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DOWAGIAC, MICHIGAN The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced on Thursday it will move forward with its plans to build a casino in Dowagiac. This announcement comes after the Pokagon Township board voted to approve the proposed casino.
Proposed 3,000 square foot Four Winds Dowagiac
The consent of the Pokagon Township was required by the state of Michigan before the Tribe could begin construction, which will proceed in the next few months.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians owns the Four Winds Casinos in New Buffalo and Hartford, Michigan.
“Four Winds Dowagiac is the next step in the continued economic development of the Pokagon Band and will build upon the tremendous success of our locations in New Buffalo and Hartford,”
commented Matt Wesaw, tribal chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians.
“One hundred new jobs will be created to support the casino, and there will also be a significant number of people working during construction.”
"Players can expect to receive the same level of outstanding service at Four Winds Dowagiac that they receive at our casinos in New Buffalo and Hartford. They will also have the ability to earn and use W Club points at all three Four Winds' locations,"
said Matt Harkness, Four Winds General Manager.
Four Winds Dowagiac will maintain the same look and feel in design and finishes to Four Winds New Buffalo and Four Winds Hartford. The new casino will have 200 slot machines, four table games, a 3,000 square foot multi-use space and a Timbers restaurant.
posted June 15, 2012 6:10 am edt