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, overnight accommodations, 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.
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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 at Charles Town Races
Hollywood Casino offers slots, a large pit, and a poker room. It is home to a hotel, three restaurants, a food court, and a sportsbook. Hollywood Casino also offers mobile sports betting through its Barstool and DraftKings-powered apps.
Mardi Gras Casino
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 three restaurants.
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, spa, golf course, and five restaurants. Caesars Sportsbook 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, and a slot floor. It hosts a sportsbook, a hotel, and three restaurants.
West Virginia private resort casino
Casino Club at Greenbrier
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 approved guests 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 sports betting 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 in West Virginia.
Is smoking permitted in West Virginia casinos?
Hollywood Casino, Mountaineer Casino, and Wheeling Island permit smoking. Greenbrier and Mardi Gras Casino do not.
Do West Virginia casinos have poker rooms?
Yes. Hollywood Casino, Mardi Gras Casino, and Wheeling Island have reopened their poker rooms.
Do West Virginia poker rooms deal tournaments?
Wheeling Island is the only poker room with regular poker tournaments. They are held every Friday.
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.