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Simms Leaving Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack for New Job

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Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack President and General Manager Jim Simms has accepted an opportunity to open a new casino property in Ohio.

The casino is a joint venture between Delaware North Companies and Churchill Downs Incorporated.

Simms will start his new job in April of this year.

Simms joined Wheeling Island in 2006 and was key to the implementation of table games at the casino. He was appointed to president and general manager in 2008. 

Delaware North Gaming & Entertainment will conduct a nationwide search to replace Simms at Wheeling Island.