A casino just across the border from Indiana is expanding. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, which owns and operates the Four Winds Casino chain, is adding more space for slot machines and table games at its property in Dowagiac, Michigan.
The band is not releasing financial details of the expansion, but says it will add 2,700 square-feet, 70 slot machines and two table games to the existing 27,000 square-foot Four Winds Dowagiac. The casino opened in 2013.
Chairman John Warren says "the expansion of Four Winds Dowagiac not only demonstrates the success of our Four Winds Casinos, but also our continued economic development which is responsible for providing important services to Pokagon Citizens including housing, education, family services, medical care, and cultural preservation."
Earlier this week, the band release a report that suggests it has a $250 million annual economic impact in Indiana and Michigan. Last month, the band and the city of South Bend signed what has been tabbed a historic agreement involving funding for a proposed $400 million tribal village and Four Winds Casino in South Bend.
The work is expected to begin soon and be complete by year’s end.