Casinos were legalized in West Virginia in 1993. The first casinos in the state only offered slots, video poker and electronic table games. In 2003, table games were permitted at these casinos, which added games such as craps, roulette, blackjack, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Mississippi Stud, and poker.
This section covers all West Virginia casinos. Each has its own page that shows the games that you will find on the property, the limits, hotel, entertainment, and restaurants. We cover the casino’s sportsbook operations, along with all West Virginia poker rooms.
Four of the state’s casinos are at racetracks. The other is a private casino at an exclusive resort. We visited the four racetrack casinos in May 2021. This site covers our adventure. We plan on visiting Greenbrier later in 2021.
West Virginia casinos at racetracks
There are four racinos in West Virginia. These are casinos located at horse or greyhound tracks. Each offers a variety of slots, video poker, and table games.
Hollywood Casino offers slots, a large pit, and a poker room. It is home to a hotel, five restaurants, and a sportsbook. Hollywood Casino also offers mobile sports betting through its DraftKings-powered app .
Mardi Gras Casino is near Charleston. It has the typical gaming amenities of slots, video poker, table games, and a poker room. It has a hotel and a restaurant.
Mountaineer Casino is in New Cumberland in the northern panhandle of West Virginia. Its casino is convenient for players in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. It offers a typical gaming menu that includes mobile sports betting. It has a hotel and four restaurants. William Hill handles the live and mobile sportsbook for Mountaineer Casino.
Wheeling Island is in the northern panhandle. It offers two table-game pits, a poker room (temporarily closed) and slot floor. It hosts a sportsbook, hotel and two restaurants.
West Virginia private resort casino
West Virginia is home to the only private casino in the United States. It is located at The Casino Club at Greenbrier in West Sulphur Springs. Patrons must be registered hotel guests, members of a private club related to the property, or be an approved guest through another event. Proper attire is required. At night, this means a jacket for men.
Greenbrier’s casino offers a typical slate of games. This includes a poker room (currently closed). The limits are higher at Greenbrier than other West Virginia casinos, due to it being a luxury resort.
There are two sportsbooks associated with Greenbrier. FanDuel operates the physical sportsbook at the property, while BetMGM powers Greenbrier’s online sportsbetting app.
West Virginia casino FAQ
What is the minimum age to gamble at West Virginia casinos?
Casino guests must be at least 21 years old.
Is smoking permitted in West Virginia casinos?
Mountaineer Casino and Wheeling Island permit smoking. Greenbrier, Hollywood Casino and Mardi Gras Casino do not.
Do West Virginia casinos have poker rooms?
Yes. However, all except the one at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races are closed due to the pandemic.
Do West Virginia poker rooms deal tournaments?
No West Virginia poker rooms deal tournaments at this time.
Do West Virginia casinos have sportsbooks?
All casinos in the state have a live and mobile sportsbook.
What types of table games are dealt at West Virginia casinos?
Blackjack, craps, roulette, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, High Card Flush, Let it Ride, Mississippi Stud, Heads Up Hold’em, and Spanish 21 are among the table games offered at West Virginia casinos.