Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is one of the most state-of-the-art gaming facilities in the Midwest. So it would only make sense for their site to be built on one of the web’s most comprehensive, state-of-the-art development platforms. The first concrete5 version of Paysbig.com, the website for Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was launched by Trivera Interactive on December 13, 2010.
The project began with the strategic decision by the Casino to empower the managers of the many business units to update their own areas of the site with a tool that could balance power with ease of use. While Trivera had worked with several different content management systems, concrete5 was mutually determined to be the best choice for Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s new site. A relative newcomer to the CMS arena at the time, concrete5’s array of powerful plug-ins, extensions and add-ons, extremely user-friendly administrative interface and the ability for management of multiple domains made it an obvious choice.
The new website was not the first major initiative undertaken by Milwaukee’s Trivera Interactive for Potawatomi Hotel & Casino since becoming their primary web and interactive services partner early in 2010. The relationship began with a migration of all of the Casino’s web assets to Trivera’s world-class hosting center. Trivera had also migrated and updated other online systems used by the Casino.
While Trivera has developed hundreds of complex web-based applications for clients over their 15 years in business, with dozens built using various content management systems, the new Potawatomi Hptel & Casino site was their most ambitious site to date created using concrete5. The wide and varying business units within the Casino include several restaurants, entertainment venues, bingo hall, off-track betting room, table games and slot machines. Trivera’s decision to use concrete5 to be the platform to bring all those business units to the website proved to be the right one as the project launched, fully functioning on the originally scheduled launch date, on time, on scope and on budget.
Trivera upgraded the site with a new look and adaptive design in 2014.
In addtion to the primary site at paysbig.com, Potawatomi Hotel and Casino also use concrete5 to manage their interanl intranet, and sites for two other annual events: The Hunting Moon Pow Wow and MKE NY Eve.
Trivera President Tom Snyder added: “It’s amazing to see what happens when incredible talent, a proven process, powerful tools, mutual respect and hard work all come together. Potawatomi’s web administrator Christopher Graham says: “I really am amazed how the Trivera team was able to take my mock-ups and bring them to life. Also, I was thrilled with their feedback, communication and forward thinking.”
About Potawatomi Hotel & Casino:
Located at 1721 West Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is the Midwest’s number one entertainment destination. With nearly 100 table games, 3,100 slot machines, 1,350-seat Bingo Hall, Poker Room and Off-Track Betting Room, and a 381 room hotel, the Casino offers thrilling action 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Casino also has a 500-seat theater that features world-class entertainment and five unique restaurants including The Buffet, Dream Dance Steak, Wild Earth, The Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill, Menomonee Valley Food Court and RuYi. For more information, visit paysbig.com.