Tribal Organization: Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indian
11111 Wilson Rd
New Buffalo, MI 49117
Four Winds New Buffalo is located just off I-94 at Exit 1 in New Buffalo, Michigan. It is 60 miles east of Chicago, 70 miles southwest of Kalamazoo, and 30 miles northwest of South Bend.
Four Winds opened in August 2007. In 2012 the casino underwent a major expansion by adding 250 hotel rooms, the Siver Creek Event Center and the Hard Rock Cafe.
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Four Winds is ocated off I-94 near the Indiana border approximately 90 minutes from Chicago. From Detroit, take I-94 west toward Chicago and take Michigan Exit 1. Turn left onto La Porte Road. Turn left onto Wilson Road. From Grand Rapids, take I-196 south to Interstate 94. Merge onto I-94 west toward Chicago. Turn left onto La Porte Road. Turn left onto Wilson Road and proceed to the casino.
September 23, 2020
Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI will close The Hard Rock Cafe on Oct. 31 and replace it with the Kankakee Grille, a comfort food venue featuring live music. The change comes as the Hard Rock Casino in Gary, Indiana prepares to open by the end of the year. Gary is only 40 miles from New Buffalo.
Kankakee Grille originated at Four Winds South Bend.
"With the success of Kankakee Grille at Four Winds South Bend, and the great live music acts booked by our entertainment team, we felt it was a natural progression to bring our own restaurant concept to New Buffalo. We are excited to introduce this unique dining and entertainment experience to guests that visit our flagship resort."
- Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos
The statement also thanked Hard Rock International and praised the nine-year relationship of working together.
July 20, 2020
Each Four Winds Casino has teller windows plus self-serve kiosks for placing bets. There are eighteen kiosks in New Buffalo, six kiosks in Dowagiac and six kiosks in Hartford.
"The Pokagon Band and its Four Winds Casinos continually strive to exceed expectations and enhance the entertainment experience of our guests. We feel the Four Winds Sportsbook will add an additional level of excitement sports enthusiasts have been looking for."
- Frank Freedman, COO of Four Winds Casinos
The tribe is the second in Michigan to introduce sports betting following the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi, which owns the Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek. The Firekeepers opened its sportsbook last month on June 22.
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