12.27.2018
BetLucky.com mobile app powered by Miomni Gaming available statewide and at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and Mardi Gras Casino & Resort sportsbooks
BUFFALO, N.Y., WHEELING, W.Va., and NITRO, W.Va. (Dec. 27, 2018) – Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality that also owns and operates a portfolio of regional casinos, today announced it has opened its two West Virginia casino sportsbooks and launched its BetLucky.com online and mobile app for statewide sports wagering.

The retail sportsbooks at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack in Wheeling and Mardi Gras Casino & Resort near Charleston opened at 3 p.m. today after notifying the West Virginia Lottery Commission and the completion of field testing.

In October, Delaware North announced its partnership with Miomni Gaming, a leading provider of U.S. mobile sports wagering technology, to provide turnkey retail and mobile sports wagering services. Since then the companies have focused on launching both retail and online sports wagering in West Virginia simultaneously.

The BetLucky.com sports wagering online and mobile app is the first to be available in West Virginia. Delaware North and Miomni have worked to create a user-friendly registration process. The free app can be downloaded directly at BetLucky.com or from the Apple App Store and can be used to wager anywhere within the state of West Virginia.

“We think West Virginians and visitors to the Mountain State are going to love how easy it is to register and use the app,” said Luisa Woods, vice president of marketing for Delaware North’s gaming division.

“The platform was designed to be flexible, easy to use and reliable, with innovative features designed specifically to engage and entertain U.S. sports fans. Patrons at the casinos can use the app or the betting tellers in the sportsbooks,” Woods said.

At the two West Virginia casinos, Delaware North has created sportsbook spaces with flexible configurations and high visibility. The design and amenities foster a casual sports bar atmosphere with social seating and proximity to food and beverage options, including bars. The casino sportsbooks plan to offer a robust event calendar focused on major sports events.

“Our patrons are going to enjoy these spaces in the casinos and everything else we have to offer in terms of hospitality and entertainment,” said Kim Florence, regional president and general manager for both Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras. “We are eager to welcome people from throughout the state and the regions surrounding West Virginia to try a new experience at our casinos.”

With the launch in West Virginia, Delaware North and Miomni are positioned to create the exclusive sportsbook technology platform for Delaware North’s gaming properties in states where sports wagering is or becomes legal and also to provide a turnkey sportsbook technology solution to other casino operators in North America.

“We are focused on delivering on the promise of integrated destination entertainment and convenience gaming,” Woods said. “The partnership with Miomni will allow us to serve a new market of casino operators anxious to benefit from gaming expansion cost-efficiently, while increasing the visibility of their brand, deepening their customer relationships and enhancing the quality of their service offerings.”

About Miomni
Miomni is a multinational corporation that delivers technology solutions to some of the biggest companies in the world. Miomni specializes in the design, development and deployment of multiplatform applications plus the global delivery of big data and rich content and licenses cutting edge race, sports and casino betting technology and knowhow. Miomni’s technology has been approved by the Nevada Gaming Control Board and is currently being used by some of the largest casino groups in the state. Learn more at www.miomni.com.

About Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 20 table games, 9-table poker room, 1,100 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 7 first place “Best of Slots” awards in a 2016 poll in Strictly Slots and took home the top award of “Best Overall Casino”. Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack also won 2 first place “Best of Dining & Nightlife” awards in a 2017 poll in Casino Player’s Magazine, those awards included “Best Buffet” and “Best Overall Entertainment.” 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.

About Mardi Gras Casino & Resort
Mardi Gras Casino & Resort near Charleston, West Virginia, features more than 850 slot machines and a mix of 25 table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Big Six and more. Our Big Easy Poker Room – where both beginners and experts can play – features Texas Hold’em, Omaha Hi-Lo and 7-Card Stud. Mardi Gras features live greyhound racing year-round and state-of-the-art simulcast areas. Our hotel offers 150 deluxe rooms, including 21 suites, with amenities such as free high-speed internet access; high-definition, flat-screen televisions; cooked-to-order breakfast; and access to our saline pool, hot tub and fitness center. Mardi Gras also features a wide variety of culinary options: the French Quarter (fine dining), First Turn (fast casual/trackside dining), Bayou Buffet (offering a seafood extravaganza on Friday and Saturday evenings), and Cafe Orleans and Crescent City (quick-service dining) with a selection of on-the-go items. Mardi Gras is located at 1 Greyhound Drive in Cross Lanes just off of Interstate 64 (Exits 47 or 47a). For more information visit www.MardiGrasCasinoWV.com.

About Delaware North
Delaware North is one of the largest privately held hospitality and food service companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 55,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than a half-billion guests annually. Delaware North operates in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries and has annual revenue of about $3 billion. Learn more about Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food service, at www.DelawareNorth.com.
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