TRAVIS TRITT TO PERFORM AT MOUNTAINEER CASINO

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TRAVIS TRITT TO PERFORM AT MOUNTAINEER CASINO

Chester, WV (July 11, 2014) – Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort will feature country superstar Travis Tritt in an unforgettable performance at The Harv on Saturday, September 27.

Tickets for the much anticipated show go on sale Thursday, July 3 at 10 am. Mountaineer now offers a limited number of prime Reserved Seats for sale in the Harv in the first four center rows. The remainder of Harv seating is general admission by section.
Travis Tritt’s unique blend of Southern Rock, blues and gospel led to a sound that skyrocketed his career in the early 90′s and carved out his spot amongst the country elite. His outlaw image and conspicuous lack of a cowboy hate set him apart from his contemporaries and amassed him a devoted fan base that continues to fill venues coast-to-coast.

Tritt has experienced wide-spread success in his career with a string of number one hits including “Help Me Hold On,” “Anymore,” “Can I Trust You With My Heart,” “Foolish Pride,” and “Best of Intentions”. His album It’s All About to Change was certified as a three time multi-platinum album and is also his highest peaking album on Billboard. Tritt’s first, third and fourth albums, Country Club, T-R-O-U-B-L-E and Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof, are all certified double platinum, while The Restless Kind, Down the Road I Go and his Greatest Hits: From the Beginning album are all certified platinum. Over the course of his career, Tritt has sold over 12 million records in the U.S., according to the RIAA, with press statements for Tritt estimating his overall sales at 25 million.

Travis Tritt will take the stage at the Harv at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort on Saturday, September 27th at 8pm at the Harv. Tickets are general admission by section and start at just $20 plus taxes and fees. Reserved seating is available in the first four center rows. Tickets go on sale July 3 at 10am and can be purchased online at MOREatMountaineer.com and etix.com, in person at Mountaineer’s Players Club or by calling 800-80-40-HOT ext. 8297.

About Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is located in Chester, WV. Mountaineer Casino features slot machines, table games, live poker tables, a thoroughbred racetrack, an upscale hotel with amenities, golf course, fine dining and entertainment, a theater and events center, and a convention center. Visit Mountaineer at MoreAtMountaineer.com or call 800-804-0468.

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Contact: Lesley Campbell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, 304-387-7963, lcampbell@mtrgaming.com.

GLADYS KNIGHT TO PERFORM AT MOUNTAINEER CASINO

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GLADYS KNIGHT TO PERFORM AT MOUNTAINEER CASINO

Chester, WV (July 11, 2014) – Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort will feature the legendary Gladys Knight in a soulful performance at The Harv on Saturday, September 13.

Tickets for the much anticipated show go on sale Thursday, July 3 at 10am. Mountaineer now offers a limited number of prime Reserved Seats for sale in the Harv in the first four center rows. The remainder of Harv seating is general admission by section.
Gladys Knight’s career has spanned over five decades, making her a true musical icon and performer. The seven-time Grammy winner boasts #1 hits in pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary and has also made her mark in film, television and live performances.

Georgia-born Knight debuted in 1960 as the front-woman of the band Gladys Knight & The Pips. Their lush harmonies and graceful choreography led the group to achieve iconic status, having recorded some of the most memorable songs of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Hits such as “Every Beat of My Heart,” “Letter Full of Tears,” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” and “If I Were Your Woman” set the stage for an amazing run in the mid-1970s. Gladys & The Pips solidified their status as a first-class musical ensemble with several Top 10 gold-certified singles like “Neither One of Us (Wants to be the First to Say Goodbye),” “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination,” and “Midnight Train to Georgia”.

As a solo artist, Gladys Knight has released more than 38 albums over the years, including her most recent releases: “Good Woman,” (1991); “Just for You” (1994); and “Many Different Roads” (1999). Her 2001 album release, “At Last”, showcased Gladys’ chart-topping skills and employed the talents of contemporary producers like Randy Jackson, Gary Brown and James D.C. Williams III, Jon John, Jamey Jaz, Keith Thomas, Tom Dowd and Tiger Roberts.

In 1995, Knight earned her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the next year, Gladys Knight & The Pips were inducted into the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame. In 1997, Gladys Knights & The Pips were honored yet again when presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame. In 2004, Knight received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual BET Awards ceremony.

Gladys Knight will take the stage at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort on Saturday, September 13th at 8pm at the Harv. Tickets are general admission by section and start at just $30 plus taxes and fees. Reserved seating is available in the first four center rows. Tickets go on sale July 3 at 10am and can be purchased online at MOREatMountaineer.com and etix.com, in person at Mountaineer’s Players Club or by calling 800-80-40-HOT ext. 8297.

About Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is located in Chester, WV. Mountaineer Casino features slot machines, table games, live poker tables, a thoroughbred racetrack, an upscale hotel with amenities, golf course, fine dining and entertainment, a theater and events center, and a convention center. Visit Mountaineer at MoreAtMountaineer.com or call 800-804-0468.

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Contact: Lesley Campbell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations,
304-387-7963, lesleyrcampbell@mtrgaming.com

MOUNTAINEER CASINO DONATES ROOMS TO 4-H GROUP

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MOUNTAINEER CASINO DONATES ROOMS TO 4-H GROUP

Chester, WV (June 7th, 2014) – Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is donating 15 rooms to Outspoken for WV 4H to relax and rest up before their over 250 mile fundraising and awareness bike ride through 11 counties in West Virginia.

Outspoken’s riders will meet at Mountaineer on June 11th to check in for the night before departing on their journey at the World’s Largest Teapot in Chester on June 12th. The crew will stop at the Grave Creek Mound in Moundsville overnight and continue their journey toward Wetzel County. From there, they will ride through Monogalia, Preston, Taylor, Marion, Harrison and finally Lewis County. Their expansive journey will conclude on June 15th at Jackson’s Mill for the opening of the 4-H Older Members Conference, where many of the riders will stay on as campers and counselors.

“Mountaineer has had a long history of supporting our local 4-H groups and we are happy to provide them a safe, comfortable place to rest before they begin their long journey,” said Chris Kern, general manager of Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort. “The riders and their crew are going the distance to promote their organization and we are pleased to be able to help them along the way.”

Outspoken for 4-H is an annual fundraising bicycle campaign to raise money and awareness for West Virginia’s 4-H program and the state’s 4-H camps, in additional to promoting positive youth development and lifestyle. Riders who take part in the bicycle campaign include 4-H members, leaders and supporters. The ride has enjoyed much success ensuring campers can attend camp at a low cost. This year, the group has a goal of raising $20,000.

For those interested in supporting 4-H and Outspoken, there are three ways to contribute.
A donation form can be downloaded at www.OutspokenFor4H.ext.wvu.edu. Instructions for mailing the form are also available on the website.
Online donations can be made by visiting www.outspokenfor4h.kintera.org and clicking on the “Give Now” link located in the left-hand menu area.
Finally, donors can text “WVU Bike” to the number 85944 to give $10 to the 4-H Annual Fund. Your texted gift will go to support the Outspoken cyclists and 4-H campers. Standard text messaging rates may apply. Please check with your mobile carrier before texting.

About Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is located in Chester, WV. Mountaineer Casino features slot machines, table games, live poker tables, a thoroughbred racetrack, an upscale hotel with amenities, golf course, fine dining and entertainment, a theater and events center, and a convention center. Visit Mountaineer at www.MOREatMountaineer.com or call 800-804-0468.

Contact: Lesley Campbell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, 304-387-7963, lcampbell@mtrgaming.com

SEE CALIFORNIA CHROME’S TRIPLE CROWN BID AT MOUNTAINEER CASINO

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SEE CALIFORNIA CHROME’S TRIPLE CROWN BID AT MOUNTAINEER CASINO

 

Chester, WV (June 2, 2014) As California Chrome makes a bid to win the prestigious Triple Crown at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 7th, patrons can wager on this historic event at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.

If California Chrome wins the Triple Crown, Mountaineer will award Triple Points to guests who placed any racing wager with their INClub card that day.  Guests making at least one race bet and showing their INCLub card will receive the triple points for all of their racing, slot and table carded play from Saturday.  The INClub card is free to guests age 21 or older.

Belmont Park’s full card will be available for wagering in the casino beginning at 11:35 amand trackside beginning at noon,  when the doors open.  The Belmont Stakes is scheduled for approximately 6:25 pm on Saturday.  Mountaineer’s live thoroughbred racing will begin following the conclusion of the Belmont card, at 7pm.

In addition to wagering, a $15.99 dinner buffet will be featured in the Mountaineer Club beginning at 5pm.  Reservations are recommended and can be obtained by calling 304-387-8000.

Guests who purchase a Mountaineer racing program on Saturday evening can present can a coupon to receive a free t-shirt.  T-Shirts will be available at the program stand trackside beginning at 7:15 pm, while supplies last.

About Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort

Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is located in Chester, WV.  Mountaineer Casino features slot machines, table games, live poker tables, a thoroughbred racetrack, an upscale hotel with amenities, golf course, fine dining and entertainment, a theater and events center, and a convention center.  Visit Mountaineer at www.MoreAtMountaineer.com or call 800-804-0468.

 

Contact:  Lesley Campbell, Director of Market and Public Relations, 304-387-7963, lcampbell@mtrgaming.com

MOUNTAINEER ANNOUNCES TEAM MEMBER OF THE QUARTER

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MOUNTAINEER ANNOUNCES TEAM MEMBER OF THE QUARTER

Chester, WV (May 30, 2014) – Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort honored John Miller of Lodge Maintenance as Team Member of the Quarter during a luncheon at Mountaineer.

Miller was honored for his professionalism and excellent service in all aspects of his position.

“We are so proud to have John as a member of our team,” said Garth Wilcox, senior director of property management at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort. “John always goes above and beyond what we as a company expect from our team members. He has been an important part of our hotel renovation team, applying his expertise and knowledge to tasks and keeping us on schedule.”

Nominees who were nominated as Team Member of the Quarter for their outstanding service also included: Cathy Kosut, Racing; Carey Vanscooter, Food and Beverage; Johnny Zatelo, Food and Beverage; Bonnie Butler, Resort Operations; Gary Louk, Resort Operations; Juan Gonzalez, Resort Operations; Willis Curenton, Security; Chelsea Miller, Finance; Mary Noble, Slots; Judy Lashhorn, Table Games; and Sara Slusar-McNabb, Table Games.

Team members are nominated by their specific department and the winner is selected by Executive Management.

About Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is located in Chester, WV. Mountaineer Casino features slot machines, table games, live poker tables, a thoroughbred racetrack, an upscale hotel with amenities, golf course, fine dining and entertainment, a theater and events center, and a convention center. Visit Mountaineer at www.MOREatMountaineer.com or call 800-804-0468.

Contact: Lesley Campbell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, 304-387-7963, lcampbell@mtrgaming.com

COMEDIAN BILL ENGVALL TO PERFORM AT MOUNTAINEER CASINO

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COMEDIAN BILL ENGVALL TO PERFORM AT MOUNTAINEER CASINO

Chester, WV (May 29, 2014) – Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort will host comedian Bill Engvall in a hilarious show on Friday, August 1st, 2014 at the Harv, during West Virginia Derby weekend.

Tickets for the side-splitting show go on sale Thursday, June 5 at 10am. Mountaineer Casino now offers a limited number of prime Reserved Seats for sale in the Harv in the first four center rows. The remainder of Harv seating is general admission by section.

Bill Engvall hadn’t always dreamed of being in comedy. The native Texan moved to Dallas where he was working as a disc jockey with plans of becoming a teacher. It wasn’t until one evening in a nightclub when he decided to try his hand at stand-up comedy that he found out that making people laugh was his true calling.

During his time in the comedy industry, Bill has seen much success as a comedian. He was part of the Blue Collar Comedy concert films. These films became Comedy Central’s most watched movies and specials. The Blue Comedy tours sold over 9 million units and also led to a Grammy-nominated soundtrack, Blue Collar Comedy Tour- One for the Road.

Bill’s first album, Here’s Your Sign, has been certified platinum and held the #1 position on the Billboard Comedy Chart for 15 straight weeks. The single of the same name was also ranked #1 on Billboard’s Country Singles Sales Chart for ten weeks, reached the Top 30 on the Billboard’s Singles Sales Chart, and achieved Gold status, which is not a common occurrence in the comedy market. In 1997, Engvall also won the “Best Selling Comedy album” award at the annual NARM convention, outselling albums by Chris Rock and Adam Sandler.

Bill Engvall will perform at the Harv on Friday, August 1st at 8pm. Tickets are general admission by section and start at just $25 plus taxes and fees. Reserved seating is also available and is located in the first four center rows. Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 5th at 10am and can be purchased at MOREatMountaineer.com,etix.com, at Mountaineer’s Players Club or by calling 800-80-40-HOT (800-804-0468) ext. 8297

About Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is located in Chester, WV. Mountaineer Casino features slot machines, table games, live poker tables, a thoroughbred racetrack, an upscale hotel with amenities, golf course, fine dining and entertainment, a theater and events center, and a convention center. Visit Mountaineer at www.MOREatMountaineer.com or call 800-804-0468.

Contact: Lesley Campbell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, 304-387-7963, lcampbell@mtrgaming.com

MOUNTAINEER CASINO ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

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MOUNTAINEER CASINO ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

 Chester, WV (May 27, 2014) -Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort announced the names of three Hancock County high school graduates who have been named recipients of the Mountaineer Futures Scholarship for the 2014/2015 academic year.

After a rigorous application and interview process, the following students have been awarded Mountaineer Futures Scholarships:  Casey Baird from Oak Glen High School, who will be going into the Nursing program at Fairmont State College, Alisandra Welch from Weirton Madonna High School, who will be majoring in Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and Stephen White from Weir High, who will be pursuing Electrical Engineering at MIT.  These three students will receive a $1,000 yearly scholarship award towards their college tuition for up to four years.

“We are proud of these future leaders and feel very fortunate to be able to provide them with scholarship assistance as they forge their ways toward a bright future,” said Vince Azzarello, Sr. Director of Human Resources.  “These students have proven to be some of the most driven young adults in our county and Mountaineer is glad to play a part in their future success.”

The 2014 Mountaineer Futures Scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 for tuition, books, and fees for the first year at an accredited college or university.  The students may receive that award for four years, or a total of up to $4,000, provided they maintain a minimum GPA.

The scholarship application process is announced each year and is open to Hancock County high school students from Oak Glen, Weir High, and Madonna.

About Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort

Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is located in Chester, WV. Mountaineer Casino features slot machines, table games, live poker tables, a thoroughbred racetrack, an upscale hotel with amenities, golf course, fine dining and entertainment, a theater and events center, and a convention center. Visit Mountaineer atwww.MOREatMountaineer.com or call800-804-0468.

Contact: Lesley Campbell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, 304-387-7963lcampbell@mtrgaming.com

 

JAMEY JOHNSON PERFORMS AT MOUNTAINEER CASINO ON AUG. 16

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JAMEY JOHNSON PERFORMS AT MOUNTAINEER CASINO ON AUG. 16

Chester, WV (May 23, 2014) – Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort will present the platinum-selling country singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson in a standout performance at the Harv on Saturday, Aug. 16.

Tickets for the much-anticipated show go on sale Thursday, May 29 at 10 a.m. Mountaineer Casino now offers a limited number of prime Reserved Seats for sale in the Harv in the first four center rows. The remainder of Harv seating is general admission by section.

“You’ll see me do a lot of my songs, including my old stuff,” he says. “If I have a new song that I want to share, you will hear that. When I’m not doing my songs, I’ll be doing everybody else’s that I like, from every format.

“My taste is vintage, traditional, and that is not to say that everything I do is old. There are a lot of new writers these days that are putting out great music that I find in the same vein as the old stuff I like and we may try some of that out.”

The Washington Post considers him to be “one of the greatest country singers of our time.” His 2008 album, That Lonesome Song, was certified platinum for 1 million in sales, and his 2010 ambitious double album, The Guitar Song, received a gold certification.

In addition, he won two Song of the Year Trophies, for “Give It Away” and “In Color,” both from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association, and has received six Grammy nominations. He has received tremendous praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal and other publications, many of which have hailed his albums as masterpieces.

In 2012, the Alabama native released his fourth studio album, a tribute project to late songwriter Hank Cochran. The Grammy-nominated Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran paired him with Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ray Price, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Vince Gill and Merle Haggard.

In 2013, the Nashville Scene’s 13th annual Country Music Critics’ Poll named it the year’s best album. (Two years earlier, the same poll named Johnson’s The Guitar Song as the year’s best album, and Johnson himself as best male vocalist, best songwriter and artist of the year.) There is great anticipation as to what he will write and record next.

Johnson will perform at the Harv on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 8p.m. Tickets are general admission by section and start at just $20 plus taxes and fees. Reserved seating is also available and is located in the first four center rows. Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 29 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at MOREatMountaineer.com,etix.com, at Mountaineer’s Players Club or by calling 800-80-40-HOT (800-804-0468) ext. 8297

About Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is located in Chester, WV. Mountaineer Casino features slot machines, table games, live poker tables, a thoroughbred racetrack, an upscale hotel with amenities, golf course, fine dining and entertainment, a theater and events center, and a convention center. Visit Mountaineer at www.MOREatMountaineer.com or call 800-804-0468.

Contact: Lesley Campbell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, 304-387-7963, lcampbell@mtrgaming.com

MOUNTAINEER OUTDOOR POOLS TO OPEN FOR THE SEASON

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MOUNTAINEER OUTDOOR POOLS TO OPEN FOR THE SEASON

Chester, WV (May 21, 2014) – Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort will celebrate the start of the summer season by opening its two outdoor pools on Friday, May 23, just in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Guests can kick off the summer season and celebrate the holiday weekend at the two outdoor pools located in the hotel courtyard and at the Fitness Centre.

The Fitness Centre pool is available to the public. Pool passes can be purchased for the Fitness Centre pool for $7 for adults, including two children under 10. The cost for any additional children under 10 is $2, with a limit of four per adult. Children 10-15 years of age are $5, and ages 16 and up is $7. All prices and passes are for one day.

The Hotel Outdoor pool will also open this Friday for the Lodge and Grande Hotel guests only. Hotel guests are invited to use of both the Fitness Centre and hotel swimming pools at no additional charge. Both indoor and outdoor pools are heated. All minor children must be accompanied by an adult.

“It’s the start of the summer season at Mountaineer, and we are excited to open our outdoor pools for guests and area residents to come and escape from the hot summer heat,” said Chris Kern, general manager of Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort. “The summer season is a busy time for our resort, with a wide variety of activities going on for all ages and interests.”

For more information regarding the Fitness Centre pool, please call the Fitness Centre at 304-387-8174.

About Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is located in Chester, WV. Mountaineer Casino features slot machines, table games, live poker tables, a thoroughbred racetrack, an upscale hotel with amenities, golf course, fine dining and entertainment, a theater and events center, and a convention center. Visit Mountaineer at www.MOREatMountaineer.com or call 800-804-0468.

Contact: Lesley Campbell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, 304-387-7963, lcampbell@mtrgaming.com

FIRST RESPONDERS HONORED WITH FREE MEMORIAL DAY BUFFET AT MOUNTAINEER CASINO

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FIRST RESPONDERS HONORED WITH FREE MEMORIAL DAY BUFFET AT MOUNTAINEER CASINO

 

Chester, WV (May 21, 2014) – Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort will honor first responders on Memorial Day with a free meal at the Riverfront Buffet.

All police, fire, EMT, veterans and active military personnel who visit the Riverfront Buffet and present valid credentials, such as military ID, will be admitted to the buffet free of charge on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th.  The buffet is located adjacent to the gaming floor at the casino.

“We want to pay our respects to all of the first responders who rush to the scene whenever and wherever they are needed, “ said general manager Chris Kern.  “ These brave men and women risk their lives to protect and serve our community.  We feel it’s appropriate to thank them on Memorial Day for the dedication they show every day.”

The Riverfront Buffet boasts a wide variety of offerings, including soup, comfort food, seafood, Italian, Asian cuisine and more.  A wide selection of salad bar choices is available, as well as a variety of desserts.   First responders presenting their valid credentials will receive one free buffet on Memorial Day Monday from 11:30 am until 9 pm at Mountaineer’s Riverfront Buffet.

 

About Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort

Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is located in Chester, WV. Mountaineer Casino features slot machines, table games, live poker tables, a thoroughbred racetrack, an upscale hotel with amenities, golf course, fine dining and entertainment, a theater and events center, and a convention center. Visit Mountaineer at www.MOREatMountaineer.com or call 800-804-0468.

 

Contact: Lesley Campbell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, 304-387-7963, lcampbell@mtrgaming.com