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April 01, 2013 09:30 ET

Four Winds Dowagiac to Open to the Public on Tuesday, April 30 at Noon

Includes 300 Slot Machines, Four Table Games and a Restaurant

DOWAGIAC, MI--(Marketwire - Apr 1, 2013) - The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is pleased to announce that Four Winds® Dowagiac will open to the public on Tuesday, April 30 at noon Eastern. Four Winds Dowagiac is located just a few miles south of downtown Dowagiac at 58700 M-51 South.

Four Winds Dowagiac includes 300 slot machines, four table games, and a Timbers® restaurant that can seat approximately 30 people. There is also a non-smoking area with approximately 20 slot machines. The casino maintains the same look and feel in design and finishes as Four Winds New Buffalo and Four Winds Hartford, which set a new standard for gaming in the Midwest.

"Dowagiac is home to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Tribal Government as well as many Pokagon Citizens, which made it the natural location for our newest property," said Matt Wesaw, Chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. "We are thrilled to open this casino, which has created approximately 100 new jobs for Pokagon Citizens and people living in nearby communities. The casino will also support the development of ancillary businesses in the area."

"We feel that Four Winds Dowagiac is sized accordingly to meet the demand of the local market," said Matt Harkness, General Manager for Four Winds Casinos. "Additionally, through our player loyalty program, the W Club, players that visit Four Winds Dowagiac will have the same opportunities to earn points, redeem offers, and participate in promotions as they do at our other locations."

New players can sign up for a Four Winds W Club membership at any casino location and will be eligible to win up to $5,000 in free slot play. More information on all upcoming promotions are available at the W Club inside each property or at: www.fourwindscasino.com/club/promotions.asp.

Reservations and Information
To make a hotel reservation at Four Winds New Buffalo or for more information on Four Winds New Buffalo, Four Winds Hartford, or Four Winds Dowagiac please call 1 (866)-4WINDS1, (866)494-6371 or visit www.fourwindscasino.com. Additionally, be sure to like Four Winds on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fourwindscasino and follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/fourwindscasino for information on the latest offers and promotions.

About the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Tribal Recognition was restored and signed into law by President Clinton in September of 1994. The Tribe's ten county service area includes four counties in Southwestern Michigan and six in Northern Indiana. The Pokagon Band provides services including housing, education, family services, medical care and cultural preservation to approximately 4,500 citizens of the Tribe. In 2007, it opened Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich., which is the premier gaming destination in the Midwest. Four Winds Hartford opened in 2011 and Four Winds Dowagiac will open on April 30, 2013. The Tribe's administrative offices are located in Dowagiac, Mich. More information is available at www.pokagonband-nsn.gov.

About Four Winds Casinos
Four Winds New Buffalo, located at 11111 Wilson Road in New Buffalo, Mich., Four Winds Hartford, located at 68600 Red Arrow Highway in Hartford, Mich., and Four Winds Dowagiac, located at 58700 M-51 South in Dowagiac, Mich., are owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Four Winds New Buffalo offers 130,000 square feet of gaming with 3,000 slot machines, 70 table games, four restaurants, entertainment bars, retail venues, and a 415-room hotel, making it the premier gaming resort in the Midwest. Four Winds Hartford features more than 550 slot machines, nine table games, a 74-seat restaurant, and a 15-seat bar. Four Winds Dowagiac features 300 slot machines, four table games and one restaurant. Please play responsibly. You must be 21 years of age to gamble. For more information on Four Winds Casinos, please call 1-(866)-4WINDS1 (866-494-6371) or visit www.fourwindscasino.com. Additionally, be sure to like Four Winds Casinos on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fourwindscasino and follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/fourwindscasino.

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