West Virginia Gambling Casinos

When it comes to playing blackjack at a casino in West Virginia, you will be amazed at the variety of games that are available and the different ways in which you can play them. Horse racing is perhaps the only form of online gambling approved by the US government. West Virginia Casino Areas: Elkridge, Chester, Wheeling, Fairmont, Leadbetter and Sullivan. Those are some of the more prominent locations for West Virginia Casinos.


The new casino to be built in West Virginia is coming to the town of Bristol because gambling there was legalized in 1998. It will be located near the Wheeling-Mellen State Park. This is very good news for the tourists because they will be able to take a hiking trip into the park and get to see the beautiful scenery without worrying about doing any gambling. This new casino will open in 2021 and it will be an excellent addition to the tourism in this area.

We will start with the new casino. The owners of the land that abuts the Wheeling-MS Express Highway want to turn this land into a luxury resort hotel and casino. So this land has already been cleared and is ready to be developed. The highway will connect the casino to the rest of the site so that travelers can get to the resort by taking a toll from the highway.

Other states that are close to West Virginia are Maryland, Virginia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. When the casino goes in these states all of the states surrounding them will be greatly benefited because they will receive a share of the revenues. That’s right, a portion of the millions of dollars that are generated each year in income from the world famous white springs will be shared by all of the states. In fact, they will be getting nine million dollars annually off of this venture alone.

The race track that will be built on this new site will be an attraction not only for tourists but also for people who like to gamble. Imagine playing craps or other gambling games in the luxurious surroundings of this amazing establishment. You’ll feel as if you are in Hollywood as you enjoy your meals and drinks while watching Hollywood movies over at the bar. During the night there will be live performances and music, while the state of the art electronic gaming machines provide you with hours of entertainment.

Not only will the state of West Virginia be benefitted from the new development, but so will all of the other states that border West Virginia. Because video poker was legalized in the state, it will bring new casinos to the state. It will bring more gambling opportunities to areas that were previously considered to be out of range. In fact, three of the largest cities surrounding Wheeling have already announced intentions to build their own casinos. The list continues to grow as more cities embrace legalized video poker.

One of the things that I love about working in the gambling field is that you get to meet some very successful entrepreneurs. Some of them you might know personally such as Bill Cosco who owns the Hollywood Casino at Charlemagnetown Raceway. Others may come into the business because they saw something else that would evolve into a very successful venture. Many times you will hear about businessmen that have been in this industry for decades and still seem to be thriving. Some of these entrepreneurs started out playing video lottery machines when they were just kids.

When you visit West Virginia, you will want to take in some of the sights and sounds of the beautiful state. What I am talking about is visiting four different state parks. The Wheeling and Elkridge Park provide you with a wonderful view of the Rocky Mountains. The Wheeling Park offers you the chance to go hiking, mountain biking, or have a picnic. If you are interested in more than just the park, the Wheeling area is home to West Virginia University, which is located right in the heart of downtown Wheeling. You will be able to enjoy all of the sights and sounds without ever leaving the comfort of your hotel room, which is convenient for me just knowing that I am not leaving until I finish my day’s gambling in West Virginia.