June 09, 2016 –
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in honor of the opening of the new Bingo Hall took place Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Tribal Council Chairwoman Liana Onnen wielded the scissors while fellow Tribal Council Camilla Chouteau, Thomas Wabnum and Carrie O’Toole stood by her. The PBP Gaming Commissioners Rey Kitchkumme, Larry Mzhickteno and Dorothy Kiyukan were also present for the occasion.
After cutting the ribbon, Chairwoman Onnen began her speech by thanking the members of the Bingo department for all of the work that went into the preparation of the opening and for their continued contributions to the success of the Nation’s gaming establishment.
The new state-of-the-art bingo facility is located on the west end of the casino. It boasts a generous 400 seats and will offer paper and electronic bingo games, along with pull tabs. Other amenities include food, beverages, television screens and access to bingo merchandise.
Also included in the year-long expansion project at the Prairie Band Casino and Resort are a brand new Gift Shop storefront, newly refinished parking lot and a new Main Casino Entrance offering guests a closer walk from the parking lot to the entertainment, restaurants, bingo and casino floor.
See more photos in the image gallery below:
The new Casino Main Entrance
The new ceiling fixtures of the Main Casino Entrance foyer.
Above: An electronic Bingo unit on display at
the Open House.
At Right: The charging bank of the 200 electronic Bingo units.
The Bingo Caller Stand
Each seat comes equipped with access to charging ports for cell phones and portable devices.
T-shirts, Bingo Bags and Logo’d Bingo Daubers were some of the prizes at the Free Session held for Tribal Members on June 1, 2016.
Bingo Manager June Rizzo explains the Bingo packages and payouts to community member Cindy LeClere.
Tribal members Dorothy Simon and Charlene Anderson listen as Bingo Supervisor Denness Keahna explains the merits of electronic bingo.