Cash and toy donations to provide families with holiday gifts this season!

 (Wheeling, WV – December 14, 2012) Wheeling Island Hotel - Casino - Racetrack held its annual Christmas Wish toy drive with all toy and cash donations benefitting the Salvation Army.
Major John Blevins, Corps Officer, will accept the first batch of gifts at Wheeling Island on Friday, December 14.
Thanks to the generous donations from Wheeling Island guests, this year’s toy drive will help provide hundreds of Christmas gifts to local children in need.
“The Christmas season is a joyous time of year where children look forward to the presents under the tree on Christmas morning,” Jim Simms, President and General Manager of Wheeling Island, stated. “Thanks to our generous guests, many local children will enjoy the excitement of a new gift this holiday.”
Wheeling Island will continue to accept toys and donations until December 18 at 1am at the Player Services desk. Any guest who brings a new, unwrapped toy receives $5 Free Play in appreciation of their donation.
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.
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 55,000 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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