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11.20.2011

Ohio Man Wins $100,000 Free Play in Wheeling Island Slot Tournament

The signature $100,000 slot tournament was the richest in the tri-state area!

And the $100,000 winner is…William Selby of Heath, OH. Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack presented Selby a check for $100,000 on Sunday, November 20, 2011 following the Final round of Wheeling Island’s signature $150,000 Slot Tournament event.

In the opening minutes of the round, William took an early lead with 3 Lucky 7s hitting on his slot tournament machine. He maintained that lead until the end to take home the $100,000 free play grand prize.

When asked what he thought about his $100,000 prize, Selby replied with a quite chuckle, “I’m having a good day!”

The second through fifth place finishers also won their share of $10,000 in free play prizes. Susan T. of Monongahela, PA won $4,000, wild-card winner Nick P. of Stewartsville, OH won $3,000, Karen B. of Uniontown, OH won $2,000 and Ruth Ann W. of Wheeling, WV won $1,000.

Members of the Wheeling Island management team were on-hand to congratulate and present the Top 5 Finalists with their free play prizes and trophies.

Wheeling Island’s $150,000 Slot Tournament was a year-long event and open to anyone who is a member of the Wheeling Island Players Club and met a minimum play criteria or won a minimum jackpot amount during the qualifying periods.

Wheeling Island offers the best player rewards program in West Virginia. Joining the Players Club is free for anyone who is 21 years of age or older with a valid photo ID. Plus, all enrolled Player Club members are eligible to receive great promotions and direct mail rewards.

ABOUT WHEELING ISLAND HOTEL-CASINO-RACETRACK
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 37 table games, 12-table Jim Beam® poker room, over 1,800 slot machines, 151-room luxury hotel, live greyhound track, five restaurants, 1,000-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services and gift shop.

Wheeling Island won 17 first place “Best of Gaming” Awards by Casino Player Magazine’s July 2011 readers poll including Best Casino, Best Reel Slots, Best Video Poker, Best Overall Entertainment and Best Steakhouse.

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.

 

Contact(s):
Kimberly Florence
phone: 304-231-1839

ABOUT DELAWARE NORTH COMPANIES
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

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