For the time being, anyone under the age of 21 is not allowed inside the Four Winds Casinos anyway, but whenever the younger set is once again allowed inside there will no longer be accommodations for them like the Kids Quest play area or the Cyber Quest arcade in New Buffalo. They are being eliminated completely as the casino continues to evolve in a different direction.
The Pokagon Gaming Authority and its Four Winds Casinos have announced that Kids Quest & Cyber Quest will not reopen at Four Winds New Buffalo.
Kids Quest had been a play destination for children ages six-weeks through 12 years old, and Cyber Quest arcade was known for its non-violent game content and signature Prize Zone. Previously, Kids Quest & Cyber Quest were closed when the Pokagon Gaming Authority announced the closure of its Four Winds Casinos locations on March 17th. Since the reopening of Four Winds Casinos on June 15th, the age of casino guests has been restricted to those 21 and older, so Kids Quest & Cyber Quest have remained closed over the past 8 months.
Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos, says, “Given the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and the extended closure of Kids Quest & Cyber Quest at Four Winds New Buffalo, our casino operations team and the Pokagon Gaming Authority felt the time was right to make a change to coincide with the other modifications we have made to the amenities and services offered at our flagship resort,” and adds, “We would like to thank the Kids Quest organization, especially company owners, Bill and Sue Dunkley, for being such great business partners since our relationship began in 2007 with the opening of Four Winds New Buffalo.”
Troy Dunkley, Chief Executive Officer of Kids Quest & Cyber Quest, says, “Kids Quest & Cyber Quest appreciate the 13-year partnership we maintained with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Four Winds Casino Resort. It was a privilege to serve property guests by providing great family-friendly entertainment and a unique amenity for the resort. We are grateful for having spent those many years with our families and trusted employees, and for their loyalty.”
Founded in 1992, Kids Quest currently serves families coast to coast in 12 states with 20 locations that provide the ultimate entertainment experience with the very best activities and equipment for kids, along with an enthusiastic staff skilled in child engagement and art of play. In 1996, Bill and Sue Dunkley founded Cyber Quest.
More information on Kids Quest & Cyber Quest, as well as their remaining locations, can be found at www.kidsquest.com.