Potawatomi Bingo Casino Recognized With Two Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards

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.

Those honored for the single spot award include: Ann Smiley, Creative Manager; Chris Verespej, Creative Supervisor; Corey Karinen, AV Supervisor; Jeff Becker, Video Animation Designer; Phil Paulik, Video Animation Designer; Ryan Daniels, Graphic Designer; and Lisa Kline, Copywriter.

Smiley, Karinen, Daniels and Kline were also honored for the campaign award.

"We're truly humbled in receiving this recognition," said Potawatomi Bingo Casino Marketing Director Kristina Potrykus. "It speaks to the hard work and immense talent demonstrated right here with our in-house creative department at Potawatomi Bingo Casino."

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 raising awareness of the risks of problem gambling, maintaining a level of first-class customer service, while investing in its most valuable asset – its 2,500 multicultural employees. Through the Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation and Miracle on Canal Street, 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 www.paysbig.com