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Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack

Wheeling, West Virginia

WheelingIslandIn one form or another, Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack has been a familiar face in West Virginia for more than a century.  From its early racing days in the Civil War era to its current state as one of the region’s largest tourist attractions, it is rich in American history.

Originally created as a site for thoroughbred and harness racing in 1866, Wheeling Island has grown exponentially, thanks to the introduction of a 151-room hotel and banquet center, table games, 1,600 slot machines, a 1,000-seat showroom, casual and fine dining restaurants, a food court and more.  All of these features make it one of the premier gambling and entertainment destinations for the region.

No Ordinary Quarters

Enjoy a relaxing overnight stay in any one of these spacious accommodations.  Depending on your occasion or needs, there are three types of rooms to choose from: luxury rooms, suites and end suites.  No matter the room you choose, though, you are assured to have a restful stay.

Luxury Rooms

Each luxury room is replete with modern amenities while embracing traditional class and elegance.  Decorated with a refined island theme, with a color palate of lush greens, subtle tans and deep stained wood, rooms are all-inclusive with marble showers, spacious closets, televisions and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet service.  You’re guaranteed to feel right at home—that is, if your home came with casino attached.

Suites and End Suites

If you want to add a little decadence to your trip or have a special occasion to celebrate, splurge for one of Wheeling Island’s fabulous suites.  These beautiful two-room suites offer first-class comfort with subtle island ambiance.  Each room is accessorized with a sofa bed, refrigerator, table and chairs, custom designed bathrooms, spacious closets, television, iron and ironing board, in-room safe, hair dryer and coffee maker.  End suites offer the same great amenities, but with the added bonus of a beautiful view from the bedroom and living room areas.


There’s no better place for non-stop gaming action.  Equipped with the newest slots, all the favorite table games and live Greyhound racing, it’s your best bet for an exciting retreat.

Table Games

Whether you’re a table game rookie or seasoned veteran, it’s easy to enjoy some great table action.  Offering tried and true favorites like craps, blackjack, poker and roulette, players are sure to find their niche.

If you’re looking for unmatched comfort, amenities and continuous play, stop by the poker room.  With nine tables offering a variety of games and tournament formats, it’s easy to sit back and work your magic.  Games include limit and no limit Texas hold‘em, seven-card stud and Omaha. They provide easy-to-use electronic registration, tableside food and beverage service, making it one heck of a nice way to player your favorite game.

Slots and More

You’ll never hit the jackpot if you never try.  With hundreds of the most popular game titles and over $14 million in new slot machines, any slots lover will find exhilarating action with a chance to win big.

Make it a point to visit and play the hottest new slots such as Quick Hit Progressives, Dean Martin, Super Fireball Frenzy, Million Pennies Wild, Wheel of Fortune, Blazing 7’s,Monopoly, Hot Hot Penny, Hot Hot Super Jackpot, Hot Hot Super Respin, Michael Jackson ‘King of Pop’, Grease, and Sex and the City.  There’s also plenty of video keno, video blackjack, video poker and more. You won’t be disappointed.

Greyhound Racing

Imagine eight thundering greyhounds racing at speeds up to 40 miles/hour anticipating their every step toward the finish line. Now stop imagining.  All you could want is here for the best in live and simulcast racing.  Good food, beautiful track views, promotions and superior racing fan service, make the experience complete.

As an added bonus, the simulcast parlor features a wall of big-screen TVs, as well as 120 individual wagering carrels equipped with their own televisions, allowing you to tune into simulcast dog racing, horse racing and harness racing from around the world.


Bring Something Really Special Home

Greyhound Pets of America Wheeling is a non-profit organization that places retired Greyhounds in loving homes.

To adopt one of the retired Greyhounds you must complete an adoption application, which can be mailed to you or picked up at their facility located behind the racetrack.  When completed they will do a reference check along with a home visit.  And if all is well, you will soon be taking home a new companion.

Greyhound Pets of America work very hard and take pride in finding wonderful families with an empty spot on their couch for one of these loving Greyhounds.  So let one of these devoted friends race into your heart.


Chow Down

Satisfy your hunger cravings any time of the day with plentiful selections ranging from gourmet steaks and seafood to casual fare and buffet style.  Explore these dining venues and experience a world of flavor just steps from the casino floor.

  • The Pointe: Definitely a cut above the rest. Savor mouth-watering beef, pork and chicken dishes with a wide range of perfectly prepared sides.
  • The Buffet: Enjoy a buffet that gives you more of what you want.  With three live action stations and a decadent dessert island, this buffet offers delicious dishes to satisfy even the most finicky of foodies.
  • The Terrace Room: Indulge in fresh, quick and casual fare with one-of-a-kind views of the racetrack.
  • Americo’s and Deli: Enjoy the flavors of authentic Italian fare at Americo’s Pizzeria or enjoy the tastes of a New York Style Deli with fresh made-to-order sandwiches.
  • Trackside Confessions: You can always grab a quick bite without missing a second of the racing action at the concession stand.  All your stand favorites are here.

When the Day is Done

Not sure what to do next or just need a breather?  The live entertainment venue hosts world-class entertainers in an intimate 1,000-seat showroom.  Additionally, guests can enjoy free entertainment on the casino floor, with a wide range of live bands every week.  From Wayne Newton to Creedence Clearwater Revisited to the Temptations, there’s no telling who might stop in to perform.


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