A high-tech, computer-animated, multi-dimensional Rotunda is the new entrance to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, NC.
Created by the Las Vegas-based Casino Arts Corporation, the Rotunda showcases original Cherokee legends depicted through video, sound and light.
The Rotunda is one of the newest features of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort $650 million dollar expansion, positioning the property as a premier gaming resort in the southeast.
According to Andy Flessas, owner of Casino Arts, Harrah’s Cherokee provided the perfect backdrop for a project of this scope. “The environment and history of the Cherokee created a canvas to apply this high-technology with a system unprecedented anywhere else. No one has ever seen anything like this Rotunda before,” said Flessas.
The Grand Rotunda entry space provides perfect cathedral sound with a rich quality in a circular environment surrounded by eight, 75-foot tall, internally LED-lit trees, a 140-foot long Daktronics LED screen, twin 75-foot operable waterfalls, and an audio and video system. According to Felssas, the area has tremendous capabilities along with the ability to digitally synchronize and move sound around. Flessas describes the Rotunda as the “perfect Shakespeare theatre in the round.”