First phase of local casino project could cost $100M

First phase of local casino project could cost $100M
(The Charlotte Business Journal)

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. — More details have emerged about the Catawba Indian Nation’s casino and resort development in Kings Mountain. The groundbreaking ceremony for that project was held last week.

At that ceremony, Brian Hansberry, president of gaming for the tribe’s casino operator, Delaware North, said a temporary, smaller first phase of the development will open in late spring or early summer of 2021. It will include about 1,300 slot machines in addition to restaurants and outlets, he said.

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The price tag will be hefty for that initial phase. Tribal Administrator Elizabeth Harris told the Charlotte Business Journal the preliminary development will result in between $80 million and $100 million of investment, including needed infrastructure improvements at the site.

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