Jim Simms moves on after an impressive term that resulted in the long-term economic stability of Wheeling Island during years of increased competition. 

WHEELING, W.Va. —Delaware North Companies announced today that Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack President and General Manager Jim Simms has accepted an opportunity to open a new casino property in Ohio, a joint venture between Delaware North Companies and Churchill Downs Incorporated. Simms will formally start his new position in April 2013.
Simms, who joined Wheeling Island in 2006, helped lead the company to record revenues and profits and also was integral to the implementation of table games. He was appointed to president and general manager in 2008 and helped Wheeling Island prepare for long-term economic stability during years of increased competition from neighboring states. 
Delaware North Gaming & Entertainment will be conducting a nationwide search to replace the leadership role at Wheeling Island.
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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