Potawatomi’s Betting Venue To Replace Northern Lights Theater
Goodbye to big-name entertainers, hello to Las Vegas-style Sportsbook venue.
A betting venue commonly found in Las Vega casinos will soon have a permanent spot at Milwaukee’s Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.
Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill is also closed.
“This is a transformational time at Potawatomi Casino Hotel,” said Dominic Ortiz, CEO of Potawatomi Casinos and Hotels, in a statement. “For more than three decades, we have served as a leader in Tribal gaming. With the addition of sports betting, we’ll be providing our guests with even more options and welcoming new visitors to the property and the Menomonee Valley.”
One of those locations will be near the former Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill, featuring a full bar, eight, high-definition TVs and one large LED screen. The other is near the second-level skywalk. Both locations will provide odds boards, as well as 20-minute dedicated parking spots in the structure for sports bettors. All bets must be placed on site.
The new project comes in the midst of the property’s $100 million renovation to its second level, expected to be completed in phases during the summer and fall of 2023. The changes include adding 1,800 more slot machines, a high-limit gambling room, a Starbucks cafe, Rocks & Brews restaurant from KISS band members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons and three new “quick service” food options.
News of the upcoming sports book venue comes on the heels of the hotel and casino’s recent reopening of Dream Dance Steakhouse, a high-end eatery and one of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s signature restaurants.