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Columbus Blue Jackets Announce Wheeling Island Hotel Casino as Presenting Partner of First Home Playoff Game

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that the hockey club's first-ever home playoff game will be presented by Wheeling Island Hotel Casino. The West Virginia-based hotel and casino has been affiliated with the hockey club since the 2007-08 season.

To highlight their involvement, Wheeling Island is giving all fans at tonight's game a pair of buffet vouchers good for use at the hotel. In addition, one lucky fan will win an overnight package to Wheeling Island Hotel Casino that will include one room night, $100 restaurant voucher at The Pointe Steakhouse, complimentary breakfast, and free valet parking. That same fan will compete in an on-ice intermission contest to win $100, $150, or $250 cash at Wheeling Island. The contestant will also be playing on behalf of 1,400 fans who will take home cash vouchers of $10, $15, $25 depending on the outcome of the contest.

Game 3 of the Blue Jackets Stanley Cup Playoffs first round best-of-seven series against the defending champion Detroit Red Wings is set for tonight. Face-off at Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET. All Blue Jackets Stanley Cup Playoffs games will be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.

About Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center
Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center offers over 2,000 slot machines, 151-room deluxe hotel, the #1 Greyhound Track in the USA (based on purses paid), five delicious restaurants, 550-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services, gift shop and fitness center. Wheeling Island also has 64 table games including blackjack, craps, roulette and Poker Room. For more information, visit online at

Wheeling Island Gaming, Inc. owns and operates Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center, 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, TD Banknorth Garden, and American Park ‘n Swap. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States approaching $2 billion in annual revenue and 40,000 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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