The sound of coins filling a slot machine is the dominant noise in the modest, yet bustling casino that will soon be home to Catawba Two Kings Casino. Slot machines fill nearly every inch of space inside this future location and many more are being rolled into place as crews prepare for opening day which could come any time now–as early as July 1st! Chuck Kilroy showed journalists on site Thursday morning around what they can expect from their future spot at Catawba’s new casino property where he works with Delaware North consulting services who have been working closely with tribal leaders leading up to this monumental event.
The construction of a new building in Seoul, Korea is referred to as the “prelaunch facility” because it will be made up of 23 prefabricated buildings that are being merged together. Once this phase has been completed and once more sections have been built, such as those for hotels or resorts facilities – they plan on demolishing the first section with all these newly created pieces so that future projects can take place here too.
“We’re taking one bite at a time,” he said.
The Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort is one of the most anticipated projects in North Carolina. The plans to create this resort are a testament to its appeal and success. Already, work continues inside the soon-to-open temporary facility on site at Two Kings where construction will be completed by 2021 when it opens for business with more than 3 million square feet of gaming space, luxury hotel accommodations (which can accommodate up to 1,500 visitors), high end dining options like Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and Morton’s Prime Seafood Restaurant; not just slots!
The anticipation over our newest casino property has been nearly palpable since last year when we announced that construction would begin early next spring 2020 at King Mountain Boulevard in downtown Rockingham County
The ‘prelaunch’ setup
The first casino in the city of Denver, Colorado is set to open with 500 slot machines as early as July 1. The building houses these games and has already installed nearly 300 slots into a 14,700 square foot space dedicated exclusively for gaming. There will also be a snack bar at this exciting new establishment which operates 24 hours per day (including during breakfast) without being subject to any smoking regulations!
When the temporary casino opens, with its shining slot machines and neon lights, it will be a beacon of hope in an otherwise dark time.
Putting people to work
Kilroy, a national company, has so far put 260 people in full time positions and is looking to hire more! To date they have worked with the public for two job fairs where many were hired. Kilroy takes pride in hiring those who are outgoing and connected to their community as well. They’ve already done some additional training at one of his other locations which will help the employees be ready when it opens here soon
“When I go to work, it’s my day job. When I’m home with the family on Saturday night and Sunday morning,” he said. “I coach little league in a town where nobody else wants that gig.”
“It’s not worth me going back for an hour or two when all of these people are struggling just like we’re struggling here at this new casino site – they have families too you know!”
More to come
Five-story parking decks, a hotel and resort are all coming to North Carolina’s new casino. 1,360 slot machines will be up and running within days of it opening its doors on December 10th; the first permanent buildings won’t start going up until next year when phase one construction is completed. It’s anticipated that 2,600 people will work at the site in phases as more facilities come online – meaning job prospects for those looking for employment close to home!
The 17 acre property visible from I-85 has been acquired by developers who plan not only slots but also hotels and resorts. The initial operations are expected open this week with lights turning on soon after so they can better see what they’re working with. Developers anticipate