Catawba Indian Nation Tribe's Push To Build Casino Spurs Carolinas Political Fight By Associated Press • Jun 26, 2019 Jeffrey Collins / AP Two of the Carolinas' most prominent American Indian tribes are battling over geography and lucrative gambling turf. Will There Be A New Tribal Casino In North Carolina? By Amanda Magnus & Frank Stasio • May 7, 2019 Courtesy of Cleveland County A Congressional bill that would make way for a new casino is sparking controversy in western North Carolina. The bill would allow the Catawba Indian Nation to establish a gaming facility in Cleveland County. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians say this new casino would hurt their facilities in Cherokee and Murphy.