West Virginia Poker News - Stories on the players, the places, the games in WV
No surprises here: With all gambling activity pretty well concentrated in West Virginia’s five casino resorts, these locations – the Mountaineer, the Hollywood in Charles Town, the Mardi Gras, the Greenbrier and Wheeling Island – are where poker players flock to from outside and within the state. Particularly high-stakes games and tournaments are the forte of the Big Easy Poker Room at the Mardi Gras, plus the wagering in the Greenbrier can get pretty breathtaking.
Thanks to a bill from Sen. Joseph Addabbo, lawmakers in New York state once again have the opportunity to make online poker legal this yearSource: pokernewsreport.com
The gambling industry in the US has seen a huge growth in latest yearsSource: gamblerspost.com
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.VaSource: gvc-plc.com
While much of the focus regarding online poker in the United States has been placed on Michigan and West Virginia recently, people may wish to take a look at NebraskaSource: professionalrakeback.com
The states of Washington and New Nebraska seem, finally, to be ready to join other states across USA and allow sports gambling! Two bills HB 2478 and SB 6277 willSource: gamblerspost.com
A committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives reportedly passed proposed legislation yesterday that could soon see the southern state become the latest to legalize sportsbetting, fantasy sports contests andSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
The Kentucky House Licensing, Occupation, and Administrative Regulations Committee voted on House Bill 137 todaySource: vegasslotsonline.com
The legality of online poker across the US has been in discussion for a while, as various states began fighting the restrictions preventing gamblers from enjoying the gameSource: poker.intertops.eu
West Virginia is one of several states that have been pushing for online gaming to become legal for residents in recent timesSource: professionalrakeback.com
The licensed online poker scene in New Jersey doesn’t appear to be gaining any sort of ground whatsoever as it reported yet another all-time low for revenue duringSource: professionalrakeback.com
Century Casinos has completed the purchase of three properties from fellow operator Eldorado Resorts amid consolidation in the US land-based casino industrySource: casinonewsdaily.com
Colorado headquartered Century Casinos has taken its global property portfolio to 18, encapsulating 7,185 gaming machines and 285 table games, after partnering with Vici Properties to secure three purchasesSource: casinobeats.com
International Game Technology has added further depth to the number of states its PlaySports solution is deployed in the US, after linking-up with The Mill Casino in North Bend,Source: casinobeats.com
Internet and tech giant Google has just announced that it will unblock online poker adverts in the USA by the first quarter of 2020! So far online gaming adds wereSource: vip-grinders.com
United States presidential candidate Andrew Yang voiced his support for online poker on Saturday, tweeting that it should be legalized on the federal levelSource: vegasslotsonline.com
One of the men at the center of the ongoing Trump and Giuliani Ukraine scandal is a keen poker player, with 18 cashes on the Hendon Mob from small tournamentsSource: vip-grinders.com
The mobile and online app, called Scoreboard, allows users to bet on a wide range of professional sportsSource: gamblerspost.com
Publicly-traded Century Casinos is about to be the new owner of the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in West VirginiaSource: calvinayre.com
Mountaineer is among three properties Century Casinos is buying from the racetrack's parent company Eldorado ResortsSource: bloodhorse.com
After originally announcing the acquisition in June this year, the West Virginia Lottery Commission has approved the sale of the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort from Eldorado Resorts, IncSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) was granted approval from the West Virginia Lottery Commission to seal the previously announced acquisition of the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in in New Cumberland,Source: casino.org
The West Virginia Lottery Commission this week approved the sale of the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort to casino operator Century CasinosSource: casinonewsdaily.com
Canadian gaming organisation Century Casinos has moved a step closer to bolstering its land-based footprint across the United States, after receiving approval from the West Virginia Lottery Commission forSource: casinobeats.com
Kentucky Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear announced last week plans for expanded gambling as the state seeks new revenue sources for its cash-strapped pension systemSource: casinonewsdaily.com
West Virginia poker tournaments offer a wide range of buy-ins for daily, weekly and monthly events; though players should note that essentially no tournaments are ever held at the Greenbrier or Wheeling Island. The Big Easy Poker Room at Mardi Gras offers single-day events of up to $1,000 buy-in monthly for high rollers.
But, hey, it’s not all for high-rollers at the Big Easy: Cash games of $1/$2 and $2/$5 no limit Texas hold ‘em, $1/$2 and $2/$5 pot limit Omaha high, $5/$10 no-limit Omaha high, $2/$4 limit hold ‘em and $1/$5 stud games running regularly. In addition, one to two no limit hold ‘em events are played daily with buy-ins ranging from $40 to $435.
The Wheeling Island poker room is the smallest in WV, with just nine tames and only cash games on offer. You’ll find $1/$2 and $2/$5 no limit Texas hold ‘em and $1/$2 pot limit Omaha high games.
In terms of top poker players from West Virginia, the official cash game winnings leader is Jason Koon at over $31 million accrued as of January 2020. Also of note is the no. 2 overall on the aforementioned table is Lee Childs, who finished seventh in the 2007 World Series Of Poker.
For the latest news emanating from West Virginia’s poker rooms and the game in WV itself, keep this page of Rally WV bookmarked to watch for regular updates.