SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — An Indian tribe in northern Indiana has announced plans to build a casino with 175,000 square feet of gaming space that will have 1,800 gaming devices.
The size of the casino by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is smaller than documents previously submitted to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, but a spokesman for the tribe says this is the first phase. The tribe says the project on the city’s southwest side will include four restaurants, three bars, a retail outlet and about 4,500 parking spaces. The casino is expected to be completed in early 2018 and is expected to employ about 1,200 people.
Other casinos in Indiana are concerned the new casino will hurt their businesses.