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Potawatomi Casinos

Despite the recent attention focused on American Indian gaming, it represents only 8% of U.S. gaming. Of the balance, 42% is governmental gaming and 50% is commercial gaming, primarily in Nevada and New Jersey. The casino gaming industry is an important provider of jobs, wages, and taxes. Casino-related jobs match the national average wage, exceeding the average wage of several other industries. Potowatami indians today are divided into seven distinct bands in the United States and three bands in Canada. They have ... indian casinos.

Potawatomi Bingo Casino

Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee, WI
Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Located minutes from downtown Milwaukee, Potawatomi Bingo Casino is a showcase for high stakes Bingo in America, offering the nation's highest daily payouts. It also offers blackjack, craps, roulette and over 1,000 slot machines.

The Casino is now a popular entertainment destination providing private Bingo suites, live acts in a 500-seat cabaret-style dinner theater, specialty restaurants, and a fascinating heritage center complete with gift shop.

Lobby of Potawatomi Bingo Casino
Potawatomi Bingo Casino Lobby
Potawatomi Bingo Casino is open daily 24 hours. The 256,000 square foot casino features 1,589 slots and twenty-nine table games. A forest of trees and a stream with a waterfall and running water was built in the center of the casino.

Since opening its doors to the public in 1991, the Casino attracts more than 2 million visitors every year from throughout the Midwest and Canada. Renowned throughout the world for its high-stakes Bingo, Potawatomi pays out $50,000 daily -- just in Bingo.

The Potawatomi Bingo Casino was built at a cost of $120,000,000.00. The annual direct and indirect positive economic impact of Potwatomi's operation on the region is estimated is to be more than $23 million.

This casino is operated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community.

Gaming Machines - 1,589 total
IGT - Wheel of Fortune Progressive Dollar Slots- $1.00 minimum bet
IGT Elvis- $0.25/$1.00 minimum bet
IGT Jeopardy- $0.25 minimum bet

Table Games - 29 total
Blackjack, 27 tables
Craps, 1 table
Let it Ride, 1 table
Poker, 10 tables
Roulette, 1 table

Other Gaming
Bingo- 1,600 seats
Pull Tabs

Restaurants and Bars
Dream Dance - Restaurant serves Dinner
The Buffet - Buffet serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
The Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill - Bar - Sports Bar serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Other Amenities:
Convention and meeting space

Website: Potawatomi Bingo Casino

Potawatomi Bingo Casino Address
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
United States

Contact Information
General Information - (414) 847-7400
FAX - (414) 847-7727
Toll Free Acronym - (800) PAYSBIG
Toll Free Group Sales - (800) PAYSBIG

Potawatomi Bingo Northern Lights Casino

Located in Carter, Wisconsin, the Northern Lights Casino offers hundreds of slot machines with a variety of wide area progressives, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Let it Ride, and 3 Card Poker tables. It has a bar and the Fire Keeper Café features daily dining specials.

There are bingo games Wednesday through Sunday.

This casino is also opereated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community.

Website: Northern Lights Casino

Potawatomi Northern Lights Casino Address
Highway 32
P.O. Box 430
Carter, Wisconsin 54566
United States

Contact Information
General Information - (715) 473-2021
FAX - (715) 473-6104
Toll Free -(800) 487-9522
Lodging (800) 777-1640

Email Addresses:
Customer Service/General Information – [email protected]
Bingo – [email protected]
Player’s Club – [email protected]

New casino proposed near Detroit, Michigan

The Hannahville Tribe of Potawatomi Indians and Romulus Mayor Alan Lambert announced plans to build a $243-million casino- hotel complex on a 24.6-acre site at Vining and Wick Roads, just northwest of Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The property would house approximately 2,400 slot machines, 90 table games, a 200-room deluxe hotel, restaurants and retail space. “We will submit an application in several weeks to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington,” said tribal chairman Kenneth Meshigaud. The plan requires approval from the BIA and a compact with the state of Michigan, along with approval from both houses of the state legislature. The tribe has owned and operated the Island Resort & Casino in Harris since 1993.

Chip-In's Island Resort & Casino

Located at Harris, Michigan, this casino is operated by the Hannahville Potawatomi Indian Community.

Gambling:
2 Craps tables
20 Blackjack Tables
2 Let-It Ride® Tables
Spanish 21®
Roulette
Three Card Poker
Four Card Poker
Live Keno
Live Poker
Over 970 slot machines

Accommodations: This casino has a hotel with Standard, Handicapped & Jacuzzi Rooms, and Suites with their own whirlpools. For Hotel Reservations call 1-800-682-6040.

There is also a 53 site RV Park with electricity, water, limited phone line hookups, showers, laundry, and dump station.


Restaurants & Bars:
The Island Bar serves the Casino with a complete cocktail and bar staff including a cart with complimentary soda and coffee. The drink selections include a variety of soda or juice drinks, canned juices, bottled water, sugar free products, fat free products, wine, wine coolers, domestic and imported beer, flavored cappuccino, flavored ice cappuccino, blended drinks, and ice cream creations.

There are two Restaurants and an ice cream shop:
Firekeepers' Restaurant
The Firekeepers' Restaurant offers daily breakfast, lunch and dinner specials and a full-service menu.

Coral Reef Grille
Offers items such as Hot Dogs, Pasties, the Soup and Salad bar, Hamburgers, and snack foods.

Thornbury's Creamery
Adjacent to the pool, they offer freshly made gourmet custard ice cream, handmade waffle cones, gourmet coffee, and fresh cinnamon roasted candied almonds.

Other Amenities:
Tangles Casino Salon, (906-466-0248)

Free Valet Parking at the casino

Free Shuttle Bus Services to Area Hotels Daily from 11:00 am - 2:00 am EST

Castaway Cove - spa and pool with heated sand beach.

Paradise Bay Giftshop - Conveniently located right off the gaming floor by the main entrance of the casino, the gift shop features handmade arts, crafts and gifts created by local Native Americans, souvenirs, pull tabs, cigarettes, snack items, sundries, newspapers, jewelry, and apparel for hotel and gaming guests.

The Island Convention Center - Available for weddings, a special party, an annual meeting or convention. It offers 5 Convention Rooms, Auditorium, and Professional Catering Service.

Website: Chip-In's Island Resort & Casino

Casino Address:
W399 US2&41
Harris, Michigan 49845
United States

Contact Information:
Ph. (906)466-2941
Toll Free: 1-800-682-6040
Email: [email protected]

Harrah's Prairie Band Casino

This casino is owned by the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, just a short 15-minute drive north of Topeka, Kansas on US-75 highway.

Gaming:
1120 hot slots including penny and nickel machines
31 table games including single and double deck blackjack, craps, Roulette
Poker Room

Accomodations:
Harrah´s Prairie Band Casino features a 3-story addition which includes 198 new luxurious new rooms for a total of 297 hotel rooms. There are two hot tubs in the courtyard.

Restaurants:
Dining includes a variety of international foods and traditional classics in three restaurants.

The Fresh Market Square Buffet
Breakfast, lunch, Sunday Brunch and special themed night dinner buffets. The buffet features fresh food prepared at individual cooking stations, such as Asian, Italian, Mexican and seafood.

Three Fires Steakhouse
Open for dinner, the Three Fires Steakhouse features an array of specialty food, such as quail, catfish, rack of lamb and buffalo, along with beef, seafood and pork.

Fresh Market Express
The Fresh Market Express offers casual dining for a variety of snacks including nachos, sandwiches, salads, pizza and a variety of desserts.

Other Amenities:
Meeting / Convention Facilities - 12,000 square feet of private, flexible ballroom space. With 1000, 4000 or 8,000 square foot meeting rooms available. They also have an Executive Boardroom that will give you meeting space for up to 16 people.

Website: Harrah's Prairie Band Casino

Casino Address:
Harrah´s Prairie Band Casino
12305 150th Road
Mayetta, KS 66509
United States

Contact Information:
General: (785) 966-7777
Sales: (866) 966-7822

Firelake Casino

Firelake Casino is owned by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. It's state-of-the-art gaming center offers 24/7 excitement with lots of comfortable seating. Complimentary ice cream and soft drinks are provided.

Gaming:
SLOTS - Over 700 of the LOOSEST SLOTS including Burning 7’s, Liberty 7’s, Royal Reels, Black & White Double Jackpots and more.

BINGO - Paper Bingo, Electronic Bingo and MPBingo® Jackpots. MPBingo® adds 5 additional high-stakes progressive jackpots to a hall's prize board while dramatically increasing excitement through color flashboard's and always available jackpots.

TABLE GAMES - Vegas style games, BlackJack, Poker, Texas Hold Em'

OFF-TRACK BETTING - They are currently offering 29 tracks and expect more in the very near future. They have 25 Interactive Betting Terminals (IPT’s).

Restaurants FireLake Casino Bistro - Buffet now available and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Casino Address
1601 S. Gordon Cooper Dr.
Shawnee, OK 74801
United States

Contact Information:
Ph (405)275-3121
Toll Free (800)880-9880

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