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Casino chain ranks as a 'Best Casino to Work For'

March 25, 2016
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Four Winds Casinos operates casinos in New Buffalo, Hartford, Dowagiac and South Bend. Photo via fb.com

A casino chain in the region is considered one of the top-five “Best Casinos to Work For” in North America.

Four Winds Casinos, which is owned and operated by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, said last month that Casino Journal and the Best Companies Group recognized the casino chain recently for providing a great environment for its employees.

In the Best Casinos to Work For competition, employees at casinos filled out a series of questionnaires and surveys to determine which gaming properties are considered top workplace environments.

Four Winds Casinos was recognized for offering a number of perks to its employees, such as Quarterly Employee Appreciation Days, which include a gift distribution, a special cafeteria menu and cash prize raffles.

Four Winds Casinos also has a quarterly Perfect Attendance Program that recognizes employees who have achieved perfect attendance by awarding them an additional vacation day.

Stress relievers at Four Winds Casinos include an annual Halloween contest with cash prizes, jersey weekends during football season and a softball league.

Frank Freedman, COO of Four Winds Casinos, thanked employees for filling out the survey and said the casino chain strives to provide a workplace that "emphasizes quality and customer service, while also rewarding exemplary employees.”

Freedman said the award is one of 27 awards Four Winds Casinos received in 2015.

For instance, USA Today selected Four Winds New Buffalo as the ninth-best casino outside of Las Vegas, and Four Winds Casinos won three first-place awards in Casino Player Magazine's Best of Gaming Awards. 

Four Winds Casinos operates casinos in New Buffalo, Hartford and Dowagiac.

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