Catawba Nation hails 'great news' for long-awaited gaming facility
March 26, 2021
The Catawba Nation has secured federal approval of its Class III gaming compact with the state of North Carolina, just months before the debut of the tribe's long-awaited casino.
A notice of the approved agreement was published in the Federal Register by the Bureau of Indian Affairs on Thursday. Chief Bill Harris welcomed the "great news" for his tribe and the state.
"This is great news for the Catawba Nation, the state of North Carolina and the Kings Mountain region, and I'd like to thank the Bureau of Indian Affairs for its work in reviewing our Compact," Harris said in a news release. "Our focus now is developing the casino to bring economic benefits and thousands of jobs to the citizens of North Carolina."