Four Winds Casino Resort Unveils New Smoke-Free Slot Room

Win a Lexus SC 430 Convertible and a Share of $30,000 in Cash on August 29

NEW BUFFALO, MI--(Marketwire - August 10, 2009) - Four Winds Casino Resort, the premier gaming destination in the Midwest, is pleased to introduce a new smoke-free slot room. In addition to the state-of-the-art bioclimatic filters already installed throughout the property, the new slot room provides an exciting alternative for guests that prefer a smoke-free gaming experience. The room is conveniently located adjacent to the hotel lobby and features more than 50 games in a variety of denominations. Additionally, during the month of August, guests have a chance to win a new Lexus™ SC 430 convertible valued at more than $70,000, plus a share of $30,000 in cash.

"We strive to make each visit to Four Winds as enjoyable as possible for our guests," said Matt Harkness, general manager, Four Winds Casino Resort. "Their opinions are what matter, whether it's related to promotions, our hotel or the need for a non-smoking gaming area. The new smoke-free slot room is a direct result of the feedback we received from our guests."

On Saturday, August 29, 2009, Four Winds Casino Resort is giving its guests a chance to win a new Lexus SC 430 convertible valued at more than $70,000, plus a share of $30,000 in cash. The four-passenger, retractable-hardtop features a leather-trimmed interior, voice-activated DVD navigation system with Bluetooth® technology and a premium audio system. Cash drawings will begin at 1 p.m. Eastern, at which time one lucky guest will win $10,000. Sixteen guests will win cash prizes during the hourly drawings, which will be held until 9 p.m. At 10 p.m., one lucky W Club member will be selected to win the Lexus and $5,000 in cash. Plus, there is a last chance cash drawing at 11 p.m. for $2,000. W Club members receive one free entry daily between July 26 and August 29, 2009, at the W Club Players Club. Players can earn additional entries by playing slots or table games with their W Club Players card through August 29. For an even better chance to win, players get five-times the entries on August 29, from 8 a.m. to noon. Players should see the W Club for more information on this promotion.


During the month of July, more than $164,000 in cash and prizes were awarded to 107 W Club Members through Four Winds Casino Resort's W Club Jackpots, which are randomly awarded to players using their W Club card. One player won a Windfall Jackpot, which must hit by $100,000; two players won a Medium Jackpot, which must hit by $20,000; and 71 players won Small Jackpots, which must hit by $500. Thirty-one players won Dollar Downpour Jackpots, a W Club Jackpot connected to a bank of 40, $1 slot machines in a special section on the casino floor. The Dollar Downpour starts at $500 and must hit by $1,200. Two players won Reigning Quarters Jackpots, a new W Club Jackpot which is connected to 40, $0.25 slot machines. The Reigning Quarters payout starts at $250 and must hit by $500. Additionally, on Sunday, July 12, Melonie S. of South Bend, Ind., won a Windfall Jackpot for $78,721.

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


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

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 four 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

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