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Smart slot play means putting a reality check on bonus rounds

The so-called "bonus game revolution" in the slot machine industry rages on. The competition is fierce among manufacturers to create games that keep players coming back for more. Bonus games give players the illusion they are getting something extra for their slot machines play, but it's an illusion. Games with bonus feature components and bonus jackpots are the stars.  The amount of money the machine is programmed to pay for winning combinations outside the bonus features can be affected. If a machine returns to players 93 percent of what it takes in, any bonuses are paid out of that amount. There is no "extra" money put aside for bonuses.
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Smart slot play means putting a reality check on bonus rounds

Four Winds Casino South Bend opens expanded gaming floor

Four Winds Casino South Bend debuted its new, expanded gaming floor Thursday morning. The expansion added 850 new slot machines and 11 new table games, as well as a dedicated video poker section. It's part of a large-scale expansion at the property.
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Four Winds Casino South Bend opens expanded gaming floor

FOUR WINDS CASINOS ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER PROMOTIONS

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s Four Winds Casinos announce exciting promotions during the month of September. There will be a Labor Day Weekend Block Party from September 2-4 at Four winds New Buffalo. $150,000 Labor day cars and cash will also be offered on September 4.
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$507,331 PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT WON AT FOUR WINDS NEW BUFALLO

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce that a guest from Country Club Hills, Ill. won a $507,331 progressive jackpot on June 25 playing Cash Wheel at Four winds New Buffalo. Another guest who chose to remain anonymous from Paw Paw, Mich. from won $102,103 progressive Jackpot at Quick Hits Pro at Four wind's Hartford.
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$507,331 PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT WON AT FOUR WINDS NEW BUFALLO

Four Winds Casinos celebrates expanded gaming floor at Four Winds South Bend

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casinos recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the expanded gaming floor at Four winds South Bend. The gaming room now spans more than 98,000 square feet and includes 1,900 slot machines, 27 table games, a new high limit area, and an additional cage and cashier area. It is part of a large-scale expansion at the property, which will also feature a 23-story hotel tower with 317 hotel rooms, 83 suites, spa, convention area with ballroom and meeting space, outdoor swimming pool, terraces with spectacular views.
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Four Winds Casinos celebrates expanded gaming floor at Four Winds South Bend
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Indiana: Four Winds Casino opens expanded gaming floor; new hotel targeted for early 2023

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds Casino in South Bend, Indiana, opened an additional 40,000 square feet of gaming space. The expansion is part of a broader project that also includes the construction of 23-story hotel and event center. New hotel is targeted for early 2023. The Band opened its first casino in August 2007 in New Buffalo, Michigan. It also operates two satellite casinos in southwest Michigan and in Indiana. Four winds is Indiana’s only tribal casino. Its first opened in January 2018. For its opening, the Indiana General Assembly had to approve a compact with the Band.
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Indiana: Four Winds Casino opens expanded gaming floor; new hotel targeted for early 2023

Four Winds Casino's Additional Casino Space is Now Open

Four Winds Casino in South Bend, Indiana celebrated the opening of its gaming floor expansion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last August 18th. The expanded gaming area brings an additional 45,000 square feet to the casino’s existing 140,00 square foot of gaming space.
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Four Winds Casino opens new game room

Four Winds Casino in South Bend is having a grand opening for their new game room on Thursday. The addition is 45,000 square feet and features 850 new slot machines, table games, more lounge space and will bring around 400 jobs to the area.
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Four Winds Casinos to host job fair on Wednesday

Four Winds Casinos is hosting a job fair on Wednesday, July 20, from 12 p.m. EDT to 4 p p.,m., with on-the-spot hiring and $500 sign on bonuses for select positions. There are a wide variety of positions available, including barbacks, bartenders, beverage services, cashiers service representatives, cooks, dishwashers, food attendants, kitchen utility, casino housekeepers, table game dealers, maintenance engineers, valet, slot floor, gaming technicians, security, and surveillance operations. Four Winds will also offer a paid table games dealer training program that will begin on Aug. 2 and continue for six weeks through Sept. 14.
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Four Winds Casinos to hold a job fair with sign-on bonus in Indiana on Wednesday

The job fair will take place at Four Winds Field, a baseball stadium in South Bend, Indiana, on Wednesday, July 20 from noon until 4 p.m. It will feature on-the-spot hiring and a $500 sing-on bonus for some positions. There will also be a paid Table Games Dealer Training Program that will start in August. The tribal company also runs Four winds casinos in New Buffalo, Four wind Hartford and Fourwinds Dowagiac.
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A $322,104.80 BAD BEAT JACKPOT WON AT FOUR WINDS SOUTH BEND ON JUNE 4

Seven people split a Bad Beat Jackpot worth $322,104.80 by playing No Limit Hold’em on June 4, 2022 at Four Winds South Bend. On June 3, a guest from Davison, Mich. won a jackpot of $62,867.50 while playing Lock It Link Nightlife on Four winds” Online Casino & Sportsbook. Ann Arbor, Michigan won $223,456 on March 28 while making a bet playing Divine Fortune. Comstock Park, MI won $145,000 on April 11 playing Tarzan. Four wind Casinos offer a variety of table games, slot machines, and sports betting.
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Player clubs a must for getting a return on gambling dollars

Player's clubs are used by casinos to gather valuable information about their guests. The information gathered is used to determine cash-back offers and comps. It also allows marketing divisions to target direct mailings for specific levels of play. For table games players, the information is based on information from the pit supervisor. For slot players the statement will provide an accurate account of their financial situation. They can declare losses against jackpots of $1,200 or over on their income tax return. for table game players. When playing video poker, they color out the amount they won. in order to be more accurate.
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Player clubs a must for getting a return on gambling dollars

Slot machine bonus rounds sometimes aren't a bonus

Today's video and multi-line reel slots are popular because of the anticipation of getting into a bonus round. The frequency of entering into one of them is programmed into the game. It's important to keep in mind that bonus rounds are factored into long-term theoretical payback of a game and can be stingier when it comes to getting a substantial return.  The more difficult it is to get into bonus Rounds, the less frequently they occur. When they do occur, however, returns can still be higher. New slot games are designed to make you play longer. They are low denomination, multi line games that keep us playing longer than in the days of traditional three-reel spinning slots.
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Make room for the 'good old days' of slot play on casino floors

Aristocrat Technologies has released RELM 5 Reel cabinets with protruding reels, a mechanical button deck and audio/visual capability. The RELm 5 reel provides enhanced game performance in a format that slot players who remember what the games were like in the "good old days" will appreciate. Howling 7, Grand Bars and Buffalo Instant Hit are the brand names of the new cabinets.
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Indiana's Four Winds Casino celebrate construction milestone on hotel

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is celebrating a construction milestone this Tuesday. The date marks the installation of the final steel beam of a 23-story hotel under construction at its Four Winds Casino in South Bend, Indiana. With more than 300 rooms, it will be the largest hotel in the region, surpassing the Doubletree Hotel’s downtown location. It is set to become the second tallest building in town. The Michigan-based tribe first received approval for Class III gaming earlier this year. In May, the tribe signed the state's first tribal gaming compact with Governor Eric Holcomb.
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Four Winds Casino unveils class III gaming and future plans

Four Winds Casino introduced class III gaming on August 5th. The casino is also going through renovations. There are currently around 200 workers at the casino. They need more people to apply. The expansion of the floor is scheduled for fall 2022. Construction for the hotel tower is still under construction. It will be complete by the first quarter of 2023. A tribal council chairman wants more business to come to the community. He wants the facility to offer non-gaming amenities. For more information, visit the Four Winds website. . ... In the meantime, the expansion is expected to be completed in fall of 2022, and the new floor will open in 12-13 months.
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Four Winds Casino unveils class III gaming and future plans

Big casino, lottery winners in Michiana

There are some big winners in Michiana. One of them won a 1.5 million dollars on a Dancing Drums Explosion slot machine at the Four Winds South Bend Casino. It's the seventh jackpot over $100,000 at Four winds Casinos in 2021. A $50-thousand dollar winning ticket was sold at Al’s Supermarket in Michigan City for last Monday night”s Powerball drawing. Another ticket from last Tuesday night's Cash 5 jackpots drawing was purchased at L.B. Food Mart on Lincolnway West in South Bends.
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Time is of the essence when playing slot machines

Time is of the essence when playing slot machines. Blackjack is easiest for blackjack players. Video poker is also possible, but only if optimum strategy is employed. Slot machines are the easiest to play and most alluring of all the games. The only strategy players can arm themselves with is distinguishing the good bets from those which carry an obscenely high house edge. The speed at which you can play the slots is the casino industry's best friend and the players' worst enemy. No matter who wins or loses, each machine is guaranteed to make a profit for the casinos. There is no strategy for slot players, the theoretical payback percentages on individual units are withheld from the public.
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Time is of the essence when playing slot machines

Hoosier Lottery welcomes addition of Monday night Powerball

Hoosier Lottery welcomes addition of Monday night Powerball. New add-on feature called Double Play gives players another chance to match their numbers in a separate drawing with a top cash prize of $10 million. The first Double play draw will take place on Monday August 23. Since its first drawing in 1992, PowerBall has raised $25 billion for good causes. HoosierLottery has contributed more than $6.3 billion to good cause since 1989. The Hooser Lotteries have raised more $730 million for local police and firefighters’ pensions and $917 million to the Teachers” Retirement Fund.
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Four Winds South Bend joins the 'Big Leagues' of gaming

Four Winds South Bend introduced Class III gaming technology to its casino floor. The new technology is a significant step forward for a region that is evolving into a genuine destination. Native American tribes are permitted to conduct Class 3 gambling only if they negotiate compacts with the governments of the individual states in which they are located. The others are restricted to Class II. Slot machines were developed to play electronic bingo games. They are now available at the Southbend location. It is the first time that the technology has been approved by the federal and Indiana state governments.
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Four Winds South Bend joins the 'Big Leagues' of gaming

Indiana tribal casino adds Class III gaming

Indiana tribal casino adds Class III gaming. Four Winds South Bend casino rolled out Las Vegas-style gaming on August 5, 2021. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians finalized a Class 3 gaming compact with the state earlier in the year. The upgrade allows the tribe to add house-banked table games such as blackjack, craps and roulette and more sophisticated slots.
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Four Winds Casino expanding gaming options

The Four Winds Casino in South Bend, Indiana has had its gaming license upgraded. The new license allows the casino to offer Las Vegas-style gaming such as table gaming like craps, blackjack, and roulette. It also allows for slot machines. Construction is underway on a 23-story hotel set to be competed in the fall of next year. The casino will be sharing 8-percent of its revenue generated with the state. A million dollars will go to the Pokagon Indiana Educational Fund.
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Four Winds/South Bend gets license to add more games

Four Winds Casino in South Bend is now operating with a Class III license. It allows it to offer Las Vegas-style games such as blackjack, roulette and slot machines. The casino is Indiana's only tribal casino. The state will get 8% of the revenue generated by the machines, which is extra revenue for the state. Construction on the 23-story hotel adjacent to the casino continues. They plan to open in fall 2022.   The pandemic delayed construction.
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Four Winds South Bend upgrades gaming, spotlights expansion

The Pokagon Band and its Four Winds Casinos agreed to expand Class III gaming at its South Bend Four winds casino. Governor Eric Holcomb joined Four wind's management and Pokagons leaders at a ribbon cutting today. Fourwinds South winds expansion includes construction of a 23-story hotel tower with 317 rooms, including 83 suites. Construction is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2023.
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South Bend Casino Launches Expanded Gaming

South Bend Casino Launches Expanded Gaming. Four Winds Casino in South Bend is now operating with a Class III license. The casino offers Las Vegas-style games such as blackjack, roulette, and slot machines. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, which owns and operates the casino, is pleased with the new license and the fact that it will compete evenly with other casinos. It is Indiana's only tribal casino. Construction on the 23-story hotel adjacent to the Casino continues.
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Four Winds Casinos giving away new Limited Edition Jeeps in April

Four Winds Casinos is giving away new Limited Edition 2021 Jeep vehicles on Saturday, April, 17. Players Club members can win a Jeep Gladiator in New Buffalo, aJeep Cherokee in South Bend and a Jeep Compass in either Dowagiac or Hartford. The new vehicles range in price from more than $32,000 to more more $42,00.
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Indiana casinos take steps to ensure safety of guests, staff for Monday reopening

Indiana casinos take steps to ensure safety of guests and staff for Monday reopening. The first phase of the reopens will be limited, with fewer slot machines and limited table games. Popular features including poker, Pai Gow rooms, buffets, coat checks and valet service won't be available. There will also be no concerts, nightclubs, live events, promotions or food and drink on the casino floor. All guests will need to wear masks and they will have to undergo a daily health screening. Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa has been cleaning and sanitizing. markers indicating the required 6 feet of social distancing have been placed on casino floors.
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Indiana casinos take steps to ensure safety of guests, staff for Monday reopening

New gaming options at South Bend tribal casino OK'd by Indiana lawmakers

New gaming options at South Bend tribal casino OK'd by Indiana lawmakers. Four Winds could offer slot machines, table games and sports wagering at the South Bank casino. The compact also freezes state gaming law within 50 miles of the casino in exchange for an exclusivity agreement. Majestic Star will move to the Hard Rock Casino in Gary. The Compact sets a limit of 3,403 gaming positions at Four winds. It's equal to maximum number of positions allowed at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond. Other Northwest Region casinos can't leave their dockside footprint.
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Indiana casinos likely to stay closed until at least mid-June

Indiana's casinos closed March 16. Governor's plan is to re-open them in Phase 4 of the economy by June 14. 5,000 employees of Hammond, East Chicago, Gary and Michigan City casinos have been furloughed. The state is poised to lose $175 million in gaming tax revenue. Four Winds Casino in South Bend remains closed. Tribal casinos in Idaho and Washington reopened this week. A tribal casino in Michigan's upper peninsula is scheduled to reopen next Saturday. Illinois has shuttered all casinos and licensed video gaming in Illinois restaurants and bars until further notice.
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Four Winds Casino in Indiana to Expand Gambling Offering

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians that operates the Four Winds Casino in South Bend, Indiana inked a new gambling compact with Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb. The compact would allow the casino to offer table games, slot games and sports betting.
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Live dealer games starting at 2 casinos

Hoosier Park in Anderson and Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville will be allowed to have table games with live dealers for the first time. The new sections will open on New Year's Day afternoon. Hoosier park has an opening ceremony planned with Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo. Live dealers weren't going to be permitted until July 2021, but that date was moved up by 18 months in a gambling bill signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb in May. The bill also includes the legalization of sports betting and allowing construction of new casinos in Gary and Terre Haute.
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Indiana and Four Winds Casino tribal operators closer to gaming expansion agreement

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is negotiating a gaming compact with the state of Indiana and the Pokagons Band. The compact would allow the tribe to expand its Four Winds casino in South Bend. It would also allow for table games with dealers, a sports book and mobile sports betting. A compact must be negotiated between the governor and tribe, approved by the General Assembly and go to the U.S. Department of the Interior for final ratification. The Pokards are the only federally recognized Indian tribe in the Hoosier State.
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