Wisconsin's Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee announced Monday that after more than two and a half years, bingo will be returning to the property on New Year's Eve with a special session starting at noon in the property's Legacy Ballroom.
Pre-sales for the event will begin at noon on Tuesday, December 13. Tickets can be purchased in person at the bingo reservation booth, off of the second-level skywalk, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Space is limited, with only 600 seats on sale. Tickets for the event cost $275 and will include 44 games of bingo, with the last game's payout being $20,000.
Regular bingo sessions will kick off on January 4, and are slated to be scheduled Wednesday through Sunday, the company stated. Sessions will cost between $40 and $60.
In the beginning, all bingo sessions will be electronic machine buy-in only. However, the company expects that at some point, paper bingo cards will be offered at the casino once again.
According to Ryan Amundson, public relations manager, the last time that bingo - "the game that started everything at Potawatomi more than 30 years ago" - was offered at the property was around St. Patrick's Day of 2020. Potawatomi was closed from mid-March until the beginning of June 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.