Readers voted Wheeling Island the first place award-winner for Best Casino, Best Reel Slots, Best Blackjack, Best Hotel and Best Buffet.
WHEELING, W.Va. (August 10, 2011) Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack is making its mark in casino entertainment. Thanks to the readers of Casino Player Magazine, America’s largest gaming publication, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack was voted 17 First Place “Best of Gaming” awards in the 2011 readers’ poll.
Wheeling Island is the largest operation of Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, a division of Delaware North Companies. Delaware North Companies is a global hospitality company that owns and operates several U.S. casinos and gaming venues.
Wheeling Island proudly walked away with first place honors in the following categories:
Best Overall Gaming Resort
Best Hotel
Best Casino 
Best Rooms
Best Racino/Slot Parlor
Best Dealers
Best Hosts
Best Race/Sportsbook
Best Poker Tournaments
Best Reel Slots
Best Roulette
Best Live Poker
Best Overall Entertainment
Best Blackjack
Best Bar, Castaway’s Bar
Best Lounge, Wave Bar Stage
Best Buffet, The Islander Buffet
In addition, Wheeling Island was further honored with second place awards in the following categories:
Best Players Club
Best Comps/Free Play
Best Promotions
Best Slot Tournaments
Best Video Slots
Best Video Poker
Best Craps
Best Steakhouse, The Pointe
Best Coffee Shop, Crescent Moon Coffee Bar
Best Seafood, The Pointe
Best Chinese, The Islander Buffet
The August issue of Casino Player Magazine, which showcases the “Best of Gaming” winners from across the country, hit the shelves last week.
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 37 table games, 12-table Jim Beam® poker room, over 1,800 slot machines, 151-room luxury hotel, the #1 Greyhound Track in the USA (based on purses paid), five restaurants, 1,000-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services and gift shop.
Wheeling Island recently won 17 first place “Best of Gaming” Awards by Casino Player Magazine’s July 2011 readers poll including Best Casino, Best Reel Slots, Best Blackjack and Best Buffet.
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.
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 and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 55,000 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. 


Glen White
Director, Corporate Communications
Corporate, Gaming, Parks and Resorts
Email: GAWhite@delawarenorth.com
Phone: 716-858-5753
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