This blog mostly covers blackjack news for larger gaming markets like Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Every now and again we’ll dip into blackjack news at regional casinos around the US.
It looks like there could be live dealer blackjack coming to a casino in Indiana sooner than later. Additionally, it looks as though North Carolina might be getting a “Vegas Style” casino that will also offer blackjack.
More Live Blackjack May Be Coming To Indiana
Live blackjack games may soon be coming to one Indiana casino. More than a year and a half ago, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians asked Indiana permission to offer table games at its Four Winds South Bend casino.
The state and the tribe have finally reached an agreement. The new deal will allow the casino to offer live dealer table games including blackjack, craps, baccarat, and roulette. Don’t get too excited, this isn’t officially a done deal yet.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and Pokagon Chairman Matthew Wesaw have agreed on a 20-year deal to allow live table games. This must now be approved by the Indiana general assembly.
The addition of traditional casino games like blackjack will be a big change for Four Winds South Bend. The casino currently offers 1,400 machine games and 12 live poker tables. You may remember that Indiana expanded live dealer casino games at racinos in the state beginning Jan. 1, 2020.
All signs point to this deal being approved soon. Keep your eyes peeled for a final update.
New Casino Approved For North Carolina
North Carolina could be getting a brand new “Vegas Style” casino 30 minutes west of Charlotte. The Catawba Nation and the State of North Carolina recently announced the signing a compact to allow the tribe to build a new casino. The casino will offer blackjack and other table games.
Two Kings Casino Resort will be located in the City of Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, NC. Catawba Nation will operate the casino:
“On behalf of the Catawba Nation, I sincerely thank Governor Roy Cooper and his team for their thoughtful collaboration in creating this compact, which is the key step in bringing economic benefits and thousands of jobs from our casino project to the citizens of North Carolina,” said Catawba Chief Bill Harris.
Chief Harris continued, “I would also like to thank Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and Attorney General Josh Stein for their review and signoff of the compact. With work on the compact completed, we will advance the project from the site preparation phase to vertical construction of an introductory casino gaming facility to open this Fall.”
Details on the “introductory casino gaming facility” haven’t been revealed just yet. Similar to the Indiana pact, this should be completely approved soon. Get ready to gamble in a new North Carolina venue soon.