NC casino developer has long video poker ties

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on February 9, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 9 at 2:48 PM

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) -- A businessman with long ties to the video poker industry is at the center of a South Carolina Indian tribe's work to open a gambling casino in North Carolina. 

The Charlotte Observer and the News & Observer of Raleigh reports (http://bit.ly/1h0xjOE ) that a company called Sky Boat LLC is working with the Catawba Indian Nation to build a casino that promises to bring 4,000 jobs to a site off Interstate 85 near Kings Mountain. 

The company is led by 40-year-old Wallace Cheves of Greenville, S.C., whose business activities have included video poker, riverboat gambling and other gaming ventures.  

North Carolina already has one Indian casino and the Catawbas want to build the second after South Carolina laws blocked the tribe's effort to build a casino in its home state.  
 

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