New Year’s Eve 2023 Celebrations Guide For North Carolina Casinos

Noted inventor Charles Kettering, who is credited with perfecting the electric starting motor, said “Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.”

A new year can also be a chance to change your fortune, and the casinos in North Carolina are offering several opportunities for their guests to do just that in their New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Even if you don’t win a cash prize or contest on NYE, being a guest at Harrah’s Cherokee, Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River, or Catawba Two Kings casinos on Sunday, Dec. 31 can be a superb way to put an exclamation point on 2023!*

Here’s our annual end-of-the-year roundup of New Year’s Eve promotional offers and celebration plans at North Carolina’s three casinos.

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

New Year’s Eve Chance to Win a Million Contest

Someone could win $1 million from Harrah’s Cherokee. How do you enter? Swipe your Caesars Rewards card during play or swipe it at a Promotions Kiosk to enter.

Your latest swipes to enter must occur before Dec. 31 at 3 PM. Drawings will be held hourly starting at noon and run through 4 p.m. You must be present to have a chance to win a prize.

If your name is called, report to the first-floor Rotunda to claim your place as a finalist. All finalists will have three spins on the wheel. Their three spins must total exactly $10,000 to win the $1 million cash prize. If it does not match $10,000, they win the sum of the three spins.

A representative of Harrah’s told NCSharp that their casinos see many people on New Year’s Eve who are coming together with friends. “Many of [our] regulars make a night of it,” the representative from the membership program said. The most popular activity around this time of year, according to Harrah’s is slot play.

Other Special Offers

  • Freebie Frenzy: Every Sunday and Monday, guests can swipe their card and be eligible to boost their rewards points to exceed the usual limit of 250. On Sunday, New Year’s Eve, anyone who swipes into the Freebie Frenzy will also be entered to win a Bella Russo Executive Luggage Set.
  • Rooms are currently discounted to $89 (from the regular single room rate of $109).
  • Play 50 On Us: Join the Caesars Rewards program and receive 50 credits for play on the gaming floor.

Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River

One thing you realize quickly when you visit a Harrah’s casino is why the Caesars Rewards program is the most popular in the industry. Every time you visit, every time you swipe, every purchase you make at a Caesars resort, you earn. And earning feels good.

On New Year’s Eve, Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River in Murphy ends the year with giveaways, boosted offerings, and entertainment.

Roll Into A Million

The casino is running a Roll Into a Million contest in December, culminating in a grand prize drawing on Jan. 1, 2024. You can enter by swiping your loyalty card on Dec. 31, but you must be present Monday between Noon and 4 PM to claim a spot as a finalist.

Other special offers

  • You’ll find single rooms as low as $41 for New Year’s Eve weekend.
  • Winter Getaway Sale: Get 25% off on select destination packages, room upgrades, salon services, selected menu items and more.
  • StarBar, located in the multi-plex entertainment area adjacent to the bowling alley, will have drink specials.
  • Like its sister casino, Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel is running the Play 50 On Us promo for new members of the loyalty program. Get 50 points of free casino play just for signing up.

Catawba Two Kings Casino

This casino and resort in Kings Mountain is a beautiful destination for an evening of fun, or for a getaway over the holiday. What better way to ring in a new year than to party like it’s not 2023 any more?

2024 Celebrate With Us

So many winners will be crowned on Sunday that it’s almost silly: every 15 minutes a new winner will be selected to receive $224 in casino free play. That will take place from 5 PM to 11:45 PM. And at 1 AM, when it’s actually 2024, one lucky person will win $2,024 in free play.

If you plan to be at Catawba Two Kings on Monday, one winner of $2,024 in FREE play will be awarded every hour from noon to 8 p.m.

Other special offers

  • The Lucky North Club was chosen the No. 3 overall Best Players Club by USA Today in its annual 10 Best Awards. Don’t visit Catawba Two Kings Casino without joining: you’ll earn points fast and have chances to earn VIP experiences at many resorts and casinos across the U.S.
About the Author

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes writes about sports betting, sports media, and sports betting legislative matters. He's the author of three books, and previously reported for Major League Baseball, as well as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.