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Wheeling Island Casino is in the northern panhandle of West Virginia. The casino property is on an island in the Ohio River. It is home to a casino, sportsbook, greyhound racetrack, and an off-track betting parlor. The facility’s history dates to a racetrack that opened in 1937.

There are 1,100 slot and video poker machines at Wheeling Island Casino. There are 43 table games, a poker room, sportsbook and race book.

Smoking is allowed at Wheeling Island. Casino patrons must be at least 21 years old. Guests under 18 are allowed in the racing area, but must be accompanied by an adult.

We visited 58 casinos across the region on this trip. While all of the West Virginia casinos were near the top in terms of hospitality, Wheeling Island is a step above. It was the friendliest casino we have ever visited. We stayed the night in Wheeling and encountered the same level of hospitality across the city. It was a great experience. We recommend a visit here if you like checking out regional casinos or enjoy history and nature. The area has a lot of both.

Wheeling Island casino

Penny and reel slots account for most of the 1,100 machines at Wheeling Island in West Virginia. There are some Game King video poker and keno games with the basic selection of games. The video poker denominations are quarter and half-dollar. We recommend playing 7/5 Bonus Poker at the casino bar. It was the best video poker game that we found in any of the four West Virginia casinos that we visited.

All other video poker machines seemed to be part of the video lottery and its related pay tables. This includes both Game Kings and Pick N Play.

Wheeling Island table games

Most of the 43 table games at Wheeling Island are blackjack. These six-deck tables have a $10 or $15 minimum bet. Players may double down before and after splitting. Late surrender and re-splitting aces to three hands are offered. The dealer stands on all 17’s.

The other table games at Wheeling Island are double zero roulette, craps, Three Card Poker, and Mississippi Stud. The minimum bet for each is generally $5. Craps odds are 10 times, and the field pays double on 12. Poker cash games are currently closed due to the pandemic.

Betly sportsbook

Betly is Wheeling Island’s sportsbetting partner, and it operates the casino’s sportsbook betting counter. The typical selection of sports is available, including football, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf, tennis, and boxing. The Betly sportsbook opens at 11am on weekdays and at 10am on weekends. It closes at 10pm on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday and midnight on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. While most West Virginia sports betting operations offer mobile betting, Wheeling Island does not as of May 2021. 

Wheeling Island poker room (temporarily closed)

There are nine poker tables at Wheeling Island. The main game is 1/2 no-limit Texas hold’em. Tournaments are not dealt at the Wheeling Island poker room. Like most West Virginia poker rooms, the one at Wheeling Island is temporarily closed. 

Wheeling Island greyhound racetrack

Wheeling Island Casino is home to a greyhound racetrack. Live races are scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday. Most races have a 1pm post time. Simulcast racing is available daily. On Friday and Saturday evenings, simulcast viewing is available on the racing side. Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Dining & Drinks

There are currently four dining options at Wheeling Island Casino. The Sportsbar has a daily grab and go menu with hot food options available Wednesday through Sunday. Weekly specials and quick bites are available daily at the Food Court. Crescent Moon coffee shop is open Friday through Monday mornings. The Pointe offers steak and seafood dinner options Thursday through Saturday.

Wheeling Island Casino’s dining option details and listings by day of the week

Hotel

The hotel at Wheeling Island Casino has 151 nonsmoking rooms. Amenities include free parking, a computer station, fitness center, and meeting rooms. (The fitness center is currently closed.) Banquet space is available for groups up to 300 guests. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to enter the hotel.

Rooms

All rooms at Wheeling Island Casino include free wireless internet, alarm clock, iron/ironing board, flat-screen TV, lounge chair, and workspace. Rooms are available with one king bed or two queen beds.

Currently, only a limited number of rooms are available Wednesday through Sunday. Rates begin at $119 per night. Reserve a room now

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Wheeling Island Casino FAQ

Is Wheeling Island Casino open 24 hours a day?

No. It is open daily from 9am until 4am.

Is smoking allowed at Wheeling Island Casino?

Yes. Smoking is permitted at Wheeling Island Casino.

Are table games available at Wheeling Island Casino?

Yes. Blackjack, double zero roulette, craps, Three Card Poker, and Mississippi Stud.

When are table games available at Wheeling Island Casino?

Monday from 3pm until midnight; Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday from noon until 2am and from 9am until 4am Friday and Saturday.

Is there a poker room at Wheeling Island Casino?

Yes. It is currently closed due to the pandemic.

Is there a sportsbook at Wheeling Island Casino?

Yes. There is a Betly sportsbook at Wheeling Island Casino.

Is mobile sports betting available through Wheeling Island Casino?

Yes. It is available through Betly sportsbook.

Is there a racetrack at Wheeling Island Casino?

Yes. There is a greyhound racetrack.

When is there live racing at Wheeling Island Casino?

Greyhound races run Wednesday through Sunday all year.

Are minors allowed at the racetrack at Wheeling Island Casino?

Yes. Guests under 18 years of age allowed in the racing are, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Is there a hotel at Wheeling Island Casino?

Yes. The hotel is open Wednesday through Sunday. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Are smoking rooms available at Wheeling Island’s hotel?

No. All rooms are nonsmoking.

Last updated: September 17, 2021