1 Greyhound Drive, Cross Lanes, West Virginia | 304-776-1000 | Casino Website

Mardi Gras Casino & Resort is located west of Charleston, adjacent to a greyhound track where races are still held. The casino offers about 1,000 slot and video poker machines, 20 live table games and a poker room. 

We were welcomed at the front door by a friendly security guard who talked with us for a minute. She was one of many great employees we spoke with at Mardi Gras Casino.

Mardi Gras Casino

The 1,000 or so slot machines are mostly video penny slots Players will also find video poker, video keno, and electronic table games at Mardi Gras Casino & Resort. 

All video poker machines that we found at Mardi Gras Casino appear to be a part of the video lottery. The denominations are nickel, quarter, half-dollar and dollar. There are some machines in the high limit slot area that have only the $1 denomination.

The options are Pick N Play with games such as Triple Ace Poker and Joker Poker, or Game Kings with Jacks or Better, Bonus Poker, Double Bonus Poker, Double Double Bonus Poker, Joker Poker, Deuces Wild and White Hot Aces. The pay tables are typical of a video lottery, and the payouts are the same for all denominations. The best game that I found was 6/5 Bonus Poker. We did not find any video poker variants at Mardi Gras Casino.

Mardi Gras Casino table games

The live table game selection at Mardi Gras Casino includes blackjack, craps, double zero roulette, Criss Cross Poker, Mississippi Stud, and Three Card Poker. The minimum table game bets are typically $5 for everything except blackjack and craps, which are $10.

Craps odds are 3-4-5 times. The five-times odds cover the six and eight. Four times applies to the five and nine. The four and ten have three-times odds. The field pays double on 12.

There is one blackjack game at Mardi Gras Casino. It uses eight decks. Players may double down before and after splitting. The dealer stands on all 17’s. 

Mardi Gras Casino poker room

The live poker room reopened on July 15, 2021. Its hours are 4pm to 2am Thursday through Saturday. There are up to three tables available on Thursday and up to six on Fridays and Saturdays. The most popular game is 1/2 no limit Texas hold’em. It has a buy-in of $50 to $500. There may be a 2/5 game during busier hours with a buy-in of $200 to $1,500.

There are no poker tournaments at Mardi Gras Casino due to the pandemic. There was a daily $70 no limit Texas hold’em tournament, except for Fridays, before the closure.

Mardi Gras Casino greyhound racetrack

Mardi Gras Casino has a racetrack that hosts greyhound races. Live races are scheduled Tuesday through Saturday. Races start at 7 pm with 15-20 races run. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend and wager on races.

Dining & Drinks

There are three open dining options at Mardi Gras Casino. The Grill at First Turn restaurant is temporarily closed. The French Quarter is an upscale restaurant open Thursday through Saturday. The Cafe Orleans food court offers quick bite options Thursday through Sunday. The Sports Bar is open daily serving wraps and salads, with hot sandwiches available during limited hours Thursday through Sunday.

Mardi Gras Casino’s dining option details and listings by day of the week


Mardi Gras Casino & Resort has 150 guest rooms and suites. Hotel amenities include complimentary breakfast, access to the indoor saltwater pool, hot tub, exercise facility and business center. The pool, hot tub and exercise facility are temporarily closed.


All rooms at Mardi Gras Casino include complimentary WiFi, workspace, TV, safe, clock radio with iPod dock, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, and a chair with ottoman. Rooms feature either a single king or two queen beds. Rates for deluxe rooms start at $149 for Wednesday and Sunday night and $159 for Thursday through Saturday night.


Mardi Gras Casino offers three different suite trims. The Junior Suite features two queen beds and a twin-size sleeper sofa. The Executive Dining Suite features a king bed, a dining table that seats four, a decorative fireplace with seating area, refrigerator, a wet bar, a second TV, and wireless charging pads with Bluetooth. The Presidential Suite consists of two rooms featuring three TVs total, a king bedroom with jacuzzi tub, bathrobes, slippers and a living room with a full-sized sleeper sofa, refrigerator, and a wet bar. 

Suite TrimStarting Weeknight RateStarting Weekend Rate
Junior Suite$189$209
Executive Dining Suite$300$300
Presidential Suite$500$500
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Mardi Gras Casino FAQ

Is Mardi Gras Casino open 24 hours a day?

No. It is open daily from 9am until 4am.

Is smoking allowed at Mardi Gras Casino?

No. Smoking is not permitted at Mardi Gras Casino.

Are table games available at Mardi Gras Casino?

Yes. Blackjack, craps, double zero roulette, Criss Cross Poker, Mississippi Stud, and Three Card Poker.

Is there a poker room at Mardi Gras Casino?

Yes. It is open from 4pm until 2am Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Is there a sportsbook at Mardi Gras Casino?

Yes. There is a Betly sportsbook at Mardi Gras Casino.

Is mobile sports betting available through Mardi Gras Casino?

Yes. It is available through Betly sportsbook.

Is there a racetrack at Mardi Gras Casino?

Yes. There is a greyhound racetrack.

When is there live racing at Mardi Gras Casino?

Greyhound races run Tuesday through Saturday all year.

Are minors allowed at the racetrack at Mardi Gras Casino?

No. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend any races.

Is there a hotel at Mardi Gras Casino?

Yes. The hotel is open Wednesday through Sunday. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Are smoking rooms available at Mardi Gras’ hotel?

No. All rooms are nonsmoking.

Last updated: September 18, 2021