Four Winds Casinos Job Fair

  • Four Winds Casino is holding a job fair to fill in positions for its upcoming hotel and spa.
  • The casino’s 23-story hotel tower is expected to open early this year.
  • Last August, the casino debuted an additional 45,000 square feet of gaming space as part of its expansion project.

The expansion at Four Winds Casino is almost complete.

In November 2021, the casino opened a retail sportsbook. Last August, the casino debuted its expanded gaming floor. On January 1st, the Indiana casino announced that it will be holding a job fair for its forthcoming hotel and spa.

The job fair will feature on-spot hiring and a $500 signing bonus for some positions. The job fair will take place from 10 am to 4 pm on January 3 and 4 for applicants aged 18 or older. Representatives from Four Winds Casino will be there to meet with applicants.

Massive Site Expansion Project

The main feature of the project is a new 23-story hotel tower which will be the largest hotel in the Michigan area of northern Indiana and Southwestern Michigan. The hotel is being constructed adjacent to the casino and will feature 317 rooms including 83 suites. Other hotel amenities include a bar and grill, lounge, spa, and a rooftop swimming pool.

In its last update given in late October, the tribe said that all exterior work on the hotel is finished and the focus on the remaining construction is on finishing the interior. Four Winds management already has a tentative opening date but has not yet announced when it will be except that it will be in early 2023. But with the company now holding a job fair to fill in positions for the hotel and spa, the opening is coming very soon.

The expansion also added 45,000 square feet of gaming space increasing the casino’s casino floor to 185,000 square feet. The new area enabled the casino to add 850 slot machines, 11 table games, a new high-limit area, as well as an additional cage and cashier area. Four Winds South Bend now has 2,250 slot machines and 27 table games as a result of the expansion.</p.

In November of last year, the casino also welcomed sports betting by opening the Four Winds Sportsbook. The sportsbook has six self-service betting kiosks and one sportsbook counter where sports bets can be placed. Guests can also make wagers using their phones using the casino’s mobile betting option.

The project also includes a new meeting space which has been named the Ribbon Town Conference and Event Center, a name referencing a portion of the Pokagon Tribe’s homeland in Indiana which is what is now South Bend. The 24,000-square-foot multi-use facility has 16 meeting rooms, a ballroom with seating for 600 guests, two pre-function bar areas, a business center, and outdoor pre-function space.

Four Winds South Bend Casino

Four Winds South Bend casino is owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians who are based in southwestern Michigan and northeastern Indiana. Including the Michigan property, the tribe currently operates four casinos.

After securing a compact with Michigan, the tribe was able to develop the Four Winds New Buffalo casino in 2007 on the Pokagon Reservation in New Buffalo Township in accordance with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. Its second casino, Four Winds Hartford, opened in August 2011 while a third Michigan casino, the Four Winds Dowagiac, opened in April 2013.

Although the band was limited to three casinos per its compact with Michigan, it was able to construct Four Winds South Bend in Indiana on lands that it claimed qualified for gaming pursuant to specific provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. In its 2012 plan, the band revealed a plan for a 164-acre village which includes housing, healthcare, government facilities, and a casino with a hotel.

The tribe sent an application for a Class III license in 2019 which would allow it to operate Las Vegas-style gaming tables. After the Indiana General Assembly approved a contract with the Pokagon Tribe, Gov. Holcomb ratified the deal in May 2021 while the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the gaming compact in July 2021.

Four Winds South Bend opened on January 16, 2018. It is the only tribal casino in Hoosier State.

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