DOWAGIAC, Mich. – March 27, 2020 – In consideration of requests from both Michigan and Indiana state governments for residents to stay home to help prevent the spread and minimize the potential impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Pokagon Gaming Authority has decided to extend the closure of all of its Four Winds Casino locations until further notice. The Pokagon Gaming Authority is reviewing options to assist employees during this difficult time. Previously the Pokagon Gaming Authority announced its Four Winds Casinos would close on Tuesday, March 17.
About The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ sovereignty was reaffirmed under legislation signed into law by President Clinton in September of 1994. The Pokagon Band is dedicated to providing community development initiatives such as housing, education, family services, medical care and cultural preservation for its more than 5,700 citizens. The Pokagon Band’s ten-county service area includes four counties in Southwestern Michigan and six in Northern Indiana. Its main administrative offices are located in Dowagiac, Mich., with a satellite office in South Bend, Ind. In 2007, it opened Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich., followed by Four Winds Hartford in 2011, Four Winds Dowagiac in 2013 and Four Winds South Bend in January 2018. The Pokagon Band operates a variety of businesses via Mno-Bmadsen, its non-gaming investment enterprise. More information is available at www.pokagonband-nsn.gov, www.fourwindscasino.com and www.mno-bmadsen.com