The signature $100,000 slot tournament was the richest in the tri-state area!
(Wheeling, WV – November 22, 2009) And the $100,000 winner is…James O. of Cleveland, OH. Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack presented James a check for $100,000 on Sunday, November 22, 2009 following the Final round of Wheeling Island’s signature $100,000 Slot Tournament event.

James was the first finalist to get points on the board and continued the lead for most of the five minute tournament. Dixie Q. from Somerset, OH passed James in the second minute of play, but James quickly regained the lead. His lead continued and he brought home the $100,000 grand prize.

The second through fifth place finishers also won their share of $10,000 in cash prizes. Patricia M. of Bellaire, OH won $4,000, Dixie Q. of Somerset, OH won $3,000, Debra S. of E. Palestine, OH won $2,000 and Joon H. of Columbus, OH won $1,000.

Jim Simms, President & General Manager was on-hand to congratulate and present the Top 5 Finalists with their cash prizes and trophies. “The $100,000 slot tournament is the largest slot event in the Tri State area and it is exclusive to Wheeling Island. We're looking forward to continuing this great tournament in 2010.”

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 enrolled Player Club members are eligible to receive great promotions and direct mail rewards.

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, 1000-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services, and gift shop.

Wheeling Island recently won 8 First Place “Best of Gaming” Awards by Casino Player Magazine’s July 2009 readers poll including Best Casino.

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.
About Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack
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 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.


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