$304,742 Bad Beat Jackpot Won at Four Winds Casino Resort

$100,000 Worth of Diamonds to Be Awarded on Valentine's Day

NEW BUFFALO, MI--(Marketwire - February 5, 2009) - Four Winds Casino Resort, the premier gaming destination in the Midwest, announced today that eight people split a Bad Beat Jackpot worth $304,742 by playing Texas Hold'em on Saturday, January 24, 2009. Additionally, Four Winds Casino Resort will award over $100,000 worth of diamonds to several lucky W Club Members on Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 14.

Lucas H., of White Pigeon, Mich., was dealt a full house - aces full of kings while playing Texas Hold'em in Four Winds Casino Resort's World Poker Tour® Poker Room on Saturday, January 24. Lucas thought he had a winning hand, but lost to a royal flush, which triggered Four Winds' Bad Beat Jackpot worth $304,742. Lucas won half the jackpot, valued at $152,362, while the remaining prize money was split between the other seven players at the table. A Bad Beat Jackpot is paid when a sufficiently strong hand is played, but loses to an even stronger hand held by another player.

"We want to congratulate Lucas and the other seven players who split our Bad Beat Jackpot," said Matt Harkness, general manager, Four Winds Casino Resort. "With the Bad Beat Jackpot, the diamond promotion and the members-only W Club jackpots worth up to $100,000, it's a very exciting time at Four Winds Casino Resort. There are so many opportunities to win."

On Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 14, W Club Members will have an opportunity to win $100,000 worth of diamonds through drawings held between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. Eastern. The drawings will take place at the top of every hour for diamonds ranging from .25 carat to 2 carats. The grand prize drawing will be held at 9 p.m. for a 3 carat diamond. W Club members receive one free entry daily between February 1 and February 14 by visiting the W Club Players Club. Players can earn additional entries by playing slots or table games with their W Club Players card through February 14. More information is available at the W Club Players counter.

W Club Jackpots

During the month of January, over $199,000 was awarded to 47 W Club Members through Four Winds Casino Resort's W Club Jackpots, which are randomly awarded to players using their W Club card. Two players won a Windfall Jackpot, which must hit by $100,000; three players won Medium Jackpots, which must hit by $20,000; and 42 players won Small Jackpots, which must hit by $500.

Bus Service

Round trip chartered bus service to Four Winds Casino Resort is available from several locations in Chicago, Northern Indiana, and Western and Central Michigan. Schedules, bonus packages and directions are available by calling (866) 711-1997 or at www.fourwindscasinoshuttle.com.


For more information on Four Winds Casino Resort or to make a reservation, please call 1-866-4WINDS1 (866-494-6371) or visit www.fourwindscasino.com.

About Four Winds Casino Resort

Four Winds Casino Resort is owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and is located at 11111 Wilson Road in New Buffalo, Mich. Managed by Lakes Entertainment, Inc., the resort offers 130,000 square feet of gaming with 3,000 slot machines and a large selection of table games including poker. It also features five restaurants, entertainment bars and retail venues, and a 165-room hotel, making it a premier destination resort for Midwest tourism. Please play responsibly. You must be 21 years of age to gamble. More information can be found at www.fourwindscasino.com.

Contact Information: Media Contacts: Jennifer Jameson Dresner Corporate Services 312-780-7241 jjameson@dresnerco.com Joshua Taustein Dresner Corporate Services 312-780-7219 jtaustein@dresnerco.com