Wheeling, WV – May 19th, 2008) Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack proudly awarded Nora A. Baden of Pittsburgh, PA a $2.9 million CA$HOLA jackpot at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack on Friday, May 16, 2008.
“We are thrilled for Nora,” stated Jim Simms, Vice President of Marketing at Wheeling Island. “The $2.9 million jackpot is the largest of it’s kind for Wheeling Island or the region. This is just one of the reasons our Pittsburgh customers make the extra drive to Wheeling Island.”
Just moments after winning the $2.9 million jackpot, Baden proclaimed her excitement by admitting that she told her husband, “Let’s go to Wheeling Island today, I’m feeling lucky!”
CA$HOLA is the first ever multi-state progressive video lottery game to be offered among U.S states and includes the states of West Virginia, Delaware and Rhode Island. CA$HOLA features a shared prize pool that creates the progress jackpot game that can be won by players in all three states.
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 provided over $121 million in taxes to the State of West Virginia in 2006 and employs nearly 1,200 associates with $21.4 million in total payroll. For more information, visit online at www.wheelingisland.com.
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.
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.