Potawatomi Bingo Casino opens its hotel

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Potawatomi Bingo Casino in downtown Milwaukee has opened a 19-story 381-room hotel connected to its property. As such, the property has changed its name to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. An official grand opening with a private ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 1.

“We will truly become a destination casino,” Potawatomi table games director Kevin Freddes said. “We already have poker players visiting us from other cities, so the option to stay in our hotel will definitely be appealing to them. I’m sure we’ll also be attracting new poker enthusiasts to the room who may not have thought of visiting our property without hotel accommodations.”

Said Freddes: “I think it will also bring our tournament play to a new level. The opening of the hotel occurs at about the same time as our first MSPT tournament, so the hotel should help in attracting larger poker tours that will, again, bring new players to our casino.”

— Chad Holloway is a senior news editor for PokerNews. Email him at anteupchad@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter @ChadAHolloway.