North Carolina Casinos


There are two Indian casinos in North Carolina and both offer electronic games, such as slot machines, as well as table games. the casinos are not required to release information on the payback percentages of their electronic 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%. 

In many states the slot machine payback statistics for that particular state’s casinos are released as a matter of public record. However, North Carolina is not one of those states. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for all U.S. casinos.

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 two North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 the casinos in North Carolina, or for other tourism information, call the state’s division of travel & tourism at (800) 847-4862 or go to:

Below is a list of all North Carolina casinos. Click on the name of a casino to see a page of detailed information about it.

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