Four Winds Casinos Partners with Evolv Technology for Touchless Weapons Detection Screening

Evolv Express®, will help ensure guest and team member safety without the need for guests to individually complete traditional weapons screening methods.  

New Buffalo, MI –– The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s Four Wind Casinos® are pleased to announce a partnership with Evolv Technology for touchless weapons detection screening. Four Winds Casinos has always had a strict no weapons policy and Evolv’s artificial intelligence-based system, Evolv Express®, will help ensure guest and team member safety without the need for guests to individually complete traditional weapons screening methods.

“The health and safety of our guests and team members has always been our top priority and this proven technology from Evolv will allow us to provide a higher level of screening and security, without impacting the experience of our guests,” said Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos.

Evolv’s systems have been used to screen more than 60 million people in the U.S., second only to the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Evolv Express is 10 times faster than traditional metal detectors, resulting in screening an unparalleled 3,600 people per hour, per system. The world’s most iconic venues and companies place their trust in Evolv to protect their employees and visitors, including Uber, Lincoln Center, L.L. Bean, Six Flags, and hundreds of others.

The first of the new screening system is currently in place at each guest entrance of Four Winds Casino South Bend. Guests will not have to stop, empty their pockets, or have their bags checked unless directed by security. Guests may still be asked to provide identification to show they are 21 years or older.

About The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan and Indiana
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s sovereignty was reaffirmed under legislation signed into law by President Clinton in September of 1994. The Pokagon Band is dedicated to providing community development initiatives such as housing, education, family services, medical care and cultural preservation for its more than 5,900 citizens. The Pokagon Band’s ten-county service area includes four counties in Southwestern Michigan and six in Northern Indiana. Its main administrative offices are located in Dowagiac, Mich., with a satellite office in South Bend, Ind. In 2007, it opened Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich., followed by Four Winds Hartford in 2011, Four Winds Dowagiac in 2013 and Four Winds South Bend in January 2018. The Pokagon Band operates a variety of businesses via Mno-Bmadsen, its non-gaming investment enterprise. More information is available at www.pokagonband-nsn.gov, www.fourwindscasino.com and www.mno-bmadsen.com

About Four Winds New Buffalo’s Silver Creek Event Center
Four Winds New Buffalo’s Silver Creek Event Center is a modern, multi-use facility that is located adjacent to the casino floor, at 11111 Wilson Road. In addition to hosting concerts, the 17,000-sq. ft. event center is often reconfigured to host large meetings, special events, conferences and banquets.

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