Kim Florence, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack
(304) 231-1839

Frigid temperatures prompt the casino’s decision to cancel Friday’s schedule.

WHEELING, W.Va. (January 16, 2009) - Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack will cancel its live greyhound racing post times on Friday, January 16, 2009 due to extreme weather conditions. The decision to cancel was made to protect the health and well-being of the Wheeling Island racing associates and greyhound athletes involved in the races.

Wheeling Island will re-evaluate the weather conditions tomorrow at 8:00am to determine if live greyhound racing will resume on Saturday at 12:30pm.

Wheeling Island’s simulcast area will open at noon today to serve racing enthusiasts with off-track wagering on greyhound and horse racing across the country. The racing cancelation does not affect Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack slot, table game and poker gaming areas, which will be open to serve guests.

Wheeling Island hosts live greyhound racing 5 days a week on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays at 1pm post time and Fridays and Saturdays at 12:30pm matinee and 7:30pm evening post times.

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 and gift shop.

About Wheeling Island
Wheeling Island offers its guests 43 table games, a 20-table poker room, 2,000 slot machines, the #1 greyhound track in the USA (based on purses paid), a 151-room luxury hotel, an entertainment showroom, casual and fine dining restaurants, a gift shop and fitness center among its variety of amenities.

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.

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.

About Delaware North Companies
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 50,000 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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