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Magazine Readers named Wheeling Island the first-place winner for Best Casino, Best Hotel, Best Reel Slots and more!

(Wheeling, WV – August 1, 2013) – The votes are in and Wheeling Island received 23 total awards in the Casino Player Magazine 2013 Best of Gaming Survey including the coveted title of ‘Best Casino.’  Other first-place honors are ‘Best Overall Gaming Resort’, ‘Best Hotel’ and ‘Best Reel Slots’- for the 5th year!
To view more about Wheeling Island’s Best of Gaming awards, visit
$500,000 Crack the Code – We’re on track to award $60,000 in Free Play during our Crack the Code promotion. Your chance to win $500,000 cash continues until August 31st. You could win daily prizes worth $10 to $1,000 Free Play or Crack the Code and win the grand prize of $500,000 cash! Simply earn 150 same-day slot or table base points or 150 prior-day racing base points on your Players Club card then swipe at our vault display between 1pm-11pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and enter a 5-digit code of your choice. You could be the big winner!
Sunday Funday – Earn 10 points on your Players Club card and enter to win a prize from our mystery box filled with Free Play, gifts, free buffets and more! Ten lucky winners will be selected every Sunday at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm.
Slot Point Multiplier – Play with your Players Club card every Monday from 3pm-10pm and we’ll multiply your slot points based on your card level.

  • Yellow – 5x Slot Points
  • Gold – 8x Slot Points
  • Platinum – 9x Slot Points
  • Diamond & Stealth – 10x Slot Points

Super Senior Tuesdays – Enjoy special promotions for guests 65 or older every Tuesday.

  • $9.95 Buffet when you earn 5 points on your Players Club card. Swipe your Players Club card at any promotional kiosk to receive your buffet voucher. Present your voucher to the buffet cashier.

$2,500 Giveaway

  • 20 Winners of Free Play hourly from 9am-3pm. Simply play with your Players Club card at any slot machine.
  • 1 Winner of $500 Cash at 5pm.

To enter, earn 5 points on your Players Club card. Swipe your Players Club card at any promotional kiosk to receive your voucher. Deposit your voucher in the barrel at the Promotions Booth.
Senior WednesdaysNow for our special guests 50 or older!

  • $3,000 Senior Slot Tournament

Wednesday, August 7
Earn 5 slot base points, then swipe your Players Club card at any promotional kiosk to receive your slot tournament voucher. Present your voucher at the Promotions Booth to register. First come, first served.
Top round score wins $10 Free Play!

  • $5 Off Buffet

Wednesdays, August 14 & 28 • 11:30am-6:30pm

  • Jack Tady Polka Fest

Wednesday, August 14 • 2pm-5pm in the Waves Lounge

  • $3,000 Senior Hot Seat

Wednesday, August 21• 11am-4pm
Simply play at your favorite slot machine for your chance to win.
$25 Buy-In Blackjack Tournament – Guaranteed $1,000 prize pool! Tournaments are Thursdays, August 8 and 22 at 7pm. $20 Buy-in • $5 Entry free. Registration begins 2 hours prior to start time at the casino cashier.
$150,000 Free Play Slot Tournament – Biggest tournament in the Tri-State! Earn 800 slot base points or win a slot jackpot of $1,200 or more in a month to receive an entry to the next month’s tournament.
Hot Hotel Deal – Earn 200 same day base points for a free hotel room! Simply swipe your Players Club card at any promotional kiosk to receive your hotel voucher. Present your voucher at the hotel front desk to make your reservation. Offer available Sundays – Thursdays in August. See Player Services for complete details.
Spin For Spunky – You could win up to $100 in racing wagers! Earn 1 entry for every $5 racing wager placed at any mutuel teller. Deposit your entry in the barrel located at the Racing Program Booth. Five winners are drawn every Saturday, plus, Friday, August 30 and Sunday, September 1 after matinee and evening races 9 and 11.
Pick ‘N Win – Every Saturday you could win your share of $1,000 in racing wagers! Visit a mutuel teller for complete details.
Last Chance To Win – You could win a $500 racing wager on Saturday, August 31. Simply write your name and Player ID number on your non-cashed tickets and deposit them in the barrel on second floor racing by race 15.
Get Your Grind On! – There are new ways to win on your favorite table games including Vegas-style odds on Craps, double-deck and 6-deck shoes on Blackjack and new side bets linked to our progressive jackpot over $116,000.00*!
*Jackpot amount changes daily.
New Member $20 Free Play – New Players Club members receive $20 Free Play instantly. No scratching, no waiting, just Free Play – instantly!
Ultimate Tailgate – Kick-off the football season at our ultimate tailgate party and wing challenge on Thursday, September 5 from 5pm-8:30pm in the showroom. Your $10 cover includes samples of tailgate favorites and wings, a free draft in souvenir cup, music by DJ Kyle Mac and the chance to win $100 Free Play! Plus, watch Baltimore vs. Denver kick-off the 2013-14 season on the big screen at 8:30pm. For tickets call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or visit Must be 21 or older to enter.
Upcoming Live Entertainment In The Showroom

  • The Wheeling Jamboree

Every Saturday · 6pm
Visit for weekly artist line-up and tickets.

  • Two Kings – A Tribute To Michael Jackson and Elvis Presely

Enjoy your favorite songs by Bobby Miller as Michael Jackson and Mike Russell as Elvis Presley.
Saturday, August 31 · 7pm
General Admission: $10
For tickets call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or visit Must be 21 or older to enter.
Waves Lounge entertainment every Friday & Saturday 9pm-1am

  • August 2: Kick Start
  • August 3: DJ JRage
  • August 9: Smoke Daddy
  • August 10: The Jades
  • August 16 & 17: Easy Street
  • August 23: Twice As Nice
  • August 24: Silver Sky
  • August 30: Twice As Nice
  • August 31: Hit Play

For complete promotional rules, visit the Player Services Desk. To make hotel reservations or receive more information about Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack visit
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Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 24 table games, 9-table poker room, 1,400 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 17 first place “Best of Gaming” Awards by Casino Player Magazine’s July 2013 readers poll including Best Casino and Best Reel Slots for the 5th consecutive year.
Wheeling Island welcomes more than 2 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
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