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North Carolina Casino Guide

Online Casinos in North Carolina

Although North Carolina has a long tradition with some great landbased casinos, it has not legalized online casinos. There have been discussions of legalizing online casinos, but there are no concrete plans in place at this time.  

North Carolina does have a state lottery, which can indicate an openness to other forms of betting.

The nearest online casinos will be in West Virginia, which has already approved legislation. Tennessee has approved online sports betting.

But, you can still register with a legal online casino while you're in Georgia. That means you can get the casino's bonus offers or deposit, and then play whenever you're in states where it's legal (even in a layover at the airport). (Do be aware of the casino bonus's expiry date, though.) 

Land-Based Casinos in North Carolina

Types of Casinos in North Carolina

There are two Indian casinos in North Carolina. Both casinos are affiliated with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians 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 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.

Options for Gambling in North Carolina

If you are looking for casinos in Charlotte, North Carolina or casinos near Raleigh you are in for a bit of a drive. Harrah's Cherokee is the closest casino to either of those cities and, unfortunately, it is 300 miles from Raleigh and 180 miles from Charlotte.

The two North Carolina casinos both offer traditional slot machines, as well as video poker. They also 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. 

If you are looking for the "new" casino in North Carolina that you keep hearing about, that would be Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel in Murphy, North Carolina. 

Gambling Laws in North Carolina

and the minimum gambling age is 21.

North Carolina Land-Based Casinos Map

You can easily see all casino locations by using our North Carolina casinos map. To zoom in, just click the + (plus) sign in the lower right corner of the map, or to zoom out, just click the – (minus) sign in the same area.

To move the map of casinos in North Carolina, click and hold down either of your mouse buttons. Then use the hand icon to drag the map in whichever direction you desire.

Each of the red icons on the map is a casino location. Just click on any red icon to see the name of the casino at that location. If you want more information on that casino, simply click again on the casino’s name and it will direct you to another page with detailed information on that particular casino, including address, phone number, toll-free phone number, room rates, casino size, dining information, games offered, availability of discounts for seniors, any special features, and a direct link to that casino’s website.

List of Casinos

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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For more information on visiting the casinos in North Carolina, or for other general tourism information, call the state’s division of travel & tourism at (800) 847-4862 or go to www.visitnc.com.


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