West Virginia was once the casino hub for the region. Today, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio have casinos. Construction has started on casinos in Virginia, leaving Kentucky as West Virginia’s only neighbor without casinos.
Casinos in West Virginia deal a variety of games like slots, video poker, and tables. Each has a sportsbook. There are three live poker rooms in West Virginia.
The regional gaming industry development around the state led it to explore different avenues for growth. This includes mobile sports betting and online casino games. Online poker is approved in West Virginia. However, no sites currently exist.
There is a state lottery in West Virginia. It licenses alcohol establishments to offer video gaming. Charities may offer games like bingo and raffles to raise funds. Daily fantasy sports contests are legal in West Virginia.
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WV historic resort hotel and racetrack casinos
Each West Virginia racetrack has a casino that is regulated by the state lottery. There is also a private casino at The Greenbrier resort.
Permitted gambling includes video lottery terminals, “reel and coin drop” machines, and table games. Table games include baccarat, blackjack, craps, Four Card Poker, Let It Ride, Mississippi Stud, roulette, and Three Card Poker.
Live poker and sportsbooks are also allowed. Video lottery terminals at these casinos must pay back 80-99.9%. Gamblers must be 21 years of age or older.
Casino Club at Greenbrier
101 Main Street West, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
The Casino Club at The Greenbrier is the only private casino in the US. Proper attire is required to enter. It has around 300 slot and video poker machines, 37 table games, and a FanDuel Sportsbook. The resort has multiple dining options, including a few in the casino. Overnight accommodations include hotel rooms and cottages.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, West Virginia
The Hollywood Casino, operated by Penn Gaming, has almost 2,000 slot and video poker machines, 74 table games, a Barstool Sportsbook, and a poker room. Multiple dining options are available. The Inn at Charles Town has 153 hotel rooms. Live thoroughbred races are held year-round at Charles Town Races.
Mardi Gras Casino and Resort
1 Greyhound Drive, Cross Lanes, West Virginia
Mardi Gras Casino offers around 1,000 slot and video poker machines, 20 table games, a Betly Sportsbook, and a poker room. The property also hosts greyhound races, year-round. There are three dining options and a 150-room hotel.
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort
1420 Mountaineer Circle, New Cumberland, West Virginia
There are 1,000 slot/video poker machines, 32 table games, and a Caesars Sportsbook at Mountaineer Casino. The thoroughbred racetrack hosts live racing from late April through mid-December. Five dining options, 359 hotel rooms, and a golf course are available.
Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack
1 South Stone Street, Wheeling Island, West Virginia
Wheeling Island offers 1,100 slot and video poker machines, 43 table games, a Betly Sportsbook, and a poker room. Greyhound races are held year-round. The property has five dining options and 151 hotel rooms.
WV retail and mobile sports betting
Sports betting is permitted in West Virginia. Every casino has a sportsbook with a live betting window and viewing lounge. Kiosks are also available at most properties.
Mobile apps allow players 21 years of age and older to sign up, deposit, and place sports bets within state lines. Mobile sportsbook betting apps include Barstool, BetMGM, BetRivers, Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, Golden Nugget, PointsBet, and WynnBET. These companies also offer online casino games in the state.
West Virginia online gambling options
Nine sites are currently licensed to operate online casinos: Barstool, BetMGM, BetRivers, Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, Golden Nugget, PointsBet, and WynnBET. Each also has a mobile sportsbook.
West Virginia online casino and sports players may create an account on any device. Android, iOS, and computers can all access these gaming sites. Deposits and withdrawals are processed in the software. Bets may be made anywhere in West Virginia where there is an internet connection.
Sweepstakes contests are also allowed in West Virginia. While sweepstake games are free to play, packages are available to purchase additional gameplay and chances to win. Players must be at least 18 years of age to participate in sweepstakes contests.
WV live thoroughbred and greyhound racing
The West Virginia Racing Commission oversees thoroughbred and greyhound racing in the state. Betting is permitted at live races, and simulcast betting parlors inside casinos, and on mobile apps.
Greyhound racetracks in West Virginia
Bettors must be 21 years of age or older to wager on greyhound races. Accompanied minors are allowed to attend races at Wheeling Island.
- Mardi Gras – Year-round racing
- Wheeling Island – Year-round racing
Thoroughbred racetracks in West Virginia
Thoroughbred horse bettors must be 18 years of age or older. Both racetracks allow accompanied minors to watch live races.
- Hollywood at Charles Town Races – Year-round racing
- Mountaineer – April through December
West Virginia state lottery
In West Virginia, video lottery games are legal at licensed establishments. These establishments must be adult-only based businesses possessing an alcohol license along with other requirements. No more than 9,000 Limited Video Lottery terminals may be licensed across the state. Games must pay back 80-95%. Video lottery players must be at least 21 years of age.
The West Virginia Lottery also offers typical lotto-style games. Games include Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto America, Daily 3, Daily 4, Cash 25, Keno, and scratch tickets. Lottery players must be 18 years of age or older.
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West Virginia Gambling FAQs
Are casinos legal in the state of West Virginia?
Yes. Casinos are permitted at West Virginia’s four racetracks and the historic Greenbrier Resort.
What is the minimum age to gamble at casinos in the state of West Virginia?
Casino players must be at least 21 years of age in West Virginia.
What types of games can be found at casinos in the state of West Virginia?
Players may find slots, video poker, table games, live poker, and sportsbooks inside West Virginia casinos
Are sportsbooks legal in the state of West Virginia?
Yes. Retail and mobile sportsbooks are legal in West Virginia for bettors at least 21 years of age.
Is mobile sports betting legal in the state of West Virginia?
Yes. Online and mobile sportsbooks are legal in West Virginia for bettors at least 21 years of age.
Are online casino games legal in the state of West Virginia?
Yes. Online casino games are licensed in West Virginia.
What online gambling is legal in the state of West Virginia?
Online casinos, sportsbooks, and poker rooms are legal in West Virginia. However, there are no online poker rooms operating in WV.
What is the minimum age to play online casino games in the state of West Virginia?
Online and mobile casino players must be at least 21 years of age.
Are live greyhound races held in the state of West Virginia?
Yes. Greyhound races are held at two racetracks in West Virginia.
Can you bet on greyhound races in the state of West Virginia?
Yes. Wagering is permitted at live races, on simulcast races, and on mobile apps.
What is the minimum age to wager on greyhound races in the state of West Virginia?
Greyhound bettors must be at least 21 years of age in West Virginia.
Are live horse races held in the state of West Virginia?
Yes. Thoroughbred races are held at two racetracks in West Virginia.
Can you bet on horse races in the state of West Virginia?
Yes. Wagering is permitted at live races, on simulcast races, and on mobile apps.
What is the minimum age to wager on horse races in the state of West Virginia?
Horse bettors must be at least 18 years of age in West Virginia.
Does the state of West Virginia have a lottery?
Yes. Lottery games in West Virginia include lotto drawings, keno, and scratch-off tickets.
How old do you have to be to purchase lottery tickets in the state of West Virginia?
Lottery players must be at least 18 years of age in West Virginia.
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Last Updated on August 12, 2023 by Kristina Mehaffey