Lights Out At Potawatomi Bingo Casino

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley skyline will darken a bit next week as Potawatomi Bingo Casino cuts some of its exterior lighting in support of Earth Day.

From April 21-27, approximately 400 decorative blue and purple lights dotting the Casino’s façade along Canal Street will go dim, while other more energy-efficient LED lights and directional signage will remain lit to safely navigate guests around the property.

In addition to switching off exterior lighting, Potawatomi Bingo Casino has planned a number of other environmentally friendly activities throughout the week to honor our commitment to Mother Earth. Employees will learn about sustainable business practices at an Earth Day open house, take part in a company-wide cleaning day and have an opportunity to recycle old tennis shoes, ink cartridges, paper and plastic bags.

Earth Day activities are a small portion of company-wide social responsibility efforts aimed at reducing the organization’s environmental footprint. Other initiatives include the installation of Helios solar panels on the Casino’s administrative building, usage of energy-saving LED lighting in the Casino’s 30-acre parking structure and massive welcome wall and the utilization of sustainable landscaping practices.

Potawatomi Bingo Casino and all Forest County Potawatomi Community’s enterprises operate from 100-percent electrical green power, purchased through Renewable Energy Credits. The Forest County Potawatomi are also building a biogas digester, one of the first of its kind in the Milwaukee-area, one block west of the Casino. The waste-to-energy project will convert waste materials generated by the food and beverage industries into electricity that will be sold to WE Energies as renewable energy.

“Protecting the Earth’s limited resources is a key value of Potawatomi Bingo Casino,” said Potawatomi Bingo Casino General Manager Mike Goodrich. “We do everything we can to align with the Forest County Potawatomi’s tradition of living a lifestyle in harmony with nature.”

Potawatomi Bingo Casino is one of two casinos owned and operated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community. It is located at 1721 W. Canal Street, Milwaukee, Wis. The casino is a showcase for high stakes bingo, offering some of the nation's highest daily payouts.  A popular attraction for local guests, tourists and tour groups, the casino features blackjack, craps, poker, and roulette table games, video and reel slot machines, and a variety of live entertainment.  Potawatomi Bingo Casino is committed to maintaining a level of first-class customer service, while investing in its most valuable asset - more than 2,400 multicultural employees.  Through the Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation, the casino supports numerous local charities and community organizations. Driving directions and more information about Potawatomi Bingo Casino can be obtained by calling toll-free, 1-800-PAYS-BIG or by visiting the website at