USA – It has been announced today that a North Carolina casino establishment; Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, has signed a deal with Finland engineering firm Kone.
The deal will see Kone, an auto-walk service provider, supply and fit escalators and elevators in the casino establishment’s brand new conference centre and resort.
Harrah’s Cherokee is currently owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and operated by Caesars Entertainment.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, is a federally recognized Indian Tribe and has owned the casino since 1997.
The resort will consist of over seven-hundred hotel rooms and a conference space spanning more than 80,000 square feet.
All together, the venue will install 16 elevators that will commence during the summer of 2020 and will complete next year.
Executive vice president of Kone Americas, Larry Wash said:
“The reliable, smart building solutions Kone provides are a perfect match for this high-profile project. Kone elevators deliver a superior customer experience and exceptional energy efficiency, all of which are essential to smooth people flow in hotels and resorts.”
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort currently has three hotel towers and a casino that offers casino games that all have an element of skill in order to comply with state laws.
Some slot machines at the venue have been adapted to include a hold, or lock, feature so that the player can select which reels are locked, if any, and re-spin the slot game again.
Also, unlike regular video slot machines found at other casinos, Harrah’s Cherokee has converted many slot machines to include ‘Cherokee Raffle Reels’, whereby the player must insert their reward card in to the slot machine before playing so that they are automatically entered in to a raffle system.
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort also offers a dedicated poker room with daily tournaments and plays host to World Series of Poker circuit events.