West Virginia Casinos
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West Virginia has four pari-mutuel facilities and one resort hotel that feature video lottery terminals. The VLT’s are the same as regular video gaming devices but are called lottery terminals because they are regulated by the state’s lottery commission which receives a share of each machine’s revenue.
Most of the gaming machines pay out coins or tokens, but there are also some machines which will only print out a receipt which must be taken to a cashier.
West Virginia law requires that VLT’s return a minimum of 80% to a maximum of 95%. VLT games include: slots, blackjack, keno and numerous versions of poker. The minimum gambling age is 21.
Click here to see a list of West Virginia casino slot machine payback statistics.
West Virginia law also allows bars, as well as restaurants that serve alcohol, to have up to five VLT’s. Fraternal organizations are also allowed to have up to 10 VLT’s. All of these machines are identical to the machines found at the racetracks, except they only print out tickets and do not pay out in cash.
All West Virgina casinos also offer the following table games: blackjack, craps, roulette, three-card poker, four-card poker and Let It Ride. Optional games offered include: poker (P), pai gow poker (PGP), Caribbean stud poker (CSP), Spanish 21 (S21) and big 6 wheel (B6).
For West Virginia tourism information call (800) 225-5982 or go to: www.callwva.com.
Shown below is a list of all West Virginia casinos. Click on a casino name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.
- The Casino Club at The Greenbrier
- Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
- Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort
- Mardi Gras West Virginia Casino Resort
- Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center