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Wheeling Island (WV)

Last edit: wpsteel66 on Thursday, 8th August 2013 3:19 pm
Last response by KellyVegas 8th August 5:19pm

I was in OH for a family event last month and drove past this casino so stopped in. Many people (mostly older) playing for a Friday at 12noon. Many slot machines plus table games and a dog track at this casino.

The only table game I checked out was craps, so I have no comments on the BJ rules. Craps was $5 min with $500 max bet. They offered 10x odds, double pay for 12 in the field, and the fire bet. They only had 2 tables, which were 14 footers with a hard surface. I did play for about 1 hour. At first, only 2 of us but by time I left, the only table open was getting crowded. They said craps opens daily at 11am and usually close after midnight; they will keep the table open past 12am on the weekends as long as people are playing. Dealers were pretty good and interactive with the players.

They do not offer comp alcohol drinks but waitresses are walking around to take drink orders. They did have a few free non-alcoholic beverage stations in the casino. I did notice a number of popular slot machines and they had penny/nickel slots but also had $10+ machines.

The dealers did say that when they first brought table games to WV, they had many more tables compared to today. However, with table games introduced within the past few years into PA and OH, they down sized their table numbers. Also, they reduced their minimums and raised the odds. I recall reading on the internet that the mins were $25 with 2x odds and the dealers did say that was true when first opened. But now these have been improved for the players.

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 KellyVegas responded on Thursday, 8th August 2013

I live in Ohio, but prefer the West Virginia casinos. Seem to get more in free play. My first offer for the Thistledown Racino (CET)in Cleveland included a voucher that went directly into the machine. Easy enough, but you had to commit the entire amount of that voucher to that one machine.