It’s official. There is now a Sportsbook at each of the Four Winds Casinos in Michigan, and things were formally kicked off this morning by Super Bowl Champion, Chicago Bears legend and ESPN personality, Steve “Mongo” McMichael in New Buffalo who placed the first bet.
That bet paves the way for operations at the new Four Winds Sportsbook opportunities where you can place wagers on your favorite sports including basketball, football, hockey, baseball, soccer and more at sites in New Buffalo, Hartford and Dowagiac as unveiled today by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and the Four Winds Casino brand.
Matthew Wesaw, Tribal Council Chairman and CEO of the Pokagon Gaming Authority, says, “Following the legalization of sports betting in Michigan, our casino operations team completed an extensive evaluation of potential partners to create the Four Winds Sportsbook. Ultimately, Kambi was recommended and the partnership was approved by the Pokagon Gaming Commission and Pokagon Gaming Authority.” He adds, “We are very excited that we now offer sports betting as part of our growing list of amenities at our casino locations in Michigan.”
Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos, says, “The Pokagon Band and its Four Winds Casinos continually strive to exceed expectations and enhance the entertainment experience of our guests. We feel the Four Winds Sportsbook will add an additional level of excitement sports enthusiasts have been looking for.” He adds, “One of the reasons we partnered with Kambi is to simplify the wagering process through its Bring-Your-Own-Device program, which will enable guests to use their smartphone to start the betting process.”
Using a smartphone, guests can use their camera to scan a QR code to reach the Four Winds betting website. After making their bets, guests will then be given a new QR code to bring to the Sportsbook counter at Four Winds New Buffalo or the Guest Services Counter at Four Winds Hartford and Four Winds Dowagiac. The QR code will then be scanned and the bets will be placed.
Additionally, guests can place bets on one of 18 kiosks located at Four Winds New Buffalo or one of six kiosks located at both Four Winds Hartford and Four Winds Dowagiac.
Only July 1st, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s Four Winds Casinos and Kambi Group, plc, a leading global sports betting supplier, announced their partnership.