04.03.2013
Osi Imomoh helped drive growth of Delaware North’s Southland Park Gaming & Racing
(Wheeling, WV – April 3, 2013)  – Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, a leading owner and operator of regional casino destinations across the country, has named Osi Imomoh president and general manager of Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack.
 
Imomoh will oversee all operations at Wheeling Island, a full casino destination in Wheeling, W.Va., that features table games, a poker room, 1,600 slots, live and simulcast racing, various restaurants and a 151-room hotel.
 
Imomoh joined Delaware North inJune 2007 as the food and beverage director at Southland Park Gaming & Racing in West Memphis, Ark. During his time in this role, he was recognized as a high-performing director and completed the Pinnacle III Leadership Series.
 
In 2010, he was promoted to senior director of operations, focusing on all gaming, racing, food and beverage, facilities, housekeeping and security operations. Imomoh has been instrumental in the turnaround of Southland Park into the leading gaming entertainment venue in the market.
 
He also played a major role in the planning and execution of Delaware North’s launch of operations at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel in Rock Island, Ill. Delaware North acquired Jumer’s in 2011.
 
“Osi took on a vital leadership role to help Southland Park grow in a competitive market and ensure we continued to offer a high-quality experience in an increasingly popular venue,” said William Bissett, president of Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment. “I’m confident he will provide outstanding leadership for Wheeling Island.”
 
At Wheeling Island, Imomoh replaces James W. Simms, who in February was named president and general manager of Miami Valley Gaming, Delaware North’s joint venture with Churchill Downs Incorporated to develop and operate a new gaming and racing venue between Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio.
 
Prior to joining Delaware North, Imomoh worked with the Isle of Capri Casino chain at locations in Louisiana and Mississippi in various roles such as restaurant manager,chef and director of hospitality services.
 
Imomoh earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in hospitality management from the University of Houston. 
 
 
ABOUT WHEELING ISLAND HOTEL-CASINO-RACETRACK
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 24 table games, 9-table poker room, over 1,600 slot machines, 151-room luxury hotel, live Greyhound racing, four restaurants, 1,000-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services and gift shop.
 
Wheeling Island recently won 9 first place “Best of Gaming” Awards by Casino Player Magazine’s July 2012 readers poll including Best Reel Slots for the 4th consecutive year.
Wheeling Island welcomes more than 2 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.
 
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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 GAMING & ENTERTAINMENT
Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment is one of the most innovative gaming and racing operators in the country, owning and/or operating several successful regional destination casinos and specializing in racing venues with added amenities such as table games, video gaming machines, poker rooms, full-service restaurants, retail shops and lodging. The company operates gaming and hospitality services at locations in New York, Illinois, Florida, Arizona, West Virginia, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. The company is owned by Delaware North Companies, a global leader in hospitality. www.DelawareNorth.com.
 
 
 

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