There are no Native American casinos in the state of West Virginia.
VEGAS CREST CASINO
The Casino Club at The Greenbrier
300 West Main Street
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
750 Hollywood Drive
Charles Town, WV 2541
Mardi Gras Casino & Resort
#1 Greyhound Drive
Nitro, WV 25313
(304) 776-1000 | (800) 224-9683
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort
1270 Mountaineer Circle
New Cumberland WV 26047
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack
1 South Stone Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
March 28, 2013
Franklin Casino Bill Passed by WV Senate Judiciary Committee
A state committee passed a bill on Thursday that would allow for a new casino development located near the state boarder of Virginia.
The bill was approved by the West Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee. The proposed location of the new casino would be in Franklin, at the previous Pendleton County resort complex.
A condition to the approval of the bill is for the casino developers to build a hotel with over 150 guest rooms. There also must be over 1,000 home sites added to the plans. In addition, the project must cost over $80 million to complete.
It is estimated the new casino project will create 300 jobs in the area. People in support of the bill believe that many of the visitors will come from neighboring Virginia. They also believe that the location of will be distant enough away that it will not compete with other casinos.
The bill will now be sent to the state's Finance Committee to be voted on.
November 09, 2011
Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack may face Smoking Ban
July 2, 2010
The Greenbrier opens new casino
WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WV – The new underground Casino Club opened today at the Greenbrier. Bleachers were set up near the from entrance for the public to watch celebrity guests arriving between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. The celebrities included Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner, Brooke Shields, Jessica Simpson, Elliott Gould, NBA star Shaquille O'Neal and golf stars Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Lee Trevino.
There was a black-tie dinner and a private concert by Lionel Ritchie followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:10 p.m.
The new casino cost $80 million. The gaming floor was doubled in size to 100,000 square feet which pushed up the cost from the original budget of $20 million.
August 25, 2009
The Greenbrier Breaks Ground For New Casino
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - Construction has started on a new casino at The Greenbrier. A ground-breaking ceremony was held Monday afternoon at the resort in White Sulphur Springs.
The new owner Jim Justice bought The Greenbrier out of bankruptcy for $20.1 million last May. He plans to open a temporary version of the casino on October 1 and a full-scale casino by April 1st. The larger casino will feature 320 slot machines and 38 table games. There will be new shops and restaurants under the resort's front lawn.
Voters of Greenbrier County approved the casino by a narrow margin last fall.
December 17, 2007
WV Introduces Roulette, Craps and Blackjack
WHEELING – Roulette, craps and blackjack will begin this week at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, as both racetracks become fully-operating casinos.
Both will host charity events Monday and Tuesday nights to introduce their new games. Monday's events are scheduled for 4-8 p.m. at both casinos.
If all goes as expected, the West Virginia Lottery Commission will grant approval to officially kick off these games at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
Mountaineer plans a ribbon cutting on Thursday, and a customer will be selected from a drawing to be the first to roll the dice at their craps tables. They have added 50 new gaming tables including 27 blackjack tables, 6 craps tables, 4 roulette tables, and 13 assorted games. There is 21,800 square feet dedicated to the new games and interspersed throughout in different areas. One roulette and blackjack area will be on the second floor of the grandstand above the poker tables. Four roulette and blackjack areas are distributed in the hotel casino area.
Mountaineer has hired 725 new employees to deal and serve the new gaming. Wheeling Island has hired 200 new employees for the same purpose including 95 dealers and 85 supervisors.
Wheeling Island now has 43 gaming tables including 3 roulette tables, 26 blackjack tables, 4 craps tables, and 10 assorted games. They do not plan any special promotions for the new opening on Thursday.
December 3, 2007
Mountaineer and Wheeling Island Add Table Games
WHEELING – The West Virginia Lottery Commission decided that December 20th is the date for introducing blackjack, craps, and roulette at the Mountaineer Casino, Resort and Race Track in Chester and Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center.
This action is subject to satisfying state regulators by testing their operations in private events December 17th and 18th. If accepted, Mountaineer will open 50 new table games and Wheeling Island will open 44. Poker rooms added by both casinos last October.
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