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Vegas-like casino near Charlotte to hold groundbreaking ceremony

The Charlotte Observer reports that Catawba Indians plan to break ground next week on a $300 million casino about 35 miles from the city.
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A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for a new Vegas-style casino near Charlotte. 

The Charlotte Observer reports that Catawba Indians plan to break ground next week on a $300 million casino about 35 miles from the city.

The Catawba's plan to open the casino next year. The South Carolina-based tribe has been trying for several years to build a casino in North Carolina. 

The Eastern Band of Cherokees, who operate casinos in western North Carolina, are opposing the Catawba Indians’ effort to build a casino and have filed a lawsuit. 

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