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


One of five lucky finalists will win $100,000 cash guaranteed!

WHEELING, W.V. (October 5, 2008) - The Finals are here! Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack $100,000 Slot Tournament will conclude today at 5pm when one lucky winner will walk away with $100,000 in cold hard cash guaranteed!

The second through fifth place finishers will also win their share of $10,000 in cash prizes.

Wheeling Island’s signature $100,000 Slot Tournament event, which started in September 2007, welcomed back 50 lucky winners from each month Saturday night for the semi-final rounds. After 12 hours of tournament play, the Top 5 point finishers out of 600 players secured their seat in the Finals and were one step closer to being $100,000 richer! 

“This is the biggest and richest slot tournament in our tri-state area,” states Jim Simms, President & General Manager at Wheeling Island. “Today we will make one Wheeling Island player $100,000 richer guaranteed! You won’t find any other casino in the area offering an event of this magnitude.”

The Top 5 finalists facing off today at 5pm for the $100,000 grand prize are Aurelio Dimaggio, Robert Barr, Bonnie Jenkins, Robert Sydeski and Cathy Wages.

As an added bonus, the 595 semi-finalists from Saturday who return to watch the Final event can win their share of $6,000 cash if their assigned “finalists” wins!

Says Simms, “This slot tournament has generated a lot of excitement as we wait to see who will be our $100,000 grand prize winner. As we look to 2009, Wheeling Island will continue to reward our loyal slot and table game players with more exciting tournaments and even bigger cash prizes.”

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 Same Day Cash Back along with 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, 550-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services, gift shop and fitness center.

Wheeling Island recently won 7 first place “Best of Gaming” Awards by Casino Player Magazine’s July 2008 readers poll including Best Reel Slots, Best Video Poker, Best Service, Best Cash Back and Best Promotions.

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

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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