The Four Winds Casino in South Bend, Indiana, a 175,000-square-foot gaming facility located on 166 acres of tribal trust land, is working towards expanding its gambling options. It opened in January 2018 with 1,800 gaming machines and a poker room. It has no table games. The tribe needs to reach an agreement with the state of Indiana to offer live table games and sports betting and thus has asked Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to open talks. When an agreement will be reached and approved by the Indiana General Assembly, the tribe will be able to add blackjack, craps, roulette and other table games plus sports betting as its main attraction.
2018 opening was only the first phase of development. The casino has four restaurants, three bars, a players’ lounge, a coffee shop and a retail shop primarily selling casino merchandise, gift items and sundries. This is the 1st tribe owned and operated casino in the state of Indiana. With three Michigan casinos the Dowagiac, Michigan-based Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians owns Four Winds South Bend Casino. The Michigan Four Winds locations already offers table games.
This is the second largest casino by the Four Winds resort group. Group’s flagship location Four Winds New Buffalo has a 130,000-square-foot gaming floor, more than 3,000 slot machines like Play’n GO, a 1,500-seat multiple-use events centre, five restaurants, a Hard Rock Cafe and a 415-room hotel- total of about 600,000 square feet. The tribe opened Four Winds Hartford in 2011 and Four Winds Dowagiac in 2013.