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HARTFORD, Mich. — Michiana gamblers will have a new place to play this summer. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, owners of Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich., announced Tuesday at a media event that its newest casino, Four Winds Hartford, is scheduled to open in August of 2011. The casino is being constructed on Red Arrow Highway in Hartford, approximately two and a half miles west of the City, between exits 41 and 46 on I-94.

According to Four Winds General Manager Matt Harkness, Four Winds Hartford will be a 52,000 square foot facility, and will maintain the same look and feel as their New Buffalo property. The new casino will feature 500 slot machines and nine table games, including blackjack and roulette, as well as a 100 seat restaurant and bar. The existing Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo is larger, at 135,000 square feet, 3,000 slots, approximately 70 table games, four restaurants, and a 165 room hotel. Members of their player loyalty program, the W Club, will be able to accure points and redeem comps and offers at both properties.

“We are thrilled to bring this first class entertainment facility to the community along with the hundreds of new jobs. We also expect the casino to support the development of ancillary businesses in the area,”  said Pokagon’s Tribal Chairman Matt Wesaw.

Approximately 300 permanent new jobs will be created at Four Winds Hartford, with Tribal members filling about one third of those positions. A job fair for the general public will be held in the coming months. Applicants can apply for these jobs at