For more information, contact:
Kim Florence, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack
(304) 231-1839


Girls compete every Thursday for their chance to win $3,000 in cash and a trip to Las Vegas to compete in the national Miss Hawaiian Tropic finals!

WHEELING, W.V. (August 5, 2008) - Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack is looking to discover the next West Virginia Miss Hawaiian Tropic with a regional model search competition that leads up to the state finals on August 30. The model search competition is open to all females 18 or older.

Event admission is free and open to the public starting at 6pm the night of the contest.

The Wheeling Island's Miss Hawaiian Tropic preliminary events will take place on Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2008 at 7pm in the Wheeling Island showroom. Contestants may register for the weekly events between 5pm-7pm at the showroom entrance. The top 3 finalists from each preliminary round will receive $100 cash, a Wheeling Island overnight package and qualify for the state finals.

The West Virginia State Finals will take place on Saturday, August 30 at 8pm in the Wheeling Island showroom as girls compete for over $5,000 in cash prizes. The winner will take home the distinguished title of the West Virginia Miss Hawaiian Tropic, $3,000 in cash and a trip to compete in the national Miss Hawaiian Tropic finals in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"This is a first for Wheeling Island. We are excited to offer females from across the region the opportunity to compete for the West Virginia Miss Hawaiian Tropic state title and represent our state at the national Miss Hawaiian Tropic competition in Las Vegas," states Jim Simms, President and General Manager of Wheeling Island. "

Miss Hawaiian Tropic competition registration forms and complete rules are available at

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 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.

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