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MILWAUKEE -- Guests can be a part of history at Potawatomi Bingo Casino on Saturday, June 9, as I’ll Have Another attempts to become the first thoroughbred since Affirmed in 1978, and the twelfth horse ever, to win the elusive Triple Crown. The casino will be the only place in Milwaukee where visitors 21 and older can wager on the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes.
Guests can watch the Belmont Stakes, and all of the races leading up to it, in the Casino’s spacious Off-Track Betting Room, or on a massive 20-foot screen in the 500-seat Northern Lights Theater. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. in the Off-Track Betting Room and 10 a.m. in the theater.
“Winning the Triple Crown is one of the most esteemed and rare accomplishments, not only in thoroughbred racing, but in all of sports,” said Potawatomi Bingo Off-Track Betting Manager Paul Lurenz. “Being able to watch this historic event on a 20-foot screen in our 500-seat theater should prove to be an amazing experience.”
Guests can advance wager on the Belmont Stakes, and its preceding races, from 10:30 a.m. until close Friday, June 8, and 9:30 a.m. until post time Saturday, June 9, in the Off-Track Betting Room. Post time is scheduled for approximately 5:35 p.m. (CST). Wagering will be available in the box office area of the Northern Lights Theater from 10 a.m. until post time Saturday, June 9. Wagers start as low as $1. Off-Track Betting staff will be on hand to answer questions.
While supplies last, guests placing a wager on the Belmont Stakes can redeem their ticket to receive a free commemorative glass. The glass giveaway will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9.
Open 364 days a year, Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s 5,000 square-foot Off-Track Betting Room features 115 televisions piping in thoroughbred and greyhound racing from around the world.
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, off-track betting, 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.