Introduction to North Carolina Slot Machine Casino Gambling
North Carolina slot machine casino gambling consists of two tribal casinos in the Great Smoky Mountains in the western tip of the state and a third, newer tribal casino 40 miles west to Charlotte.
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Relevant Legal Statutes on Gambling in North Carolina
The minimum legal gambling age in North Carolina depends upon the gambling activity:
- Land-Based Casinos: 21
- Poker Rooms: 21
- Bingo: 18
- Lottery: 18
- Pari-Mutuel Wagering: Not available
Video poker machines were once widespread in the state, but 2000’s state regulations limited video poker machines to three per site and banned the installation of new video gaming machines.
In 2007, after nearly a half dozen attempts, the state legislature fully banned commercially owned video poker machines and video gaming machines.
North Carolina has a single federally recognized American Indian tribe, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The tribe has built two casinos on its Qualla Boundary lands located in the Great Smoky Mountains.
The type of casino action found at these Indian casinos includes “skill or dexterity” based video slot machines. These tribal casinos offer a variety of table games.
Although owned by the tribe, operation of both casinos is by Harrah’s which, itself, is a brand for Caesars Entertainment. The tribe owns and operates a high-stakes bingo hall.
Slot Machine Private Ownership in North Carolina
It is legal to own a slot machine privately in the state of North Carolina if it is 25 years old or older.
Gaming Control Board in North Carolina
Because North Carolina has no commercial casinos or other types of commercial gaming, the state does not have a gaming commission or control board.
Casinos in North Carolina
There are three American Indian tribal casinos in North Carolina. These two casinos are in the Great Smoky Mountains in the western part of the state and a third tribal casino closer to Charlotte.
The largest casino in North Carolina is Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.
The second largest is Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel.
Commercial Casinos in North Carolina
There are no commercial casinos in North Carolina.
Tribal Casinos in North Carolina
The three tribal casinos in North Carolina are:
- Catawba Two Kings Casino in Kings Mountain, 93 miles southeast of Asheville.
- Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Whittier, 50 miles west of Asheville.
- Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel in Murphy, 109 miles southwest of Asheville.
Other Gambling Establishments
As an alternative to enjoying North Carolina slot machine casino gambling, consider exploring casino options in a nearby state. Bordering North Carolina is:
- North: Virginia Slots
- East: The Atlantic Ocean
- South: Georgia Slots and South Carolina Slots
- West: Tennessee Slots
Each of the links above will take you to my blog for that neighboring U.S. state to North Carolina.
Our North Carolina Slots Facebook Group
Are you interested in sharing and learning with other slots enthusiasts in North Carolina? If so, join our North Carolina slots community on Facebook. All you’ll need is a Facebook profile to freely join this Facebook Group community.
There, you can meeting online and privately share your slots experiences as well as chat with local slots enthusiasts about playing slot machines in North Carolina. Join us!
Theoretical Payouts and Return Statistics in North Carolina
The theoretical minimum and maximum payouts set by the tribal-state gaming compact is 83% and 98%.
The tribal casinos in North Carolina, per the same compact, are not required to provide publicly available return statistics.
Summary of North Carolina Slot Machine Casino Gambling
North Carolina slot machine casino gambling consists of two tribal casinos in the western tip of the state. A third, newer tribal casino is closer Charlotte.
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