Over the past few years you have probably heard talk of a possible casino coming to Kings Mountain.
It’s officially official! A tribe official on Friday confirmed the plans that will bring Vegas-style gambling to the Charlotte area! The Catawba Indians plan to bring a nearly $300 million casino 35 miles from Charlotte in Kings Mountain, NC.
“The Catawba Nation is excited to get this long awaited project moving forward,” Catawba Chief Bill Harris told WBTV. “The project will have a huge impact on the Cleveland County region bringing much needed jobs as well as on the future on the Catawba Nation.”
The Eastern band of Cherokees, who operate their own casinos in western North Carolina had a lawsuit against the project. The Catawba Indians are based in South Carolina, where gambling is prohibited. It was revealed that they have been looking for land in NC for at least seven years. The tribe finally won federal approval in March to acquire 16 acres near I-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.
We can’t wait to see this come to life! Read the full article by WBTV here.