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Casino Committed to Observe and Serve Responsibly

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Alcohol affects individuals differently. For most adults, alcohol consumed in moderation can add flavor to a good meal, be refreshing on a hot day or add to the fun of a social event. However, excessive alcohol consumption can affect judgment, perception, and motor skills, which can lead to dangerous and sometimes deadly outcomes.

Potawatomi Bingo Casino takes its obligation to responsible beverage service very seriously. The Casino maintains the highest standards in the sale and service of alcoholic beverages. The Casino's commitment includes training, monitoring and regular communication to keep this concern top-of-mind among team members at all times.

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Casino Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

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Potawatomi Bingo Casino has one of the most diverse workforces with over fifty-percent of its team members being people of color. This includes people of various ethnic backgrounds such as Hispanic, Asian, African-American and Native American.

In November, the Casino joined in the celebration of national Native American Heritage Month by hosting activities and sharing information.

As proclaimed by President Obama: "For millennia before Europeans settled in North America, the indigenous peoples of this continent flourished with vibrant cultures and were the original stewards of the land. From generation to generation, they handed down invaluable cultural knowledge and rich traditions, which continue to thrive in Native American communities across our country today. During National Native American Heritage Month, we honor and celebrate their importance to our great Nation and our world."

The Casino hosted craft demonstrations in its employee dining room, played Native American music over the sound system, displayed informational posters about each Tribe in Wisconsin, shared words in various Native languages and more.

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Penny Slots—Here a Penny, There a Penny

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We have heard your requests and are happy to say that we have delivered. Since October 1, a total of 47 machines have either been added or converted into 1¢ machines.

We currently have 339 penny slot machines dispersed throughout all the corners of the Casino, with a majority on the Dreamcatcher side between Dream Dance Steak and the High-Limit Room. New 1¢ slot themes include: Cash Spin™, Cash Wizard™, Vegas Hits™, Playboy Hot Zone, Mustang and Hot Shot Progressive® 15-Reel. Here's a brief explanation of a few of these new machines.

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Got plans for Friday? What about a cage fighting match?

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The NAFC event, UNLEASHED, will be held inside the Expo Center this Friday night, November 18. This is the third mixed martial arts event the Casino has hosted and, like those before, it will not disappoint.

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Matt Baier Named Chef at Dream Dance Steak

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MILWAUKEE – Matt Baier has been named Chef at Dream Dance Steak, Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s four-star, four-diamond restaurant.

A veteran of the Dream Dance Steak kitchen, Baier has helped strengthen the restaurant’s impeccable reputation since joining the team in 2005.

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Responsible Gaming Information Centers in Casino

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bizbriefs-responsible-gaming-info-center.jpgPotawatomi Bingo Casino's number one social priority is addressing the issue of problem gambling. The Casino has numerous programs in place to help generate awareness of the warning signs and educate people about responsible play.

Recently the Casino added two responsible gaming information centers inside the Casino, one on each floor. The display features several different educational brochures about problem gambling, the odds of winning, warning signs and resources that can help.

The brochures are supplied by the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling, American Gaming Association and Potawatomi Bingo Casino.

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Dream Dance Steak Chef at Wine and Dine Wisconsin

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Head to the Frontier Airlines Center this weekend for Wine and Dine Wisconsin.
Not only can you learn about the latest trends in the food and beverage industry, but you can also taste delicious food, great wine and craft beers at this fun event. And, just how much is there to sample? This large event features 150 wines, 100 craft beers, 50 artisanal Wisconsin cheeses, 20 restaurants and 40 vintners, craft brewers, mixologists and chefs on four demo stages.

Dream Dance Steak's very own Matt Baier will be doing a cooking demonstration at noon on Sunday, November 13—stop by the Chef's Stage to check it out. Plus, we'll also be there with special offers to use at Potawatomi Bingo Casino, including a FKC Reward Play to use on your favorite slot machine and a special catering offer.

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Potawatomi Bingo Casino Recognized With Two Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards

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MILWAUKEE – Potawatomi Bingo Casino swept the commercial categories at the 2011 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards, held Sunday, Nov. 6, in Chicago.

The in-house creative department, housed within the Potawatomi Bingo Casino's Marketing Department, won the Emmys for Outstanding Achievement in Commercials – Single Spot, for the Casino's Winball promotion; and Outstanding Achievement in Commercials – Campaign, for the Casino's 2010 branding efforts.

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Commitment to Green Energy

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The Forest County Potawatomi continues its commitment to reducing its impact on the earth.

In November 2011, it proposed to the City of Milwaukee its plans to develop an $18.6 million bio-digester renewable energy installation near Potawatomi Bingo Casino.

Bio-digesters use a natural biological process (anaerobic digestion) to produce a fuel very similar to natural gas by using waste materials (feedstock) generated by many food and beverage industries. Building the facility adjacent to the Casino will allow the Casino to utilize the excess recovered heat for water and space heating needs, significantly reducing the Casino's natural gas consumption.

The project is a partnership between the Potawatomi, the U.S. Department of Energy and Focus on Energy.

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Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships

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November 4–5
The countdown is on to the ultimate test of a Thoroughbred's talent and ability! The Breeders' Cup is a powerful year-end championship race that showcases the highest level of international competition. This is the 28th running of the Breeders' Cup and it's coming to you live from Churchill Downs.

Catch all the action in the Off-Track Betting Room and on the 20-foot screen in The Northern Lights Theater.

November 4
The Off-Track Betting Room opens at 10:30 a.m.
Wager the "Special Classic Daily Double"
Advance wagering is offered on Saturday's Breeders' Cup race card

November 5
The Off-Track Betting Room opens at 10 a.m.
The Northern Lights Theater opens at 10:30 a.m.
Churchill Downs first race is at 11:05 a.m.

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Team Members Help Feed Others

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bizbriefs-food-drive.jpgThere are hungry people in our community each and every day. The organizations that help feed those in need, such as the Hunger Task Force, are challenged to keep up with demand and far too often their shelves are empty.

It requires neighbors to help other neighbors.

In November, team members of Potawatomi Bingo Casino came together in a friendly competition to collect as many pounds of food as they could to help their neighbors in southeastern Wisconsin. In total, 2,992 pounds of food were donated by Casino staff. That is just over one pound per team member.

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