Tribal Organization: Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
FOUR WINDS CASINO SOUTH BEND
Ind. 23 and U.S. 31
South Bend, IN
Four Winds Casino South Bend will be the largest casino in Indiana.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians plan to build a $400 million casino in South Bend, IN. This will be the fourth casino operated by the tribe and the first one located outside of southwest Michigan.
The federal, state and local governments have each approved this project.
In 2015 the General Assembly passed legislation that approved land-based casinos including approval of any gaming compact with the Pokagon Band.
On April 11, 2016 the South Bend Common Council voted 8-0 in favor of a casino agreement with the tribe, who agreed to pay 2 percent of the annual gambling profits, and donate $5 million to various community projects.
An environment impact report has been reviewed and accepted by the U.S. Interior Department. The key decision came in November 2016 when the Bureau Of Indian Affairs gave its approval. The BIA decision will transfer 166 acres of Pokagon band land into federal trust under the U.S. Interior Department. This will create sovereign land for the Pokagon band within the state of Indiana.
The last remaining government is is a gaming compact between the State and the Pokagon band. It will specify Vegas-style Class III gambling at the casino and how much money the casino will pay to the state. Federal review and approval of the compact is required. When the compact is approved, the Pokagon band can move forward with construction of the Four Winds Casino in South Bend.
The casino and tribal village will be built on 166 acres located between Prairie Avenue, U.S. 31 and Locust Road in South Bend, Indiana.
216,000 sq ft of gaming space
850-1,700 slot machines
Details to be announced.
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Steakhouse - TBA
Buffet - TBA
Bars - 3
500 guest rooms
18 stories tall
44 housing units
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