Catawba Nation opens sports betting at Kings Mountain Casino – Reuters

Catawba Nation opens sports betting at Kings Mountain Casino

Posted at 11:42 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2022

KINGS MOUNTAIN (AP) — Another sports gaming venue opened in North Carolina on Tuesday, this time at the temporary casino opened by the Catawba Nation last year along Interstate 85 near the North Carolina border. Caroline from the south.

The sportsbook inside the Catawba Two Kings Casino at Kings Mountain will be open 24 hours a day, as will the rest of the gaming facility. Thirty betting kiosks and betting voucher exchange services will also be available.

The other two sportsbooks in the state opened in March 2021 at casinos operated by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee and Murphy.

The Catawba Sportsbook opens two days before the start of the National Football League regular season. Bets will also be offered for auto racing, baseball, basketball, boxing and soccer, among other spots.

Catawba Two Kings hopes “a new audience in the Charlotte area and beyond will experience the casino by coming to bet on their favorite teams,” Trent Troxel, vice president of the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority, said in a statement. hurry.

The Catawba Nation is based in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The US Department of the Interior agreed in 2020 to put 17 acres in Cleveland County, North Carolina into trust on which to build the casino, which opened in July 2021. The casino now has 1,000 machines slot games, including electronic table games.

The General Assembly passed legislation in 2019 that gave federally recognized Native American tribes the ability to offer sports betting in North Carolina.

Legislation allowing sports betting across North Carolina — using telephone, computers and in-person venues — collapsed at the State House in June.

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