ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- The Catawba Indian Nation says it plans to build another bingo hall in northern South Carolina.
Chief Donald Rodgers told The Herald of Rock Hill on Tuesday that the tribe is negotiating a contract with a partner and hopes to open the upscale bingo parlor by the end of the year.
Rodgers wouldn't name the partner or where in York County the tribe wants to build.
Rodgers says the new bingo hall should bring 200 jobs, many of them filled by people living on the Catawba's reservation southeast of Rock Hill, where unemployment is 26 percent.
The Catawbas built a bingo hall in Rock Hill after a 1993 settlement with South Carolina and federal officials, but tribe officials closed it in 2006 because of competition from the state lottery.