The Catawba Indian Tribe has just announced the official groundbreaking of a $273 million casino near Charlotte.
Catawba Chief Bill Harris confirmed yesterday that the new Kings Mountain Casino will hold a groundbreaking ceremony this coming Wednesday.
The massive facility will include a 195,000-square-foot casino with 1,796 electronic gaming devices and 54 table games, as well as a 1,500 room hotel, several restaurants with seating for 940 people, and a full concert and event venue.
It will be located at northwestern quadrant of the intersection of Kings Mountain Blvd. and I-85 (Exit 5) in Kings Mountain, about 30 miles west of Charlotte:
This past March, the tribe held a press conference where they unveiled the renderings for the 195,000 square-foot casino that will eventually be run by Delaware North, which manages sports and entertainment venues in addition to casinos.
The Catawba Tribe plans on opening the new casino sometime in late spring or early summer of 2021.
What do you think about the idea of a casino being built so close to Charlotte?