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Wind Creek Casino & Hotel’s Aquarium Set to Make Debut on Animal Planet’s Hit TV Series “Tanked”

4/23/2013
Aquarium, built as part of casino’s “Wonders of the Gulf” promotion, is also a scale model of historic Mobile Bay lighthouse
 
Mobile, Ala. - Wind Creek Casino & Hotel (Wind Creek) is excited to announce that the Aquarium built for their Wonders of the Gulf promotion, the biggest promotion ever for the Atmore-based casino, will debut on Animal Planet’s hit TV series Tanked on Friday, April 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (8 p.m. CT).
 
The Wonders of the Gulf promotion involves giving away $100,000 every eight days from April to September 2013 on live webcast, and the promotion culminates with a $1 million giveaway in late September. To celebrate the promotion, Wind Creek partnered with Animal Planet’s hit TV series Tanked to build an aquarium on the casino’s main floor. The tank is designed to replicate the historic Middle Bay Lighthouse (located in Mobile Bay) in celebration of Mobile Bay and the Gulf Coast.
 
"One of the most interesting aspects of this promotion was the opportunity to work with the team from Tanked. It isn’t every day that you have a production crew show up at your door and begin building a massive aquarium with an authentic replica of our local lighthouse," said Arthur Mothershed, Wind Creek Casino and Hotel Property Manager. "I enjoyed watching what all goes into their work, and we are all looking forward to seeing our project on their television program."
 
The 3,600-gallon saltwater aquarium features more than 100 species of marine life indigenous to Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean waters. The species are cared for and maintained by a professional aquarist to insure the health and prosperity of the diverse marine population.
 
While the marine life is certainly impressive, guests will be wowed by the ornate detail that the team from Tanked applied to the replica lighthouse sitting atop the aquarium. Using renovation renderings, measurements provided by the Alabama Lighthouse Association and measurements from on-site visits, the team managed to construct an unbelievably realistic 1:5 scale model of the circa 1885 lighthouse. The lighthouse features a working beacon light and interior lights, custom-made decorative trim and boatlifts, and even hand-crafted (to scale) seagulls.
 
For more information about Wonders of the Gulf, please visit www.wondersatwindcreek.com.
 
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