Catawba Nation continues bid for gaming facility on reservation

The Catawba Nation of South Carolina will continue to “push hard” for a casino on its reservation, Chief Bill Harris told The Rock Hill Herald.

The tribe reached a land claim settlement in 1993. The law barred the tribe from following the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act but it allowed for gaming under state law.

The state has since outlawed video poker, putting the game out of reach for the tribe. Some hope came when the state authorized casino cruises but a judge ruled against the tribe in a decision that's being appealed.

“Gambling is not the evil empire,” Harris told the paper. “Gaming opens up opportunity.”

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