As one of the Four Winds Casinos operated by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, the Four Winds Hartford is located in Hartford, Michigan. It was designed to offer an inspired aesthetic drawn from the traditions of the people of the Potawatomi. The casino opened in 2011 and offers 52,000 square feet of gaming space for visitors.
Other casinos under the Four Winds name are located in Dowagiac and New Buffalo Township, Michigan, as well as South Bend, Indiana. All of them have a Native American theme and are owned by the Pokagon Indians. This casino was the second to be constructed after the one in New Buffalo Township.
68600 Red Arrow Highway, Hartford, Michigan, 49057
|Number of slots||500|
|Number of table games||9|
|Minimum age to gamble?||21|
Online Gambling at Four Winds Hartford
While online betting on slots, poker, sports, and more is now available in Michigan, it has not been instituted at the Four Winds Hartford or other Four Winds casinos. Retail and online sports betting, along with online gambling, was legalized in December 2019, and all of the casinos in the state are expected to take advantage throughout 2020.
Only two casinos were ready to get going with sports wagers right away, including the MGM Grand Detroit and Greektown. In July 2020, Four Winds launched retail sportsbooks at all three of its Michigan properties. Gaming company Kambi provides the technology behind the retail sportsbooks, and the Four Winds-Kambi agreement will also eventually operate a Four Winds online sports betting platform.
In April 2011, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced that their newest casino would be opening a few months later. The Four Winds Hartford casino was expected to be 52,000 square feet in size and have the same design look and feel as the existing casino in New Buffalo to offer a new standard for gaming in the Midwest area.
When opening in August 2011, the casino boasted about 500 slot machines, including progressive machines linked to other casinos with massive jackpots. Nine table games were also announced, including roulette, blackjack, and more. The casino also offered a second location for Timbers Fast Food and Deli, which was already at the New Buffalo casino. The restaurant would come with 100 seats and 15 seats for a bar.
The creation of the Four Winds Hartford would introduce about 300 new jobs to the area in the back of the house, on the casino floor, and in supervisor positions. This casino has not been through any significant renovations or expansions since it was put in place. However, two new casinos have been opened in South Bend and Dowagiac.
As with other Four Winds casinos, the Four Winds Hartford offers the W♣ Players Club as its loyalty program. This is a free program, and with a card from any Four Winds casino grants the ability to gain points and perks at all of the other casinos in the group. Guests can sign up at any Players Club booth to start earning points.
There are four types of memberships available in the loyalty club, including:
- Veterans Card – Only available to U.S. Military Veterans and offers the same perks as the Red Card along with a significant discount on dining experiences.
- Red Card – Offered for new members and includes free slot play, dining credit, discounts on gift shop items, and Kids Quest credit using points.
- Copper Card – Available for those with more than 50,000 points within 12 months, this card offers priority parking, front of line privileges at the players club and guest services, and all Red Card benefits.
- Premier Card – This membership is only available by invitation from an Executive host, and it is unknown what extra benefits are offered by using it.
Guests using a card can earn points for using slot machines, video poker machines, and playing table games. Points for live poker include 150 for every hour of rated play. Every 100 points can be used as $1 for free slot play. It requires placing the card in the machine, pressing the menu button, and entering your pin. The points can also be used in retailers and restaurants located in the casino.
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
No. The entire facility at the Four Winds Hartford is not smoke-free. However, there are several slot machines and table games available in a smoke-free area. The rest of the casino floor allows smoking for those who prefer that kind of environment.
Yes. You can enjoy valet parking at the Four Winds Hartford for no extra charge. All packing at this casino is free, so you can choose the method that works best for your needs.
Yes. The Four Winds Hartford is open every day of the year, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. During most holidays, the casino offers special events or dining experiences. It is also open 24 hours a day, no matter what day it is.
Chicago, Illinois. You can get from the Four Winds Hartford in 78 miles, while Fort Wayne is 91 miles away, and it’s 106 miles to reach Milwaukee. If you’re driving from Hartford to Chicago, you can expect it to take around two hours to get there.
Timers Fast Food & Deli. This restaurant is located at Four Winds Hartford, as well as all other Four Winds Casinos. It serves a variety of restaurant dishes and deli sandwiches and also operates as a full-service bar for many hours of the day.