North Carolina Casinos
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North Carolina has two Indian casinos and they are not required to release information on the payback percentages of their games. However, according to the terms of their compact with the state, the video machines must be games of skill and they are required to return a minimum of 83% to a maximum of 98%.
Some of the slots offered are called “Lock N Roll” and are different than slots you will find in traditional casinos. With these “skill” slots you have two opportunities to spin the reels. The “skill” factor comes into play because after seeing the results of your first spin you then have to decide whether to keep none, one, two, or all three of the symbols on each reel before you spin them again.
The casinos also offer more traditional looking slots, called “Cherokee Raffle Reels.” However, once again, they operate differently from regular slot machines because you are actually being entered into a raffle drawing.
Both casinos offer live blackjack, roulette and craps. Optional games include: mini-baccarat, poker, let it ride, Mississippi stud and three card poker. Both casinos are open 24 hours and the minimum gambling age is 21.
For more information on visiting North Carolina call the state’s division of travel & tourism at (800) 847-4862 or go to: www.visitnc.com
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