Potawatomi Hotel & Casino announces $100M renovation project

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — Potawatomi’s spending massive for forthcoming renovations to Milwaukee’s hotel and casino.

As Chicago will get all set to welcome a billion-dollar on line casino and leisure location, Potawatomi’s seeking to maintain up, throwing $100 million at its Milwaukee site.

“This is just a little bit of faucet on the pedal to get all set for, we know that Illinois’ opposition is coming. We want to retain up with the Jones,” claimed Dominic Ortiz, CEO and normal supervisor of Potawatomi Hotel and On line casino. 

The renovation’s all on the third ground. That is the skywalk entrance connecting the parking garage with the casino. 

“You may have above 1,800 slot machines and 12-in addition table games, in addition the dining places and the higher limit luxury to start with class home proper in the centre of all of it,” said Ortiz. 

The facelift covers 120,000-square ft of house. 

“The transform really begins at people doorways, arrives to this corridor and what you’ve got now is this open notion and this half wall comes down,” reported Ortiz.

Even though a $100 million transform provides with it considerably modify, Potawatomi ideas to continue to keep some points the same.

“This setup and this theme is genuinely a portion of it, and we have, our proprietors genuinely set in a feeling of culture in the standard Algonquin layouts that you will see mixed in just the property in this growth,” explained Ortiz.


Potawatomi opened with Bingo in Menomonee Valley in 1991. Slots had been additional a calendar year afterwards. Now, slots keep on being, but Bingo’s been on maintain due to the fact Covid. 

“We received a strategy that at some point in time listed here, as we go via the master program, to uncover a place. Bingo has always been right here. It will arrive back to Potawatomi Hotel and On line casino,” claimed Ortiz.

Gamers appear to be thrilled for the $100 million facelift, but a person guy mentioned it is not important.

“No, I will not consider so. I do not think so. They bought plenty of as it is. They getting ample people cash. They you should not want very little else,” said Willie Byrd, of Milwaukee.

“I imagine that is just super,” stated Milwaukeean Ellie Walker. “That definitely is.”

“But I assume they need some promotions to get much more folks down below. You want a no cost meal, you know, some thing to lessen the blow of shedding,” reported Frederick Strong, of Chicago.

Potawatomi Resort & On line casino is also welcoming two brand new food and beverage choices absolutely sure to get guests’ consideration.

Rock & Brews, the cafe brainchild of famous musicians Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons from the team KISS, will open up its newest locale at Potawatomi Lodge & On line casino found just off the skywalk as gusts enter the home. Rock & Brews “provides a remarkable dining working experience with a Rock ‘n’ Roll twist.” As the name suggests there will also be a big wide variety of community and craft beers, and will include a phase in which dwell music will be executed. A groundbreaking for the new restaurant will take area at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Could 11, with Stanley and Simmons scheduled to appear.

Starbucks Espresso will make its debut at Potawatomi Resort & Casino, throughout from Rock & Brews off the skywalk entrance. It will be a entire-support Starbucks site with both beverage and foods possibilities.

The assets will also open a few new “quick service” food and beverage stations the place guests can seize a bite or have foods sent to their gaming station. A new reward/convenience shop will also offer an array of facilities.

Yet another massive note is about the sporting activities e-book location individuals have been waiting around on. Potawatomi claims it will be here this tumble.

Development on the renovation job is scheduled for completion by the spring of 2023.