Edgewood Man Hits Mega Jackpot at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Dover, DE, November 13, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Tracy Shepard, a 68-year-old retiree from Edgewood, Md., won a hefty $410,835 jackpot last night on a one-dollar Wheel of Fortune® MegaJackpots® machine, a progressive game linked to all three of Delaware’s casinos.

Mr. Shepard sat speechless before the winning slot machine for nearly ten minutes as a crowd of casino guests gathered to congratulate him. When the shock began to wear off, Shepard revealed that he would share some of his winnings with his children, take a hunting trip and save the rest.

The Mega Jackpot is one of the largest all-cash jackpots in Delaware history and the third-largest winning jackpot paid by Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. All three of the largest jackpots paid at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino were achieved on progressive games, the higher two on Ca$hola™, a penny game linked to casinos in Rhode Island, West Virginia and Delaware. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s current Ca$hola jackpot amount has risen to $4.3 million.


Owned by Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino® is a premier gaming and entertainment resort destination in the Mid-Atlantic region. The 165,000-sq.-ft. casino is open 24 hours daily and has approximately 3,100 video lottery terminals (slot machines) controlled by the Delaware Lottery. The Colonnade features a casino lounge - Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, The Colonnade Marketplace, Swarovski, Godiva, Fashions of The Colonnade, Frankie’s, Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House and Sweet Perks Too. The state-of-the-art, 7,400-sq.-ft. Race & Sports Book offering horse racing and professional football wagering opened on September 3, 2009. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is planning a full-service table gaming operation to include blackjack, craps, roulette and poker. Early projections forecast the opening of table games by mid 2010. The AAA-rated Four Diamond Dover Downs Hotel is the largest in Delaware with 500 luxurious rooms/suites, indoor pool, sauna, exercise room, gift shop, Toppers Spa/Salon, 1,600-seat Rollins Center® ballroom and 35,000 sq. ft. of multi-function space. Additional property amenities include seven restaurants/cafes, five bars, world-class live harness racing and simulcast horse racing. For more information, please visit doverdowns.com.

Contact: Lisa Butler
Public Relations Specialist
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
(302) 857-3725
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Lisa Butler