The Catawba Nation is reaching into history for its forthcoming, and still controversial, gaming facility on ancestral territory in North Carolina.. The Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort draws its name from Catawba Chief King Hagler.During his leadership in the mid-1700s, he allied his nation with the American colonists who revolted against the British at the time of the Revolutionary War. At issue: the Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort, a proposed $273 million, 17-acre project in Cleveland County. The Catawba Indian Nation has been working for seven years to make the resort a reality. It plans gaming tables, 1,300 electronic game machines as well as restaurants, which it says will economically benefit the tribe and the area. A new North Carolina gambling casino by the Catawba Indian Nation, called Two Kings resort, has support in Congress. It is expected to open in Kings Mountain in 2021. It is expected to open in Catawba Indian Nation Chief Bill Harris, local leaders and others involved in the project answered questions about the development related to timeline, a legal challenge from a rival tribe and Catawba Indian Nation to announce plans for new casino in Kings Mountain, N.C. By Andrew Barnett | March 12, 2020 at 7:50 PM EDT - Updated March 12 at 11:29 PM KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (WBTV) - The Catawba Indian Nation will present, on Friday, plans and renderings of the new destination casino planned for a site in Kings Mountain, N.C. The Catawba Indian Nation intends to open the first part of its planned $273 million Two Kings Casino Resort in Kings Mountain by next fall, Tribal Administrator Elizabeth Harris said.
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