Four Winds South Bend
Four Winds South Bend is Indiana’s only tribal casino, owned and operated by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. The same tribe operates three other Four Winds casinos in southwest Michigan, not far from the northern border of Indiana.
Four Winds South Bend is located in northwestern Indiana, about a 15-minute drive from Michigan. A recent expansion increased the gaming area to nearly 100,000 square feet. The casino features about 1,900 slots, 27 table games, a high-limit gaming area, a sportsbook and a poker room. There are also multiple restaurants, shopping options and other amenities. Soon, the property will open a 23-story hotel on site.
Read on for a full overview of what you can expect when visiting Four Winds South Bend.
Four Winds Casino South Bend details
- Address: 300 Prairie Avenue, South Bend, IN, 46614
- Phone: (866) 494-6371
- Operator: Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
- Hours: 24 hours a day
- Casino games: Slots, table games, poker
- Sportsbook: Yes
- Poker room: Yes
Casino games at Four Winds South Bend
Four Winds South Bend has plenty to offer fans of casino games with a huge selection of slots, table games, a poker room and a retail sportsbook.
Four Winds South Bend slot machines
Four Winds South Bend Casino boasts more than 1,900 slot machines, ranging from one penny to $25 a spin. Among the many popular real money slots are three favorites that feature progressive jackpots starting at $100,000 each:
- Jackpot Lockdown feat. Willie Nelson
- Dancing Drums Explosion
- Jokers Wild feat. Snoop Dogg
You’ll find plenty of other favorite slot titles at Four Winds, such as 88 Fortunes, Buffalo Gold, Lightning Link, Wheel of Fortune, and more.
Four Winds South Bend table games
There are 27 table games on the casino floor at Four Winds South Bend. These games include many casino favorites:
- Blackjack (including 21+3 with Top 3 and Lucky Lucky Blackjack)
- Bonus Spin Criss Cross Poker
- Craps (including Craps Bonus and Aruze Roll to Win Craps)
- Progressive Stud
- Progressive Three Card with 6 card bonus
There are also electronic table games throughout the casino. Keep an eye out as well for the high-limit gaming area where players can play games for higher stakes than those offered on the main floor.
Poker at Four Winds South Bend
The poker room at Four Winds South Bend features 12 tables. The room is open from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. every day.
Poker players will usually find both $1/$2 No-Limit Hold’em and $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha cash games going at Four Winds South Bend. When there are more players (and more demand), the room will additionally spread $2/$5 NLHE and $3/$6 Fixed-Limit Hold’em.
The Four Winds South Bend poker room also runs NLHE tournaments twice a week, a $150 buy-in NLHE tournament on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and a $100 buy-in NLHE tournament on Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Four Winds Sportsbook
Four Winds Casino South Bend in Indiana features a retail sportsbook where visitors can wager on a variety of professional and collegiate sports:
All the favorite bet types are available, including moneylines, spreads, totals, parlays, props, futures, and even live betting.
The sportsbook at Four Winds South Bend features both a counter where bettors can place wagers and six self-service betting kiosks. The counter opens every weekday at 11 a.m., closing either at 7 p.m. (Tuesday, Wednesday), 9 p.m. (Monday, Thursday), or 11 p.m. (Friday). On weekends, the counter is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Meanwhile, the kiosks are open and available 24 hours per day. The sportsbook features large-screen televisions and plenty of seating for following the action.
While there is no online version of the Four Winds Sportsbook, there is a site where bettors can decide on their wagers and, when ready, create a QR code they can present at the sportsbook to place their bets instantly.
Note that while there are other Four Winds casinos with sportsbooks, winnings for successful bets placed at the Four Winds South Bend must be collected at the South Bend sportsbook.
Amenities at Four Winds South Bend
Four Winds South Bend has no hotel on site, although construction on a 23-story tower is nearing completion. It’s due to open in 2023. Currently, visitors are invited to stay at one of two different nearby hotels with which the casino partners. Aloft in South Bend is just five miles away, and Hyatt Place in Mishawaka is about a 20-minute drive.
For dining options, Four Winds South Bend offers several choices to visitors:
- Copper Rock Steakhouse — Enjoy fine dining with a menu highlighted by 42-day dry-aged steaks, lobster, gourmet desserts and over 200 wines.
- Kankakee Grille — Try the wood-fired pizza, rustic cuisine and a large selection of craft beers (includes outdoor patio seating).
- Timbers — There are hot dogs, burgers, sandwiches, wings, salads, pizzas, onion rings and similar fare.
- White Birch Market — Visit this coffee shop and gourmet market that doubles as the casino’s gift shop.
The 25-seat South Bend Casino Bar provides another option for beers on tap and specialty drinks. There is also the W♣ Players Lounge available to higher-tier members of the casino’s loyalty program (discussed below).
For entertainment, both the Kankakee Grille and Copper Rock Steakhouse feature musical acts performing several nights a week. Also, Sunday night is Live Trivia Night at Kankakee Grille with Four Winds gift cards for prizes.
With the new expansion, the property will offer convention and meeting space and a swimming pool and spa.
Four Winds W♣ Players Club
Four Winds South Bend offers guests the chance to earn perks, comps, drawing entries and other rewards in its Four Winds W♣ Players Club loyalty program.
The tier-based program starts new members out with a Red Card. With this, they can start earning free slot play, casino credit and discounts at restaurants and shops. Once they earn 50,000 W♣ points, they receive a Copper Card. This adds perks like priority parking, greater discounts and perks and access to the exclusive W♣ Players Lounge.
The highest-volume players can be invited to receive a Premier Card (the highest tier). There is also a Veterans Card offering special benefits to military vets.
Players earn one W♣ point for every $2 spent on slots or $7 on video poker. Participants can redeem 100 W♣ points for $1 in instant credit or free slot play.
The program extends to all four Four Winds properties, meaning if you visit any of the three Four Winds casinos in Michigan, you can redeem points and/or accumulate more at those locations.
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Four Winds South Bend history
Following the opening of three Michigan casinos—Four Winds New Buffalo (2007), Four Winds Hartford (2011), and Four Winds Dowagiac (2013)—the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians built the $400 million Four Winds South Bend property and opened it on January 16, 2016.
Originally, Four Winds South Bend operated as a Class II facility offering only poker and some electronic games. In 2021, the tribe successfully amended its gaming compact with the state to add slots, table games, and a sportsbook. It also increased its games offering.
Also, part of the new compact was a guarantee that no other casinos would be allowed in the South Bend area. In exchange, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians pays 8% of slot machine revenue back to the state.
In 2021, the tribe announced plans to undertake a major expansion to the casino, namely adding a luxury hotel to the property. By August 2022, the newly expanded casino was introduced with 98,000 square feet of gaming space. Meanwhile, work on the new 23-story, 317-room hotel is nearing completion.
Four Winds South Bend FAQs
Four Winds South Bend is the only tribal casino in Indiana. There are 12 different commercial casinos in the state.
No, you must be at least 21 years old to play any of the casino games at Four Winds South Bend, including placing wagers in the Four Winds Sportsbook or playing in the poker room.
Yes, if you are looking to play poker in Indiana, Four Winds South Bend is one of the few casinos in the state with a poker room. The 12-table room is open daily for cash games, with tournaments twice weekly.