Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack

1 South Stone Street, Wheeling, WV | Wheeling Island Casino

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, a sportsbook, and a race book. The casino is open daily from 8am until 4am.

Smoking is allowed at Wheeling Island. Hotel guests and 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 if you enjoy history and nature. The area has a lot of both.

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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. If you want to play good video poker in West Virginia, you will need to play at a legal casino site like BetMGM, DraftKings, or FanDuel.

Wheeling Island table games

Most of the 43 table games at Wheeling Island are blackjack. The eight-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. There is a six-deck game with the same rules that starts at $25.

The other table games at Wheeling Island are craps, Criss Cross Poker, Louisiana Stud, double zero roulette, and Three Card Poker. The minimum bet for each is generally $5. Craps odds are 10 times, and the field pays double on 12. Table games open daily at 10am.

Betly sportsbook

Betly is Wheeling Island’s sports betting 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 Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and midnight the rest of the week. Like most West Virginia sports betting operations, Wheeling Island offers mobile betting. 

The Sportsbar serves draft and bottled beers daily at 9am. 14 TVs air sporting events.

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 with 15 to 20 races per day. In 2023, there are no races on Thanksgiving Day. Races have a first post time of 3pm on Sunday, July 2, and at 5pm on New Year’s Eve.

Simulcast racing is available daily. During live racing and continuing Friday and Saturday evenings, simulcast viewing is available on the racing side. Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Wheeling Island poker room

The poker room at Wheeling Island reopened on October 22, 2021. There are nine poker tables at Wheeling Island. The main game is 1/2 no-limit Texas hold’em. Other games include Limit Texas Hold’em, Seven-Card Stud, and Omaha. Tournaments are not dealt at the Wheeling Island poker room. Find other West Virginia poker rooms.

Lucky North players club

The players card at Wheeling Island is the Lucky North Club. The same players club is used at Mardi Gras Casino. Slot and racing players earn one point for every $5 wagered, while keno players earn a point for every $7. Table game and video poker players earn a point for every $10 bet. Poker players gain around 25 points for each hour of play. Lucky North Club points may be exchanged at a rate of $1 in cash for every 100. Points may also be used for dining, hotel rooms, and free play.

Players club promotions vary throughout the year. These promotions may include multiplier days, gifts, slot tournaments, hot seat drawings, or grand prize drawings. Check with the rewards center for more details. Learn more about West Virginia casino promotions for April 2024.

Lucky North Club member tiers

Player tiers are earned in six-month periods: January through June and July through December. Benefits increase with higher tier levels. Active players receive mailers with more free offers.

  • Ruby
  • Emerald – 600+ points
  • Sapphire – 3,500+ points
  • Diamond – 15,000+ points
  • Black Diamond – 40,000+ points

Dining and drinks at Wheeling Island

There are three dining options at Wheeling Island Casino. Weekly specials and quick bites are available daily at the Food Court. The Pointe offers steak and seafood dinner options Thursday through Saturday. The Buffet is also open. Crescent Moon is a coffee shop open daily for breakfast. 

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

Drinks are available at the Sportsbar. It opens daily at 9am.

Wheeling Island hotel

Check-in: 4pm | Check-out: 11am

The hotel at Wheeling Island Casino has 151 nonsmoking rooms. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to enter the hotel. Pets are not permitted. The property has a 1,000-seat showroom, meeting rooms, and a gift shop. Free self parking is available for casino and hotel guests.


All rooms include free wireless internet, an alarm clock, an iron/ironing board, a flat-screen TV, a lounge chair, and a workspace. Rooms are available with one king bed or two queen beds. Rooms can be upgraded to a river view or a corner room with a mini-refrigerator. Two-room suites feature either two queens or a single king bed, living room, bar area, and refrigerator.

Wheeling Island Casino FAQ

Is Wheeling Island Casino open 24 hours a day?

No. The casino opens daily from 8am until 4am.

Is smoking allowed at Wheeling Island Casino?

Yes. Smoking is permitted.

Are table games available at Wheeling Island Casino?

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

When are table games available at Wheeling Island Casino?

Sunday through Wednesday from 10am until 2am, Thursday through Saturday from 10am until 4am.

Is there a poker room at Wheeling Island Casino?

Yes. The poker room reopened on October 22, 2021.

Is there a sportsbook at Wheeling Island Casino?

Yes. There is a Betly sportsbook.

Is mobile sports betting available through Wheeling Island Casino?

Yes. Mobile sports betting 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 are allowed in the racing area but must be accompanied by an adult.

Is there a hotel at Wheeling Island Casino?

Yes. Hotel guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Are smoking rooms available at Wheeling Island’s hotel?

No. All rooms are nonsmoking.

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Last updated: December 30, 2023