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 Proposed Catawba casino for NC has momentum, but many hurdles still to overcome The tribe sued South Carolina for the right to operate video poker machines, but ultimately lost that fight at the state Supreme Court level. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up the case. Unable to conduct the kind of gaming it wanted in South Carolina, the tribe shifted its strategy. Under the 1993 The Catawba Nation, whose headquarters are located across the border in South Carolina, hopes to open the casino in the summer of 2021. A groundbreaking took place on July 22. The first phase of the Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort will include 1,300 electronic gaming machines, table games and restaurants, the tribe said in the news release. Based in South Carolina, where gambling is prohibited, the Catawbas have looked across the border for at least seven years. The tribe finally won federal approval in March to acquire 16 acres near Interstate 85 in Cleveland County. The U.S. Interior department put the land in trust, a designation that gives it the right to develop a casino. At the time Harris called it “a righting of a wrong Casino lovers can begin counting down for the opening of the planned Catawba Indian Nation resort in North Carolina. Tribal Administrator Elizabeth Harris said earlier in December that the Catawba The Catawba Indians are located in South Carolina, but claim tribal lands that extend north into the area of the casino project near King’s Mountain. The project has been met with strong opposition from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians located in North Carolina, which operate casinos further to the west of King’s Mountain. The Catawba River is named after the tribe and originates in 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. 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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