Editorial: Catawba Nation casino represents jobs and revenues (08/04) Catawba Nation still waiting for answer on casino land-into-trust (7/31) Catawba Nation in talks to bring Hard Rock into gaming plans (7/27) Business owners support Catawba Nation off-reservation casino (02/25) South Carolina Catawba Tribe Gets Federal OK to Build North Carolina Casino. Posted on: March 16, 2020, 05:10h. Last updated on: March 16, 2020, 06:26h. KINGS MOUNTAIN — Four months after announcing its intention to develop a $273 million casino and resort in Kings Mountain, the Catawba Indian Nation broke ground on the project on Wednesday morning. The Catawba casino would be located just 35 miles from Charlotte. The casino project also drew harsh criticism in early 2019 from North Carolina state lawmakers after North Carolina’s two U.S. senators, Republicans Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, signed on as primary sponsors of a bill introduced by South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham. A casino, he says, would rescue a reservation population whose 28% poverty rate for families is nearly twice the state average: "The opportunities would be limitless." Six years ago, the Catawba Catawba Nation Plans Groundbreaking for $300M North Carolina Casino As Federal Lawsuit Ongoing. Posted on: July 19, 2020, 08:42h. Last updated on: July 20, 2020, 11:08h. 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. The Catawbas’ reservation is in Rock Hill, S.C. After years of on-again, off-again efforts, the Catawba Nation held a ground-breaking for the casino in July. The site is about 35 miles west of If the Catawba could acquire land and build a casino within that service area in North Carolina, the tribe wouldn’t need to take on the enormously complex task of establishing a separate reservation in the state. They’d be positioned to take advantage of North Carolina’s record of having a more lenient stance toward Class III gaming, building on the success of the Cherokee casinos.
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