Tournament series winners earn their chance to go head-to-head against the 2009 WSOP Main Event Runner-up!
(Wheeling, WV – January 9, 2010) – Wheeling Island welcomes Darvin Moon, the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up, to host his own tournament series January 14-18, 2010 at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, the very same casino where he won a satellite into the WSOP.

To commemorate Darvin Moon’s 2009 WSOP main event runner-up finish, Wheeling Island will also unveil a new poker room Darvin Moon table felt and wall-display featuring a Darvin Moon autographed shirt and signature New Orleans Saints ball cap.

The Darvin Moon Poker Challenge takes place January 14-18 featuring a series of four No-Limit Hold’em tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $125 to $550.

Points will be awarded to the top 20 finishers of each of the events and the leading point winner during the series will get the chance to take on Moon heads-up with $2,000 in added-money on the line.

The Wheeling Island Jim Beam(R) Poker Room will also be hosting a number of satellites for the events and a $130 WSOP Super Satellite.

Moon himself turned a $130 Wheeling Island WSOP satellite into nearly $5.2 million when the 46-year-old Western Maryland logger shocked the poker world finishing second to 21-year-old champion Joe Cada.

For the full Darvin Moon Poker Challenge schedule, check out the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack website at www.wheelingisland.com.
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 43 table games, 20-table Jim Beam® poker room, over 2,000 slot machines, 151-room luxury hotel, the #1 Greyhound Track in the USA (based on purses paid), six restaurants, 1,000-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, Best Reel Slots, Best Video Poker, Best Promotions and Best Service.

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.

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 and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually 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 www.DelawareNorth.com.


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