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


The win consist of 7 first place awards including Best Reel Slots, Best Service, Best Video Poker and Best Cash Back!

WHEELING, W.Va. (July 2, 2008) - Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack is making its mark in casino entertainment. Thanks to the readers of Casino Player Magazine, America's largest gaming publication, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack was voted 7 "Best Of Gaming" awards in this year's 2008 readers poll.

Wheeling Island proudly walked away with 7 first place spots including Best Reel Slots, Best Video Poker, Best Service, Best Cash Back, Best Promotions, Best Valet and Luckiest Casino.

Wheeling Island also received 10 honorable mentions for Best Video slots, Best Players Club, Best Comps, Best Casino, Best Bar: Waves Bar, Best Race, Best Overall Entertainment, Best Gourmet: The Pointe Steakhouse, Best Buffet: The Islander Buffet, and Best Coffee Shop: The Breezeway Café.

The July issue of Casino Player Magazine, which showcases the "Best Of Gaming" winners from across the country, hit the shelves last week.

"We could not be more excited about being the only casino in the tri-state area to be mentioned in this year's Casino Player Magazine "Best Of Gaming" poll," stated Jim Simms, President & General Manager at Wheeling Island. " We always believed we offer the best gaming experience in the area and this validates that we are the complete casino destination of choice for the Pittsburgh, Columbus and northern West Virginia panhandle," continued Simms.

Great Gaming Excitement
In May 2008, Wheeling Island awarded its largest jackpot to date for $2,913,990 to Nora Baden of Pittsburgh, PA on CA$HOLA, a multi-state progressive video lottery slot machine that starts at a $250,000 jackpot. Just 30 days later, Kevin Hough of Coshocton, OH was awarded a $430,635 jackpot on the same CA$HOLA slot machines.

Wheeling Island's long list of recent jackpot winners continues to grow including $50,000 winners Haydon M. of Pittsburgh, PA and James H. of Beaver, PA, $14,000 winner Charles F. of Cuyahoga Falls, OH and $10,000 winner Lanna B. of Newark, OH.

Wheeling Island has the hottest and newest titles in the gaming industry, including video poker, keno and reel slot machines. Wheeling Island's 2,000 slot machines come in all denominations from penny to five dollars.

Live Entertainment Coming to the Showroom
Wheeling Island is heating up the tri-state entertainment scene with a variety of live bands on the gaming floor and national headliners in the 660-seat showroom. Their 2008 Concert Series offers an exciting combination of comedy, rock, country, big band swing and themed performances throughout the year.

Coming soon to take the showroom stage is legendary country star Merle Haggard on August 9, CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Pam Tillis on August 15 and Herman's Hermit's featuring Peter Noon on August 29.

The concert series continue into the fall with LoverBoy on September 11, 38 Special on September 26, Tony Orlando on October 3, up-in-coming country artist Keith Anderson, a special acoustic storytellers performance with Travis Tritt and Marty Stewart on November 13, Foghat on November 14 and Debbie Boone's Christmas Show on December 12.

Wheeling Island concert tickets are available online at



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About Wheeling Island
Wheeling Island offers its guests 43 table games, a 20-table poker room, 2,000 slot machines, the #1 greyhound track in the USA (based on purses paid), a 151-room luxury hotel, an entertainment showroom, casual and fine dining restaurants, a gift shop and fitness center among its variety of amenities.

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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