|Wheel of Fortune coming to RP seeking players
Wheelmobile to roll into Graton Resort & Casino for two-days to search for Northern California contestants on March 8-9
Wheel of Fortune, based out of Los Angeles, is combing Northern California seeking contestants, and its Wheelmobile has a stop planned for the Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park on March 8-9 from noon-4 p.m. both days.
And no, neither Pat Sajak nor Vanna White will be on hand.
By now, some may be asking exactly what is the Wheelmobile. Well, it’s a 36-foot Winnebago that tours nationwide in search of contestants for television's top-rated game show. The event will be held inside the casino’s Events Center, and only those 21 years or older are eligible to participate.
Applications will be handed out one hour before each of the three shows of the day begins. Shows begin at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., with each show lasting about an hour. Wheel of Fortune cautions there is no need to arrive hours in advance of the event. Everyone who attends the event will be able to submit an application. Participants will be selected to come to the stage and audition via a random draw.
Everyone who comes to a Wheelmobile event will receive a color-coded application. The color of the application tells what time the game a contestant is eligible for will begin.
Participants must fill out an application and drop it in a nearby receptacle. Just before show time, all the applications will be put in a big golden drum that sits on the stage.
When the show begins, the Wheelmobile host will pick applications at random from the drum and call participants up to the stage (in groups of five)
to play the game. On stage, each contestant will be briefly interviewed and will play a version of the Wheel of Fortune Speed-Up Round.
Each person who comes up to the stage will be evaluated as a potential contestant for the show. At the end of the puzzle all contestants on stage will be awarded a prize.
After the Wheelmobile event concludes, those believed to be the best candidates for the show (based on their overall performance on stage) will be selected to take part in a final round of auditions. These final auditions will take place in the Northern California area within a few months after the last event date. Those invited to the final auditions will receive a letter or email.
Those who are ineligible to be a contestant are those who work for or are related to anyone who works for Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Sony Pictures Television Inc., Sony Pictures Television International, Quadra Productions, Inc., CBS Television Distribution Group, game show prize suppliers, KGO-TV (including its advertisers and affiliated radio stations), or any TV stations or networks broadcasting Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy.
Also, those who have appeared on another game show, dating-relationship show or reality show in the last year or three game shows, dating-relationship shows or reality shows in the last 10 years or appeared on any version of Wheel of Fortune, including “Teen Week,” “Wheel 2000,” or the daytime version of the show.