West Virginia Casino Guide
Online Casinos in West Virginia
West Virginia does not currently have any regulated online casinos available for players. While the government hasn’t attempted to set any laws in place in favor of online casinos, you can still participate in legal online sports. You can wager from your phone or sportsbook site.
Sportsbooks like FanDuel and DraftKings both operate in West Virginia and have online casino platforms. Once it’s been legalized in the state, these operators are expected to be first to launch online. Other potential casinos include PokerStars and Betfair. Each casino already operates in the New Jersey online gambling market, so it would have a lot to offer players in West Virginia.
Predictions for casinos launching online in West Virginia is the Winter of 2021.
Land-Based Casinos in West Virginia
Types of Casinos in West Virginia
There are five casinos in West Virginia: four pari-mutuel facilities and one resort hotel. The resort hotel is called The Greenbrier and it is only open only to overnight resort guests, members of the hotel's sporting clubs, or to attendees of an event or convention staying off-property when more than 400 rooms are occupied. There is also a dress code with jackets required for men after 7 p.m.
Options for Gambling in West Virginia
All West Virginia casinos feature video lottery terminals (VLT's). 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.
Gaming regulations require that VLT’s at all casinos in West Virginia return a minimum of 80% to a maximum of 95%. VLT games include slots, blackjack, keno and numerous versions of poker.
The average payback percentages on electronic gaming machines at all West Virginia casinos are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for all West Virginia casinos.
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 Virginia casinos offer the following table games: blackjack, craps, roulette and three-card poker. Optional games offered include poker, pai gow poker, four card poker, Caribbean stud poker, mini-baccarat, Spanish 21, Mississippi stud and big-6 wheel.
Gambling Laws in West Virginia
The minimum gambling age is 21.
West Virginia Land-Based Casinos Map
You can easily see all casino locations by using our West Virginia casinos map. To zoom in, just click the + (plus) sign in the lower right corner of the map, or to zoom out, just click the – (minus) sign in the same area. To move the map of casinos in West Virginia, click and hold down either of your mouse buttons. Then use the hand icon to drag the map in whichever direction you desire. Each of the red icons on the map is a casino location. Just click on any red icon to see the name of the casino at that location. If you want more information on that casino, simply click again on the casino’s name and it will direct you to another page with detailed information on that particular casino, including address, phone number, toll-free phone number, room rates, casino size, dining information, games offered, availability of discounts for seniors, any special features, and a direct link to that casino’s website.
List of Casinos in West Virginia
Shown below is a list of all casinos in West Virginia. Click on a casino name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.
- Casino Club at The Greenbrier
- Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
- Mardi Gras West Virginia Casino Resort
- Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort
- Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center
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