Construction continues on the Four Winds Casino in South Bend, Indiana. Photo: Construction Cam / OxBlue

Pokagon Band expects to open gaming facility in Indiana in early 2018

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is celebrating a casino construction milestone.

The tribe held a topping-off ceremony on Tuesday at its Four Winds Casino in South Bend, Indiana. The milestone comes just eight months after the tribe won approval of its land-into-trust application, the first ever in Indiana.

"Setting this final steel beam in place signifies the completion of a major phase of construction," Chairman John Warren told Inside Indiana Business.

The tribe expects to open the casino in early 2018. The $400 million development includes a 500-room hotel and housing for tribal citizens.

The facility will put about 1,200 people to work. Job fairs will be held on July 22, August 5, September 9 and October 3 to fill positions, The South Bend Tribune reported.

The tribe operates three casinos in Michigan under the Four Winds name.

Read More on the Story:
New Casino Hits Construction Milestone (Inside Indiana Business 7/12)
Four Winds Casino to hold job fairs for South Bend location (WNDU 7/11)
Four Winds South Bend casino project on track (The South Bend Tribune 7/10)

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