“It’s a deal that I think puts money in the classroom of North Carolina for our kids,” said Gov. Beverly Perdue “It helps us get 400 new jobs in the west. And the derivatives from the economic development activities from the tribe will be remarkable to us. I’m happy with the deal.”
For the first five years, the state will receive four percent of gross receipts from the games. This percentage will rise over time to eight percent in the last 10 years of the compact.
The tribe has been trying to get table games since its first casino opened in 1997.