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Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos Announces Starting Pay Rate Increase

Your friends at Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos are grateful for your interest in a position with us. And we’re grateful that we’re able to offer employment opportunities in both the hospitality and gaming industry. As life begins to return or adjust to a new normal, we want to address you with a special message.

Cherokee, NC (May 17, 2021) – Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos today announced an increase to the starting pay rate for all non-tipped positions to $15 per hour. This wage increase for new and existing Team Members will go into effect immediately. Many tipped Team Members will also see an increase in their starting rate, which will vary by position. Other hourly and salaried Team Members, up to and including managers, who currently make more than $15 per hour will also receive a wage increase.   In addition to competitive wages, Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos offers a full portfolio of benefits including dental, medical, life and vision, a wide variety of career development opportunities including tuition reimbursement, and hiring bonuses up to $3,000.   Harrah’s Cherokee is looking to hire over 700 new Team Members. For more information on job openings, visit or visit in person at any of the many upcoming hiring events listed on the website.   “Harrah’s Cherokee is committed to being the employer of choice in Western North Carolina. In this competitive job market, we are hopeful that the combination of a $15 per hour starting wage, an exceptional benefits package, and hiring bonuses will help us recruit the top talent. We’re looking for employees who enjoy building connections with each other and our guests by creating memorable moments – creating the extraordinary.”   Hiring Bonus All front of house, guest contact positions will receive a minimum hiring bonus of $500. Select positions will be eligible to receive up to a $1,000, $2,000 or $3,000 hiring bonus if certain criteria are met. Bonuses will be paid in four installments (one payment each quarter) for one year active employment. Bonus availability and amounts may adjust as needed.    Benefits 100% Employer-paid medical, dental, and life insurance for full-time employees. Paid time off. 401K with up to 5% employer match. 

Here, jobs become careers. And careers turn into fun, fulfilling lives.

With so many different types of jobs and so many career paths, life at Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos is fun, fast-paced, and filled with great people like yourself. We can’t wait to have you join our team!

Thank you,

Your friends on the Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos Talent Acquisition Teams

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel are enterprises of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and managed by Caesars Entertainment. Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest casino company.