The Catawba Indian Nation is the only federally recognized tribe in South Carolina. It owns a 700-acre reservation in York County.
In 1993 the tribe signed a settlement agreement with the state to operate two Indian bingo halls. A high stakes bingo parlor was built in the old Rock Hill Mall on Cherry Road in 1997. It was profitable for a time, but revenues dropped after the state introduced the lottery in 2002. The tribe claims their profits fell 60 percent and closed its operation in 2006.
In 2014 the tribe leased a new site for a bingo hall located in the Bi-Lo building in the Northeast Plaza Shopping Center. Renovation began in March 2013 to prepare for a grand opening sometime in mid-2014.
Catawba High Stakes Bingo (info)
2375 Cherry Road
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730