West Virginia online casinos are legal. These sites are licensed in the same way that racetrack and resort casinos are in the state. Playing slots, video poker, and table games are just as random as the same types of machines in a casino.
There are several reasons why online casinos are better than live ones. If you want the best value, online casinos are the way to go.
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Play WV online casino games for as low as $0.10
One of the best WV online casino features is low minimum bets. You can play a variety of table games and video poker starting at just $0.10. You may even find some slots and keno games that are only a penny. This helps keep you in the game longer. You can play with a small bankroll. Low deposit limits, often just $10, make it easy to play casinos online.
Wider variety of games
Most West Virginia casinos are small. The space on the floor is limited. This means it is difficult to provide a large selection of games.
That is not the case at WV online casinos. The game library does not require any physical space. You can choose between hundreds of popular slot machines, more than a dozen full-pay video poker options, and over 100 different table games, like blackjack and craps. If you want to change games, it is easy with the click of a button.
West Virginia online casinos are the only way to play many games in the state. This includes Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Crazy 4 Poker, sic bo, Casino War, single zero roulette, DJ Wild, Blackjack Xchange, and Super Fun 21. There are many slots that are exclusive to online casinos.
Baccarat is also available online. This game is not dealt at most West Virginia casinos.
The video poker selection at WV online casinos is much better than at the state casinos. You can find full-pay versions of a variety of games, including multi-hand and Ultimate X.
WV online casinos offer better odds
The video poker at West Virginia casinos is among the worst of all gaming markets. The best video poker game we found is $1 7/5 Bonus Poker. That game has a 2% house advantage. That is at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
West Virginia online casinos offer video poker games with a house edge as low as 0.27% when five coins are wagered and perfect strategy is used. The best game at Hollywood Casino is almost eight times worse.
The best online video poker game is usually Deuces Wild. It’s often called Not-So-Ugly-Ducks. Online casinos in West Virginia often offer a large selection of 99% or better video poker games. The best WV online casinos have 9/6 Bonus Poker Deluxe, 9/6 Jacks or Better, 8/5 Bonus Poker, 9/7 Double Bonus Poker, and more.
Online slots tend to have nearly half the house advantage as ones found in casinos. Casino slots may return 88-91%. Online slots often have a payback of 93 to 95%. These are often the same titles that you will find in West Virginia casinos, including Cleopatra, 88 Fortunes, Monopoly, Cats, and Wolf Run.
You may also find better odds at online table games than ones offered by live casinos. For example, most online blackjack stands on soft 17. Only about half of live games in the state stand on soft 17.
Many WV online casinos deal single zero roulette. Every roulette table in the state’s five casinos are double zero.
Craps odds at DraftKings Casino are five times. Mardi Gras Casino only offers 3-4-5x.
You don’t need to go to a casino to play
West Virginia casino sites are available to anyone 21 years of age or older, just like the racetrack and resort casinos. If you are in the state, you can play on your phone, tablet, or computer. There are PC, Mac, Android, and iOS platforms available at all West Virginia casino sites.
By staying at home, you save gas and time. You should also have a plan for your bankroll limits while playing online casino games. Read more about that here.
Online casinos offer bonuses
Live casinos may offer you some free slot play and a food voucher to visit. Online casinos give players thousands of dollars in bonuses. There are also other types of offers, like invitations to live casinos with comps.
The best WV online casino bonus is always for slots. If you prefer video poker or table games, expect to play at least 10 times more before completing the wagering requirement.
There are some free WV online casino bonuses. These require no deposit. It is still a real money bonus at a casino site. West Virginia ones offer up to $100 free. Free slot spins are another common WV no-deposit bonus.
FanDuel Casino offers a 24-hour loss rebate, as of March 2023. This returns the entire loss on the first day of play, up to $2000. You can play most games with this promotion. The loss rebate is returned in bet credits.
It is imperative to read the terms and conditions of any casino bonus. This is where you find out wagering requirements, the number of days before expiration, and any excluded games. Players must be at least 21 years of age, located in a legal online casino state, and not a previous customer of any product at a casino site. This means that if you had a daily fantasy sports account years ago, you don’t qualify for an online casino bonus with the same brand. You are considered an existing customer under the terms and conditions.
There are still reasons to go to a live casino
Online poker in West Virginia is not yet live. If you want to play poker, you must go to a casino. Hollywood Casino, Mardi Gras, and Wheeling Island all have live poker rooms. Cash games are dealt. There are no poker tournaments at WV poker rooms.
Online casinos can’t replicate the energy of a live craps game, card table, or the ring of slot machines. If this is part of your gambling experience, you prefer live casinos over internet ones.