Casino Recognized for Its Responsible Gaming Efforts

MILWAUKEE - Potawatomi Bingo Casino will be given the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) at its annual conference in Portland, Ore., on Friday, June 11.

The mission of the NCPG is to increase public awareness of problem gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education.

Awards are given annually to individuals and organizations in a number of categories to recognize their work in addressing the issue of problem gambling.

"Advocating responsible gambling is our Casino's number one social priority," said Mike Goodrich, General Manager of Potawatomi Bingo Casino. "We're extremely proud to be honored for our efforts, but we will not rest on our laurels. Gambling should always be looked at as recreational. When it becomes a problem for our guests, we need to help connect them to the resources they can turn to for help."

For several years, Potawatomi Bingo Casino has placed an increased emphasis on addressing the issue of problem gambling. A few of these efforts have included:

  • Contributing $140,000 to the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling since 2008
  • Providing a member to the board of the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling
  • Spearheading an effort to enhance responsible gaming at all casinos around the state
  • Implementing a comprehensive communications program to Potawatomi Bingo Casino guests and team members, media and the Milwaukee community

Previous winners of the Corporate Social Responsibility Award include Churchill Downs, the annual site of the Kentucky Derby; and Foxwoods Resort Casino, one of the largest Native American-owned casino resorts in the country, located in Mashantucket, Conn.