Nation | Tribe: Forest County Potawatomi Indian Tribe
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
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Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is located in Milwaukee and features 2,500 slots, 100 table games, 20 poker tables, bingo, 9 restaurants and bars, a 381-room hotel and a new 119-room hotel tower.
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino originally opened as Potawatomi Bingo on March 7, 1991. It was a 45,800-square foot bingo hall with 2,500 seats.
A gaming compact was signed with the state in 1992 that allowed the tribe to add slot machines. In the following years the casino expanded in size and offerings.
A $240 million expansion project was completed in June 2008 that tripled the casino's size, added new restaurants and also a 1,700-space parking garage.
The name was officially changed to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino on July 1, 2014. That was followed in August by the opening of the hotel.
In 2017 the Potawatomi announced plans for a second hotel tower and opened it Aug 8, 2019. The addition has 119 rooms bringing the total to 500.
In May 2022 Potawatomi Hotel & Casino announced a $100 million renovation project to add new gaming, new food venues and new entertainment. Construction would take a year. For a vidio tour of the project, see the Animated Walkthrough video.
Open 24 hours daily
Must be 21 or older to enter casino
2,500 SLOT MACHINES
100 TABLE GAMES
Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, Let it Ride Poker
20 POKER TABLES
Texas Hold 'Em, No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em, Seven Card Stud, Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha Hi and Hi/Lo
For seat reservations, call 414-847-7605
BINGO - sessions every day
SMOKE-FREE GAMING AREAS:
80 slots between the Hotel and Casino
150 slots & table games near The Northern Lights Theater
250 slots in the 3rd floor Sky Lodge
Booth and table seating on the 1st level. Traditional theater seating above.
Bella Italiana - Italian cuisine
The Buffet - all-you-can-eat venue
Canal Street Cafe - daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
Dream Dance Steak - steaks, seafood and seasonal dishes
The Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill
Menomonee Valley Food Court - Canal Street Deli, Southern Cookin', Taco del Fuego, Trapper's Grille
RuYi - Asian & Sushi Bar
Bar 360 - center bar with live entertainment
The Curve Bar - ten video poker machines
Potawatomi Hotel is a luxury hotel with 2 towers, 500 guest rooms, a spa, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness center, pool party room, ballroom and meeting rooms.
Available for business meetings, private events, large seminars, weddings and holiday parties. Call 1.800.487.9522 for more information
Souvenirs, gifts, snacks, tobacco products
Open Mon-Fri 10AM-2AM, Sat 8AM-2AM, Sun 8AM-11PM
May 14, 2022
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee this week announced plans for a $100 million project to upgrade and renovate the casino's third floor. New gaming, new food venues and new entertainment will be added to the 120,000-square-foot space to enhance guest experiences. The project will be completed in the spring of 2023.
Here is a summary of the upgrades and changes planned for this major rennovation project at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino:
1,800 new slot machines
Upscale high-limit room
New Food Venues
Rock & Brews Restaurant
The rock 'n rock themed restaurant is co-founded by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock band KISS. The restaurant will include stage for live music and be located off the skywalk.
This full-service coffee stop will be located across from Rock & Brews off the skywalk entrance.
Quick Stops Venues
Three quick-service food and beverage stations will be added.
A new bar with 28 bar-top "slot seats" is planned. The bar will be surrounded with 4K televisions.
For a visual tour of the renovation project, see the Animated Walkthrough video.
March 31, 2022
The Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has signed a new partnership agreement to be the exclusive casino partner of the Milwaukee Brewers. As part of the deal, the Potawatomi will have branding on the rightfield entrance to American Family Field.
"Renewing our partnership with a championship-caliber team like the Milwaukee Brewers has been a top priority and will once again serve as a key component in our brand identity. Our respective organizations have been part of Milwaukee's fabric for many years and poised to remain key drivers in our city's entertainment and tourism landscape for decades to come."
- Dominic Ortiz, CEO & GM Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
The Potawatomi announced plans in February to offer retail sports betting sometime this year. The Potawatomi Casino is only three miles from the stadium
February 28, 2022
Forest County Potawatomi and Gov. Tony Evers signed a gaming compact amendment on Feb. 18 to allow sports betting inside the tribe's two casinos. The agreement has been sent to the U.S. Department of the Interior for review and approval, which must be completed within 45 days.
A statement issued by the governor's office includes the following comment from the tribe:
"We appreciate Governor Evers and his Administration working with us in a government-to-government manner to provide our Tribe the tools needed to compete in the marketplace and giving us the business certainty to continue our investments in Milwaukee and throughout the state."
- Ned Daniels Jr, Chair Forest County Potawatomi
The Potawatomi Tribe owns two casinos in Wisconsin. The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee is located within two miles of the Milwaukee Bucks (Fiserv Forum). The second casino, Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel, is about 200 miles north of Milwaukee.
March 3, 2021
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee has installed a new nonintrusive screening technology at each guest and employee entrance to scan for and detect security threats.
The system by Evolv Technology uses artificial intelligence, 50 sensors and 6 cameras to allow guests to enter and leave the casino seamlessly without stopping. If a threat is detected, the guards are alerted and take you aside to check your belongings.
June 27, 2020
The Potawatomi Hotel & Casino reopened June 8 after closing down March 16 for COVID-19 protection. New changes require guests to make reservations before visiting, hours are reduced to 9AM to midnight. All guests and employees must wear masks and pass a temperature check at entry. Slot machines are separated by plexiglas, restaurants will provide takepout service only, and the hotel will maintain a maximum 25% occupancy rate.
August 8, 2019
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has added 119 rooms and suites with the opening of its second hotel tower. The 19-story addition now brings the casino to 500 total hotel rooms. New amenities include a spa, salon, meeting rooms and a ballroom.
Mr. Rodney Ferguson, the CEO and General Manager at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, was pleased to announce:
"We are thrilled to showcase this new hotel tower and provide new amenities to our wonderful guests and the Milwaukee community. It's because of them along with our hard-working team members that we have become Wisconsin's premier entertainment destination."
This expansion of the hotel began in 2017. The original tower with 381 guest rooms was built in 2014.
August 21, 2018
On Thursday the new hotel tower at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino lifted the highest beam into place. The new hotel project will be 19 stories and will be connected to the first tower. When completed the new tower will offer 119 guest rooms. The new tower is expected to be opened next year.
The project was developed to meet the needs for more suites. The original tower was built in 2014 and offers 381 guest rooms. It is the same size as the new tower. However, the new tower will consist of 119 suites. This will bring the total amount of rooms at the hotel casino to 500.
$80 million is the cost of the new hotel tower project. Residents of the city will make up 20 percent of the work being done. Minority owned companies will make up 20 percent of the subcontractor work. When the project is completed, 50 new employment positions will be created.
In addition to the new hotel tower, there will also be a new event venue. The new room will be able to provide hosting space for conventions, large weddings, and banquets. There will also be space for back of house operations. The space will connect the casino to the tower. The new four-story addition will be 70,000 square feet.
The Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, owned and operated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community. In 1991 the gaming venue first opened as a bingo hall. After several years of renovations and expansions, the casino now operates 2,500 slot machines, close to 100 game tables, a bingo hall with 1,300 seats, a 500 seat theater, and 7 restaurants.
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