Kimberly Florence, Director of Marketing
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Slot Tournament a new addition to the Wheeling Island entertainment package

Wheeling, WV (August 31, 2007) -- Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming announces its $100,000 Slot Tournament starting in September. Each month 50 lucky winners will qualify for the grand finals in October 2008 with one lucky winner taking home the grand prize of $100,000 cash! 

The Wheeling Island $100,000 Slot Tournament starts in September 2007. “This is the biggest and richest slot tournament in our tri-state area,” states Jim Simms, Vice President of Marketing at Wheeling Island. “One lucky winner will open our display case and walk away with $100,000 cash, guaranteed.” 

Any Wheeling Island Players Club member can qualify by earning 750 points or by winning a jackpot of $1,200 or greater in a single calendar month. There will be a minimum of four tournament sessions each month and all the session participants will receive a free gift. Sessions players who do not advance can re-qualify every month. 

Says Simms, “Slot tournaments are a new product offering at Wheeling Island. We wanted to reward our loyal players with something really big and we are incredibly excited to launch an event of this magnitude.” 

Wheeling Island offers the richest player rewards program in West Virginia. Joining the Players Club is free for anyone who is 21 years of age or older with a valid photo ID. Plus, all new members receive a free t-shirt, a special tiered cash bonus and triple points on their next three visits. 

The Wheeling Island Players Club also offers Same Day Cash Back to all players along with great promotions and direct mail rewards. 

Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center offers over 2,000 slot machines, 151-room deluxe hotel, live greyhound racing, five restaurants, 550-seat showroom, meeting and banquet facilities, gift shop and fitness center. 

Wheeling Island is also currently under construction to open 64 table games including a Poker Room, blackjack, craps and roulette. 

Wheeling Island provided over $121 million in taxes to the State of West Virginia in 2006 and employs nearly 950 associates with $21.4 million in total payroll. For more information, visit online at

Wheeling Island Gaming, Inc. owns and operates Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center, 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

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