July 22, 2008
MILWAUKEE - When the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee unveiled its
multimillion-dollar expansion last month, it became one of the largest casinos
in the country.
The casino floor tripled to 784,000 square feet, the number of slot machines
doubled to 3,100, and the table games increased by 100.
"This is the most ambitious construction project in our history," said
Potawatomi spokesman Ryan Amundson. "It represents a $240 million investment in
the Menomonee Valley, the city of Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin."
Potawatomi first opened as a bingo hall in 1991. Two years later it added slot
machines. Table games were added during its first major expansion in 2000.
Dream Dance, four-star, four-diamond restaurant, European-style kitchen, wine
cellar with 900 selections, the largest in Wisconsin.
Wild Earth - American cuisine
Ru Yi - Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai and Hmong cooking.
New six-station buffet seats 400 diners - American, Asian, Mediterranean and
Latin Menomonee Valley Food Court - casual dining
Bar 360, a circular lounge that seats 125 people Solstice Lounge for top-tier
Fire Keeper's Club players
Northern Lights Theater - 500 seats (cabaret-style entertainment venue)
Nest of Life Bingo Hall - 1,300 seats (one of the 10 largest in the country)
Newly added off-track horse racing betting parlor will open in August
New six-story, 1,800-space parking garage
Return to Wisconsin Casinos.