The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has appealed against a ruling that allowed the Catawbas to build a new casino in North Carolina.
US.- A new North Carolina casino has tribes embroiled in a legal battle as the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians challenge a potential venue to be developed by the Catawbas.
On Friday, the Cherokees appealed against a judge’s ruling that let the latter build the gaming venue.
According to principal chief Richard Sneed, the US Department of Interior “violated law in authorizing the Catawba casino, and our appeal is simply the next step in the process to ensure that justice is done.”
The Catawbas have already begun building a temporary venue, while they plan to develop a $273m resort in Kings Mountain.
Back in April, a judge had said there were no basis for the other tribe’s lawsuit, filed in 2020.
However, the Cherokees, which operates the only casinos with state permits, decided to appeal the ruling and continue to challenge the new casino.