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Pokagon non-gambling investments paying off

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. But the tribe isn’t interested in keeping all of its investment in gambling operations. In 2012, Mno-Bmadsen a holding and investment company, began to diversify the tribe’s income in non-gambling businesses. In Potawatomi Mno-Bmadsen means "The Good Path."

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7/13/2020

article Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo launches sports betting
(Michigan) -- Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, a competitor to the Horseshoe, Majestic Star, Ameristar and Blue Chip casinos in Northwest Indiana, has now launched...
article Four Winds Casinos open sports betting at Michigan locations
(Michigan) -- Four Winds casino unveiled its new sportsbook Monday, launching sports gambling capabilities at its three Michigan locations. The public can now wager on...
article Sports betting now available at Four Winds Casinos locations in Michigan
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and its Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce the opening of the Four Winds Sportsbook. Guests can now place wagers on...

7/5/2020

article Four Winds Picks Kambi to Operate Sportsbook and Mobile App for its Michigan Tribal Casinos
(Michigan) -- Kambi Group PLC last week announced it had secured a deal to enter the Michigan sports betting market thanks to an agreement with a tribal nation based in...

7/1/2020

article Kambi Group plc enters partnership with Four Winds Casinos
(Michigan) -- Kambi Group plc, the leading global sports betting supplier, is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s...

6/15/2020

article The Four Winds Casino reopens Monday
(Indiana) -- One of the areas largest employers and biggest businesses is back in business. The Four Winds Casino in South Bend reopened this morning. There was no long...

6/12/2020

article Four Winds Casinos prepare to reopen on Monday
(Michigan) -- All four Four Winds casinos are set to reopen Monday at noon. “We wanted to do it as quickly as we can but we weren’t going to open too early,...

6/9/2020

article Four Winds Casinos lay out reopening plans, safety details
(Indiana) -- Four Winds Casinos are set to reopen next Monday, June 15, starting at noon. They have made several changes to comply with the CDC guidelines. You’ll...
article Pokagon Band announces new safety measures for reopening casinos
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Gaming Authority is pleased to announce that all of its Four Winds Casinos locations in Michigan and Indiana will reopen to the public at noon...

6/8/2020

article Four Winds Casinos to reopen June 15; new safety measures announced
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Gaming Authority has announced more information about the reopening of its Four Winds Casinos on June 15, including details about new safety...

6/2/2020

article Four Winds targets June 15 reopening
(Michigan) -- Officials with the Pokagon Gaming Authority announced Monday that its casinos in Southwest Michigan and South Bend are targeting a June 15 reopening.
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(Indiana) -- The best-guess estimate so far is that many casinos in the region could begin operating sometime after the middle of June but with a considerable number of...

6/1/2020

article Four Winds Casinos in South Bend, southwestern Michigan preparing to reopen
(Indiana) -- Casino gambling is poised to resume in at least one Indiana location, and three in nearby southwestern Michigan, later this month. The Pokagon Band of...
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(Michigan) -- Four Winds Casinos is planning to reopen June 15. The Pokagon Gaming Authority announced Monday, June 1, it was reopening the four casino locations in...
article Pokagon Band announces target date for reopening Four Winds Casinos
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Gaming Authority announced Monday that it is targeting June 15 to reopen its Four Winds Casino locations in Michigan and Indiana.

5/26/2020

article Indiana’s Potawatomi casino reopening timeline still unclear
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press release Cecelia Miller, Fry Bread House founder and James Beard Award winner, has died
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5/25/2020

article Four Winds Casino targeting June 15th for tentative reopening
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article Sources: South Bend Four Winds Casino to reopen in mid-June
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5/21/2020

article Firekeepers Casino Hotel examines 10-year social and economic impact
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5/20/2020

article Pokagon Elder seamstresses approaching goal of 1,400 masks
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5/8/2020

article Indiana Casinos Likely to Stay Closed Until At Least Mid-June
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4/15/2020

article Four Winds furloughs over 1,400 workers at Indiana and Michigan locations
(Michigan) -- Four Winds Casinos announced Tuesday the decision to temporarily suspend non-essential employees at all of its Indiana and Michigan locations.

4/14/2020

article 1,489 Four Winds Casinos employees on furlough during mandated closure
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3/28/2020

article Scouts honor Pokagon Police Chief William Lux
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3/19/2020

article Pokagons Donate More Than 7,000 Pounds Of Food
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3/16/2020

article Four Winds Casinos decides to close amid coronavirus outbreak
(Michigan) -- Four Winds Casinos announced late afternoon Monday the closure of all four locations amid an outbreak of coronavirus. The Pokagon Gaming Authority will...

3/3/2020

article Four Winds Casino offers services for gambling addiction
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2/22/2020

article Pokagon Band shares another $860,000 in gaming revenues in Indiana
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2/19/2020

article Four Winds Casino gives millions from revenues and in donations to South Bend, local groups
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(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is making investments in South Bend. The tribe presented checks to the city and several organizations today totaling $860,000...

1/4/2020

article Pokagon band aiming to revive the Potawatomi language
(Michigan) -- Standing at a large whiteboard, language specialist Carla Collins writes with a blue marker that squeak out unusual looking words. Six adults sit behind...

12/31/2019

article Pokagons look to revive Potawatomi language. They even have an app for that
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12/20/2019

article Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and Four Winds Casino donate holiday meals
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and Four Winds Casino are marking a half-decade of providing food for families in need during the holidays.

12/11/2019

article Pokagon Band unveils new Justice Center in Dowagiac
(Michigan) -- A circular courtroom and outdoor peacemaking circle are among unique features of a new 23,000-square-foot Justice Center recently completed by the Pokagon...

11/29/2019

article New app teaches the Potawatomi language spoken by Indiana's only federally recognized tribe
(Indiana) -- Hoosiers looking to really get into the Thanksgiving spirit, or just generally interested in broadening their cultural knowledge, now can learn the language...

11/27/2019

article Learn Endangered Potawatomi Language of Michigan Tribe for Free
(Michigan) -- The Michigan-based Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Nation has worked with linguists and developers to create a free course to promote their critically...

11/26/2019

article Pokagon Band and Four Winds Casino donate Thanksgiving meals to families in need
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11/5/2019

article Loophole allows casino owner to donate $10,000 to governor's reelection campaign
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(Indiana) -- The Governor of Indiana, Eric Holcomb (pictured), has reportedly been criticized after it emerged that his re-election campaign recently accepted another $...

11/4/2019

article Indiana Governor accepts third Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians donation
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11/3/2019

article Loophole allows casino owner to donate $10,000 to governor's reelection campaign
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9/30/2019

article South Bend's Four Winds Casino opens high limit room
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9/20/2019

article Pokagon Band to mark 25-year milestone of sovereignty
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9/19/2019

article Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Commemorate 25th Anniversary of Reaffirmation of Sovereignty
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9/13/2019

article Pokagon Band Wants Class III Gaming Compact with Indiana for Expanding South Bend Casino
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians broke ground earlier this week on an expansion project for the tribe’s Four Winds Casino South Bend....
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9/12/2019

article Pokagon band seeks ‘full scale’ gaming for South Bend
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9/11/2019

article Pokagon Band in early stages of Class III gaming compact talks in Indiana
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(Indiana) -- A 23-story hotel will be added to the Four Winds casino by the Pokagon Gaming Authority.
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9/10/2019

article South Bend casino works to expand its gambling options
(Indiana) -- The Four Winds casino in South Bend, Indiana, could add more gambling options if the state agrees to it, according to The Associated Press. The South Bend...
article Talks planned for expanded gambling at Indiana tribal casino
(Indiana) -- Indiana officials are going to start negotiating with a Native American tribe over allowing expanded gambling at its South Bend casino. The Michigan-based...

9/9/2019

article Table games, sports betting and expansion coming to South Bend's Four Winds Casino?
(Indiana) -- The state has agreed to grant a request from the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians to negotiate a compact that could allow table games at the band’s...

8/30/2019

article Indiana Four Winds casino plans to add sports betting and table games
(Indiana) -- Matthew Wesaw, tribal chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi has recently told Gov. Eric Holcomb the tribe now is interested in offering Class III...

8/28/2019

article South Bend tribal casino seeking to add sports wagering, table games
(Indiana) -- Sports wagering and table games, such as blackjack, roulette and baccarat, may become available within the next year at the tribal-owned Four Winds Casino...

8/21/2019

article Pokagon donation highlights positive role of tribal gaming in society
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casinos have made a $127,500 donation to Beacon Health System at a special ceremony in downtown South...

7/20/2019

article Results Released For Pokagon Tribal Elections
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Pottawatomi has announced the results of its latest tribal election. The election was held on July 13, and the results were certified...

6/27/2019

press release TournEvent of Champions slot tourney coming to Four Winds
(Indiana) -- Four Winds is gearing up for the TournEvent of Champions tour bus to roll onto its casino properties in South Bend, Hartford, and Dowagiac for a slot...

6/25/2019

article New Buffalo casino raises funds for suicide prevention in memory of Anthony Bourdain
(Michigan) -- Tuesday is Bourdain Day, which honors Anthony Bourdain, the chef and travel journalist who died by suicide last year. Two of his friends set his birthday,...

5/14/2019

press release Pokagon Band tribal member selected as Four Winds Invitational player exemption
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce the names of two amateur golfers selected to be this year's...

4/25/2019

article Pokagon Band of Potawatomi co-hosts Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit
(Michigan) -- The 2019 Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit, co-hosted by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, kicked off on Thursday. The traveling four day event...

4/24/2019

press release Four Winds Invitational to underwrite pediatric eye imaging equipment for Beacon Health System
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce proceeds from the 2019 Four Winds Invitational will underwrite...

4/23/2019

article Door is open to negotiate with South Bend casino [7th Item]
(Indiana) -- The General Assembly stuck language into the budget to authorize the state to enter into agreements with federally recognized Native American tribes, an...

4/19/2019

article Pokagons Announce Major Green Initiative
(Michigan) -- A new green initiative has been announced by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. Tribal leaders say they’ve eliminated Styrofoam and single-use plastics...
article Pokagon Band and Four Winds Casinos Outline Key Green Initiatives Across All Properties
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce several important green initiatives have been implemented at all...

4/18/2019

article Four Winds Casinos bring thrilling entertainment to the southern tip of Lake Michigan
(Michigan) -- Four Winds Casinos are owned by The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. There, customers can enjoy everything from concerts and entertainment, a wide range...

4/8/2019

press release Snoop Dogg and Warren G to play Northern Quest Resort & Casino in July
(Idaho) -- Snoop Dogg and Warren G are set to peform at Northern Quest Resort and Casino this summer.
article Steve Martin and Martin Short to perform at Four Winds Casino
(Indiana) -- The legendary comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short, who collaborated on the Emmy-nominated Netflix special “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of...

3/26/2019

article Indian tribe self-regulating
(Michigan) -- A certificate of self-regulation has been presented to the Pokagon band of Potawatomi, of Michigan and Indiana, by the US National Indian Gaming Commission...

3/11/2019

press release Stone Temple Pilots to perform in Michiana
(Michigan) -- The Stone Temple Pilots are coming to Michiana for a concert this summer. The rock band is performing at Four Winds New Buffalo on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

3/10/2019

article Pokagon Band Elders Council honors local man
(Michigan) -- Brian Antisdel, a citizen of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, has been recognized for his humanitarian efforts. The Elders Council of the Pokagon...

3/1/2019

article Pokagon Band to make first commercial investment in Elkhart
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is about to make its first commercial investment in Elkhart. The tribe’s nongaming investment arm known as Mno-...

2/28/2019

article Pokagon artists show off work at South Bend exhibit
(Michigan) -- At the Snite Museum of Art on Notre Dame University’s campus is an exhibit that focuses on the mixture of old and new, authentic and appropriated,...

2/26/2019

press release 2019 Four Winds Invitational dates announced
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce that the 2019 Four Winds Invitational will be held from Friday, 7...

2/12/2019

article Pokagon leader chairs state Native American commission
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced Gov. Eric Holcomb recently appointed Scott Brewer as chair of Indiana’s Native American Indian...

1/19/2019

article Pokagon Band shares $1.56 million with hosts of casino in Indiana
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is celebrating a gaming milestone in Indiana. The Four Winds Casino debuted in South Bend a year ago this week. The...

1/17/2019

article Pokagon Band Gives $1.56 Million to Area Agencies
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is pleased to announce a check for $1.56 million was presented this morning to South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg as...

1/9/2019

article North Liberty gambler wins nearly $745K at Four Winds New Buffalo
(Michigan) -- One lucky guest won a jackpot of nearly $745,000 at Four Winds Casino. The jackpot was won on New Year's Day at the New Buffalo location. It came on a...

12/21/2018

article Casinos employees collect nearly 1,000 toys for children
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12/14/2018

article Native American Tribe Bets on Mid-Market Businesses
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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
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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
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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...

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