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03.03.2009

Wheeling Island Presents “Mr. Las Vegas” Wayne Newtwon

 The nationally recognized Las Vegas strip entertainer performs live in Wheeling Island’s newly expanded1,000 seat showroom.

This is no tribute show! – Mr. Las Vegas takes a break from the MGM Grand Hollywood Theatre to perform at Wheeling Island!

Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack welcomes America’s most well-know casino entertainer of all-time, Mr. Las Vegas, Wayne Newton for one live performance on Saturday, March 7 at 9pm in the Wheeling Island showroom.
 
Wayne Newton reserved seating tickets are $45, $40 and $35. Tickets are on sale now at www.TicketMaster.com, by calling 304-233-3535 or visiting the Wheeling Island Players Club ticket window. 
 
Newton, best known for his signature song, “Danke Schoen”, has been entertaining audiences for more than 40 years. He began singing in local clubs, theaters and fairs with his brother while living in Newark, Ohio. His Ohio roots prompted the city to select Newton to be the grand marshal of its bicentennial parade in 2003.
 
Now based out of Las Vegas, Newton appears regularly at the MGM Grand Hollywood Theatre since October 2008. He has performed over 30,000 solo shows in “sin city” over the last 40 years earning him the nickname Mr. Las Vegas. His unique show features an 11 band orchestra and a repertoire of songs from his Vegas mainstays including the Stardust and Hilton.
 
In 2001, Newton took over for Bob Hope as “Chairman of the USO Celebrity Circle.” In January 2005, he started a reality TV show on E! called The Entertainer. The reality show winner received a spot in Newton’s act, plus a headlining act of their own for a year. In the fall of 2007, Newton was featured as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars partnered with two-time champion, Cheryl Burke.
 
Wayne Newton kicks off Wheeling Island’s spring concert series in their newly expanded 1,000 seat showroom. An exciting lineup of concerts continues with performances by Brett Michaels “Rock of Love Tour” on March 13, Eddie Money on March 20, Country Hall of Famer George Jones on March 27, The Temptations on April 3 and Air Supply on April 24.         
 
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 43 table games, 20-table poker room, over 2,000 slot machines, 151-room luxury hotel, the #1 Greyhound Track in the USA (based on purses paid), six restaurants, 1,000-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services and gift shop.
 
Wheeling Island won 7 first place “Best of Gaming” Awards by Casino Player Magazine’s July 2008 readers poll including Best Reel Slots, Best Video Poker, Best Service, Best Cash Back and Best Promotions.
 
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 ( http://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, TD Banknorth Garden, and American Park ‘n Swap. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States approaching $2 billion in annual revenue and 40,000 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 ( http://www.delawarenorth.com/ ).
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