Ho-Chunk reschedule ribbon cutting to Nov. 1

Gaming area expansion in the spotlight

Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Nov. 1 on the new gaming floor.

Dignitaries from the Ho-Chunk Nation will be on hand to update guests on the progress of the facility’s expansion, which includes over 700 slot machines, a three-meal restaurant and hotel in the making.

“There will be a dedicated area for just video poker and will include video poker progressives and more linked progressives and stand-alone progressives,” said Sean Brunette, director of slot operations.

“The new gaming selections started in April of this year with the addition of 307 machines to the new Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg,” he said.

Complimentary appetizers will be served from 5-7 p.m. or while supplies last. There will also be drawings for cash prizes, and Bryan James will provide musical entertainment from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was originally planned for Oct. 12 but then postponed.

The expanded gaming area includes more slot machines, a non-smoking gaming area, high-limits area and renovation of the bar.

Ho-Chunk Gaming in Wittenberg is one of three Ho-Chunk Nation casinos slated for major renovations and expansion as part of a $153 million project dubbed “Project Forward.”

The other casinos scheduled for improvements are in Wisconsin Dells and Black River Falls.

The Wittenberg project includes a a new 86-room hotel, 84-seat restaurant and bar, non-smoking casino area and high-limit area. The plans included additional slot machines and new table games.