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Four Winds to add live poker room at South Bend casino

Four Winds South Bend Casino announced plans Tuesday to build a live poker room, adding the card game to its repertoire of bingo-based slot machines. Scott Rice, general manager of the casino, said construction will begin on the 10-table room in the northwest corner of the casino next week, in an area currently occupied by slot machines. Each table can host up to nine players. The room is expected to be completed by Labor Day.

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12/13/2018

press release Several jackpot wins at Four Winds Casinos
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce two jackpots totaling over $795,000. One lucky guest from Syracuse...

11/24/2018

article Pokagon Band invests $25M for health services expansion
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is investing $25 million to expand health services in southwestern Michigan. The project is expanding the Pokagon...

11/21/2018

article Pokagon Band gets $25M construction project underway
(Indiana) -- Construction is happening on a $25 million expansion project for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. To start, their Dowagiac campus is getting a new...

10/29/2018

article Four Winds Casinos employees donate $10,000 to Kelly Cares Foundation
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds Casinos donated $10,000 to the Kelly Cares Foundation on Monday. The money was raised by employees...

10/26/2018

article Neighbors split on potential development near Four Winds Casino
(Indiana) -- "Available" signs are on both sides of Prairie Avenue in South Bend. They symbolize future development near Four Winds Casino. Some residents are...

10/22/2018

article No charges in fatal crash involving Pokagon Tribal police officer
(Michigan) -- The Berrien County prosecutor announced he will not file charges against a Pokagon Tribal police officer in connection to a fatal crash in September.

10/17/2018

article Major Pokagon Construction Project Underway
(Michigan) -- Major construction is underway at the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi’s Rodgers Lake campus near Dowagiac. Pokagon Band Government Manager Jason Wesaw...

10/12/2018

article Casino revenue going towards new education and economy programs
(Indiana) -- Money the city of South Bend receives from the new Four Winds Casino is slated to help address needs in education and unemployment. South Bend received its...

9/30/2018

article Pokagon non-gambling investments paying off
(Indiana) -- The success of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ gaming ventures since the opening of the tribe’s first casino in 2007 has been evident....

9/29/2018

article Pokagon Band presents first revenue-sharing check worth $1.2M to South Bend
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced it presented a $1.2 million check to the city of South Bend Friday. This was the first of a yearly...

9/28/2018

article Casino Revenue-Sharing Nets South Bend $1.2M
(Indiana) -- The city of South Bend has received $1.2 million from the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians as part of a revenue sharing agreement. Provisions of the deal...

9/24/2018

article Pokagon Band celebrates 24th Sovereignty Day
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band Community Center was filled with smiling faces Saturday afternoon. As musicians played in the background, children joyously ran along the...

9/16/2018

article One Killed In Crash With Pokagon Tribal Police Car
(Michigan) -- A 69-year-old woman has died after a crash between her car and a Pokagon Tribal Police car in Bainbridge Township. The crash happened just before 3:30...

9/12/2018

article FireKeepers Casino Hotel hosting job fair later this month
(Michigan) -- FireKeepers Casino Hotel has continued to grow and expand since it opened in 2009. In July, casino officials announced plans to build a second hotel tower...

9/4/2018

article Poker room opens at Four Winds Casino in South Bend
(Indiana) -- The live poker room announced two months ago at Four Winds South Bend Casino is now open, following a soft opening over Labor Day weekend. The new room...

8/27/2018

press release Four Winds Casino Relies on NanoLumens Nixel Series Curved LEDs to Light the Way
(Indiana) -- When people come to casinos, the last thing owners want them doing is walking around aimlessly and fumbling to find easy access to their money. That was the...

8/8/2018

press release Pokagon Band presents check to Beacon Health System
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce a $115,000 gift was presented to Beacon Health System today at a...

8/3/2018

article Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Elects Chairman
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has elected Matthew Wesaw as its Tribal Council chairman. Other officers elected include: Kelly Curran, secretary;...

7/25/2018

article Indiana Casino Says It's Building A Poker Room Thanks To High Demand From Guests
(Indiana) -- A tribal casino that opened in South Bend, Indiana early this year is building a poker room thanks to the public clamoring for it. According to a press...

7/23/2018

article Biomass Appeal: Inside the Forest County Potawatomi’s Biogas Plants
(Wisconsin) -- Next to the Forest County Potawatomi Community’s (FCPC) Menomonee Valley Casino, you’ll find an $18.5 million biogas energy plant that’s...

7/22/2018

article Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians elects Matthew Wesaw as chairman
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced today that Matthew Wesaw was elected as its Tribal Council Chairman during the Tribe’s general...

7/21/2018

article Entryway Near Casino Debuts in South Bend
(Indiana) -- A new public gateway feature near the recently-opened Four Winds Casino in South Bend is complete. The Prairie Avenue Beautification Project includes four...
article Pokagons Elect Tribal Chair
(Michigan) -- Matt Wesaw has been elected as the Tribal Council Chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. Wesaw was picked for the post in the tribe’s general...

7/20/2018

article Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Elects Matthew Wesaw as Chairman
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced today that Matthew Wesaw was elected as its tribal council chairman during the tribe’s general...

7/16/2018

article Pokagon Band prepares for new leadership, installs flag monument
(Indiana) -- August will mark a changing of the guard for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Tribal Chairman John Warren will see his five-year term at the top...

7/12/2018

article Potawatomi Trail of Death Caravan Will Travel Sept. 17-22, 2018
(Indiana) -- Since 1988 the Potawatomi Trail of Death Commemorative Caravan has been organized and traveled once every five years by a group of Potawatomi and historians...

7/11/2018

article Live poker coming to Four Winds casino in Indiana
(Indiana) -- In Indiana, a Tuesday announcement from the Four Winds South Bend Casino communicated plans to add a 10-table poker room to its current gaming offering,...
article Pokagon Band announces poker room after favorable opinion from federal regulators
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians will open a poker room at its casino in Indiana after securing a favorable legal opinion from the National Indian...

7/10/2018

article Four Winds Casino in South Bend announces they will add a poker room
(Indiana) -- Big news for you gamblers out there. Four Winds Casino in South Bend only has slot machines. But that's changing soon. By the end of the summer, some...
article Four Winds South Bend to open poker room
(Indiana) -- Four Winds South Bend will soon have a poker room. Construction is expected to begin next week, according to a Tuesday news release from the Pokagon Band of...
article Four Winds to add live poker room at South Bend casino
(Indiana) -- Four Winds South Bend Casino announced plans Tuesday to build a live poker room, adding the card game to its repertoire of bingo-based slot machines. Scott...

6/28/2018

article Feds deliver for Pokagon housing
(Michigan) -- Housing opportunities in two Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi communities in Southwest Michigan are getting a boost through a $2.3 million block grant from...

6/22/2018

article Instant millionaire! Person wins $1.6M at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
(Wisconsin) -- A single person won a $1.6 million jackpot at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino on Thursday, June 21. A news release indicates the person won the big prize...

6/11/2018

article Four Winds Casinos Reveal Winnings To Date In 2018
(Michigan) -- The wins are adding up for patrons of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds Casinos in southwest Michigan and South Bend.

5/22/2018

article Potawatomi tribe working to save endangered language
(Michigan) -- With only a handful of fluent speakers left, the Potawatomi tribe is working to save its endangered language from extinction. From the chairs in which we...

5/17/2018

article Pokagon food sovereignty initiative brings native food truck to town
(Michigan) -- This month, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is bringing a mobile native farmers market to the area. From 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 at the...

5/16/2018

press release Pokagon Food Sovereignty Initiative Brings Native Food Truck to Town
(Michigan) -- This month, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is bringing a mobile native farmers market to the area. On Tuesday, May 22, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at...

5/7/2018

article Harvard Bound! Native American High School Student, Eva Ballew, Accepted to 10 Colleges
(Michigan) -- After years of hard work and always believing in herself, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi tribal member and Union Grove High School student Eva Ballew says she...

3/9/2018

article A look in on South Bend's new casino
(Indiana) -- South Bend's Four Winds Casino is expected to bring over 2 milllion people to the area each year. That's likely to have an effect on the surrounding...

2/27/2018

press release Four Winds Casinos Marks New Opening and Upgrades RFID Inventory Management System at Existing Properties
(Indiana) -- InvoTech Systems, Inc., the leading provider of linen, laundry and uniform inventory management solutions for hotels, casinos, resorts, and theme parks...

1/31/2018

article Indiana's first Native American owned casino opens
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians opened Indiana’s first Native American-owned and operated casino early this month. Located on 166 acres of...

1/17/2018

press release National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Joins Pokagon Tribe at the Grand Opening Ceremonies of their Indiana Casino
(Indian Country) -- National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Joins Pokagon Tribe at the Grand Opening Ceremonies of their Indiana Casino ...

1/16/2018

article Congested traffic surrounds South Bend casino on opening day
(Indiana) -- Getting in and out of the new Four Winds Casino in South Bend seemed to be the biggest problem Tuesday. A line of cars was bumper-to-bumper Tuesday as...
article Four Winds South Bend opens, adding 1,800 games to state's casino inventory
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians opened its new Four Winds Casino in South Bend on Tuesday after a ribbon cutting ceremony during which more than 300...
article Indiana's newest casino — and first tribal casino — is now open in South Bend
(Indiana) -- Indiana's newest casino, the Four Winds Casino in South Bend, opened its doors on Tuesday. The first tribal casino in Indiana is being run by the...
article South Bend Casino Opens As First Indiana Tribal Casino
(Indiana) -- South Bend is now home to Indiana’s first tribal casino. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians celebrated the grand opening of the Four Winds Casino...
article South Bend's Four Winds Casino opens as first tribal casino in Indiana
(Indiana) -- The wait is over, Four Winds Casino South Bend officially opened Tuesday. It's been a little over a year since crews broke ground, but leaders say it...
article New Southwest Iowa Casino Worries State Budget Writers
(Iowa) -- House Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) is warning about competition from a proposed new Indian-run casino in Carter Lake in...

1/15/2018

article Ribbon Cutting For South Bend Casino
(Indiana) -- Four Winds South Bend will open Tuesday. The state's newest casino is part of a $400 million planned investment that also includes a tribal village on...
article Tribal casino's opening may hurt state revenue
(Indiana) -- Indiana's beleaguered casino industry faces more turbulence with the opening of the state's first tribal casino in South Bend, which could lure...

1/14/2018

article Four Winds casino in South Bend will shake up gaming industry
(Indiana) -- Four Winds South Bend, the state’s first tribal casino, brings a new level of competition to the state’s gaming market. As a sovereign tribe,...
article Why no table games at new South Bend casino?
(Indiana) -- For those who head to opening night at Four Winds on Tuesday, a question may arise. Why doesn’t Four Winds South Bend have table games? Within the...
article Local restaurants look to keep up with Four Winds South Bend restaurants
(Indiana) -- Opening even one restaurant right now is a tenuous proposition, let alone four as the Four Winds Casino South Bend will do this week. Other local...

1/13/2018

article New tribal casino ramping up Indiana gambling competition
(Indiana) -- The opening of Indiana’s first tribal casino in South Bend poses additional problems for the state’s existing casinos that have seen big revenue...

1/10/2018

article New South Bend casino opening Tuesday
(Indiana) -- Indiana's newest casino is set to open in less than a week. Four Winds South Bend will officially open its doors Tuesday at 4 p.m. The casino is owned...

1/9/2018

article A sneak peek into South Bend's Four Winds Casino
(Indiana) -- One week from Tuesday, the Four Winds Casino in South Bend officially opens. It was only about a year ago that crews broke ground on the land.
article Get a look inside the new Four Winds South Bend casino
(Indiana) -- The Four Winds South Bend casino is set to open to the public on Jan. 16. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced Tuesday, Jan. 9, that it will...
article New South Bend casino set to open
(Indiana) -- More than five years after the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced plans to build a casino northern Indiana, Four Winds South Bend stands ready to...

1/4/2018

article Indiana’s first Native American owned and operated casino to open Jan. 16
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians have announced that the tribe’s new $400 million Four Winds South Bend casino located at 3300 Prairie Road will...
article Pokagon casino to open in South Bend [sub req'd]
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians will open its new Four Winds Casino on Jan. 16 in South Bend. The tribe’s newest property, located on 166 acres...

1/3/2018

article Four Winds Casino prepares for influx of traffic
(Indiana) -- It's been years in the making, but the end is finally in sight. South Bend's Four Winds Casino will open in less than two weeks on January 16. The...
article Native American Tribe Opens First Indiana Tribal Casino Mid-January
(Indiana) -- The City of South Bend, Indiana is expected to have its first tribal casino which is managed by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. The expected opening...
article New South Bend casino sets opening date
(Indiana) -- An American Indian tribe with three casinos in Michigan plans to open its first Indiana casino later this month. The Four Winds South Bend casino will open...
article South Bend casino to open January 16
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced Tuesday that its casino in South Bend will open to the public in mid-January. Located on 166 acres of...
article Tribe opening casino in college town
(Indiana) -- A new casino is opening this month in a Midwest college town. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, based in Dowagiac, is opening Four Winds South Bend at...
article Indian Tribe Sets Jan. 16 Opening For New South Bend Casino
(Indiana) -- An American Indian tribe is set to open its first Indiana casino to join three it already operates in southwestern Michigan. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi...

1/2/2018

article Four Winds Casino to open Jan. 16 in South Bend
(Indiana) -- The Four Winds Casino in South Bend has announced it will open to the public at 4 p.m. on Jan. 16 on 166 acres of tribal trust land at 3300 Prairie Road....
article Four Winds South Bend to open Jan. 16
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians plans to open its new Four Winds Casino in South Bend at 4 p.m. Jan. 16. The 175,000-square-foot facility will open...
article Indian tribe sets Jan. 16 opening for new South Bend casino
(Indiana) -- An American Indian tribe is set to open its first Indiana casino to join three it already operates in southwestern Michigan. The Pokagon (poh-KAY'-gun)...
article Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casino to open in South Bend
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds Casinos will open the first casino to be owned and operated by a Native American tribe on Jan. 16...

12/27/2017

article The Pokagon Fund Decade: Foundation’s grants have impacted many in area
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Fund celebrated 10 years of enhancing the lives of local people in 2017, and the foundation aims to continue making a positive impact in the...

12/15/2017

article INDOT installs new traffic signal by soon-to-open casino in South Bend
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Department of Transportation installed a new traffic signal by the entrance of the soon-to-open Four Winds Casino in South Bend on State Road 23...

12/8/2017

press release Pokagon Band Installs Copper Rocks at Four Winds Casino South Bend
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casinos® are pleased to announce the installation of two large copper rocks at Four Winds South...

12/4/2017

article Large copper rock display coming to Four Winds Casino
(Indiana) -- A large display coming to the new Four Winds Casino in South Bend will not only be hard to miss, but also have an important cultural meaning to the...

11/27/2017

article Tribe opens police station for its South Bend casino
(Indiana) -- A Michigan-based tribe has established a police station for the casino it is set to open next year in northern Indiana. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi...

11/26/2017

article Tribe opens police station for its South Bend casino
(Indiana) -- A Michigan-based tribe has established a police station for the casino it is set to open next year in northern Indiana. The Pokagon (poh-KAY'-gun) Band...

11/23/2017

article Pokagon Band and Four Winds Casinos distribute thousands of pounds of food this Thanksgiving
(Indiana) -- In the United States, Thanksgiving is a holiday where we look forward to spending time with family, enjoying a good meal and giving thanks for all of our...

11/22/2017

article Pokagon Band celebrate opening of police substation to serve Four Winds Casino site in Indiana
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians held a grand opening ceremony on Monday but it wasn’t for its new $400 million Four Winds South Bend casino....
article Pokagon tribe takes next step in casino/homeland project in South Bend
(Indiana) -- The owners of the Four Winds Casino Resorts are taking the next step in developing a huge new gaming facility in South Bend, Ind. The Dowagiac-based Pokagon...
article New Buffalo casino pastry chefs create intricate gingerbread village
(Michigan) -- A group of pastry chefs created something special to kick off the holiday season. The staff at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo brought a classic Bavarian...

11/21/2017

article Pokagon Band and Four Winds Casino continue Thanksgiving tradition of giving
(Indiana) -- Some traditions are back just in time for Thanksgiving. For the fourth year in a row, the Pokagon Band and Four Winds Casinos donated thousands of pounds of...
article Pokagon Band donates Thanksgiving meals to Food Bank of Northern Indiana
(Indiana) -- ) -- A lot of people will have full bellies this Thanksgiving thanks to the Pokagon Band of Potawatami Indians. Cars were lined up around the block for...

10/17/2017

article Judge Rejects Part of Poker Player’s $2M Lawsuit Against Casino Owner Leon Tsoukernik
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas judge dismissed eight of the 10 claims in poker player Matthew Kirk’s lawsuit against Leon Tsoukernik, a fellow high-stakes rounder and...

10/16/2017

article Four Winds hosts casino job fair in South Bend
(Indiana) -- The new Four Winds casino in South Bend will open in a few months, and they need some more help running the place. This week, they're hosting job fairs.
article Four Winds Casino job fair happening this morning in South Bend
(Indiana) -- This morning (Monday) you could play the odds at a job fair. The new Four Winds Casino in South Bend is looking for people to fill a number of open...

9/29/2017

article Pokagons mark opening of South Bend tribal village
(Indiana) -- It’s a homecoming that has been some 200 years in the making. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has completed work on six new housing units in...

9/28/2017

article Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians building towards a new future
(Indiana) -- It's a historic day for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. For the first time in 200 years, the band has a tribal sovereign area. The neighborhood...

9/20/2017

article Letters: Let's make new casino non-smoking
(Indiana) -- Months ago when South Bend officials and the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians were negotiating the terms to open the new casino, I don’t recall...

9/8/2017

article Indiana’s First Tribal Casino to Open in October
(Indiana) -- Indiana currently has ten riverboat casinos, all spread out across Lake Michigan and the Ohio River, but in the next few months the state will boast its...

9/7/2017

article Indiana’s Commercial Operators Bemoan State’s First Tribal Casino
(Indiana) -- The casino landscape in Indiana is changing. The state’s ten riverboat casinos, based on the shores of Lake Michigan and the Ohio River, are...

9/5/2017

article Indiana’s first tribal casino to open in 2018
(Indiana) -- As the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians revealed that the upcoming Four Winds Casino in South Bend will open its doors in 2018, some people related to the...

9/2/2017

article Tribal casino to open in '18
(Indiana) -- The state's newest casino could turn the industry on its head and cost the state millions in tax revenue. The Four Winds Casino in South Bend –...

8/25/2017

article Feds: FireKeepers Casino used by suspects in bank fraud
(Michigan) -- Federal investigators said suspects used FireKeepers Casino and local ATMs and bank branches to steal $200,000 from Bank of America two years ago. Nineteen...

8/24/2017

article Sneak peek of partly finished Four Winds Casino in South Bend
(Indiana) -- A soaring octagonal rotunda will be the first thing visitors see upon entering Four Winds Casino when it opens on the city's southwest side early next...

8/16/2017

article Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians presents $85K check to Beacon Children's Hospital
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casino presented a $85,000 check to Beacon Children's Hospital. The donation represents proceeds...

8/13/2017

article Kukec People: Founder sees good fit by merging with native American group
(Michigan) -- John Wills, a founding partner and president of WBK Engineering in Aurora and St. Charles, has worked on several local projects. They include the Busse...

7/30/2017

article A Four Winds timeline
(Michigan) -- In September 1994 President Bill Clinton signed legislation reaffirming tribal status for three Michigan Indian tribes, including the Pokagon Band of...
article An anniversary in the cards
(Michigan) -- At a grand opening celebration 10 years ago, owners and managers predicted that Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo Township would “set a new...

7/24/2017

article Tribal Casino Opens Employment Office In South Bend
(Indiana) -- A tribal casino set to open its doors in South Bend next year has opened an employment office in the northern Indiana city. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi...

7/23/2017

article South Bend Four Winds Casino job fair brings hundreds of people
(Indiana) -- The first of four massive job fairs took place Saturday to hire people for a new South Bend casino. The Four Winds Casino won't be complete until the...
article Tribal casino opens employment office in South Bend
(Indiana) -- A tribal casino set to open its doors in South Bend next year has opened an employment office in the northern Indiana city. The Pokagon (poh-KAY'-gun)...

7/21/2017

article Four Winds Casino to open employment office in downtown South Bend
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced on Friday that a Four Winds Casino employment office will open Monday in South Bend. The office, to be...

7/20/2017

article Four Winds celebrates a decade of 'changing the game'
(Michigan) -- The pre-opening hype in 2007 for the grand opening of Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Michigan promised that "the game is about to change...

7/14/2017

article New Casino Hits Construction Milestone
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is celebrating a key point in the construction of the Four Winds Casino in South Bend. The group held a topping out...

7/12/2017

article Construction continues on South Bend's new Four Winds Casino
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is celebrating progress on the construction of its new Four Winds Casino in South Bend. They held a private ceremony...

7/11/2017

article Four Winds Casino to hold job fairs for South Bend location
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians will need to fill about 1200 positions when its new Four Winds Casino opens next year in South Bend. In order to fill...
article Tribal casino in Indiana looks toward filling 1,200 jobs
(Indiana) -- Four job fairs are being planned for positions at the tribal casino that's under construction in northern Indiana. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi...

7/10/2017

article Four Winds South Bend casino project on track
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians says it's on track to finish building Four Winds Casino South Bend by early next year, and it still plans on...

7/2/2017

article Four Winds Casino will offer top dining options in South Bend
(Indiana) -- Four Winds Casinos plans to bring more than just a gambling floor to South Bend when it opens a new location early next year. Last month it quietly...

6/20/2017

article Dining options revealed for new Four Winds Casino in South Bend
(Indiana) -- We've learned where exactly you'll be able to grab a bite to eat at the new Four Winds Casino in South Bend. It's called the Kankakee Grill,...
article Plans for South Bend casino take shape as construction stays on schedule
(Indiana) -- New details are being released about the Four Winds Casino and restaurants coming to South Bend. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced the first...

6/17/2017

article Hobart Water Festival celebrates Native American dances, rituals
(Michigan) -- Dressed in ceremonial regalia, members of the Pokagon band of Potawatomi Indians on Saturday performed traditional dances as a circle of men from the tribe...

3/24/2017

article Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Touts Investments
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians says it has invested nearly $92 million into Michiana over the last year. That figure includes $38 million in...

3/17/2017

article Tribal gaming veteran and Pokagon member Denise Martin talks starting her marketing and consulting business, Painted Ponies
(Michigan) -- Denise Martin, a proud Pokagon Potawatomi, spearheads major events, books top entertainment, secures covetable promotional products, and offers marketing...

2/22/2017

article Bill would cut off South Bend from riverboat gambling money
(Indiana) -- City leaders plan to fight a bill moving through the Indiana House that would cut the city out of riverboat casino revenue sharing because the city also...

2/18/2017

article Dr. Phil confession leads to guilty plea for trashing Michigan hotel
(Michigan) -- A man who trashed a hotel room in southwest Michigan last summer, then talked about it on the Dr. Phil show, pleaded guilty Friday to a federal charge of...

2/3/2017

article CASHING IN: Building a Pokagon tribal court and police force in South Bend
(Indiana) -- When Honorary Michael Petoskey created the Pokagon Tribal Court in Dowagiac, he wanted visitors to see the cornerstones of the tribe’s heritage; an...

2/2/2017

article CASHING IN: Exclusive look at future Four Winds South Bend
(Indiana) -- Two framed photos lined the window sill of Teri Barber’s home, as snow began to fall outside the window panes; one photo showed her Pokagon mother,...

12/29/2016

article Northern Indiana Indian tribe plans to open casino in 2018
(Indiana) -- An Indian tribe that runs three casinos in southwestern Michigan announced Wednesday it will open another in South Bend that is expected to draw business...
article Bus driver, 65, killed as casino bus crashes in Berrien County
(Michigan) -- A 65-year-old New Buffalo man is dead after the bus he was driving crashed Thursday morning in a rural section of Berrien County's New Buffalo Township.
article Driver dies in Four Winds Casino shuttle crash
(Michigan) -- The driver of a Four Winds Casino bus was found dead after crashing into a tree Thursday morning near the casino outside of New Buffalo. Police identified...
article New Buffalo man found dead in casino bus
(Michigan) -- A New Buffalo man was found dead inside a Four Winds Casino bus that went off Maudlin Road on on Thursday morning, Dec. 29. A Berrien County Sheriff's...

12/27/2016

article Northern Indiana tribe to break ground on tribal village
(Indiana) -- Members of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians on Tuesday celebrated becoming the first tribe in Indiana to have land returned to it from the federal...
press release Four Winds New Buffalo Adds More Amenities for Visitors
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce three new additions -- the grand opening of C Bar on December...

12/16/2016

article Implications of Indiana’s First Tribal Casino
(Indiana) -- Indiana introduced casino gambling in the mid-1990s, and currently the midwestern state has 13 licensed casinos that each year contribute valuable funds...

12/10/2016

press release Construction on Four Winds South Bend Casino begins
(Indiana) -- National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr., joined the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians at a press conference as the tribe announced...

12/9/2016

article South Bend casino size to depend on success of its operations
(Indiana) -- The mood was celebratory Wednesday at a press conference announcing detailed plans for the Four Winds South Bend casino ... with a caveat.

12/8/2016

article Plans revealed for Pokagon’s Four Winds South Bend casino
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced detailed plans for its proposed Four Winds South Bend casino in Indiana on December 7 but surprisingly the...
article Pokagons Announce New South Bend Casino
(Indiana) -- The first Native American tribe in Indiana to have land returned to it from the federal government has announced plans to build a casino in South Bend that...
press release National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Joins The Pokagon Band In Announcing Details Of The Four Winds South Bend Casino Contruction
(Indiana) -- National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr., joined the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians at a press conference as the tribe announced...

12/5/2016

article Pokagon plan ups pressure on casinos
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ entrance into the casino business and its expansions in that industry have all been in Michigan — a...
article We'll learn more about proposed South Bend casino on Wednesday
(Indiana) -- Work is already underway on the new Pokagon Band village in South Bend. Now we're about to learn about the plans for a proposed casino. Tribal leaders,...

12/4/2016

article How the Pokagon Band went from a small tribe to a business powerhouse
(Indiana) -- No group of people has called Michiana home longer than the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. They were here when the first French fur traders explored...
article Pokagon building official helps run 'one big machine'
(Indiana) -- One of the treasured mementos on Anthony Foerster’s bookshelf is a framed photograph of him standing on the ice at the United Center before the...
article Pokagons' first employee is 'working for the family business'
(Indiana) -- On an overcast morning this past spring, Becky Richards and other volunteers were tending to a new community garden next to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi...

12/1/2016

article South Bend casino project could bring jobs, visitors and development
(Indiana) -- Bruno’s Pizza stands out as one of the few businesses on Prairie Avenue west of Locust Road — a largely rural area on the southwest edge of the...

11/30/2016

article Indiana tribe celebrates momentous land-into-trust decision
(Indiana) -- In Indiana, the Pokagon Band Of Potawatomi Indians used a press conference yesterday to formally announce that the Bureau Of Indian Affairs had granted its...
article Michiana Tribe Gets Land Trust Approval For South Bend Casino
(Indiana) -- The federal government has agreed to take land into trust in South Bend for Michiana’s Native American tribe. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians...
article Potawatomi Indians get approval for Indiana reservation
(Indiana) -- After more than four years of trying, the stage is set for the Pokagon band of Potawatomi Indians to have an Indiana reservation. The US Department of the...

11/27/2016

article Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians to open new casino & hotel in Indiana
(Indiana) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has given the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians the thumbs up to open a new casino & hotel in Indiana after agreeing to...

11/22/2016

article Pokagon Band of Potawatomi donates 5,000 Thanksgiving dinners
(Michigan) -- Families across the region this Thanksgiving got a big help. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casino made a huge donation to the Food...

11/16/2016

article Pokagon Fund takes aim at hunger
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Fund is “searching for ways to increase the levels of healthy, nutritious food distributed” in its service area. Executive Director...

11/15/2016

press release The Pokagon Band and Its Four Winds Casinos Donate 1,000 Baskets of Food to Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan Residents in Need
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce a donation of 1,000 baskets of food to those in need across...

10/12/2016

article Pokagons promise tighter ship for LRSB payments
(Michigan) -- Distribution of the 2016 tribal payment of $4.6 million from the Four Winds Casino should go smoothly Oct. 18, but not without a warning from the Pokagon...

9/26/2016

article Competition heats up for state's casinos
(Indiana) -- Mention casinos, and a lot of people instantly see dollar signs. There really were dollar signs to be seen 20 years ago when the first casinos opened their...

9/14/2016

article LRSB set to distribute annual tribal payments next month
(Michigan) -- There was little discussion on requests for specific and actual reimbursements during the Pokagon-New Buffalo Area Local Revenue Sharing Board meeting...

9/6/2016

article County museum to return Native American remains to Potawatomi
(Illinois) -- Lake County Discovery Museum officials have been working for more than 15 years to reunite Native American skeletal remains and associated objects in their...

9/4/2016

article Pokagon Band expands annual Pow Wow for tribes and local communities
(Michigan) -- Labor Day weekend marks the 31st annual Kee-Boon-Mein Kaa Pow Wow. This annual Pow Wow is hosted by the Pokagon Band of Potwatami Indians, and is open to...

7/27/2016

article Four Winds Casino debuts its new pool, hotel suites
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi has been busy the last few months. After celebrating the expansion of the tribe’s Four Winds Dowagiac Casino last...
article Renovations and new pool for Four Winds Casino Resort New Buffalo
(Indiana) -- Only a few days after completing an expansion of its Four Winds Casino Resort Dowagiac property and the Pokagon Band Of Potawatomi Indians has officially...

7/26/2016

article Environmental Impact Study Won't Stand in Casino's Way
(Indiana) -- A major step required for a planned $400 million tribal village and casino to move forward is now complete. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has released an...

7/23/2016

article Four Winds Casino Resort Dowagiac completes expansion
(Michigan) -- In Michigan, the Pokagon Band Of Potawatomi Indians has completed an expansion project at its Four Winds Casino Resort Dowagiac with the facility now...

7/22/2016

article SB tribal gaming and village proposal now one step away from final approval
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians was on a roll today. The tribe celebrated a casino expansion project in Dowagiac, while its proposal to build a...

7/11/2016

article Phase 1 of Hartford tribal village opened by Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
(Michigan) -- Phase 1 of a new Tribal Village for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has been completed with eight residences consisting of townhomes and two...

7/9/2016

article New Tribal Village in Hartford sets the stage for similar development in South Bend
(Michigan) -- Finding a home is about more than just four walls and a roof. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians knows that "home" also means security and...
article Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Breaks Ground on Tribal Village
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians broke ground on Pokégnek Édawat Hartford, its new Tribal Village located on Red Arrow Highway approximately one mile...
article Realizing a dream
(Michigan) -- Just a year ago, there were nothing but cornfields there. But now the site on Red Arrow Highway in Hartford Township has roads, and housing for tribal...

7/8/2016

press release Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Completes First Phase of Tribal Village in Hartford
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is pleased to announce that it has completed the first phase of its Tribal Village in Hartford, Michigan. Located on...

6/22/2016

article Impacts outlined for proposed South Bend casino
(Indiana) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued a final report on the environmental impact of a proposed Pokagon tribal village and casino here, finding no...

6/21/2016

article Environmental impact of South Bend casino
(Indiana) -- As the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians looks to build a casino and tribal village on the southwest side of South Bend, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA...

5/11/2016

article LRSB aims for tougher 'specific and actual' request rules
(Michigan) -- Greater documentation and closer scrutiny will be the rules for the upcoming cycle of municipal requests for “specific and actual”...

4/27/2016

article Casino plans expansion
(Michigan) -- A casino in the region is expanding to make room for more gaming and to support its player loyalty program. The Pokegon Band of Potawatomi Indians said...
article Indian tribe expanding Four Winds casino
(Michigan) -- An Indian tribe is planning to expand a casino in southwestern Michigan. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians says Wednesday the expansion will add 2,700...

4/25/2016

press release Pokagon Band Makes Over $81 Million in Additional Economic Investments to the Region in 2015
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is pleased to announce that it made over $81 million in additional economic investments to the region in 2015. These...

4/20/2016

article LRSB advised to embrace spirit of compromise by past members
(Michigan) -- The need to compromise while weighing both the spirit and the letter of the law was the advice from some of the original members of the Pokagon-New Buffalo...

4/12/2016

article South Bend Common Council unanimously approves casino pact
(Indiana) -- South Bend city officials have agreed to support a Native American tribe's attempt to develop a tribal village and casino in the city in exchange for a...
article South Bend council approves casino deal
(Indiana) -- It's now up to the federal government to decide the fate of a tribal village and casino southwest of downtown. The Common Council voted 8-0 Monday in...

4/11/2016

article SB Common Council unanimously votes in favor of Pokagon casino agreement
(Indiana) -- The South Bend Common Council voted unanimously on Monday night to take a cut of the profits if a casino comes to the city, which was a decision that some...
article South Bend Common Council to decide on Pokagon casino plan
(Indiana) -- Tonight the South Bend Common Council will decide whether to officially throw its support behind a $400-million casino and hotel plan near Rum Village.

4/10/2016

article Extent of South Bend’s commitment to casino project revealed
(Indiana) -- The development of a casino and tribal village will be actively supported by the city of South Bend in exchange for community investment and revenue sharing...

4/8/2016

article South Bend's commitment to casino project outlined
(Indiana) -- In exchange for financial support in the form of revenue sharing and community investment, the city of South Bend has agreed to actively support the...

4/6/2016

article Tribal Self-Sufficiency Behind Pokagon and South Bend Agreement
(Michigan) -- Before the University of Notre Dame became South Bend, Indiana’s most well-known institution, nearly 5 million acres that surround the Golden Dome...

4/4/2016

article Pokagon Tribe to Support City's Infrastructure Upgrades
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in northern Indiana aspires to build a village and casino in South Bend. Recently the tribe agreed to pay the city $...

4/1/2016

article Pokagons, NB Twp. settle legal disputes
(Michigan) -- A settlement has been reached in the 2 1/2-year dispute between New Buffalo Township and The Pokagon Fund over the authority to appoint representatives to...

3/30/2016

article Pokagon Fund, New Buffalo Township reach settlement to end lawsuit related to choosing board representative
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Fund announced on Wednesday, March 30, that the Fund and New Buffalo Township had agreed to the entry of a Consent Judgment in settlement of...

3/25/2016

article Pokagon casino deal puts spotlight on gaming agreements, taxes
(Indiana) -- The proposed Four Winds Casino and tribal village in South Bend is being called a "potential game-changer" for the Indiana casino industry. The...
press release Pokagon Band and Its Four Winds Casinos Donates More Than 1,000 Meals in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce a donation of more than 1,000 meals for those in-need in...

3/24/2016

article Casino agreement reached between South Bend and Pokagon Band
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians may not be able to say when it will break ground on a new tribal village and casino in South Bend, Indiana; it has...
article Pokagons' deal with city disappoints county commissioner
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ announcement Wednesday that it will share millions of dollars a year in casino profits with the city of South...
article St. Joe County "surprised" and "disappointed" with casino pact
(Indiana) -- On Wednesday, a proposed revenue sharing agreement for a South Bend casino was cause for celebration, today, it’s cause for concern. “Surprised...
article Tribe plans casino in college town
(Indiana) -- The owner of a casino chain in the region is planning to open a casino in a Midwest college town. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians said yesterday that...

3/23/2016

article Four Winds Casino planned for South Bend
(Indiana) -- The owners of the Four Winds Casino Resorts in Michigan plan to build their fourth gaming facility in South Bend, Ind., as well as a new tribal village. The...
article Indian tribe that wants to build a village and casino in South Bend has reached agreements with the city
(Indiana) -- An Indian tribe that wants to build a village and casino in South Bend has reached agreements with the city to help pay for needed infrastructure...
article Pokagon Band, South Bend reach deal on proposed casino
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is a step closer to building a Four Winds Casino in South Bend, which could grab market share from Northwest Indiana...
article South Bend and Pokagons reach pact to share casino revenue
(Indiana) -- A new agreement spells out how the wealth would be shared if a casino ends up being built in South Bend. “Extraordinarily generous” is the phase...
article South Bend, Pokagon Band reach agreements related to casino project
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians can't yet say when it will break ground on a new tribal village and casino here, but it has struck a couple of...
article South Bend, Pokagon Band reach agreements to support casino project
(Indiana) -- Agreements were announced Wednesday between the City of South Bend and The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians to support the development of a $400 million...
article Tribal Village and Four Winds agreement reached
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the City of South Bend are pleased to announce that they have reached two separate intergovernmental agreements...
article Tribe, South Bend reach casino deal
(Indiana) -- A Native American tribe in northern Indiana that wants to build a village and casino in South Bend has reached agreements with the city on how to pay for...

3/22/2016

article Pokagon Band to contribute toward lift station near proposed SB casino
(Indiana) -- A phased approach will be used to extend sewer and water service to the potential site of a South Bend casino. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians will...

2/16/2016

article Plans for casino near South Bend shouldn’t be disrupted by bats
(Indiana) -- Plans for a $400 million casino complex near Rum Village in South Bend, Indiana should not be disrupted by a new federal rule that protects a threatened bat...

2/15/2016

article Bats not likely to disrupt plans for casino near South Bend
(Indiana) -- A new federal rule protecting a threatened bat species isn't expected to hinder a Native American tribe's plans for a $400 million casino complex...

2/10/2016

article LRSB sets disbursement discussion for March
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon-New Buffalo Area Local Revenue Sharing Board is looking to its past in its ongoing struggle to agree on the definition of “specific and...

2/4/2016

article Bats not likely to disrupt South Bend casino plans
(Indiana) -- A proposed casino in South Bend must still clear a federal environmental review, but it looks like a threatened bat species won't stand in the way.

1/23/2016

article Pokagon Band sees opposition to work at casino site in Indiana
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians hasn't gained approval to build a casino in Indiana but local opponents are raising concerns about some work...

1/22/2016

article What impact would an Indian casino have on South Bend's environment?
(Indiana) -- What impact would an Indian casino have on South Bend's environment? One group says it could be negative. The Pokagons say they're being responsible.

1/6/2016

article Pokagon Band of Potowatomi police substation proposed
(Indiana) -- On Wednesday afternoon, the Board of Zoning Appeals voted to favorably recommend Pokagon Band of Potowatomi Indians' petition for a police sub-station....
article South Bend Board of Zoning Appeals in favor of Pokagon Band of Potawatomi tribal police substation
(Indiana) -- The St. Joseph County Zoning Board gave the Pokagon Band a favorable recommendation. If the Common Council gives the go-ahead, the tribe would build a...

12/29/2015

article Pokagon Band pushes forward with South Bend police station plans
(Indiana) -- While it awaits federal approval of its plans to build a village and casino/hotel on South Bend’s far southwestern edge, the Pokagon Band of...

12/22/2015

article Pokagon Band, Four Winds distribute 1,000 baskets of food in Michiana
(Indiana) -- Four Winds and the Potawatomi Nation are on a mission to make sure that those in need have something on their dinner table this holiday week. They spent...

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