North Carolina Casino Name and Logo Revealed
On Friday, The Catawba Nation announced that the name of their gambling project in Kings Mountain will be Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort. Also, the name and logo were revealed on the 28 of August 2020 at a private event.
Bill Harris, Catawba Nations chief Said:
“Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort is celebrating its our history and its hopeful future in North Carolina – where people were established hundreds of years ago, as the names Catawba River, Catawba College and Catawba County suggest. The name is paying tribute to the 18th century Catawba Chief King Hagler. Also, to the City of Kings Mountain, which will now be home to the new casino resort. It also represents the unique relationship that the Catawba people have historically had – and continue to strengthen going forward – with residents of the region.”
Tribute to The King Hagler
King Hagler was the Catawba King Chief from 1750-1763. Under his rule, the Nation had forged a peaceful relationship with the American colonists in the region. Moreover, they strongly defended the rights of his people. The Catawba tribe also helped protect the colonists during the French War, Revolutionary War, and Indian War. In return, the Catawba nation got the support from them.
The logo of the casino portrays King Hagler against a representation of Kings Mountain. The logo was also developed in consultation with Delaware North. The New York-based hospitality and entertainment firm is an adviser of the Catawba in the ongoing project.
First Phase to Open in 2021
Last March, the Catawba Nation got approval from the U.S. Department of the Interior to use 15.76 acres of land from Dixon School Road and I-85 to build the casino. The project got disapproval from the local groups and other counties in the state. A week after the case was filed, the Catawba then broke ground with the goal of opening the first phase of the casino in 2021.
The proposed casino’s gambling area is expected to have over 1,700 electronic games and 54 table games. The resort will have a 940-seat restaurant space and a service area/player’s club in the main gambling area.