DOWAGIAC – A new casino is coming to Cass County.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, the owner of New Buffalo's Four Winds Casino, now has permission to proceed with construction in Dowagiac.
The new casino will have the same look and feel like the other Four Winds locations and include 200 slot machines, four table games and restaurants.
The state of Michigan has given its okay to the deal.
“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, Michigan,” said Matt Wesaw, chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. “100 new jobs will be created to support the casino, and there will also be a significant number of people working during construction.”
Construction is expected to start in the next few months, and the casino is supposed to open next year.
The Pokagon Band is also expanding Four Winds in New Buffalo this summer, adding 250 more hotel rooms, a 1,500-seat event center that will host concerts, and a Hard Rock Café, which will span two levels with seating for more than 275 people and a performance stage.