. All action is at ring games. That changes on July 1. No limit Texas hold’em tournaments start that Monday at 7pm. The buy-in is $80 with $60 going into the prize pool and the house keeping the other $20 as an admin fee. The same tournament will be offered on Thursdays at 7pm. 

Poker room promotions

The opening promotion is a bad beat jackpot. A player who loses quad kings or better wins $10,000. The hand that beats it receives $5000. All players who received a hand in that deal get $1000. This promotion runs through June 30. In July, there will be $100 hourly splash pots on Friday nights and Saturday and Sunday afternoons and evenings. See the poker room manager for promotional rules. 

Players receive 100 Caesars Rewards credits per hour when clocked in at cash games. This is equal to $1 an hour in comps. These may be used at any Caesars casino. 

Environment

The poker room is small. It is new so it may take time for dealers and players to get the hang of it. The property is still under construction. This is a small nuisance to players, especially when parking. The property’s renovation is expected to finish by the end of 2024.

Poker room rake

Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River ties for the highest rake in the region. It charges 10% up to $7. The jackpot drop is $1. Harrah’s Cherokee shares this excessive rake amount. 

Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Poker Room FAQs

Is the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River poker room open 24 hours a day?

No. The Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River poker room opens at 10am every day. It closes at 2am on weeknights and 4am on weekends. The main Harrah’s Cherokee poker room is open 24 hours on weekends.

What is the closest poker room to Atlanta? 

The closest poker room to most Atlantans is at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River.

What is the closest poker room to Chattanooga?

Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River is the closest poker room to Chattanooga. 

What games are dealt at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River poker room?

Most tables are no limit hold’em. There are also pot limit Omaha and fixed limit hold’em games available. 

Does the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River poker room deal tournament?

Not yet. Tournaments are expected to start on July 1, 2024.

Does the WSOP Circuit play at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River?

No. The WSOP Circuit events do not stop at Valley River. These are played at the main Harrah’s Cherokee casino an hour east. 

Is smoking permitted at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River poker room?

No. The entire casino is smoke-free. 

What is the poker rake at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River?

The rake is 10% up to $7. There is also a $1 drop that funds promotions.

Last Updated on May 21, 2024 by Kristina Mehaffey