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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Four Winds Casino in South Bend will be reopening next later this month. That’s if they get approval from the Pokagon Gaming Commission. A hearing is set for June 8th.

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians operates the casino under federal sovereignty, which means they don’t need permission from the rest of the state to reopen like other casinos in Indiana.

The casino closed because of the coronavirus pandemic back in mid-March.

“Although we are a Sovereign Nation, we’ve also considered recommendations from the federal government, Centers for Disease Control, and Governors from both Michigan and Indiana,” said Michael Wesaw, Tribal Chairman and CEO of the Pokagon Gaming Authority, to Inside Indiana Business.

They hope to have the casino back up and running June 15th.