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Eastern Cherokees start work on entertainment center at second gaming facility
Openings & Closings
Eastern Cherokees start work on entertainment center at second gaming facility (September 28, 2017)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians continues to expand the amenities at its gaming operation in North Carolina.

Catawba Nation remains in limbo years after submitting casino application
Casino Stalker
Catawba Nation remains in limbo years after submitting casino application (September 7, 2017)
It's been four years since the Catawba Nation submitted a casino application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs but there's still no decision.

Eastern Cherokees saw big boost in business at casinos thanks to solar eclipse
Public Relations
Eastern Cherokees saw big boost in business at casinos thanks to solar eclipse (September 6, 2017)
The solar eclipse wasn't just a stunning natural phenomenon, it was good business for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Eastern Cherokee citizen promoted to vice president of casino marketing
Openings & Closings | Public Relations
Eastern Cherokee citizen promoted to vice president of casino marketing (June 23, 2017)
Sean Ross has been promoted to regional vice president of casino marketing at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino in North Carolina.

Eastern Cherokees approve $200M expansion of flagship casino
Openings & Closings
Eastern Cherokees approve $200M expansion of flagship casino (January 26, 2017)
The Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina will see 100,000 square-feet of convention center space and a new hotel tower with 600 to 800 rooms.

Eastern Cherokees start loan program based on casino per caps
Legislation
Eastern Cherokees start loan program based on casino per caps (November 9, 2016)
Hundreds of tribal citizens lined up to apply for zero percent loans that will be repaid with their share of gaming revenues.

Eastern Cherokees work with local police on casino drug bust
Public Relations
Eastern Cherokees work with local police on casino drug bust (October 11, 2016)
Two people were arrested with a large quantity of drugs at the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel.

Eastern Cherokee gaming board member removed after dispute
Legislation | Regulation
Eastern Cherokee gaming board member removed after dispute (October 5, 2016)
Angela Kephart blamed Chief Patrick Lambert for cutting her term short.

Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bills in conflict on gaming rights
Legislation
Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bills in conflict on gaming rights (September 6, 2016)
The Senate version ensures the North Carolina tribe can open casinos on trust lands while the House version bars gaming.

Eastern Cherokee casino board member protests reduction in term
Regulation
Eastern Cherokee casino board member protests reduction in term (August 3, 2016)
Gaming enterprise board member Angela Kephart continues to stir controversy on the reservation.

Eastern Cherokees start work on $13M bowling center at casino
Openings & Closings
Eastern Cherokees start work on $13M bowling center at casino (July 20, 2016)
The 50,000 square-foot facility at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort is expected to open in the fall of 2017.

Patrick Lambert: Eastern Cherokees in talks for outlet mall and more at casino
Business Deals | Openings & Closings | Opinion
Patrick Lambert: Eastern Cherokees in talks for outlet mall and more at casino (July 5, 2016)
An outlet mall, a convention center and new hotel at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina are under discussion.

Eastern Cherokee youth push for change in gaming per capita
Regulation
Eastern Cherokee youth push for change in gaming per capita (June 30, 2016)
Leaders of the North Carolina tribe accepted a proposal to stagger payments for minors, a move that comes with economic benefits.

Eastern Cherokees bring benefits to community with new casino
Openings & Closings
Eastern Cherokees bring benefits to community with new casino (June 17, 2016)
The Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel in Murphy, North Carolina, has been open less than a year but it's already paying off for the tribe and local businesses.

Eastern Cherokees urged to bring more retail options to casino
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Eastern Cherokees urged to bring more retail options to casino (June 15, 2016)
The North Carolina tribe has been in talks with one of the largest outlet mall developers in the United States.

National Indian Gaming Association honors the late Catawba Nation Chief Gilbert Blue
Public Relations
National Indian Gaming Association honors the late Catawba Nation Chief Gilbert Blue (June 15, 2016)
NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens worked closely with the late Catawba Nation leader and the pair were even arrested together on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Eastern Cherokee council subpoenas Facebook for casino video
Public Relations
Eastern Cherokee council subpoenas Facebook for casino video (June 10, 2016)
A gaming board member is facing calls to step down in connection with an incident that has stirred major controversy on the North Carolina reservation.

Robert Jumper: Gaming leads Eastern Cherokees to bright future
Opinion
Robert Jumper: Gaming leads Eastern Cherokees to bright future (May 23, 2016)
Tremendous good has been provided to our people as a result of the Tribe’s gamble back in 1994.

Eastern Cherokee judge dismisses lawsuit filed by fired gaming officials
Litigation | Regulation
Eastern Cherokee judge dismisses lawsuit filed by fired gaming officials (May 13, 2016)
Chief Patrick Lambert fired the commissioners in one of his first actions after taking office last year.

Eastern Cherokees shut down casino parking garage after collapse
Litigation | Public Relations
Eastern Cherokees shut down casino parking garage after collapse (April 18, 2016)
One person suffered minor injuries when a parking ramp at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort collapsed.

Eastern Cherokees report new collapse at casino parking garage
Litigation | Public Relations
Eastern Cherokees report new collapse at casino parking garage (April 15, 2016)
The parking structure at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort has seen another defect incident for the second time in a little over a year.

Eastern Cherokees vow investigation of incident at casino show
Litigation | Public Relations
Eastern Cherokees vow investigation of incident at casino show (April 14, 2016)
Surveillance footage of a casino board member and her entourage is stirring major controversy on the reservation.

Eastern Cherokees remove three gaming regulators after dispute
Regulation
Eastern Cherokees remove three gaming regulators after dispute (April 5, 2016)
The North Carolina tribe's gaming agency was in turmoil after hiring their former chief as the executive director.

Eastern Cherokees seek more tribal preference for casino work
Regulation
Eastern Cherokees seek more tribal preference for casino work (March 16, 2016)
According to business owner Ernest Tiger, only four of the 530 of the vendors at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort are certified by the Tribal Employee Rights Office.

Eastern Band seeks $4M for collapse of casino parking lot deck
Litigation
Eastern Band seeks $4M for collapse of casino parking lot deck (February 15, 2016)
The North Carolina tribe is accusing several construction companies of breach of contract, negligence and bad faith in connection with the February 2015 incident.

Eastern Cherokee council revives plan for bowling alley at casino
Openings & Closings
Eastern Cherokee council revives plan for bowling alley at casino (February 4, 2016)
The $13 million Bowling Entertainment Center will be located at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina.

Catawba Nation still waiting for action on casino in North Carolina
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Catawba Nation still waiting for action on casino in North Carolina (January 27, 2016)
The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application in September 2013 but there's been little activity on the federal level.

BIA said to be planning hearing on Catawba Nation casino bid
Casino Stalker
BIA said to be planning hearing on Catawba Nation casino bid (November 11, 2015)
The tribe submitted its land-into-trust application in September 2013 but there hasn't been much overt activity on the federal level since.

Robert Jumper: Eastern Cherokees must grow beyond gaming
Opinion
Robert Jumper: Eastern Cherokees must grow beyond gaming (November 9, 2015)
In order to continue the growth that Cherokee has enjoyed, we cannot continue to depend on one industry to supply the revenue necessary to sustain economic development.

Eastern Cherokees see gaming per capita payment of $5595
Public Relations
Eastern Cherokees see gaming per capita payment of $5595 (November 4, 2015)
The payment -- which is the second of the year -- is $370 higher than the December 2014 check.

New Eastern Cherokee chief fires director of gaming commission
Regulation
New Eastern Cherokee chief fires director of gaming commission (October 12, 2015)
Michell Hicks, the tribe's former leader, complained: 'This is no way to do tribal business. This is not the Cherokee way.'

New Eastern Cherokee chief takes aim at gaming commission
Legislation | Regulation
New Eastern Cherokee chief takes aim at gaming commission (October 6, 2015)
A resolution approved by the tribal council calls for the removal of the three regulators following the hiring of a former chief as executive director of the gaming commission.

Eastern Cherokees see tangible benefits from gaming enterprise
Openings & Closings
Eastern Cherokees see tangible benefits from gaming enterprise (October 5, 2015)
Gaming revenues represent about half of the tribe's $557 million budget, funding essential programs and services, including health care.

Eastern Cherokees bring gaming market a little closer to Atlanta
Openings & Closings
Eastern Cherokees bring gaming market a little closer to Atlanta (October 1, 2015)
After 18 years in the casino business, the North Carolina tribes finally opened a second location.

New Eastern Cherokee leaders aim to pay off $550M in casino debt
Openings & Closings
New Eastern Cherokee leaders aim to pay off $550M in casino debt (September 30, 2015)
Chief-elect Patrick Lambert, who will be sworn into office on October 5, is worried about potential competition to the tribe's gaming enterprise.

Eastern Cherokees welcome big crowd for debut of $110M casino
Openings & Closings
Eastern Cherokees welcome big crowd for debut of $110M casino (September 29, 2015)
Some people waited hours in line for the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel, which caused some local traffic jams.

Eastern Cherokees prepare for opening of new gaming facility
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Eastern Cherokees prepare for opening of new gaming facility (September 22, 2015)
The National Indian Gaming Commission has yet to approve a management contract covering the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel but it's still due to open on September 28.

Eastern Cherokee chief wasn't top ranked choice for gaming job
Regulation
Eastern Cherokee chief wasn't top ranked choice for gaming job (September 21, 2015)
Michell Hicks accepted the executive director post at the tribal gaming commission after the first pick withdrew from the process.

Outgoing Eastern Cherokee leader to join gaming commission
Openings & Closings | Regulation
Outgoing Eastern Cherokee leader to join gaming commission (September 16, 2015)
Chief Michell Hicks will serve as the executive director of the tribe's regulatory body.

Eastern Cherokees withdraw plan for bowling alley near casino
Openings & Closings
Eastern Cherokees withdraw plan for bowling alley near casino (September 10, 2015)
Tribal members support the project but they want to see it built somewhere else than the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort.

Eastern Cherokees to open new gaming facility on September 28
Openings & Closings
Eastern Cherokees to open new gaming facility on September 28 (September 7, 2015)
The $110 million Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel was built to draw patrons from Georgia and Tennessee.

Opinion: Catawba Nation casino won't benefit local community
Casino Stalker | Opinion
Opinion: Catawba Nation casino won't benefit local community (August 12, 2015)
Folks, there is nothing positive about what a casino can bring to this city or county except what the Catawba Indians and possibly outside investors might gain from emptying pockets of those who will suffer greatly.

Eastern Cherokees on track to debut new casino in September
Openings & Closings
Eastern Cherokees on track to debut new casino in September (August 6, 2015)
The $110 million Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel is on schedule and on budget.

Eastern Cherokee budget depends heavily on gaming revenues
Openings & Closings
Eastern Cherokee budget depends heavily on gaming revenues (August 4, 2015)
Chief Michell Hicks presented a $557 million budget, nearly half of which comes from the casino enterprise.

Editorial: Catawba Nation casino represents jobs and revenues
Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Catawba Nation casino represents jobs and revenues (August 4, 2015)
A casino will bring a variety of jobs to Cleveland, Gaston and surrounding counties and play a significant role in rounding out the economy.

Catawba Nation still waiting for answer on casino land-into-trust
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Catawba Nation still waiting for answer on casino land-into-trust (July 31, 2015)
A federal law mandates the acquisition of land in North and South Carolina but the Bureau of Indian Affairs does not move quickly.

Catawba Nation in talks to bring Hard Rock into gaming plans
Business Deals | Land Acquisitions
Catawba Nation in talks to bring Hard Rock into gaming plans (July 27, 2015)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to issue a decision on a land-into-trust application that was submitted in September 2013.

Eastern Cherokees to host job fair to fill 800 positions at casino
Openings & Closings
Eastern Cherokees to host job fair to fill 800 positions at casino (June 18, 2015)
The $110 million Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel is due to open in September.

Eastern Cherokees look to hire up to 900 people at new casino
Openings & Closings
Eastern Cherokees look to hire up to 900 people at new casino (May 14, 2015)
The $110 million Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel will open later this summer.

Eastern Cherokees schedule another job fair for $110M casino
Openings & Closings
Eastern Cherokees schedule another job fair for $110M casino (April 21, 2015)
The Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel is due to open later this year.

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