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Entertainment is a sure bet in West Virginia, with games galore at 5 casinos.

From blackjack and bingo to penny machines and poker, there’s plenty of fun for a night or a weekend.

There are tons of different table games in West Virginia, including blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, 3 and 4-card poker, Big Six, Criss Cross Poker, Double Draw Poker, Let It Ride, and Mississippi Stud. But don’t forget that horse and dog races add another chance to win big at our casinos!

Beginner’s luck

If you’ve never met Lady Luck, try introducing yourself to games like blackjack or roulette. They don’t require as much strategy as poker, which also relies on your ability to read the gestures of other players.

Guess what? While the dealers may help outline the rules or even highlight options, they cannot play or make decisions for you. But dealers want players to win— they make money from tips, and winners tip more.

Ready to try your hand? Fun n’ games are right here:

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

Play the grandest game of them all: horse racing, the Sport of Kings. Feel the ground shake when graded stakes like the Charles Town Classic, West Virginia Breeders’ Classics and Charles Town Oaks draw thoroughbreds from all corners of America.

Charles Town racetrack, WV

Some of the sport’s snazziest jockeys and experts— like Triple Crown trainer Bob Baffert— come here, so your money can go a long way.

Indoors, play Vegas-style casino. Hollywood Casino has an astonishing amount of variety— 92 table games— so you’ll have no problems finding entertainment. Play anything from tried-and-true classics to Pai Gow Poker!

Speaking of which, the resort has a designated poker room with 50 tables. Some of the richest prize pots in the region are found here! Look forward to tournaments every day. Whether you’re a greenhorn or seasoned hand, there are stakes for anyone who wants to play Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha 8 and 7-card stud.

Hollywood Casino also has a vast selection of slot machines— 2,700, in fact. Try 240 new games, too, like Roll the Bones and Money Wheel. Some are unique to the casino, so if you like exotic games of chance, this is your place!

Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, New Cumberland

Place your bets on one of the fastest, most exciting sports on earth! Mountaineer Casino has thoroughbred turf and dirt racing most of the year. Casino game at Mountaineer Casino, WVIf playing the ponies gets your pulse racing, don’t miss the $750,000 Grade II West Virginia Derby!

Mountaineer’s excellence doesn’t stop at the starting gate, though. Recently, its casino won 12 Best of Gaming awards. It has Vegas-style games like 2,100 slot machines with popular challenges like Quick Hits Platinum, Pharaoh’s Fortune and Stinkin’ Rich.

You can also try 39 table games: Mountaineer has craps, blackjack and other classics. But you can court luck with Texas Hold ‘Em Bonus/Ultimate or Mini Baccarat, too.

Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center, Wheeling

Wager on sleek, regal and super-fast greyhounds! Wheeling Island has races nearly all week long. You can also bet with simulcasts every day, so the sporting buzz never ends.

Up for a game of cards? Play tournaments like Omaha and Limit/No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em. Wheeling Island’s pit games will also keep you riveted. Can you best the infamously fickle roulette wheel?

If poker’s your game, Wheeling probably has the most comfortable room in West Virginia. Waiters bring meals and beverages to your side while you play. 9 tables prevent things from getting too distracting or noisy.

Mardi Gras Casino and Resort, Nitro

What makes Mardi Gras Casino stand apart from other gaming establishments? Its New Orleans-style lounge! The purple, green and yellow accents, feathers and lively atmosphere add a touch of excitement.

Playing at Wheeling Island Casino, WV

This is the only casino in West Virginia that lets you bet and dine in one spot! Pull up a chair inside The Grill at First Turn and cross your fingers as greyhounds speed down the track.

The more you play at Mardi Gras Casino, the more you benefit! If you join the Racer’s Edge Club, you amass points with each bet. Earn your way to discounted or free dining and events.

Wander around and experiment with 30 table games, or give poker a try. Mardi Gras Casino keeps things fresh with newer versions like Double Draw, Crisis Cross and Bad Beat Jackpots. You can play Big 6, craps, roulette and 1,000 slot machines, too.


The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs

Visitors call it “part Gone with the Wind, part Monte Carlo.” This lavish casino is a cut above the rest. Its exclusive, spacious gaming center is only for guests and, as evening settles, you have to wear elegant attire.Greenbrier Resort and Casino Club, WV

At The Greenbrier, it’s as close as you’ll get to schmoozing like James Bond.

There’s plenty to do around the luxurious hall. There are 37 table games, 320 slot machines and horse and dog simulcast races. Plus, you can watch or play Friday night bingo and blackjack tournaments.

The Greenbrier also rewards you every time you visit the casino. Just ask for Players’ Club G-Rewards membership and rack up points. It doesn’t matter how many times you win or lose! Then, trade in your credit for all kinds of free goodies, like famous spa treatments, meals and souvenirs!

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