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Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino & Racetrack


1937

Wheeling Downs opened for harness racing

Other events that happened on or around 1937

1962

A fire ended racing at Wheeling Downs

Other events that happened on or around 1962

1968

Wheeling Downs reopened

Other events that happened on or around 1968

1969

Harness racing at Wheeling Downs resumed

Other events that happened on or around 1969

1975

Harness racing at Wheeling Downs stopped

Other events that happened on or around 1975

1976

Wheeling Downs began dog racing

Other events that happened on or around 1976

1994

The West Virginia Lottery Commission approved the first 400 video slot machines at Wheeling Downs

Other events that happened on or around 1994

2001

Video gambling provided 85% of revenue at Wheeling Downs

Other events that happened on or around 2001

2003

A major expansion was completed at Wheeling Downs

Other events that happened on or around 2003

2004

There were 2,183 lottery machines at Wheeling Downs

Other events that happened on or around 2004


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