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Catawba Bingo to hold $35,000 jackpot game Saturday

Catawba Bingo, 2375 Cherry Road, Rock Hill, will hold its first $35,000 jackpot game Saturday. Doors open at 1 p.m.

Tribal leaders say the bingo hall, which opened July 19, is meeting projections with the best attendance on Saturday night.

The hall opened with payouts from $499 to $3,500. Players must be 18 years or older.

The tribe’s first hall, at the former Rock Hill mall on Cherry Road, was part of the tribe’s 1993 settlement agreement over land claims with the federal and state government leaders. The settlement allows the tribe to operate two high-stakes bingo locations. The first bingo hall opened in December 1997 and closed in 2006 amid allegations of mismanagement and tax problems with the state.

The tribe renovated a former Bi-Lo grocery store into a 1,300-seat bingo hall at an estimated cost of $365,000. The hall is currently set up for about 500 players.

For information about Catawba Bingo, call 803-984-6464.

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