Poker returns to Potawatomi in Milwaukee on May 3rd with a brand new room

Potawatomi Casino Hotel

Wisconsin Potawatomi Casino Hotel has announced the return of poker to Milwaukee, revealing that its latest renovation will include a two-story sports book and a brand new poker room opening Friday, May 3rd.

The return of poker to the Cream City is the final phase of a $190 million renovation of the casino, which opened in 1991.

The room with 14 tables will be located where the Northern Lights Theater has been found and there will be $1/$3 and $2/$5 No-Limit and Pot-Limit Omaha. Popular promotions like this are also returning Hourly high hand jackpots and that Bad Beat Jackpot.

It shares space with Potowatami’s new sportsbook, two floors with seating for 200 people in 6,500 square feet, including a 2,000 square foot LED screen and over 20 televisions.

The Potawatomi Casino Hotel sports betting
The Potawatomi Casino Hotel Sportsbook features 6,500 feet of space spread over two floors.

“We are excited to offer our guests the next level of entertaining sports betting.” Dominic Ortizsaid Potawatomi Casino Hotel CEO in a statement. “We appreciate the patience that our guests have shown us in implementing these two extraordinary projects. I can assure you it will be worth the wait.”

The recent renovation is the third major improvement to the poker room in the casino’s rich history. The original 10-table room opened in spring 2004 at the other end of the bingo hall and became very popular during the Moneymaker boom.

When Potawatomi completed its $240 million expansion in 2008, the poker room moved to a larger space and began hosting events there Mid Stakes Poker Tour and that WSOP circuit. The 20-table space was closed following the COVID-19 outbreak and did not reopen after restrictions were lifted.

Potawatomi poker room
The Potawatomi Poker Room has been closed due to COVID 19.

The new sports betting and poker room rounds out the sprawling property, which now offers two hotel towers, restaurants, entertainment and plenty of meeting rooms for any poker trip. The Potawatomi Casino Hotel will undoubtedly be back on the poker calendar soon.

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*Images courtesy of Potawatomi Casino.

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