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The Pokagon Band Of Potawatomi And Its Four Winds Casinos Provide An Update On The Progress Of Construction At Four Winds South Bend

May 26th, 2022

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds® Casinos provided the media with a tour today to view the progress of construction at Four Winds South Bend.  The expansion of Four Winds South Bend will include 317 hotel rooms featuring 83 suites.  The gaming floor is being expanded and there will also be a spa, convention area with a ballroom and meeting space, a cafe, an outdoor swimming pool, and terraces with spectacular views.  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 in the first quarter of 2023.  

As part of the tour, Scott Rice, General Manager of Four Wind South Bend, highlighted the expansion of the gaming floor which has more than 45,000 square feet and will include 850 slot machines, 11 table games, a new high limit area and an additional cage and cashier area. 

The tour then proceeded down the promenade, past the spa and sundry area to the second floor of the hotel where Mary Smith, Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations for Four Winds Casinos, announced details for the newly named Ribbon Town Conference and Event Center, which is a 24,000 square foot multi-use facility.  The name Ribbon Town comes from the Pokagon Band’s reference to a portion of its homeland in the state of Indiana, which is now called South Bend.  Ribbon Town Conference and Event Center has 16 meeting rooms, a ballroom with seating for 600, two pre-function bar areas, a business center, and outdoor pre-function space.  In addition to hosting large meetings, conferences, banquets and special events, Ribbon Town will accommodate concerts and live performances. 

Commenting on the progress of construction, Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos said, “We are very pleased with the collective efforts of our Four Winds team members, our project manager, construction contractors, job site employees and vendors as we work towards completing the expansion of Four Winds South Bend.   The expanded resort will offer amenities and an entertainment experience that is not currently available in South Bend and Northwest Indiana.  We encourage those who are interested in reserving space for 2023 in our new Ribbon Town Conference and Event Center, to do so as early as possible.”  

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

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.    

Four Winds South Bend currently has 140,000 square feet of gaming space and includes more than 1,400 slot machines, 16 table games, four restaurants, a coffee shop, three bars, and approximately 4,500 parking spaces including an enclosed parking structure.    

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 5,900 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 January 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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