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Chinook Winds Casino Resort will give give Oregon Coast trivia buffs the chance to vie for TV stardom when it hosts the “Wheel of Fortune” Wheelmobile this weekend.

The Wheelmobile gives “Wheel of Fortune” fans the opportunity to show off their personality and puzzle-solving skills and be evaluated to move forward in the contestant audition process.

“Every year, ‘Wheel of Fortune’ receives over 1 million inquiries from viewers who want to be contestants,” said Executive Producer Harry Friedman. “The Wheelmobile was created to give people all over the country an opportunity to realize that dream.”

In fact, most contestants who appear on “Wheel of Fortune” are discovered at Wheelmobile events in their hometowns.

Would-be contestants will need to fill out an application for the chance to have their name drawn at random to tryout on stage. Everyone who participates on stage will receive a prize. Those who submit an application and are not called up on stage can still be selected at random to be invited to a future final round of auditions when the show’s contestant producers return to the area.

The open auditions will take place at noon, 1:30 and 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15, at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort.

The event will be held inside the Chinook Winds Showroom and the applications to audition will be distributed in the tented outdoor space located adjacent to the showroom.

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