The West Virginia. Cyclopedia
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, in Wheeling, WV, attracts thousands of Ohio and Pennsylvania gamers to northern West Virginia each year. Formerly "Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center," the term casino was added to its title in 2007 after Ohio County legalized table gaming. The casino is located off I-77 on historic Wheeling Island in the midst of the Ohio River.
Poker tables opened at the track in October 2007, and craps, blackjack, and roulette were added in December 2007. The casino sports a 90,000-square-foot gaming center with 2,400 slot machines and a greyhound dog track -- Wheeling Downs -- at the southern tip of the island. The casino hotel affords 151 rooms, including suites, though 200 rooms are being added to meet the demand among table gamers.
Lodging: Wheeling, WV, Hotels
Official Website: http://www.wheelingisland.com/