Welcome to West Virginia Advantage. We cover legalized betting in the state. This includes both casinos, sports betting and poker. New West Virginia laws permit many new forms of online gaming. Online casinos and mobile sports betting apps are live in West Virginia. Players 21 years of age or older may place a bet anywhere in the state on a phone or tablet. 

West Virginia casinos

There are five casinos in West Virginia. Four are open to the public. Those are located at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, Mardi Gras Casino, Mountaineer Casino and Wheeling Island. The Casino Club at Greenbrier is a private casino in the southern part of the state. It is only open to registered guests and club members. 

All forms of games are legal at West Virginia casinos. Slots, video poker, video keno and electronic table games are offered. Live table games include blackjack, roulette, craps, Spanish 21, Three Card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. Live poker rooms are offered at all West Virginia casinos.

We offer a West Virginia blackjack overview that shows where the dealer hits or stands on soft 17, as well as the number of decks used and table rules like whether aces may be re-split or if there is surrender. It also shows the minimum bet reported by players. 

West Virginia sports betting

West Virginia sports betting is legal in two ways. All five casinos in the state have a sportsbook. There are four mobile sports betting apps in West Virginia. These are offered by DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM and William Hill. 

Most types of sports bets are legal. This includes straight bets, parlays, teasers, round robins, futures and props. All imaginable sports are on the betting menu, like baseball, football, hockey, basketball, golf, tennis, auto racing, boxing, mixed martial arts and Aussie Rules Football.

Every West Virginia sports betting app has a first deposit or free bet bonus to new players. 

West Virginia poker rooms

All five West Virginia casinos hosted a live poker rooms before the pandemic. Four are expected to reopen. All games are permitted at West Virginia poker rooms. The most common game is Texas Hold’em. Omaha and stud games may also be found. Some poker rooms deal tournaments. 

West Virginia online casinos

Online casinos in West Virginia are legal if licensed by the state. DraftKings and BetMGM both legally offer these games to players. Digital versions of the same games found at West Virginia casinos are available on the casino app or website. Options include slots, video poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and poker table games. 

BetMGM and DraftKings offer online casino bonuses to new players. There are also regular promotions. 

Other forms of legal West Virginia gambling

There are a few other types of gambling that are legal in West Virginia. There is a state lottery. Horse and greyhound racing are legal live and on mobile apps. Charities may hold bingo games or sell raffle tickets. These forms of gambling have a minimum age of 18.

Video lottery is permitted in adult businesses like bars and liquor stores. These devices are slot and video poker machines. Video lottery players must be at least 21 years old.

West Virginia casino FAQ

What is the minimum age for gambling in West Virginia?

Lottery, racing and bingo players must be at least 18 years old. Casino and sports bettors must be at least 21 years old.

Can I bet on sports in West Virginia?

Yes. Mobile and live sports betting is legal in West Virginia.

What table games are legal at West Virginia casinos?

Slots, video poker, poker, craps, roulette, blackjack and many house-banked poker games are dealt at West Virginia casinos.

Are online casinos legal in West Virginia?

Yes, if licensed by the state.