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New Casino from Catawba Nation

By: Eris Lowdermilk

In March, the Catawba Nation under legislation from a U.S. Interior department decision where they were able to develop their own casino. The Catawba Nation resides in Rock Hill, South Carolina. 


On Aug. 28 they put a name to the casino: Catawba Two Kings Resort. The significance of the title, Catawba Nation Chief Bill Harris stated in their Facebook page in a video, "A pair of kings is a great hand," he said in the video. Along with that Harris mentioned in the video that the two kings in the casino's name are King Hagler and the city of Kings Mountain.


The resort is located off Interstate 85 in Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, 35 miles from Charlotte. Catawba Nation Chief Bill Harris states on their Facebook page in a video, "A pair of kings is a great hand," he said in the video.


The casino is described as Vegas-styles gaming and the Catawba Nation began efforts this past summer for a compact from the state of North Carolina that would permit that particular style of gaming at the casino. The $273 million Catawba Two Kings Resort casino could open next year, according to the tribe.


Marusak, Joe. (2020, September 21). New NC casino gets a name — and more bipartisan support in Congress. Greensboro News & Record. https://greensboro.com/new-nc-casino-gets-a-name-and-more-bipartisan-support-in-congress/article_8fdbed1e-fc2c-11ea-84d4-9feb0b74cc90.html




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