SOURCE: Four Winds Casino Resort

October 16, 2007 12:31 ET

Four Winds Casino Resort Announces New Bus Service From Chicago and Nearby Suburbs

One-Hour Ride to Chicagoland's Only Las Vegas-Style Casino

NEW BUFFALO, MI--(Marketwire - October 16, 2007) - The Four Winds Casino Resort announced today a new bus service that will shuttle guests from several locations in the Chicago metropolitan area to the new Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich. Bus service will depart from locations in Chicago, Crestwood, Ill., Homewood, Ill. and Countryside, Ill. All new riders who sign up for the W Club player's card will receive $10.00 in free-play. The rider's bonus package will vary depending on the pick-up location.

Each pick-up location will have a dedicated bus offering multiple pick-up and return times daily. For schedules, bonus packages and directions, call 866-711-1997 or visit www.fourwindscasinoshuttle.com. If you are planning a group outing, deluxe round-trip transportation with exclusive casino packages are also available.

"We're very excited to offer bus service from several Chicagoland communities to the Four Winds Casino Resort," said Matt Harkness, general manager, Four Winds Casino Resort. "With 130,000 square feet of gaming space including 3,000 slot machines, 100 table games, six restaurants and the area's largest jackpots, the Four Winds Casino Resort sets a new standard for gaming in the Midwest."

Bus Routes and Schedules

--  Southside of Chicago. Departing from the 87th Street parking lot near
    the Dan Ryan Expressway, Chicago, and the corner of 79th Street and
    Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago.  The bus service is free and each
    guest will receive $5.00 in free-play.

    --  Departing from the 87th Street parking lot on a daily basis at:
        - 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Central time.

    --  Departing from the corner of 79th Street and Martin Luther King
        Drive on a daily basis at:
        - 9:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. Central time.

    --  Departing from the Four Winds Casino Resort on a daily basis back
        to the 87th Street parking lot and the corner of 79th Street and
        Martin Luther King Drive at:
        - 10:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
          Central time.

--  Chinatown. Departing from the corner of Archer Ave. and Wentworth Ave.,
    Chicago, and the Chinatown Depot, 3016 S. Wentworth Ave., Chicago.
    The bus service is free and each guest will receive $5.00 in free-play.

    --  Departing from the corner of Archer Ave. & Wentworth Ave. on a
        daily basis at:
        - 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.,
          6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m., 12:00 a.m. Central time.

    --  Departing from the Chinatown Depot on a daily basis at:
        - 8:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m.,
          6:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 10:15 p.m., 12:15 a.m. Central time.

    --  Departing from the Four Winds Casino Resort on a daily basis back
        to the corner of Archer Ave. and Wentworth Ave. and the Chinatown
        Depot on a daily basis at:
        - 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.,
          8:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m., 12:00 a.m., 2:00 a.m., 4:00 a.m.
          Central time.


--  Crestwood. Departing from the Crestwood Depot, 5411 W. 127th Street,
    Crestwood, Ill.  There is a $10.00 fee to ride the bus. Each guest will
    receive $10.00 in free-play.

    --  Departing from Crestwood on a daily basis at:
        - 9:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Central time.

    --  Departing from the Four Winds Casino Resort on a daily basis back
        to Crestwood at:
        - 10:45 a.m. 2:15 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m. Central time.

--  Homewood. Departing from the Washington Square Center, 17815 S.
    Halsted, Homewood, Ill.  There is a $10.00 fee to ride the bus.
    Each guest will receive $10.00 in free-play.

    --  Departing from Homewood on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at:
        - 8:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. Central time.

    --  Departing from the Four Winds Casino Resort on Tuesdays, Thursdays
        and Saturdays back to Homewood at:
        - 10:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Central time.


--  Countryside. Departing from the J. C. George's Restaurant, 59th &
    LaGrange, Countryside, Ill.  There is a $10.00 fee to ride the bus.
    Each guest will receive $10.00 in free-play.

    --  Departing from Countryside on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at:
        - 8:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. Central time.

    --  Departing from the Four Winds Casino Resort on Mondays, Wednesdays
        and Fridays back to Countryside at:
        - 10:15 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Central time.

For more information on the Four Winds Casino Resort, or to make a reservation, please call 1-866-4WINDS1 (866-494-6371) or visit www.fourwindscasino.com.

About the Four Winds Casino Resort

Four Winds Casino Resort is owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and is located at 11111 Wilson Road in New Buffalo, Mich. Managed by Lakes Entertainment, Inc., the resort offers 130,000 square feet of gaming with 3,000 slot machines and 100 table games including poker. It also features six restaurants, entertainment bars and retail venues, and a 165-room hotel, making it a premier destination resort for Midwest tourism. More information can be found at www.fourwindscasino.com.

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