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Potawatomi Bingo Casino is expected to announce a major hotel project in the morning.

Potawatomi likely will add a hotel

Late this afternoon, Potawatomi Bingo Casino officials announced they will unveil a plan tomorrow morning for the Menomonee Valley casino. Word is that it's a hotel.

A source that asked to remain anonymous told that the "major announcement" would be that the casino would add a hotel.

Tonight BizTimes editor and contributor Steve Jagler told WISN-TV that he has confirmed the hotel project.

"We have confirmed that the announcement tomorrow by the Potawatomi will indeed include a hotel,"Jagler told Channel 12 News. "That's going to be a tourism magnet for Milwaukee. There's no reason to believe this hotel will be anything but a resounding success."

Jagler said he has been tracking the hotel story since September and although the scope of the project remains unknown, it's expected to run in the area of $240 million.

"Having a hotel right at their site, I think, is a strategic decision by the Potawatomi," Jagler said.

A Potawatomi spokesman declined to speak about the announcement in advance of Tuesday's 11 a.m. press conference.


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