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Catawba Two Kings Casino

This page contains background information on Catawba Two Kings Casino in Kings Mountain, NC. The temporary casino is up and running, though a permanent location will not be ready until 2026 at the earliest.

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Catawba Two Kings Casino in Kings Mountain, NC, is one of three active tribal casinos in the state, joining Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River in Murphy and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee. The operation opened to the public in July 2021 as a temporary facility, though it has run into construction hangups on building a permanent venue.

Here, we’ve composed a list of things to know before you visit Catawba Two Kings Casino, including what forms of gambling are available and casino contact information. We have also put together a timeline with key moments in the casino’s operations and will continue to update as news becomes available.

About Catawba Two Kings Casino in North Carolina

Catawba Two Kings Casino is owned by the Catawba Indian Nation. It is operated by Delaware North, which also has verticals in the entertainment, lodging, sports, and airport sectors.

The Catawba Nation was not included in the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) when it was signed in 1988 as the Catawba was not a federally recognized tribe. When the Catawba Nation was recognized by South Carolina in 1993, it opted to operate its gambling enterprises under SC laws and regulations rather than the IGRA.

Following the South Carolina approval, the Catawba set up several bingo halls and video poker operations. However, the halls struggled to generate consistent profits and eventually shut down.

Instead, the Catawba looked to the other side of the border and sought permission to use the land in Kings Mountain to establish a casino. The temporary venue opened on July 1, 2021.

A permanent facility has been approved, though there have been delays in getting construction going. Most recently, a dispute between the Catawba Nation and the developer working on the project has pushed the proposed opening date back to at least 2026.

Is sports betting available at Catawba Two Kings Casino?

Yes, NC sports betting is available at Catawba Two Kings Casino. The casino added 30 self-service betting kiosks in September 2022, just a few months before North Carolina online sports betting launched.

When the permanent casino opens, there will likely be a separate sportsbook area away from the casino equipped with televisions to watch the games you’ve wagered on play out and perhaps a bar/restaurant. There will also likely be a staffed betting window to help you make your bets and collect your winnings.

Catawba Two Kings Casino partnership with Two Kings Sportsbook

While the other two North Carolina casinos have sports betting partnerships with Caesars Sportsbook, Catawba Two Kings instead operates its own branded sportsbook. Unfortunately, this means the only way to wager with Two Kings Sportsbook is to make your bets in person rather than through a mobile app.

While there is still a mobile app, you cannot play casino games (as online casinos are still illegal under state law) or bet on sports through the application. Instead, you can use the app to sign up for the Lucky North Club rewards program, check your tier point level and available rewards, and get news about upcoming casino events and promotions.

More types of gambling at Catawba Two Kings Casino

Here is a full list of the types of gambling at Catawba Two Kings Casino:

  • Sports betting
  • Penny slots
  • High-limit slots
  • Progressive jackpot slots
  • Electronic blackjack
  • Electronic multi-hand blackjack
  • Electronic roulette
  • Electronic craps
  • Electronic baccarat

Entertainment and cuisine options at Catawba Two Kings Casino

The entertainment and cuisine options at Catawba Two Kings Casino are somewhat limited while the venue operates in a temporary capacity. However, when the permanent building is constructed, we expect more dining and bar options, as well as an entertainment space for concerts and performances.

Currently, the casino has The Little Cafe, where guests can purchase quick bites like sandwiches, wraps, cookies, chips, and pizza. There is also a food truck from 11 AM to 11 PM Sunday through Thursday, and 11 AM to 2 AM on Friday and Saturday.

Contact & opening hours

Address: 538 Kings Mountain Blvd, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Opening hours: Open 24/7
Website: https://www.twokingscasino.com
E-mail address: Email form is available on the website.
Phone number: (704) 750-7777