Four Winds New Buffalo


Four Winds New Buffalo

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Four Winds New Buffalo is a casino, hotel and entertainment venue located in New Buffalo Township, Michigan, near New Buffalo, which opened on August 2, 2007. It is the primary property of Four Winds Casinos, which are all owned and operated by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians.

Architecturally the casino’s rotunda is built in the style of the Potawatomi people’s traditional lodges.

In March 2015, USA Today named it one of the ten best casinos located outside of Las Vegas.

History

Four Winds New Buffalo was first planned in May 1996. The original project was designed by Urban Design Group and cost approximately US$180,000,000 (equivalent to $212,441,021 in 2017). It expanded in 2011 due to its success, adding 250 hotel rooms and a multi-purpose facility.

Gaming

The 130,000-square-foot (12,000 m2) gaming floor features over 3,000 slot machines and over 60 table games featuring games such as blackjack, craps, poker, and roulette. The Four Winds Casinos loyalty program, the W Club, is in use at this property.

Dining

The casino includes several dining establishments, including a Hard Rock Cafe, opened July 2012, and the Copper Rock Steakhouse.

Hotel

The facility includes a 415-room hotel. It originally opened with 165, and 250 rooms were added in 2012.

Entertainment

The facility features entertainment venues for adults and children. There is a supervised activity center, known as Kids Quest, for children 6 weeks to 12 years old. There is also a supervised arcade for all ages, known as Cyber Quest, featuring non-violent games.

Silver Creek Event Center

The Silver Creek Event Center is an event and concert venue at the casino. Opened in July 2012, the center has featured performers such as Diana Ross, Gregg Allman, Colbie Caillat, B.B. King, Peter Cetera, Michael Bolton, Sammy Hagar, Foreigner, Huey Lewis & the News, Frankie Valli, Jackie Evancho, ZZ Top, Gladys Knight, Heart, Sheryl Crow, Kenny Loggins, Jay Leno, Eric Burdon, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Patti LaBelle, and Frank Sinatra, Jr.

Shopping

The facility includes limited shopping, including a Hard Rock Cafe Rock Shop, a gift shop, a clothing store, and a boutique featuring Landau, Michal Negrin, and Boccelli merchandise.

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