There are five casinos in West Virginia. Each deals live blackjack games. The rules differ between each property.
This page shows all the blackjack games in West Virginia and the associated rules at each casino. This includes whether players may surrender, split aces more than one time, and whether the dealer stands or hits on soft 17. It also shows the typical limits that you will encounter when at West Virginia casinos.
Almost all West Virginia blackjack games pay 3:2 on a dealt 21. This is favorable over 6:5 games that are found in some larger gaming markets. Doubling down on two cards, both before and after splitting (except split aces), is offered at all blackjack games.
All West Virginia blackjack games use six or eight decks. There are no single- or double-deck blackjack games in the state.
The minimum bet listed is the lowest typical limit. It is often found during slower hours of operation. It is possible, and in some cases likely, that the minimum bet will be higher on weekend nights. Pandemic-related seating restrictions may also force West Virginia casinos to post higher limits to cover the additional expenses of dealing shorthanded games and the frequent cleaning of gaming equipment and surfaces.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
There are three types of blackjack games at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. All use eight decks. The $15-minimum game allows re-split aces (to three hands total) and allows hits on soft 17. The $50 table has the same re-split aces rule and stands on all 17’s. Spanish 21 is dealt for $25; it hits soft 17.
Mardi Gras Casino
There is only one type of blackjack game available at Mardi Gras Casino in West Virginia. It uses eight decks. The dealer stands on all 17’s, and the minimum bet starts at $10.
There are three blackjack games dealt at Mountaineer Casino. All stand on soft 17. An eight-deck game starts at $10 or $15, while the six-deck blackjack game starts at $50. Re-splitting aces up to four hands total is allowed.
Mountaineer Casino offers a Spanish 21 game that stands on all 17’s. It has a $10 or $15 minimum bet.
Wheeling Island deals one type of blackjack, a $10 minimum, six-deck blackjack game. The dealer stands on all 17’s. Aces may be re-split into three hands. Wheeling Island is the only West Virginia casino with surrender at its traditional blackjack tables.
The Casino Club at Greenbrier is a private casino at a resort in the southern part of West Virginia. It is only accessible for hotel guests and members of private clubs associated with the property. Casino patrons must dress business casual during the day. At 7pm, men must wear jackets on the casino floor.
There are two forms of blackjack at Greenbrier. A $15 game uses eight decks. The dealer hits soft 17. For a $50 minimum, players may join a six-deck blackjack game where the dealer stands on all 17’s.
Other West Virginia casino table games
All West Virginia casinos deal craps, roulette and Three Card Poker. All roulette is double zero. Other table games found in the state include Four Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Let it Ride and High Card Flush. The minimum bet is typically $5 to $15 for these games, depending on the time of day and any pandemic restrictions in place. This is covered in our West Virginia table game survey.
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