Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

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Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is Located in the Menomonee Valley on 1721 West Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI. The Casino can be very entertaining for your money. They have a variety of different gaming and restaurants. When Potawatomi first opened up in 1991 it started out as a bingo hall. Since then it has expanded a few times to it's current form as being of one the largest casinos in the state of Wisconsin.


Bingo one of the casino mainstays since it opened in 1991. There are various of different bingo programs that contains different types of games played. Each session is priced differently and the amount of games played is also various. You also have a choice of buy in which contains of paper (minimum of a six on for most or nine on, you can buy an extra three on if you choose to) plus specials They also offer electronic machines in which you can add the regular games and specials into it, so you can play bingo electronically..Before you finish you transaction make sure you purchase a hotball. The hotball is picked before the bingo session starts. If the a number is called which is the hotball and a bingo is called on that number, the winner receives a separate jackpot besides the jackpot the player has already won for calling bingo.

Slot Machines

The Potawatomi Bingo Casino offers over 3100 slot machines to choose from. They have slot machines starting from penny machines and goes up from there. They offer regular reel machines to video slot machines and most of those offer bonus spins when certain reels match up. Some of the machines have progressive jackpots for the people who plays the maximum bet when played.

Off Track Betting

Another thing the Potawatomi Bingo Casino offers is Off Track Betting. Off Track Betting is a easy way to wager on horse and greyhound races fromaround the country. The Off- Track Betting Room offers 115 television sets, 87 carrels, also self- service staions, larger seating areas, adjacent smoking room, and cashiers. The casinos pays track odds.

Table Games

For the table game players there is something for you at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. They have also a great selection of table games. Here is a list of games that the casino has to offer: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, Let It Ride Bonus Poker, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Spanish 21, Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em, Casino War. With these table games there is always one that you find interesting and getting into the action.

Northern Lights Theater

Their stunning two- tiered layout of The Northern Lights Theater at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino with booth and table seatingon the first level and traditional theater style seating above- means getting up close and personal with Vegas- caliber entertainment in a way you could only dream of in a casino theater. Some of the acts that preformed at the casino are Wayne Newton, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Jay Leno, Bonnie Raitt, plus a whole lot more.

They also have a Box Office for those who wants to purchase tickets for any of their upcoming shows. The Box Office is located outside of the theater.


The Potawatomi Hotel & Casino offer a wide range of different types of dining for the players that come into the casino. There is so many choices to choose from. For Steak House style there is Dream Dance Steak, for Casual style there is The Buffet and The Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill, for Express style there is Menomonee Valley Food Court and RuYi and for Bars & Lounge style there is Bar 360 and The Fire Pit's side bar.

In the hotel there is a restaurant called Locavore which is a casual sit down restaurant which features sustainable, organic and local foods. Also there is a Stone Creek coffee shop as well. The coffee shop offers different types of coffee drinks along with a few non coffee drinks and snacks (i.e. fresh fruits, some bakery to name a few). Both the restaurant and the coffee shops are located on the main lobby of the hotel.


Within the last few years the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino as added Catering to their resume of their business. What ever if it is intimate or grand. Laid- back or lavish. Depends on whatever your vision is for corporate or social event, their skilled event planning staff is there to help you ensure the greatest possible experience for both you and your guests.

At the casino, they pay careful attention to the detail which is the cornerstone of creating a truly memorable affair. Whether there will be 700 or 10 guests; cocktail party or sit down dinner, one of their meeting planners will work closely with you to customize your event and menu to exactly the way you want.

Combining their distinctive meeting space, personal service and world-class dining with all of the excitement of the Casino is sure to shape your event into something magical that won’t soon be forgotten.

Expo Center

The Expo Center is located on the third floor of the casino just past the sky walk. The expo is 35,000 square feet and it is available for different types of events that can be held there, like trade shows, vender fairs, fashion shows, galas and more.

The expo was recently renovated and some of the features are- a new 5,000 square foot pre- function space that is hightlighted by sprawling windows that provides a panoramic view of the Menomonee Valley and downtown Milwaukee.

The renovations also included the addition of a green room, two sets of restrooms, a catering staging area with refrigeration and an audio/ visual system.

Sweet Grass Gift Shop

Their gift shop is a very good place to shop and to visit through. You can find shirts, jackets, small and larger gifts. You can also buy snacks, soda and cigarettes. You'll also find treasures big and small: handcrafted Native American-themed items such as dreamcatchers, and Native American jewelry, and the Sweet Grass Gift Shop's distinctive décor makes looking just as fun as finding. If you are in need of a bingo dabber they also carry it in the shop also.

Fire Keeper's Club Card

They have a club card where when you use it when you play slots, bingo and table games you will earn points. Everyone starts with a red card when they sign up for the card. The more you use card and accumulate enough points during a six month period (depends on the points you earned) will promote you to either a silver or a black card. All cards has some benefits to them. Each level has more than the one before it.

You can also use those points for spending on things like paying for bingo, for food in one of their restaurants and their gift shop. Those points are used as full value when you use them in these areas (example 1000 points equals $10.00). But when you them at the slot machines they are used as half value (example 1000 points equals $5.00).


The hotel is the new addition to the casino. There are 382 rooms with having some of the greatest views of Downtown Milwaukee and in the Menomonee Valley. The hotel also a restaurant called Locavore, which offers a causal dining in a glossy and a modern setting. Also it has a Stone Creek Coffee shop in the lobby for guests who wants to drop by to get a coffee and a snack during stay.

Photo credit: twitter account of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Final Thoughts

Even though the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is a very nice place to go play, eat and go see acts at the theater you got to know your limits. When you go only play with a limit in mind and stick to it. Or in this way only bring a set amount of money that you are willing to lose when you go. And when you do win a nice size amount and you still want to play that is fine. But put the extra winnings aside in a different place where you that you will not touch it and only play with the original amount that you came with to lose, so when you leave you actually come ahead when you do win something. And if you don't win at least it will be the set amount that you set yourself with to lose.

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I live in the Upper Midwest and I enjoy collecting sports cards, history to name a few. Some of the things that I like to write about varies bio on people, television stations, places and more.

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29th Jan 2012 (#)

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