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08.10.2011

Jumer’s Casino and Hotel Voted “Best” by Industry Publications’ Readers

The readers of two separate publications honored Jumer’s Casino & Hotel in more than two dozen categories.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill.  (August 10, 2011) – Jumer’s Casino & Hotel in Rock Island, Ill., was recently voted best in several categories in two separate magazine readers’ polls. The two publications were Casino Players Magazine and Midwest Gaming and Travel Magazine.

Delaware North Companies, a global hospitality company that owns and operates several U.S. casinos and gaming venues, recently acquired Jumer’s Casino & Hotel. It has been owned-and-operated by Delaware North’s Companies Gaming & Entertainment since April 2011.
 
Casino Player Magazine, America’s largest publication, annually conducts a “Best of Gaming” poll with its readers. The 2011 Best of Gaming results were published in the magazines’ August edition. Readers voted Jumer’s best in 11 separate categories for the Chicagoland region. Jumer’s Casino and Hotel garnered first place awards in the following categories:  
 
Best Casino                
Best Suites                                  
Best Rooms
Best Players Club       
Best Table Game Tournaments  
Best Video Poker
Best Blackjack           
Best Live Poker                                 
Best Bar/Lounge, EDJE
Best Steakhouse, DJ’s Steakhouse                             
Best Seafood, DJ’s Steakhouse
 
In addition, Jumer’s was further honored with nine second place awards in the following categories:
 
Best Overall Gaming Resort              
Best Hotel                  
Best Promotions
Best Dealers                                       
Best Hosts                  
Best Poker Tournaments
Casino You Feel Luckiest                  
Best Roulette             
Best Buffet, Player’s Buffet
 
Midwest Gaming and Travel Magazine published its 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards for Commercial Casinos in its July edition. The annual poll cites winners according to specific states and Jumer’s gathered a total of 20 awards for Illinois casinos, including First Place awards for:
 
Best Video Poker                               
Best Hotel Amenities                         
Best Hotel Ambience
Most Friendly Staff                           
Friendliest Dealers                             
Best Slot Attendants
 
A total of nine second place awards were given to Jumer’s for:
 
Favorite Casino Hotel            
Favorite Poker Room             
Most Comfortable Poker Room
Best Poker Tournaments        
Best Lounge – Edje               
Most Comfortable Hotel Rooms
Favorite Casual Dining – Lakeside Café                               
Most Comfortable Pavilion/Lobby
Best Live Entertainment
 
A total of five third place awards were given to Jumer’s for:
 
Best Pavilion/Lobby Décor                                                    
Best Pavilion/Lobby Amenities
Favorite Casino Buffet – Players Buffet                               
Most Knowledgeable/Helpful Staff
Best Poker Comps
 
Since opening in Dec. 2008, Jumer’s Casino & Hotel has become a premier casino resort in Illinois’ Quad Cities market and remains one of the leading destination casinos in the Midwest. “We are thoroughly delighted and humbled by the results of these polls,” stated Therrin Protze, president and general manager of Jumer’s Casino and Hotel. “I believe these polls demonstrate that Jumer’s successfully attracts guests from our local market, as well as regionally, due to the quality of our operation. Our thanks go out to all readers who participated.”
Contact(s):
Bill Renk
Jumer’s Casino & Hotel
309-756-4666

About Jumer’s Casino & Hotel
Jumer’s began operation in Rock Island, Ill., in March 1992 at the foot of 18th Street in downtown Rock Island. It was one of the first riverboat casino operations in Illinois. It operated as Jumer’s Casino Rock Island from March 1992 until the operation moved to its current location at the intersection of I-280 and Hwy 92 in Rock Island in December 2008. Jumer’s constructed a new casino/hotel complex and renamed the operations Jumer’s Casino & Hotel. In April, 2011, Jumer’s was purchased by Delaware North Companies. Delaware North owns and operates several gaming and entertainment venues in New York, Florida, Arkansas and West Virginia. Jumer’s features more than 1,000 slots and 24 table games, as well as a live poker room, high-limit slot area and a VIP lounge. Amenities include a 205-room hotel with an indoor pool and fitness center, salon and day spa, events center with meeting rooms for up to 600 people, four restaurants, a nightclub, a sports bar and lakeside fire pit.
 
 
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service companies. 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 and most admired privately held companies in the world 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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