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Simms Leaving Wheeling Island Casino

Accepts position to open new slots facility in Lebanon, Ohio

February 1, 2013

WHEELING -- Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack President and General Manager Jim Simms today accepted an opportunity to open a new casino in Lebanon, Ohi....

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Feb-02-13 12:31 PM

Burning, You are right, but the Casino doesn't even bother to promote the Dog Racing part of it. Results aren't even in local paper or entries. Management seems to forget the best way to get customers is to get them in the door.

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Feb-02-13 10:52 AM

Of course the profits were good when table gaming first hit and PA and OH didn't have it.

Wheeling Island is really going downhill they are being outdone by the 2 casinos in PA that are not far from Wheeling. I have been to all 3 in the past year and can make a fair evaluation. If Wheeling Island didn't have the dog racing that makes the casino a little more unique it would be in huge trouble.

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Feb-02-13 4:24 AM

So what happens to the Wheeling Jamboree shows that have been broadcasting from the showroom since October?

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Feb-02-13 12:27 AM


Delaware North has succeeded as "hot dog" (concession) sales. Sims excelled at counting mustard jars and weighing onions. Wheeling Island Casino has literally gone to the dogs, and they can't draw flies.

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Feb-01-13 1:37 PM

Smart move. Jumping from a slowly sinking ship.

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