Four Winds Casino Expansion On Track To Finish By 2023

Posted on June 8, 2022 - Last Updated on June 9, 2022

Four Winds Casino in South Bend is inching closer to completing its expansion. The developments will add new amenities and jobs to the existing property.

Right now, the Indiana casino expansion is on track to finish by early next year.

New hotel at Four Winds Casino

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has been working hard to upgrade Indiana’s only tribal casino.

The Four Winds expansion is adding a 317-room hotel to the casino, plus other amenities like a spa and a conference center.

That’s in addition to a new area on the casino floor to house 800 new slot machines and 11 table games.

Four Winds COO Frank Freedman provided an update in a recent statement.

“We are very pleased with the collective efforts of our Four Winds team members, our project manager, construction contractors, job site employees and vendors as we work towards completing the expansion at Four Winds South Bend. The expanded resort will offer ammenities and an entertainment experience that is not currently available in South Bend and Northwest Indiana.”

The project will ultimately create 400 new jobs at the casino.

South Bend casino expansions

Four Winds has been adding new amenities, but that work hasn’t stopped at a new hotel. The Pokagon Band has been working on expanding Four Winds since 2019.

At the time, the casino didn’t have access to Class III gaming options like blackjack, roulette and slot machines.

The property could only offer options where gamblers bet against other players, rather than against the house. That left games like poker on the table, but ultimately crossed off most of the traditional casino options.

After a long process that involved petitioning Gov. Holcomb, Four Winds finally opened its full slate of gambling options last August.

That was the first major domino in the casino’s expansion, but the Pokagon Band didn’t stop there.

Four Winds recently added a new sportsbook to the property. That gives gamblers in South Bend the chance to bet on teams like Notre Dame in person.

With the rest of the casino’s expansion chugging ahead, Four Winds is well on its way to becoming a full-fledged competitor with the rest of Indiana’s casinos. Once the hotel and other amenities are finally complete next year, Hoosiers will have one more reason to visit South Bend for gambling.

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