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Four Winds Hartford Announces Grand Opening

August 29th, 2011

HARTFORD, Mich. – August 29, 2011 – The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is pleased to announce that its new casino, Four Winds Hartford, will open to the public at noon Eastern time on Tuesday, August 30. Located at 68600 Red Arrow Highway in Hartford, Mich., Four Winds Hartford is approximately two and a half miles west of the city of Hartford between exits 41 and 46 on Interstate 94, and 45 miles northeast of Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich. (Four Winds New Buffalo).

“Hartford is an area that is home to a large number of Pokagon Citizens and we are extremely proud to open a new Four Winds Casino here,” said Matt Wesaw, Chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. “Four Winds Hartford has created approximately 400 new jobs within the casino in addition to the hundreds of jobs that were created during construction. We look forward to welcoming area residents to our new facility.”

Maintaining a similar look and feel in design and finishes to Four Winds New Buffalo, Four Winds Hartford features 500 slot machines, nine table games including blackjack and roulette, a 100-seat restaurant called Timbers Fast Food and Deli and a 15-seat bar. Four Winds Hartford is also home to Four Winds Outfitters gift shop where guests can find Four Winds logo apparel, Tribal artwork and other unique merchandise.

Matt Harkness, General Manager for Four Winds, added, “When Four Winds New Buffalo opened in August 2007, it set a new standard for gaming in the Midwest. We are thrilled to bring the same high level of service to Hartford along with the exceptional gaming experience and promotions available at Four Winds New Buffalo.”

Adding to the excitement of the Four Winds Hartford Grand Opening, all Four Winds W Club members can win a share of $150,000 at either Four Winds location, including a grand prize of $100,000 in cash, on Sunday, September 4 during Labor Day weekend. Additionally, new players who sign up for a Four Winds W Club membership at either casino location can receive up to $400 in free slot play, earn points and redeem direct mail offers and promotional giveaways at both properties. More information on this promotion is available at the W Club inside each casino location. Copper Club members visiting Four Winds Hartford will also have access to a dedicated entrance on the east side of the building with priority parking.

More information about Four Winds Hartford is available at: You must be 21 years of age to gamble.

About The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Tribal Recognition was restored and signed into law by President Clinton in September of 1994. The Tribe’s ten county service area includes four counties in Southwestern Michigan and six in Northwestern Indiana. The Pokagon Band provides services including housing, education, family services, medical care and cultural preservation to approximately 4,400 citizens of the Tribe. In 2007, it opened Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich., which is the premier gaming destination in the Midwest. The Tribe’s administrative offices are located in Dowagiac, Mich. More information is available at

About Four Winds New Buffalo and Four Winds Hartford
Four Winds New Buffalo, located at 11111 Wilson Road in New Buffalo, Mich., and Four Winds Hartford, located at 68600 Red Arrow Highway in Hartford, Mich., are owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Four Winds New Buffalo offers 135,000 square feet of gaming with approximately 3,000 slot machines, a large selection of table games including poker, four restaurants, entertainment bars and retail venues, and a 165-room hotel, making it the premier destination resort for Midwest tourism. Four Winds Hartford features 500 slot machines, nine table games, a 100-seat restaurant and a 15-seat bar. Please play responsibly. You must be 21 years of age to gamble. More information can be found at

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Media Contacts:

Joshua Taustein, Dresner Corporate Services, (312)780-7219,
David Gutierrez, Dresner Corporate Services, (312)780-7204,

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