West Virginia Gaming News

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.



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.