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.
Pennsylvania iGaming got a new player to the market on Friday. BetMGM announced it began offering its online casino app in the stateSource: casino.org
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Evolution, a top provider of live casino gaming, recently signed a new partnership agreement with the FanDuel GroupSource: vegasslotsonline.com
On Friday, Wynn and NASCAR announced a ‘national multi-year’ deal under which WynnBET will become the latest Authorized Gaming Operator of the body overseeing most North American stock carSource: calvinayre.com
Evolution has deepened its US presence further still after a partnership was sealed alongside Wynn Sports Interactive for the supply of live casino content and services in the USSource: casinobeats.com
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On Thursday, Oct. 1, the province of Alberta, Canada unveiled its new government-operated and -regulated online gambling siteSource: professionalrakeback.com
British bookmaker William Hill has further expanded in the US state of West Virginia by launching late last week its sports betting app thereSource: casinonewsdaily.com
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Commercial gaming revenue in the US plummeted 78.8 per cent year-on-year to total $2.3bn during the year’s second quarter, reports the American Gaming AssociationSource: casinobeats.com
Caesars Entertainment yesterday launched a referendum campaign designed to drum up local support for Caesars Virginia, a $400m casino resort in the southern city of DanvilleSource: vegasslotsonline.com
Casino ballot initiatives have gone in two different directions in Virginia and Arkansas, as state residents will get to vote in the former, but efforts have died in the latterSource: vegasslotsonline.com
There’s some relief on the way for Las Vegas tavern owners, who’ll be getting a portion of their inactive slot machines turned back onSource: calvinayre.com
The Danville City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution asking a Circuit Court to allow a referendum to be held in the Virginia city this coming November on whether aSource: casinonewsdaily.com
The Virginia City of Portsmouth and its preferred casino operator, Rush Street Gaming, released this week the first renderings of a proposed $300 million casino, hotel, and conference complexSource: casinonewsdaily.com
Gaming and hospitality operator Caesars Entertainment Corp. on Tuesday reached an important milestone in its effort to expand into the nascent Virginia casino marketSource: casinonewsdaily.com
West Virginia’s five licensed casinos have been given the green light to reopen on June 5, while limited video lottery retailers could restart Saturday, May 30, according to aSource: news.worldcasinodirectory.com
The Virginia City of Danville may get a Caesars Entertainment Corp. casino as city leaders are holding talks on the matter with the Las Vegas casino powerhouseSource: casinonewsdaily.com
West Virginia became the fifth state to allow online poker in the United States. Recently, a highly regarded gaming official states that online poker might be starting by next monthSource: vip-grinders.com
A proposal for the legalization of online casino gaming sailed through the West Virginia Legislature in the spring of 2019 with a speed beyond what gambling-related bills are normallySource: casinonewsdaily.com
As countries around the world look at easing lockdown restrictions implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies have started to find ways of introducing new measures to guarantee theSource: casinobeats.com
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Ignition Casino and Poker Room is the third-largest American network of its type. It trails only PokerStars and 888Poker for the amount of traffic it receivesSource: gamblerspost.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.