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Kim Florence, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack
The signature $100,000 slot tournament was the richest in the tri-state area!
WHEELING, W.V. (October 5, 2008) - And the $100,000 winner is?Bonnie J. of Wintersville, Ohio. Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack presented Bonnie a check for $100,000 on Sunday, October 5, 2008 following the Final round of Wheeling Island's signature $100,000 Slot Tournament event.
Bonnie won in the final 5 seconds of the 5-minute tournament round after her slot machine hit for three lucky 7s catapulting her from third place to first place instantly. The crowd of over 200 spectators went wild as Bonnie jumped for joy and the final seconds ticked down.
Bonnie was very thankful for the win. When asked how she felt to be $100,000 richer, she said, "I am overwhelmed. I want to thank the person who thought of this tournament. Wheeling Island is a great place, I will say that!"
The second through fifth place finishers also won their share of $10,000 in cash prizes. Aurelio D. of Pittsburgh, PA won $4,000, Robert S. of Glassport, PA won $3,000, Cathy W. of Kent, OH won $2,000 and Robert B. of Concord, OH won $1,000.
Jim Simms, President & General Manager was on-hand to congratulate and present the Top 5 Finalists with their cash prizes and trophies. He also announced that the exclusive slot tournament would return to Wheeling Island in 2009.
Wheeling Island offers the richest 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 Same Day Cash Back along with great promotions and direct mail rewards.
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, 550-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services, gift shop and fitness center.
Wheeling Island recently 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.
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.
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