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Casino Helps Generate Awareness of Problem Gambling

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Potawatomi Bingo Casino is the largest private contributor to the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling. Rose Gruber, Executive Director of WCPG (pictured left) accepted the check from Winslow Mexico, Assistant General Manager of Gaming Operations. Casino funds help sponsor the 24-hour helpline, mental health counselor trainings and educational outreach throughout the state.

Most people can play the lottery, host a card game in their basement or visit a casino just for fun and entertainment. But for a small percentage of people their gambling can escalate into an uncontrollable problem. That is why Potawatomi Bingo Casino is joining with others around the country to participate in National Problem Gambling Awareness Week (NPGAW) March 4 – 10. NPGAW helps draw attention to the warning signs and resources to help.

One of the objectives in participating in NPGAW is to help people identify the issue. Friends, family and co-workers can be the first line of defense in identifying a problem gambler before they become desperate or compulsive. Some of the warning signs to look for include:

  • Frequently talking about gambling;
  • Showing an eagerness to participate in gambling opportunities;
  • Frequently borrowing money;
  • Complaints of mounting debt;
  • Deterioration of work performance; and
  • Frequent unexplained absences.


If you or someone you exhibits any of these warning signs, help can be found through the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling at www.wi-problemgamblers.org  and the organization’s helpline at (800) 426-2535.

Potawatomi Bingo Casino helps fund the helpline to make sure resources are available for anyone who needs them. Supporting the Council is part of the Casino’s year-round efforts to address the issue of problem gambling.

The Casino’s best advice is to gamble responsibly by: understanding the game you are playing and the odds of winning; setting a spending limit and stick to it, and gambling only for fun and entertainment. Potawatomi Bingo Casino believes that everybody wins when people gamble responsibly and “make a sure bet- know your limit”.

Special Guests Coming to the $100,000 WPT Regional Spring Challenge

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Grab your shades and get ready for the first ever WPT Regional poker tournament at Potawatomi Bingo Casino.

Fire Keeper's Club® members can register in the Poker Room now through March 10 at 10 a.m. Not a Club member? Head to any Club booth to become a member. It's easy—and free. If you think you have what it takes to be the last man standing, you better hurry in to register—the tournament is limited to 200 players.

As an added element of interest, four celebrities will also play in the tournament with a $500 bounty on each of them.

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A Brief History Behind Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras, otherwise known as Fat Tuesday, is with filled music, parades, picnics, floats and excitement—making it a big holiday in New Orleans! It is the culmination of the festival season before Lent begins.

There are picnics and parades with music and floats. Crowds of spectators gather—dressed in purple, green and gold, with long beads dangling from their necks. During the celebration, all of the businesses and roads practically shut down in New Orleans as the people and parades take over the city.

But, how did this all begin?

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Casino Celebrates Black History Month

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Potawatomi Bingo Casino is proud of its diverse workforce. More than 50 percent of its team members are people of color.

In February, the Casino is celebrating its diversity by observing Black History Month. This year’s theme, “Journey Through Black History,” was chosen by a committee of team members whose goal is to promote knowledge of Black history in America, to create a better understanding of the contributions of African Americans and their connections to other cultures and to celebrate and acknowledge Black culture worldwide.

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Valentine’s Day Specials 2012

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Valentine’s Day SpecialsLove is in the air! February 14 brings out the hopeless romantics in all of us. Whether you swoon over love notes and sweet embraces or have a passion for puppy love and happy endings, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your sweetheart how head-over-heels you are. 

Many of our restaurants are offering a special menu in celebration of this love-struck holiday. Check out what’s happening and see what your heart desires. 

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Congratulations to All the Chinese New Year Giveaway Winners

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Throughout January and February, guests had the chance to participate in the Chinese New Year Giveaway. Eight guests won $888 and one lucky guest won $8,888. All winners listed have accepted their prizes. 

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Sex and the City Big Diamonds Slot Machine

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This 1¢ game is the sequel to the award-winning Sex and the City™ slot machine. The glitzy game features a diamond-lit cabinet that is sure to catch your eye. But, if you don't happen to see the sparkling game on your own, it is located in the Dreamcatcher side between the Valet entrance and High-Limit Room—close to the Valet entrance and Dream Dance Steak.

The game features new bonuses and five progressive pick bonus levels—one for each of the series' charming characters, Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, Charlotte and Mr. Big. 

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