Potawatomi drops ‘Bingo’ from name

Special to The Freeman

July 1, 2014

Potawatomi Bingo Casino has changed its name to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
and will begin switching out its signage
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MILWAUKEE – Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s name officially changes to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino beginning Tuesday, according to a statement.

The name change is due to the casino’s new 381-room hotel, which will open in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley on Aug. 18. The 19-story hotel will hold its private ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 1, according to the statement.

“The timeline of opening a hotel is a lengthy, detailed process,” said Hassan Abdel-Moneim, the hotel director. “As construction wraps up, we’ve shifted our focus to hiring and training a great staff and now we are ready to start taking reservations.”

The 19-story hotel is now accepting room reservations, the statement said. In addition, the casino will begin changing its logo and signage over the next few weeks.

The hotel will includes Locavore, a full-service casual restaurant, as well as a direct walkway that connects to the casino.