Bingo is soon returning to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino after over two and half years

After more than two and a half years, bingo soon will return to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

The last time 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, according to Ryan Amundson, public relations manager. Potawatomi was closed from mid-March until the beginning of June of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first "very special" bingo session back will start at noon on Dec. 31, the casino announced Monday. It will be a ticketed event with limited space (600 seats). Tickets for the event cost $275 and will include 44 games of bingo, with the last game's payout being $20,000, Amundson said. A presale for the event will begin at noon on Dec. 13, and tickets can be purchased in-person at the bingo reservation booth, which is located off of the second-level skywalk. The booth's hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Regular bingo sessions will kick off on Jan. 4, and are slated to be scheduled Wednesday through Sunday, the news release said. Sessions will cost between $40 and $60, Amundson said.

At the beginning, all bingo sessions will be electronic machine buy-in only, Amundson said. At some point, paper bingo cards will be offered at the casino once again.

Bingo will be put on in the property's Legacy Ballroom on the second level instead of the bingo hall it was previously held in, Amundson said.

This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Bingo is soon returning to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee