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Indiana: Four Winds Casinos provides update on construction progress at its South Bend property

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The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds Casino brand have offered an update on the progress of construction at Four Winds South Bend in Indiana. An expansion of the casino resort is underway while the venue's extended gaming floor was unveiled on August 18, now spanning more than 98,000 square feet and featuring 1,900 slot machines, 27 table games, and a new high-limit area.

Tribe and casino officials provided local media with a private tour on Friday to see firsthand the construction at South Bend. Slated for completion in the first quarter of 2023, additional amenities feature a 23-story hotel tower with 371 rooms, including 83 suites. There will also be a spa, convention area, meeting space, a ballroom, lounge, bar and grille, an outdoor third-floor swimming pool, and terraces.

Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos provided the tour and highlighted the expansion by making stops at several areas of the expansion including the newly named Cedar Spa, which will offer a variety of traditional and unique spa therapies including steam rooms, saunas, and vitality pools as well as separate lounges for women and men. The spa will also offer a couples suite, facials, body treatments, massage services and more.

Freedman said: “With much of the exterior work now complete, we are excited to focus our attention on the interior features and finishes that our guests will enjoy as part of their overall entertainment experience at Four Winds South Bend. We are also excited to provide some initial details on Cedar Spa, which we believe will be a very attractive amenity. We hope the South Bend community shares in our excitement as we prepare for the unveiling early next year.” 

The tour also previewed enclosed spaces including the hotel tower as well as Ribbon Town Conference and Event Center, which is a 24,000 square foot multi-use facility which has 16 meeting rooms, a ballroom with seating for 600, two pre-function bar areas, a business center, and outdoor pre-function space.

The convention area features a ballroom and meeting space, a cafe, an outdoor swimming pool, and terraces "with spectacular views." In addition to hosting large meetings, conferences, banquets and special events, Ribbon Town will accommodate concerts and live performances.   

Rebecca Richards, Tribal Chairwoman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, added: “We are thrilled to see many of the new interior features of Four Winds South Bend take shape as we near the final phases of construction. We appreciate all of the hard work from our casino operations team, project manager, general contractors, construction workers and vendors to keep the project moving forward. The completed casino resort is going to be spectacular!”

Back in August, the property opened Thursday an additional 40,000 square feet of gaming space, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new floor also features a high-limit room where players can place bets up to $100 per pull; and also has more than 50 seats for video poker.

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