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38 minutes ago, KJHburg said:

If this casino opens which is still a question would it not be a good idea to have some housing options nearby for the workers?  This project is not aimed at Charlotte commuters by any stretch. 

I think we will inevitably see more housing on that side of Kings Mountain as a result. It isn't necessarily needed though as there are plenty of workers within a 5 to 20 minute commute between Kings Mountain, Shelby, Bessemer City, and Gastonia to staff the casino. This is largely being pitched as bringing needed employment to that part of the metro for existing residents, rather than importing people in.

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17 hours ago, KJHburg said:

If this casino opens which is still a question would it not be a good idea to have some housing options nearby for the workers?  This project is not aimed at Charlotte commuters by any stretch. 

Ask and you shall receive: NC casino developer plans 600 homes, luxury apartments – not just for casino workers

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article248168485.html

 

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I know this project has not been without controversy, but I feel the completion of this project will be a huge win for the Charlotte area in terms of entertainment.  While, unfortunately, the location will be too far out of town to really attract an out of town crowd in terms of people who would be flying into the area.  It should be a good reason to bring many locals from rural North Carolina and South Carolina to the Charlotte area on a more frequent basis.  

In Kentucky, with there being no  casinos (barring a local loophole called Historical (horse) racing, that essentially allows slots at a few locations around the state).  A sizable amount of people are willing to drive 2-3 hours to full scale casino locations with table games on the Indiana and Ohio borders.  

I understand Kings Mountain's complaints in the regards that it will detract from their other restaurants and attractions, but i have to think the overall result of the casino will be an overwhelmingly net positive.  

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We have a major casino within 3 hours drive of Charlotte in Cherokee.  Plus it is at the entrance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park the most visited park in the nation.  This Kings Mtn. casino may draw daytrippers but I just don't know how many people will make a vacation or long weekend stay at this one (once they get their hotel rooms open).    

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4 hours ago, KJHburg said:

We have a major casino within 3 hours drive of Charlotte in Cherokee.  Plus it is at the entrance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park the most visited park in the nation.  This Kings Mtn. casino may draw daytrippers but I just don't know how many people will make a vacation or long weekend stay at this one (once they get their hotel rooms open).    

The gamblers who currently head to Cherokee would switch to Kings Mountain in a heartbeat to save 2.5 hours of driving. Hotel rooms are for 4 hours naps at 3am for these people, not people passing through on vacation. Sure there might still be vacation traffic and families that still go to Cherokee, but this is going to be a HUGE blow to the real gamblers for Cherokee, which is where they make the majority of their money. 

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1 hour ago, joenc said:

Is the operator Delaware North? When you click careers on the Two Kings website it sends you there. Doesn't look like they have the best properties: https://www.delawarenorth.com/divisions/gaming

All 3 of their gaming facilities are Horse/Greyhound (in the case of Southland) Racing tracks /Casino combos.  Commonly known as Racinos.  This means that a some degree of their profits are going towards helping support the racing aspect, perhaps taking away from other areas.

As an avid fan of horse racing.  This is becoming quite a common trend in the sport nationwide and is being further extended to include sports betting where allowed.

Given that this property won't have a horse track, they may be able to spend more in other areas.  

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this is a great article talking about the Catawba Indian casino and the Cherokee's casinos.

Catawba Indian Nation rolls dice on Kings Mountain casino - Business North Carolina (businessnc.com)

I still feel much of the beneift to the tribe will flow into SC and not stay in NC other than the jobs and taxes whereas Cherokees' casinos have really benefited their members living in NC. 

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10 hours ago, KJHburg said:

I know this casino is new but come on you can do a better website than this!

That’s an easy drive from downtown Charlotte, just 10 minutes from the I-77 corridor.

10 minutes from Charlotte and I-77 corridor?     On what a helicopter??

and this what the?   I thought Wilmington was in SE NC

Catawba Two Kings Casino is a thrilling, new gaming and entertainment destination that is coming to Kings Mountain in southeast North Carolina. 

the skyline shot from Charlotte has Legacy 1 under construction and not even topped out!

Home | Catawba Two Kings Casino

This operator of this casino is not a major player that is for sure.    I will stick with Harrahs up in Cherokee for any of my gaming needs. 

Meanwhile in Cherokee new hotel tower is opening joining the other 2 in the largest hotel in the Carolinas!  19 story addition with 725 more rooms on top of the 1100 already. 

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino’s $250mn Expansion Nears Completion (casinonewsdaily.com)

Kings Mountain: The gateway to Southeast North Carolina.  

I mean technically if you can get to 77 in 10 minutes...you "could" be in southeast NC pretty quickly. LOL

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