Place Your Bets on Fun and Excitement: Potawatomi Bingo Casino Celebrates 140th Kentucky Derby May 3


MILWAUKEE  The 140th Kentucky Derby, the most exciting two minutes in sports, will be the featured event at Potawatomi Bingo Casino on Saturday, May 3. Hundreds of racing fans are expected to visit the Casino to enjoy all the fun and excitement of the Kentucky Derby in the spacious, smoke-free Off-Track Betting Room, or in the 500-seat Northern Lights Theater.

“Potawatomi Bingo Casino is the only place in southeastern Wisconsin where guests can wager on the Kentucky Derby,” said Paul Lurenz, Jr., off-track betting manager for the Casino. “We get a good mix of avid and casual racing fans here because they know we’re the ideal location to watch the race and experience some of the traditions that make the Kentucky Derby the most popular thoroughbred racing event in the U.S.”

Doors for the Off-Track Betting Room will open at 8:30 a.m., and at 9 a.m. in the Northern Lights Theater on the day of the race. The theater will show the race on a 20-foot screen, as well as two 10-foot screens, providing guests with a one-of-a-kind experience that will make them feel like part of the action as they sip their traditional mint juleps, available for $6 in both the theater and Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill. 

Guests are also invited to take part in the Casino’s Second Annual Kentucky Derby Hat Contest, where those with a flair for fashion and creativity have a chance to win cash prizes or Reward Play. Guests can register at the Off-Track Betting program sales booth located near the Casino’s skywalk area between 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. All contestants will need to have a Fire Keeper’s Club card and a valid photo ID to enter. The hat contest judging will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Bar 360. For more information and complete rules, visit

As in previous years, Fire Keeper’s Club members will receive a commemorative Kentucky Derby mint julep glass when they present their wagering ticket at the Off-Track Betting program sales booth (while supplies last). And since it’s the Year of the Horse, guests can also receive 20 percent off at RuYi May 3-31 simply by presenting their Kentucky Derby wagering ticket (excludes Peking Roast Duck and Wok-Fried Fish).

For more information about the 2014 Kentucky Derby festivities at Potawatomi Bingo Casino, visit