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Forest County Potawatomi Community marks 25th casino birthday

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Mike Goodrich, the general manager of the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, addresses the crowd at the facility's 25th birthday celebration on March 8, 2016. Photo from Facebook

The Forest County Potawatomi Community is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its off-reservation casino.

The tribe opened the Potawatomi Bingo in downtown Milwaukee in March 7, 1991. It was the first facility to be approved under the two-part determination provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.

A quarter of a century later, the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is now a critical component of the local economy. The facility sees more than 6 million guests every year and employs nearly 3,000 people. It's gone through three major renovations and contributes $25 million to $30 million a year to the state.

“From where we began, as a small bingo hall in a long-forgotten Menomonee Valley, to where we are now, Wisconsin’s No. 1 entertainment destination, is remarkable,” general manager Mike Goodrich, a tribal member, said in a press release. “Both the Forest County Potawatomi and Potawatomi Hotel & Casino have literally millions of people to thank for our sustained success.”

Get the Story:
Potawatomi celebrates 25 years with surprise appearance by Brian McKnight, special donation (The Milwaukee Business Journal 3/9)
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino marks 25 years with philanthropy and promos (OnMilwaukee 3/2)

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