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Old 07-27-2015, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The Catawba Indian Nation is talking to Hard Rock International about casino in Charlotte region - Triangle Business Journal
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Old 07-27-2015, 01:24 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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The Catawbas filed the application almost 2 years ago. No answer has come from DC yet.
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Old 07-27-2015, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Bring it!!!!!!
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Old 07-27-2015, 02:57 PM
 
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If they get approval for land usage (big if) I still think it would be years before anything gets built to be honest.
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Old 07-27-2015, 03:09 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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If they get approval for land usage (big if) I still think it would be years before anything gets built to be honest.
They already have the financial backing. The word, locally, is that if this is approved it can be operational in about one year.

ETA: Here's a similar but different article.

. . .One of the concerns expressed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs is who would regulate the gaming at the casino, Harris said.

As part of its 1993 settlement with the federal government and South Carolina, the Catawba Indian Nation agreed not to place itself under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, which regulates the conduct of gaming on Indian lands. The act established the National Indian Gaming Commission and a regulatory structure for Indian gaming in the United States.

Having a branding arrangement with the Seminoles should help answer the question about regulation, Harris said.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/new...#storylink=cpy

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Old 07-27-2015, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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That'd be an interesting addition to the region.

Has any Indian population greatly benefited by the opening of a casino on their land? A small minority of leaders probably would but what about the overall population, has that shown to improve with the addition of a casino?
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Old 07-27-2015, 05:51 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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That'd be an interesting addition to the region.

Has any Indian population greatly benefited by the opening of a casino on their land? A small minority of leaders probably would but what about the overall population, has that shown to improve with the addition of a casino?
I think that the way that the proceeds are handled varies by tribe.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:25 PM
 
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They have tried in SC the last 3-4 years and haven't had any luck due to the settlement with SC. As far financial backing, if it goes anything like their bingo, they will be screwed. They are not having the crowds that they were hoping they would have had so far.
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:07 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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They have tried in SC the last 3-4 years and haven't had any luck due to the settlement with SC. As far financial backing, if it goes anything like their bingo, they will be screwed. They are not having the crowds that they were hoping they would have had so far.
All I know is they have said all along that they have backers. There's plenty of information in the links. They are working with the Seminoles on this.

What's the bigger draw. . .a Hard Rock casino or a bingo hall?
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Southport
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That'd be an interesting addition to the region.

Has any Indian population greatly benefited by the opening of a casino on their land? A small minority of leaders probably would but what about the overall population, has that shown to improve with the addition of a casino?
Here's some information I found relative to the Cherokees:

"Harrah’s provides employment for approximately 1,800 individuals with the average salary being $37,000. Each of 12,500 enrolled tribal members, children and adults alike, receives biannual checks averaging $3,500 that are drawn from the 50 percent of casino revenue that is distributed to the Indians.

Benefits for children are placed in a trust fund that they can access when they turn 18 if they have graduated from high school. If they do not graduate, they do not receive the money until they are 21. A Cherokee born today would stand to receive at least $168,000 when he or she turns 18. The tribe pays for financial training classes for both high school students and adults.

Because of the influx of money into the economy, the tribal government is also able to pay better wages to its employees and has increased its staff from 300 to 900. The tribal budget has grown from about $10 million a year to over $120 million. The tribe is developing a home ownership program that will help people buy mid-range priced homes in an attempt to get rid of the trailers. Tribal leaders have agreed to pave every driveway on the reservation.

Changes can be seen throughout the reservation in the form of better housing, attractive landscaping, upgraded water and sewer systems, and improved schools. Gambling dollars have funded a diabetes clinic, an urgent care clinic, a wellness center, a youth center, a recreational park, a visitor center, a community center, a nursery, a fire substation, and land purchases. Portions of earnings are earmarked for a higher education fund providing college scholarships for tribal members. Charitable causes in Western North Carolina also benefit from the profits. The tribe uses funds for the local hospital and also operates a senior citizens’ home."

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