Casino launches toy drive to help provide holiday gifts for local children in need!

Casino launches toy drive to help provide holiday gifts for local children in need!
WHEELING, W.Va. (December 7, 2010) — In the spirit of giving, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack is working to make a difference in the community this holiday season with their Wheeling Island Christmas Wish toy drive.

You can help by simply bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to Wheeling Island between now and December 23, 2010.

As an added bonus, Wheeling Island will give guests $10 Free Play in exchange for their toy donation. Guests are asked to bring their new, unwrapped toy to the upper level of the main casino entrance from 9am-1am daily.

All toys and donations will be forwarded to the Salvation Army of Wheeling, who will ensure all donated gifts are given to local children in need.

“Christmas is a special time of year when a child’s thoughts become wishes and dreams,” stated Jim Simms, President and General Manager of Wheeling Island. “Sadly, hundreds of children in our area wake up to unfulfilled wishes, with no gifts to open and no family dinner to celebrate the holiday we cherish so much. I want to see us help give a kid a Christmas.”

Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 37 table games, 12-table Jim Beam® poker room, over 1,800 slot machines, 151-room luxury hotel, the #1 Greyhound Track in the USA (based on purses paid), five restaurants, 1,000-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services and gift shop.

Wheeling Island recently won 16 first place “Best of Gaming” Awards by Casino Player Magazine’s July 2010 readers poll including Best Casino, Best Reel Slots, Best Video Poker, Best Promotions and Best Service.

Wheeling Island welcomes more than 2.5 million visitors through its doors annually. Visitors enjoy the fast paced action 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

For information on Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, call 877-WIN-HERE (877-946-4373), for hotel reservations call 877-WHEELING (877-943-3546) or log on to 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 and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 50,000 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



Kimberly Florence
Director of Marketing
Email: kflorence@dncinc.com
Phone: 304-231-1839
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