Raquel Buari Promoted to Four Winds Casinos’ EVP of Administration

NEW BUFFALO, MI – The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s Four Winds Casinos announced that Raquel Buari has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Administration. Buari, who most recently served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Compliance, is the first female executive to serve in the role. She is also a citizen of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi.   

Prior to her new role, Buari served in positions of increasing responsibility at Four Winds Casinos including Legal Affairs Administrator, Director of Compliance, Director of Legal Affairs, Vice President of Compliance, and Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Compliance. She is a member of the South Bend Area Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and serves on several Board of Directors including Beacon Memorial Hospital, South Bend Civic Theatre (Treasurer), the National Council on Problem Gambling, the Indiana Council on Problem Gambling, and the Michigan Association on Problem Gambling. Buari was also named to the Michiana 40 under 40 class of 2022.

“We are very pleased to recognize Raquel Buari’s contributions and promote her to the role of Executive Vice President of Administration,” said Mary Smith, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos. “In addition to being a long-time member of our casino operations team with a tenure of 16 years, Raquel has demonstrated diverse and valuable expertise in the areas of regulatory management, compliance, policy and procedure, ethics, and law.”    

“I would like to thank Mary Smith and the Pokagon Gaming Authority for recognizing my contributions and their confidence in my ability to serve on the casino operations team in this expanded capacity,” said Buari. “I look forward to continuing my service to my tribe and supporting the long-term success of Four Winds Casinos.”