Public Relations Manager Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sarah Barten
Public Relations Manager
Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley
Phone: (320) 532-5939 or (763) 238-0717
E-Mail: [email protected]
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
“WHEEL OF FORTUNE” TO INTERVIEW
POTENTIAL CONTESTANTS AT GRAND CASINO
MILLE LACS AND GRAND CASINO HINCKLEY
ONAMIA, Minn. And HINCKLEY, Minn – Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino
Hinckley visitors will have their chance to audition to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune as
part of a preliminary contestant search. Three one-hour sessions will be held at Grand Casino
Mille Lacs on Friday, June 6, at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. and at Grand Casino Hinckley on
Sunday, June 8, at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m.
How it will work
Everyone who comes to a “Wheelmobile” event will receive a color-coded application,
corresponding to a specific one-hour show. Applications will be submitted upon entering the
casino Events and Convention Center. Prior to each show time, all applications will be put into a
golden drum on the stage. When the show begins, the Wheelmobile host will pick applications
(in groups of five) at random from the drum and call participants up to the stage to play the
game.
Each contestant on stage will do a brief interview and play a simulated version of the Wheel of
Fortune Speed-Up Round. Each contestant will be evaluated as a potential contestant for the
show. At the end of the round, all contestants will be awarded a prize.
After the Wheelmobile event at Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley, Wheel of
Fortune staff will choose the people they believe will be the best candidates for the show based
on their overall performance on stage. These candidates will be invited to take part in a final
round of auditions, which will be held in the Minneapolis/St Paul area within a few months of
the event date.
Wheel of Fortune staff will get as many people up to the stage as possible. However, there will
be more people at the Wheelmobile event than can audition. For this reason, some slots will be
reserved in the final auditions for people who attend Wheelmobile events but do not make it on
stage. Names will be drawn at random from all applications received at the Grand Casino events
for these slots.
If you are invited to the final auditions, you will receive a letter or e-mail within a few months of
the last Wheelmobile event.
About Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley
Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley are owned by Mille Lacs Corporate
Ventures. The casinos feature gaming, accommodations, dining, conference and banquet
facilities, live entertainment, and The Grand Harmony Spa and Grand National Golf Club at
Grand Casino Hinckley. The casinos directly employ more than 2,900 people and cover more
than 3,500 people with their insurance plan. The Mille Lacs Band taxes these entities at 100
percent and utilizes the revenues to provide health care, education, and other programs and
services to Band members. The Band also invests in infrastructure and economic development
that directly benefit the entire community.
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