Win a Share of up to $75,000 in Cash at Four Winds Casino Resort on September 27

Four Winds Receives 24 Awards From Readers of Casino Player Magazine

NEW BUFFALO, MI--(Marketwire - September 11, 2009) - Four Winds Casino Resort, the premier gaming destination in the Midwest, is pleased to announce that W Club Members can win a share of up to $75,000 in cash on Sunday, September 27. Separately, Four Winds received 24 awards from readers of Casino Player magazine, based on the results of the publication's 14th annual "Best of Gaming" survey. Additionally, in August more than $123,000 in cash was awarded to 177 W Club Members through Four Winds Casino Resort's W Club Jackpots, which are randomly awarded to players using their W Club card.


Four Winds Casino Resort received 24 "2009 Best of Gaming Awards" under the category titled "Native Midwest," according to Casino Player magazine's 14th annual "Best of Gaming" survey. The awards include: Best Overall Hotel Casino; Best Hometown Casino; Best Hotel; Best Rooms; Best Service; Best Suites; Best Casino; Best Comps; Best Players Club; Best Promotions; Best Cashback; Best Dealers; Best Hosts; Best Poker Room; Best Poker Tournaments; Luckiest Casino; Best Slot Reels; Best Video Slots; Best Video Poker; Best Blackjack; Best Overall Entertainment; Best Steakhouse; Best Buffet; and Best Coffee Shop.

September Promotions

On Sunday, September 27, 2009, drawings for the "$75,000 Smash for Cash" promotion will begin at noon Eastern and continue hourly until 9 p.m. During each drawing until 8 p.m., four guests will be selected and asked to choose a ceramic piggy bank from a choice of four banks. Three of the four banks will contain $500 in cash, and one bank will contain $1,000 in cash and an invitation to return for the 9:15 p.m. Grand Prize contest. At 9 p.m., one final guest will be selected and guaranteed an entry for the Grand Prize contest. The 10 finalists will be asked to select one piggy bank from 25 available banks: 20 banks contain $1,000; two banks contain $2,500; one bank contains $5,000; one bank contains $10,000; and one bank contains $25,000. W Club members can receive one free entry daily between September 1 and 27, 2009, 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 September 27. Players should see the W Club for more information on this promotion.


During the month of August, more than $123,000 in cash was awarded to 177 W Club Members through Four Winds Casino Resort's W Club Jackpots, which are randomly awarded to players using their W Club card. Three players won a Medium Jackpot, which must hit by $20,000, and 67 players won Small Jackpots, which must hit by $500. 23 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. 84 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, August 2, Jonathan T. of Darien, Ill., won a Harley Davidson, plus $10,000 in cash.

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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