About Us

Established
In 1991

Over 2500 slot machines

Restaurants, Convention Center

Six Million Guests Annually

About the Gaming Commission

The Forest County Potawatomi Gaming Commission (hereafter "Commission") is an independent tribal gaming regulatory body that regulates all gaming enterprises owned and operated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community (hereafter "Tribe"). The Commission was established in accordance with the Tribe's Gaming Control Ordinances and federal law, and is responsible for ensuring the Tribe's gaming operations comply with applicable federal, state, local, and tribal laws and regulations. The Commission's sole purpose is regulatory and the Commission is separate from the Tribe's role as owner and operator of gaming operations. Self-regulation of gaming is essential for the protection of fair gaming, Tribal assets and resources, and the general safety and welfare of the public.

The Commission develops policies, guidelines, and regulations (hereafter "Regulations") for the Tribe's gaming operations in accordance with the applicable federal, state, local, and tribal laws and regulations. Such Regulations include but are not limited to the Tribal Minimum Internal Control Standards and Resolutions. The Commission is responsible for issuing gaming licenses, both occupational and vendor, for those who apply to work for and work with the gaming enterprise and/or the Commission. The Commission also monitors the Tribe's gaming operations to ensure compliance with the Commission's Regulations.

The Commission fulfills its duties through its staff in three (3) departments:
- Regulatory Compliance Department includes Compliance and Audit Divisions.
- Investigations Department includes Investigative Services and Licensing Divisions.
- Surveillance and Technical Department includes Surveillance and Technical Divisions.

While the Commission Departments' business hours are 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday, a number of Commission staff are on call 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. In addition to its duties as an independent tribal gaming regulatory body, the Commission also strives to be a leader in the gaming industry. The Commission and its members are active participants in the National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators Association and the Wisconsin Gaming Regulators Association.

Forest County Potawatomi Community History

The Potawatomi were once a large nation with much land. In the early 1800s, major portions of Potawatomi lands were ceded to the U.S. government, and scattered pockets of Potawatomi across regions of the United States and Canada resulted. Those Potawatomi who remained in Wisconsin became known as the Forest County Potawatomi Community, formally organized under a constitution and bylaws ratified by the Tribe in 1937.
Today, the Forest County Potawatomi Community has an enrolled membership of about 1,400. The reservation covers approximately 12,000 acres of forests, clear lakes and streams, most of which is held in federal trust status. Through revenues from a wide array of business interests, including gaming, the Tribe has been able to invest in the health, wellness, education, environment and future of its people.

Forest County Potawatomi Community History

The Potawatomi were once a large nation with much land. In the early 1800s, major portions of Potawatomi lands were ceded to the U.S. government, and scattered pockets of Potawatomi across regions of the United States and Canada resulted. Those Potawatomi who remained in Wisconsin became known as the Forest County Potawatomi Community, formally organized under a constitution and bylaws ratified by the Tribe in 1937.
Today, the Forest County Potawatomi Community has an enrolled membership of about 1,400. The reservation covers approximately 12,000 acres of forests, clear lakes and streams, most of which is held in federal trust status. Through revenues from a wide array of business interests, including gaming, the Tribe has been able to invest in the health, wellness, education, environment and future of its people.

Forest County Potawatomi Community Gaming Operations History

FCPC gaming began at the bingo hall in Carter, Wisconsin in 1991. In 1992, the Carter bingo hall expanded to Northern Lights Casino. Since then, the now named Potawatomi Carter Casino and Hotel, has expanded to include over 500 slot machines, table games, restaurants, convention center, and hotel.
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino (hereafter "PHC") first opened its doors on March 7, 1991 as a bingo hall with approximately 300 team members in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The first slot machines were added in 1992 following the signing of the State of Wisconsin/Forest County Potawatomi Gaming Compact. Over the years, PHC has grown into an entertainment destination offering a variety of gaming options, including bingo, slot machines, table games, poker, and off-track betting, banquet and meeting space, restaurants, and a hotel. PHC now welcomes more than six (6) million guests annually with its nearly 3,000 employees.

Forest County Potawatomi Community Gaming Operations History

FCPC gaming began at the bingo hall in Carter, Wisconsin in 1991. In 1992, the Carter bingo hall expanded to Northern Lights Casino. Since then, the now named Potawatomi Carter Casino and Hotel, has expanded to include over 500 slot machines, table games, restaurants, convention center, and hotel.
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino (hereafter "PHC") first opened its doors on March 7, 1991 as a bingo hall with approximately 300 team members in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The first slot machines were added in 1992 following the signing of the State of Wisconsin/Forest County Potawatomi Gaming Compact. Over the years, PHC has grown into an entertainment destination offering a variety of gaming options, including bingo, slot machines, table games, poker, and off-track betting, banquet and meeting space, restaurants, and a hotel. PHC now welcomes more than six (6) million guests annually with its nearly 3,000 employees.