For more information, contact:
Bobbi Jones
Southland Park Gaming & Racing
(870) 735-8384


Southland Park Gaming and Racing provides 184 toys for Cops for Kids and $6,000 to

Toys for Tots for West Memphis, AR children.

Southland Gaming & Racing Toys for TotsWEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (December 15, 2008) - Southland Park Gaming and Racing provides 184 toys for Cops for Kids and $6,000 to Toys for Tots for West Memphis, AR children.

Southland held 2nd Annual Twelve Tournaments of Christmas providing much needed toys and cash during tough economic times. Toys were raised by hosting video poker, handicapping, black jack and poker tournaments for the first twelve days of December. A $20 cash donation or toy with a $20 value allowed guests to participate in any of the tournaments.

Toys for Tots have been providing toys to children for over 50 years. Cops for Kids provide toys to children each Christmas in the West Memphis area.

Pictured left to right: representing Toys for Tots United States Marine P.F.C., Justin Hayes and Lance Corporal Steven Little, Southland Park Gaming and Racing President and General Manager Troy Keeping, Cops for Kids representatives Lucy Turner and Marilyn Presley Turner.

If you would like to donate cash or toys, please contact:

Toys for Tots
Sgt. Gatlin

Cops for Kids
Lucy Turner

Southland Park Gaming and Racing has been supporting local charities for over 50 years.

About Southland Park Gaming & Racing
Southland Park Gaming & Racing has been a major racing venue for more than 50 years and now also features 700 electronic games of skill, including video poker and blackjack, as well as the Bourbon Street Steakhouse-Grill, an upscale buffet restaurant, sports bar, and 450-seat event center. Southland Park has long been a pivotal fixture of the West Memphis community, strongly supporting the community with jobs, business stability, and economic contributions. It has consistently won awards for its outstanding community service, including millions of dollars donated to neighborhood charities and educational institutions. Southland Park is owned and operated by Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment.

About Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment
Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment is one of the most innovative gaming and racing operators in the country, specializing in racing venues with added amenities, including video gaming machines, poker rooms, full service restaurants, retail shops and lodging. The company oversees more than 5,500 video gaming machines across the country and operates at seven successful racing and gaming operations in New York, Arizona, Florida, West Virginia, and Arkansas. The company is owned by Delaware North Companies, a global leader in hospitality.

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. The company is one of the largest and most admired 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

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