NEW BUFFALO | "Two months after opening in southwestern Michigan, Four
Winds Casino Resort is reaching into the Chicago market for customers.
A bus service got underway earlier this month, shuttling gamblers from South Side and south suburban communities, to the casino near New Buffalo.
Pick-up stops include Chinatown and the villages of Crestwood, Homewood and Countryside -- areas typically part of the Illinois and Northwest Indiana casino markets, and towns targeted by Illinois officials as ripe for growth of that state's casino industry.
Four Winds "possibly sees an untapped niche there that would gamble at Four Winds if they had an easier way of getting there," said Ed Feigenbaum, whose Indiana Gaming Insight tracks Indiana's casino industry."