Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

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Casino in 2015

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, formerly Potawatomi Bingo Casino, is a Native American casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, owned and operated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community. It first opened its doors March 7, 1991. Located on Canal Street in the Menomonee Valley near Downtown Milwaukee, this entertainment destination offers a variety of entertainment options, including a 20-table poker room, multiple restaurants and dining options, a food court (with several vendors/small restaurants), the Northern Lights Theater, the Sky Lodge (a smoke-free casino), and a 500-seat two-tiered theater (the Northern Lights Theater) that combines entertainment and dining. It's a popular destination spot for visitors outside of Milwaukee.

The casino underwent an expansion that was completed in the summer of 2008, expanding the number of table games to 60 and slot machines to over 3,000. The connected hotel stands eighteen stories high (numbered as nineteen due to the common exclusion of the thirteenth floor), and is the tallest habitable structure in the city west of Interstate 94 (with the roof of Miller Park nearby standing 70 feet higher).

In May 2017, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino announced that it wants to expand the hotel with the construction of a second tower. [1] The second tower is expected to cost around $80 million and will house 119 rooms and suites, bringing the hotel’s total number to 500. The 180,000-square-foot addition will also feature a spa and additional meeting space. It is expected to open in the spring of 2019.


The Potawatomi Casino Hotel under construction

The Potawatomi Casino has one of the largest gaming floors in all of Wisconsin, with a bingo hall measuring 45,800 square feet (4,250 m2), which can accommodate around 2,500 players. There are more than 3,000 machines for gaming as well as 100 poker and table games.[2]

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Coordinates: 43°01′51″N 87°56′03″W / 43.03087°N 87.9342°W / 43.03087; -87.9342