HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 26Issue 28Four Winds Casinos Open Michigan Retail Sportsbook

On July 13th, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi announced the opening of its retail sportsbook at its three Michigan casinos in New Buffalo, Hartford and Dowagiac.  Four Winds welcomed former Chicago Bears legend Steve McMichael, who place the ceremonial first bet at Four Winds New Buffalo.  According to the press release which can be found here, guests can either utilize kiosks in the casinos to place bets or can utilize the website located hereto place their bet.  The betting website will generate a QR code that the customer must then take to the Sportsbook counter at New Buffalo or the Guest Services Counter at Hartford and Dowagiac to be scanned and the bet placed.

“Following the legalization of sports betting in Michigan, our casino operations team completed an extensive evaluation of potential partners to create the Four Winds Sportsbook.  Ultimately, Kambi was recommended and the partnership was approved by the Pokagon Gaming Commission and Pokagon Gaming Authority,” said Matthew Wesaw, Tribal Council Chairman and CEO of the Pokagon Gaming Authority.  “We are very excited that we now offer sports betting as part of our growing list of amenities at our casino locations in Michigan.”

Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casino stated: “The Pokagon Band and its Four Winds Casinos continually strive to exceed expectations and enhance the entertainment experience of our guests.  We feel the Four Winds Sportsbook will add an additional level of excitement sports enthusiasts have been looking for.  One of the reasons we partnered with Kambi is to simplify the wagering process through its Bring-Your-Own-Device program, which will enable guests to use their smartphone to start the betting process.” 



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