WHEELING, W.Va. (February 7, 2008) — Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack is operating as usual today and will offer over 1,800 slots, 43 table games including blackjack, craps, roulette and specialty games, 20-table poker room, hotel accommodations, live greyhound racing and 6 restaurants including The Pointe Steakhouse and their popular Islander Buffet. Wheeling Island is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Wheeling Island took precautions yesterday after the National Weather Service predicted potential flooding; however, the Ohio River was downgraded to crest significantly lower, reducing any risk of flooding at the casino.
“We are pleased to see the river predications continue to be downgraded dropping to 35.4 feet as of 10:00am this morning.” state Bob Marshall, President and General Manager. “We will operate as usual today and our live greyhound racing will start back up tomorrow at our normal post times 12:30pm and 7:30pm,” continued Marshall.
Marshall went on to recognize and thank all the employees and businesses that supported their precautionary actions yesterday.
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 43 table games, 20-table poker room, over 2,000 slot machines, 151-room luxury hotel, the #1 Greyhound Track in the USA (based on purses paid), six restaurants, 550-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services, gift shop and fitness center. Wheeling Island provided over $121 million in taxes to the State of West Virginia in 2006 and employs nearly 1,250 associates with $21.4 million in total payroll. For more information, visit online at www.wheelingisland.com.
Wheeling Island Gaming, Inc. owns and operates Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, a premier gaming and entertainment complex located in Wheeling, West Virginia. It is the largest operation of Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, Inc. Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International, TD Banknorth Garden, and American Park ‘n Swap. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States approaching $2 billion in annual revenue and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com