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The Pokagon Band And Its Four Winds Casinos Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony To Celebrate The Expanded Gaming Floor At Four Winds South Bend

August 18th, 2022

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds® Casinos hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony today to mark the opening of the expanded gaming floor at Four Winds South Bend, which now spans more than 98,000 square feet and includes 1,900 slot machines, 27 table games, a new high limit area, an additional cage and cashier area.  The expanded gaming floor is part of a large-scale expansion at the property which will also feature a new 23-story hotel tower with 317 hotel rooms including 83 suites, a spa, convention area with a ballroom and meeting space, a cafe, an outdoor swimming pool, and terraces with spectacular views.  The expansion will be completed in the first quarter of 2023.  

Commenting on the newly expanded gaming floor, Rebecca Richards, Tribal Chairwoman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi said, “It’s hard to believe we opened our first Four Winds Casino location 15 years ago in New Buffalo, Michigan on August 2, 2007.  We couldn’t be more proud of the success of our four casino locations, which is a credit to our hardworking casino operations team and all of our Four Winds team members.  We’d also like to thank our project manager, general contractors, construction workers and vendors in helping us reach this important milestone.”

Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Office of Four Winds Casinos added, “Today’s unveiling of the newly expanded gaming floor at Four Winds South Bend will provide guests with a glimpse of what’s to come for the remaining build-out.  During our 15-year-history we’ve continually strived to not only offer something distinctively unique, but also raise the bar for gaming in the Midwest by way of our amenities, dining options, entertainment and excellent service provided by our warm and welcoming staff.  We are very excited for guests to experience our new slots and table games, and we look forward to showing more of what Four Winds South Bend has to offer in the coming months.”

The newly expanded gaming floor at Four Winds South Bend features 11 new table games including 21 + 3 w/ Top 3, Lucky Lucky, Blackjack, Roulette, High Card Flush, and Heads Up Holdem’.  Table Games will remain open from 10 a.m. until 3 a.m., 7 days a week. 

A total of 850 new slot machines includes popular titles such as Dragon Link, Cash Express, Big Fish, Buffalo Link, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, The Price is Right, Jumanji, Conan, and Cashman Bingo. 

A dedicated Video Poker section has also been created with an additional 56 games.  

Four Winds South Bend’s new High Limit Room features an additional 46 slot machines with denominations ranging from $0.05 to $100.00.

The expansion of Four Winds South Bend has created 350 construction jobs with 10 percent being Native American preference, and will create an additional 350 to 400 new jobs at the casino resort once construction is complete. 

If you would like to follow the progress of the expansion of Four Winds South Bend, you can do so by accessing the construction camera on the Four Winds Casinos website or by using the following link:  https://app.oxblue.com/open/wilhelm/fourwinds.    

To learn more about Ribbon Town Conference and Event Center at Four Winds South Bend or to reserve space, please contact Timothy Adams, Director of Sales and Catering at (269) 926-5216 or timadams@fourwindscasino.com.        

Reservations and Information
To make a hotel reservation at Four Winds New Buffalo or for more information on Four Winds New Buffalo, Four Winds Hartford®, Four Winds Dowagiac® or Four Winds South Bend®, please call 1 (866)-4WINDS1, (866) 494-6371 or visit www.fourwindscasino.com.  Additionally, be sure to like Four Winds on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fourwindscasino and follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/fourwindscasino for information on the latest offers and promotions.

About The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan and Indiana
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s sovereignty was reaffirmed under legislation signed into law by President Clinton in September of 1994.  The Pokagon Band is dedicated to providing community development initiatives such as housing, education, family services, medical care and cultural preservation for its more than 6,000 citizens.  The Pokagon Band’s ten-county service area includes four counties in Southwestern Michigan and six in Northern Indiana.  Its main administrative offices are located in Dowagiac, Mich., with a satellite office in South Bend, Ind.  In 2007, it opened Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich., followed by Four Winds Hartford in 2011, Four Winds Dowagiac in 2013 and Four Winds South Bend in 2018.  The Pokagon Band operates a variety of businesses via Mno-Bmadsen, its non-gaming investment enterprise.  More information is available at www.pokagonband-nsn.gov, www.fourwindscasino.com and www.mno-bmadsen.com.   

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Media Contact:
David Gutierrez, Dresner Corporate Services, (312) 780-7204, dgutierrez@dresnerco.com    

 

 

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