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  • Members must be 21 or older and present proper ID when applying.
  • It is the responsibility of the cardholder to report any club card problems to a Player Registration representative or Slot Technician.
  • It is the member's responsibility to properly insert the card into the card reader, and to make certain your name registers. Table game players must present their card to the Pit or Floor person.
  • Valid ID is required when redeeming.
  • Rewards club cards are non-transferrable.
  • Rewards club benefits are reserved for active members only. Accounts with no activity in the past 13 months are deleted and all points are forfeited.
  • All cards are property of the casino/bingo hall and must be returned upon request.
  • Misuse of cards will result in cancellation of club membership and forfeiture of all points.
  • Member use of the Rewards club card indicates acceptance of club conditions and rules.
  • Each casino/bingo hall reserves the right to change or alter this promotion at any time.
  • Each casino/bingo hall is not responsible for lost cards, or loss of slot points due to machine malfunction.
  • All adjustments are at the discretion of management.
  • Rules may vary with specific promotions.


  • Rewards Play Offers: Rewards Play will automatically be added to your account. May be redeemed one time only and must be used within the time frame listed. Rewards play will be available on the 1st, 9th, 17th and 25th of every month.
  • Hotel Offers: Valid for one night stay at Mead Hotel - Wisconsin Rapids in Standard room and may be redeemed one time only. Reservations recommended. Excludes Fridays, Saturdays & Holidays. Exception: Diamond Tiers, FREE ROOM, will be accepted on all days. Must present this offer to redeem. One offer per person. No exceptions. No cash value. Must have a Rewards Club card and a valid photo I.D. to redeem.
  • Restaurant Offers: Valid at all food venues listed on coupons only. One time offer cannot be split. All participants must be 21 years of age or older. Gratuity not included. Offers do not work in conjunction with any other offers or discounts. Must have a Rewards Club card and valid photo I.D. to redeem. Watch for blackout dates.
  • Black Out Days: The following holiday coupons cannot be accepted: This means for the TOTAL DAY, both lunch and dinner: New Year's Eve Day, New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas. Exception: Diamond Tiers, FREE BUFFETS, will be accepted on all days.
  • All offers are valid only at Ho-Chunk Gaming-Nekoosa. All offers cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Non-Transferable. Ho-Chunk Gaming-Nekoosa is not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged or altered offers are void. Management reserves the right to alter, withdraw or refuse service of this offer at any time without notice. All offers have no cash value. You must have a Rewards Club Card and valid photo ID to redeem all offers.


We redefined the Rewards Club to provide a member friendly program that is easy to understand. A Rewards Club that will allow members to advance with ease to qualify for better benefits.
In simplest terms every point you earn within a six month period will determine what level of the new Rewards Club benefits you will qualify for. With a point defined as: 1 Point = $10 played while using Rewards Club card.
Benefits will remain the same for 3 months vs. changing monthly. Rewards Play will be available on the 1st, 9th, 17th & 25th of every month, no longer exclusively on Mondays.


Triple Diamond 100,000+
Double Diamond 50,000 - 99,999
Diamond 20,000 - 49,999
Platinum 10,000 - 19,999
Gold 5,000 - 9,999
Silver 500 - 4,999
Bronze Entry Level and 20 - 499


August Aug, Sept & Oct Jan - Jun
November Nov, Dec & Jan Apr - Sept
February Feb, Mar & Apr Jul - Dec
May May, Jun & Jul Oct - Mar


Reward Club Members please CLICK HERE to view the Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin program. This is a View-Only site and you must place your order at the Rewards Club Desk at the casino.


The Warrior Card offers special benefits to anyone who has served or is currently serving in any branch of the U.S. military.All who enroll at Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa will receive a special $25 Rewards Play offer from 8am – 11:59pm on the following dates:

March 29 Vietnam Veteran’s Day
3rd Saturday in May Armed Forces Day
Last Monday in May Memorial Day
June 14 Flag Day
July 4 Independence Day
August 4 Coast Guard Birthday
September 11 Patriot Day
September 18 Air Force Birthday
October 13 Navy Birthday
November 10 Marines Birthday
November 11 Veteran’s Day
December 13 National Guard Birthday

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Drive away with Cash, Rewards Play or a 2019 Jeep on Saturday, April 27. Win an hourly hot seat for a chance to win up to $200 Cash or Rewards Play. See the Rewards Club Booth for more ways to earn bonus entries and Rewards Play.


APRIL 5, 11, 14 & 20
Join the April Showers Slot Tournament for a chance to win up to $100 Rewards Play and a golden ticket to the Million Dollar Tournevent semi-finals on May 19. Rewards Club Members can play for free once per promotional day. To play again, simply earn 10 points on your Rewards Club Card. See the Rewards Club Booth for session times.


Join us in The Pit from 6pm – 10pm for Monday Night Mayhem, with lowered table limits, beer specials, hot seat winners every 15 minutes and DJ music by Kryptonite Karaoke. See Table Games for more information.

FAB 50

Those 50 and older can redeem any or all of these fabulous offers:
10 points for a $5 Food Voucher
Earn 20, 40, or 80 points to receive $10, $20, or $50 Rewards Play!
Points must be earned for each separate offer.


Simply use your Rewards Club Card while playing slots to earn 20, 40, or 80 points to receive $10, $20 or $50 Rewards Play! Redeem any or all offers. Points must be earned for each separate offer.


SUN – WED: 7PM – 2AM | FRI & SAT: 10PM – 2AM
Simply use your Rewards Club Card while playing slots to earn 20, 40, or 80 points to receive $10, $20 or $50 Rewards Play! Redeem any or all offers. Points must be earned for each separate offer.


Play the side bet at the designated blackjack table for your chance to spin the wheel and win the 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass from Counts Kustom! SEE TABLE GAMES FOR MORE INFORMATION.


Win a jackpot of $1,200 or more and receive a $20 Rewards Play voucher valid for the following week


You will receive a message once you have entered into our texting database. Take your cellular device to the Rewards Club Booth and show them this message to receive your $10 Rewards Play.


Starting March 26. For more information call 800.782.4560..

Ho-Chunk Gaming reserves the right to change or alter promotions at any time. All Ho-Chunk Gaming decisions are final. See the Rewards Club Booth for more information.
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At Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa we offer a variety of Table Games for all of our casino guests to enjoy. Visit us and you'll find Nekoosa's dealers friendly and all of the games/wagers listed below:

BLACKJACK: Blackjack is the most popular casino table game. Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa offers a variety of side wagers & blackjack dealt two ways: two-deck shoe and six-deck shoe.

BONUS SPIN BLACKJACK: Bonus Spin is an additional side bet on the traditional Blackjack game. This bet allows the player a chance to win a custom one-of-a-kind Counts Kustom vehicle.

KING’S BOUNTY DELUXE: King’s Bounty Deluxe is a blackjack side wager that pays when the player receives a point total of twenty in their original two cards.

TRILUX: TriLux is a blackjack side wager that incorporates a Three Card Poker payout.

EZ BACCARAT: Played like the traditional baccarat game but with no commission. EZ Baccarat features include the Dragon 7 and Panda 8 side wagers.

FORTUNE PAI GOW POKER: The object is to make two hands based on poker rankings using a standard 52-card deck with one Joker. Fortune Pai Gow Poker features the Fortune Bonus and Envy Bonus.

i-TABLE ROULETTE: The object of Roulette is to pick the winning number that the ball will come to rest on the Roulette wheel. Roulette is an exciting game with many different ways to win.

THREE CARD POKER: Three Card Poker has two ways for a player to win. Three Card Poker also offers two bonus side wagers; Bad Beat Bonus and 6 Card Bonus!

ULTIMATE TEXAS HOLD'EM: Ultimate Texas Hold‘Em offers a poker style game in a friendly format. Ultimate Texas Hold’Em also offers a Bad Beat Bonus side wager!

*EZ Baccarat, Fortune Pai Gow Poker, i-Table Roulette, King’s Bounty Deluxe, Three Card Poker, TriLux and Ultimate Texas Hold'Em are trademarks used under license from SHFL entertainment, Inc.*

**Bonus Spin Blackjack is a trademark used under license from AGS, LLC.**


Enjoy our variety of popular favorites along with over 600 of the newest specialty reel, video, and progressive machines ranging from $.01 to $5.00. For your convenience we offer some multi-denomination machines or try Ho-Chunk Nation's Ticket-In Ticket-Out EZ pay system that pays out in the form of a ticket, rather than coins.

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Hotel Mead - WI Rapids
451 East Grand Ave | 800.843.6323
Wisconsin Rapids' only full-service hotel, known for excellent service, lavish amenities and attention to detail. Whether you take advantage of the indoor pool, sauna, fitness center, bar, or on-site restaurants, insist on the best...Hotel Mead!
Make your reservation today online:    |    www.hotelmead.com

Visit one of our partner hotels and receive a $10 Rewards Play voucher at Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa (inquire at the hotel's registration desk):

Econo Lodge - WI Rapids
3120 8th Street South | 715.423.5506

Cobblestone Hotel & Suites - WI Rapids
3010 8th Street South | 715.424.3444

Sleep Inn & Suites - WI Rapids
4221 8th Street South | 715.424.6800

Americas Best Value Inn - WI Rapids
3410 8th Street South | 715.423.8080

Motel 6 - WI Rapids
911 Huntington Avenue | 715.423.3211


RV Stay & Play Package | June 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018

Rewards Club Members can check in at the Rewards Club Booth to receive the RV Stay & Play Package. Must provide valid ID and complete the Overnight RV Parking Slip and provide signature upon arrival.

RV Stay & Play Package includes:
$15 Rewards Play | Two offers per person within 7 days. Two guest max.
$5 Food voucher | Two offers per person within 7 days. Two guest max. Good for either the Grille or Snack Bar.

This Promotion will be on a first come - first serve basis.


Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa's Banquet Center offers service-oriented staff ready to serve your meal buffet, family-style, or sit-down with seating up to 225. We strive to make your gathering fun and enjoyable.
Please Contact our Food & Beverage Supervisor to arrange a reservation of the Banquet Center at: (800) 782-4560 ext. 8369.
Holiday party reservation now being accepted for the Banquet Center. Each guest in a party of 10 or more will receive $10 Rewards Play. Age restriction applies. Call 800.782.4560 ext. 8371


Marshfield Country Club
Redeem points and comp dollars for Marshfield Country Club     |    http://www.golfmcc.com


The Ridges
Redeem points and comp dollars for The Ridges     |    https://www.ridgesgolfcourse.com

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The Grille at Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa offers a full menu with many satisfying choices. Sit, relax and enjoy a good meal in a pleasant atmosphere.

April Lunch Special: Italian Nachos served over homemade tortilla chips covered with Italian Sausage, Chicken and Monterey Cheese
April Dinner Special: Roast Beef dinner served with mashed potatoes & gravy with your choice of soup or salad

Receive $10 Rewards Play for ordering the Easter Buffet. Call 800.782.4560 ext. 8371 to book your reservation.

Sunday Breakfast Buffet | 9AM – 1PM | ADULTS: $11.50 | 6YRS – 11YRS: $6.95 | 5YRS & UNDER: FREE

  • Lunch Menu
  • Dinner Menu

    Sunday: 9AM – 8PM
    Monday: CLOSED
    Tuesday - Thursday: 11AM – 9PM
    Friday & Saturday: 11AM – 10PM


    You are bound to find the snack you want at Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa's Snack Bar. We prepare your food fresh and fast, so you'll feel satisfied and ready for more fun!

    Sunday - Thursday: 10:30AM - 12AM
    Friday & Saturday: 10:30AM - 1AM


    A comfortable full-service bar next to the gaming floor. The Lounge offers a variety of top shelf beverages and daily specials.

    April Drink Special
    Funky Monkey – $5.25
    Crème de Banana, Rum, Malibu and pineapple juice

    April Showers - $5.50
    UV Apple, Peach Schnapps and Cranberry Juice

    Monday – Saturday: 11AM – 2AM
    Sunday: 10AM – 2AM

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    Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa is committed to providing excellent customer service to our guests. This will be accomplished by: treating all who enter our doors with respect and friendliness; creating an atmosphere that is fun, relaxing, exciting, and rewarding for our guests and ambassadors; providing a clean, tidy, and secure environment; and providing quality training for our ambassadors.


    Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa opened its doors on October 14, 1993 and now employs over 300 associates. Nestled within the backwoods of Nekoosa, just minutes from Lake Petenwell, you will find an oasis escape. A perfect retreat for Vegas-style action including slots, a non-smoking slots area and an extensive table games experience.
    In 2010, the facility rebranded itself as “Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa” after introducing a loyalty program that benefits guests who visit all six Ho-Chunk Nation Gaming facilities in Wisconsin. The “Rewards Club” is a points based program redeemable for hotel rooms and merchandise as well as special offers, food discounts, entertainment discounts and other incentives.



    CALL 800.782.4560 Ext 8263 FOR RESERVATIONS

    Sunday: Marshfield, Marshfield Mall parking lot pick up 12PM drop off 6PM

    Monday: Plover, Shopko parking lot pick up 11AM drop off 5PM
    Wisconsin Rapids, Shopko parking lot pick up 2:00PM drop off 7PM

    Tuesday: Stevens Point, Public Lot 2 pick up 11AM drop off 5PM
    Wisconsin Rapids, Associated Bank pick up 2PM drop off 7PM

    Wednesday: Marshfield, Marshfield Mall pick Up 5PM drop Off 11PM

    Thursday: (rotating) Wautoma, Shopko Parking Lot pick Up 10AM drop Off 4PM
    Necedah, VFW pick Up 11:30AM drop Off 4:30PM


    • AMBASSADOR TRAVEL | OSHKOSH | 920.236.7777
    • B&B TRAVEL | GAYS MILLS | 608.872.2480
    • BADGER STATE TOURS | WAUSAU | 877.842.6900
    • CHIPS TOURS | BIG BEND | 262.993.8687
    • CHIPPEWA TRAILS | EAU CLAIRE | 715.726.2454
    • DARCYS LLC | MARSHFIELD | 800.322.8687
    • DEBS CASINO GETAWAY | FRANKLIN | 800.481.3497
    • DIANE THEDE TOURS | SHAWANO | 715.523.9291
    • GOLD STAR TOURS | FOND DU LAC | 800.236.0673
    • HAPPY GO LUCKY TOURS | MILTON | 608.868.9743
    • HIGHROLLERS | MILWAUKEE | 414.321.2849
    • JACKPOT TRIPS | LANNON | 262.250.0444
    • KIMS TOURS | BEAVER DAM | 920.887.2648
    • KRUG TOURS | MEDFORD | 800.472.2338
    • MAUDIE PARKS | MILWAUKEE | 414.264.3716
    • NICHOLS FIVE STAR | FOND DU LAC | 800.373.6456
    • NORTHERN TOURS | TOMAHAWK | 715.453.6997
    • PERSONALIZED TOURS | FREDONIA | 800.225.0608
    • TRAVEL SHOPPE | FALL RIVER | 800.793.3777
    • VICTORY TOURS | WESTFIELD | 608.296.2603
    • YORKSHIRE TOURS | CRIVITZ | 715.854.2010

    • CHARTER TRAVEL | WINONA | 800.841.4057
    • WHITE DIAMOND TOURS | FOREST LAKE | 651.464.6564

    • BERNIE ON THE GO | HUNTLEY | 847.669.0781
    • JOES B&J TOURS | ROCKFORD | 815.885.2121
    • MARY'S TOURS | WINNEBAGO | 815.335.1531


    For more information please contact group sales representative Erica Senn
    Phone: 715.886.4560 ext. 8221
    E-mail: erica.senn@ho-chunk.com



    Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa has made donations to the following organizations in 2016. We are glad to be a part of the community and look forward to building relationships with businesses and organizations in our local area.
      Wisconsin Governor's Conference on Tourism
      Central Wisconsin Literacy Council
      Nekoosa Volunteer Fire Department
      Golf for Research
      Run for the Fallen
      Riverfront Rendezvous
      Memorial Freedom Run
      World Water Ski Show
      Empty Bowls
      Central Wisconsin State Fair
      Love Lights
      Nekoosa Hometown Area Christmas
      Pittsville Area Community Theater
      Marshfield Rotary Foundation
      Neighborhood Table
      Aspirus Riverview Foundation
      Heart of Wisconsin
      Badger Honor Flight
      Nekoosa Giant Pumpkin Fest
      Nekoosa Ambulance Service
      Wisconsin Rapids Rafters
      Aqua Skiers
      The Highground
      South Wood Emergency Pantry Shelf
      Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling
      Blood Center of Wisconsin
      Dairy Fest
      Portage County Business Council
      American Cancer Society – Relay For Life
      Marshfield Clinic


    Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industries     |    http://www.foxcitieschamber.com
    Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce     |    http://www.wisconsinrapidschamber.com
    Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry     |    http://www.marshfieldchamber.com
    Portage County Business Council     |     http://www.portagecountybiz.com
    Tavern League of Wisconsin     |     http://www.tlw.org
    Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce     |     http://www.wausauchamber.com


    For more information please contact:
    Melanie McDonald
    Sr. Public Relations Manager Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa
    715-886-4560 ext. 8449
    email: melanie.mcdonald@ho-chunk.com


    Melanie McDonald, Sr. Manager of Public Relations

    Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa held a food drive in November, where all proceeds benefited the South Wood Emerging Pantry Shelf in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. We had an overwhelming response to this event, with a total of 865 participants donating food and household items that weighed in at 5,463.50 pounds, a value of over $8,500! SWEPS Operations Manager, Dale Davis, always looks forward to the food drive we host in November. He stated “Thank you very much for the tremendous blessing your company has been. The total donation went a long way in keeping our shelves full.” This food drive exceed our previous one held in June by a value of $1,000. We will host another food drive in June and hope to yet again exceed our previous donation. We would like to thank everyone who participated in this food drive, it would not have been a success without you!

    Melanie McDonald, Sr. Manager of Public Relations

    On Sunday November 11, 2018 Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa hosted our annual Veteran’s Day Flag Raising Ceremony. The ceremony was held in the banquet center due to the cold weather. There was an attendance of about 70 guests for the ceremony. The Joseph J. White Legion Post presented the ceremony with guest speaker Staff Sargent Mathew Montage. The Little Thunder Drum Group was also in attendance for the ceremony. Mr. Montage gave a very moving speech on what Veteran’s Day mean to his and how the day originated. After the ceremony there was a drawing for gift certificates. We also gave Rewards Play and a free meal to all Veterans who visited our site that day. Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa would like to thank all Veterans for their service!

    Melanie McDonald, Sr. Manager of Public Relations

    Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa was a Premier sponsor for the 3rd Annual Oktoberfest on October 6. This event is hosted by Aspirus Riverview Foundation and was held at Bull’s Eye Country Club in Wisconsin Rapids. Three bands performed throughout the day and gourmet brats were served. As guest entered the tent they were greeted by HCGN employees who were giving out Rewards Play and promotional items. Over 450 people attended and raised over $22,000. All proceeds from the event are used to support the mission of the Aspirus Riverview Foundation, to enhance the health and wellness of the communities they serve. Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa looks forward to sponsoring this event in the future.

    Melanie McDonald, Sr. Manager of Public Relations

    Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa dedicated an evening to the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll on Saturday August 18, 2018 by hosting an Elvis Tribute show. Guests threw on their Blue Suede Shoes and gathered under the tent for an unforgettable show by Travis LeDoyt, who is considered the “world’s best tribute to young Elvis”. The tent was pack and the crowd was dancing all night long. One guest commented “Wow…he sounds just like Elvis, please bring him back to Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa again!” This show served as a charity concert for the Remington Volunteer Fire Department. A portion of the tickets sales were donated for the department to buy supplies for their newly purchased tanker truck. Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa was pleased to donate $2,500 to their organization.

    Melanie McDonald, Sr. Manager of Public Relations

    On Tuesday August 21, 2018 Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa sponsored the Golf for Research event hosted by the Marshfield Clinic Foundation. This year marked the 20th anniversary and was held at Lake Arrowhead in Rome. It turned out to be a beautiful day which lead to a large turn out with people coming from all over the state to support this important occasion. The funds raised from this day goes towards the Marshfield Clinic’s Research Program to allow scientists and physicians to work towards the diagnosis, treatment and ultimately the cure of cancer. This Program at Marshfield Clinic is 1 of 46 National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Programs in the United States and 1 of 2 in Wisconsin. In total almost $1.1 million has been raised, with $70,000 of that from this year. Before the golf scramble started; the Hansen family from Bloomer, WI shared their family’s journey of their second oldest child’s diagnosis of T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and the treatment he has received from the Marshfield Clinic. The Marshfield Clinic and all of the Golf for Research sponsors help families all over the state with their dedication and support for this wonderful outing.

    Melanie McDonald, Sr. Manager of Public Relations

    On July 21st Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa was a hole sponsor at the Elks Vets Par 3 Challenge. This event was held at the Marshfield Country Club and all proceeds went to the local Veterans relief fund via the Marshfield Elks #665. This fund helps Veterans with insurance, health care and offers several services and discounts. Although, it was a windy and rather chilly July day there was a good turnout of participants who wanted to help this event succeed. Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa is proud to be a sponsor of this event and to support our local Veterans.

    Melanie McDonald, Sr. Manager of Public Relations

    Sunday July 8th, 2018 was Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa’s sponsorship night with the Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers Show Ski Team. The event was held at the Red Sands Beach on Lake Wazeecha. There was a booth at the event where Rewards Play and promotional items were given to guests. This was the Aqua Skiers’ fourth show of the season. It was a nice evening and there was a good turnout. Their younger participants were showcased and it was amazing to see all the hard work they have done. Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa is a proud partner of the Aqua Skiers and look forward to our sponsorship night every year.

    Melanie McDonald, Sr. Manager of Public Relations

    On Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa held our annual sponsorship night with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. Although the forecast called for rain, there was a great turn out. The night was filled with giveaways and games. We had a table where we gave promotional items and Rewards Play to guests. We also had the mini plinko board where guests could win raffle tickets for prizes. The Rafters conducted a bingo game where guests could win prizes from the Rafters and Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa. A jersey auction was held throughout the night where guests could bid on jerseys worn by the Rafters players. The jerseys were red, white and blue with pictures of local Veterans that were submitted by the community. The proceeds raised by this auction reached a value of over $2,000! Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa will match that amount for a total value of $4,082 to be donated to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa is a proud sponsor of the Rafters and looks forward to our sponsorship night every year!

    Melanie McDonald, Sr. Manager of Public Relations

    This June, we held a summer food drive, where all proceeds benefited the South Wood Emerging Pantry Shelf in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. We had an incredible response to this event, with a total of 789 participants donating food and household items that weighed in at 5,870 pounds, a value of over $7,500! SWEPS Operations manager, Dale Davis, was thrilled when we notified him of our summer food drive efforts. He stated “We are very thankful for the donations your casino helps organize! The summer months are always hard to keep food on our shelves so we really appreciate all that you do.” We will be holding another food drive in November and we hope to exceed our previous donation. We would like to thank everyone who participated in this food drive, it would not have been a success without you!

    Melanie McDonald, Sr. Manager of Public Relations

    Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa held their annual Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremony on Monday May 28, 2018. Like many years past the weather was rainy and dreary, which lead to the ceremony being held in the Banquet Center. Despite the weather, there were about 100 guests in attendance. The Joseph J. White Legion Post conducted the ceremony and the Little Thunder Drum Group assisted. The guest speaker was Staff Sargent Logan Hilgers who shared a heartfelt speech on his journey of service with the Army National Guard. He explained how he felt he needed to help his country after the 9/11 attack and this lead to his enlistment in the Army. Mr. Hilgers completed two tours in Iraq earning him his position as a Staff Sargent. He spoke of lost soldiers and what the meaning of Memorial Day is to him: a day dedicated to remembering soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. After the ceremony, a drawing was held with three winners receiving gift certificates to Whitetail Crossing and Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa. Throughout the day, holders of our new Warrior Card each received a $25 Rewards Play benefit. Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa would like to thank all Veterans, active military service members, and families of the fallen for their service.

    Melanie McDonald, Sr. Manager of Public Relations

    On May 15, 2018 Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa participated in the Summer Hummer golf outing hosted by the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce. This annual event was held at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. It was a warm and sunny day, perfect for the 80 golfers who enjoyed networking; followed by a dinner reception. As a hole sponsor Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa displayed a booth loaded with promotional items and handed out Rewards Play as golfers passed through. Golfers also had the chance to try our cornhole game for their chance to win a gift basket filled with Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa merchandise and $50 Rewards Play. Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa is always excited to sponsor and participate in this event and looks forward to doing so again next year.

    Melanie McDonald, Sr. Manager of Public Relations

    Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa and Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls partnered to be the Co-Presenting sponsor for the 10th annual Rich Seubert Celebrity Trap Shoot on April 14th. This was the third year the casinos sponsored, with the second year as Co-Presenting sponsor. The event is hosted by the Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation. Rich Seubert, a retired New York Giants football player, started this event 11 years ago because he wanted to give back to the clinic after his grandmother received a heart transplant at Marshfield Clinic. Despite the ongoing blizzard, a fun-filled day was had at the Eau Claire Rod & Gun Club. A lovely dinner and reception invitation to the Lismore Hotel for the 200 shooters who participated followed the trap shoot. Over $150,000 was raised between the trap shoot, silent and live auction and the multiple drawings. The funds raised from this event will be split between the Angel Fund, which helps families in financial hardship related to serious medical issues, and improvements to the pediatric departments to create child-friendly spaces in the Marshfield Clinic hospitals.

    Melanie McDonald, Sr. Manager of Public Relations

    On Thursday March 29, 2018, Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa hosted our annual Vietnam Veteran’s Day Flag Raising Ceremony. It was rather cold and windy; however, there was an attendance of about 150 guests. The Joseph J. White Legion Post presented the ceremony with guest speaker Fred Camacho. The Little Thunder Drum Group also participated in the ceremony and sang a total of six songs including; the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Crops songs. After the ceremony a drawing was held and three winners took home gift certificates to Whitetail Crossing and Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa. All Warrior Card holders received $25 Rewards Play and a $5 food voucher towards the Vietnam Veteran’s Day buffet. Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa would like to thank all Veterans for their service!

    Melanie McDonald, Sr. Manager of Public Relations

    Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa’s Player Club Manager; Hilary Rucinski visited the American Heroes Café on March 21, 2018. This Café is located at the Crossview Church in Wisconsin Rapids, WI and is open every Wednesday from 8:00am to 11:00am serving free coffee, doughnuts and other refreshments to Veterans, Police, Firefighters and other emergency personnel. While there Mrs. Rucinski presented promotional information regarding our New Card Member program, New Member Referral program, Warrior Card, and Shuttle Program to the attendees. The Warrior Card was rolled out in November of 2017. This card is offered only at HCGN and is available to all current and retired Military personnel. Warrior Card holders receive special benefits such as Rewards Play and food offers on nationally recognized armed forces days.
    In addition Vietnam Veteran’s Day event details were also shared. HCGN will hold a Flag Raising ceremony at 11:00am on Thursday March 29, 2018. The Joseph White Legion post and Little Thunder Drum group will be here to help us celebrate. All those who attend the Flag Raising ceremony will receive an entry into a drawing for a $25 casino and $25 Whitetail Crossing gift certificate. All Warrior Card holders will receive $25 Rewards Play and a $5 food voucher. The Grille will have a $10 buffet served from 11:00am till 3:00pm. Thank you to all Veterans and active Military personnel for your service!

    Melanie McDonald, Sr. Manager of Public Relations

    On Tuesday April 17, 2018 Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa sponsored a meal for the Neighborhood Table located at the United Methodist Church in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. The Neighborhood Table is a nonprofit, charitable organization mostly staffed by volunteers who provide free meals to anyone in need in the communities of Wisconsin Rapids, Nekoosa, Port Edwards and surrounding areas in central Wisconsin. The mission of the Neighborhood Table, “Is to reduce hunger in our community, improve quality of life for our residents and create an awareness of needs that exist in our community”. Since the organization first opened their doors in 2003, over 250,000 meals have been served with more than 115 community groups sponsoring and volunteering.
    This year Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa had several employees participate in the sponsored meal who prepared, cooked, and served the guests. This is an organization that Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa is proud to partner with for many years and always looks forward to their sponsored meal night.

    Melanie McDonald, Sr. Manager of Public Relations

    Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa hosted a Co-Ed Cornhole tournament in our banquet center on January 27, 2018. The event had an excellent turnout with 22 teams registering for the event. The day was filled with fun and excitement! Food and drinks were available as teams eagerly waited for their turn at the boards or a chance to spin the jumbo wheel. In the end there were three teams who defeated the rest. Congratulations to our winning teams! Michaela from Colby, WI and David from Oakfield, WI took third place with a payday of $220. While second place went to Jason and Jenna from Aurora, South Dakota who bagged $330. The team who conquered all by taking first place was Wayne and Maggie from Dorchester, Wisconsin and received a top prize of $550. Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa would like to thank all of our sponsors who assisted in making this day possible. Thank you to all who participated, we look forward to hosting another Cornhole tournament in the near future!




    Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin advocates the American Gaming Association's message to "Keep it Fun" while visiting any of our gaming establishments.

    Whether you play slots, craps, blackjack, roulette or any other game in a casino, it is important to remember that games of chance are based on random outcomes and always favor the casino. These games of chance are a form or entertainment, at a price to you, the player. Casino gaming should not be considered a way to make money.

    Gambling has become an accepted part of America's mainstream culture, comparable to leisure activities such as attending movies, athletic events and the theater. A large majority of Americans who gamble do so recreationally without adverse consequences. However, for some, gambling is no longer entertainment, becoming something they need to do rather than something they want to do.


    Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin offers the following options:

    Our self exclusion program allows guests to exclude themselves from any Ho-Chunk Gaming facility for a minimum of 12 months. To self exclude you will need to download and fill out our self exclusion form and deliver to any Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin location.

    Click Here to Download the Self Exclusion Document

    Removal from our mailing list may be requested at any time be completeing a form at the Rewards Club Booth. Please allow 3-4 weeks to stop receiving materials.


    If you need more assistance beyond what we offer please contact the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling.

    24-Hour Helpline | 800.426.2535
    Website | www.wi-problemgamblers.org

    The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling has a 24-hour helpline that provides information and referrals for gamblers, family members and concerned friends or employers of gamblers who have financial, legal or other difficulties because of gambling.

    The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling can confidentially refer you to current Self-Help Information (such as local meetings of Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon), Treatment Provider Referrals, Crisis Center Information, In-Patient Centers and many other community resources.
    For more information please visit the American Gaming Association website by clicking here.