For a long time, gamblers in West Virginia had to travel somewhere else to play blackjack games, craps games, roulette games, etc. The only casino gambling action available to them was slot machine gambling and horse betting. But recently, Wheeling Island Gaming and Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort received permission to add table games to their offerings. So the gamblers who used to travel to Indiana can now get their blackjack fix a little closer to home.

Blackjack isn’t the only new game that’s available to gamblers in the area. Texas holdem grows ever more popular, and both of the locations already mentioned now have poker card rooms where aspiring Doyle Brunsons can now go all-in, post-flop, against other players.

Wheeling Island Gaming

Wheeling Island Gaming is located on an island in the Ohio River. The casino offers a tropical island ambience including a waterfall and multiple faux-palm trees. The island itself is only about 2 miles long, and Wheeling Island Casino offers several restaurants and bars. Be warned that this casino is extremely popular, and the blackjack games there are a big attraction. You should be prepared to wait if you want to play blackjack at any stakes lower than $50 per hand. (The higher stakes tables won’t be open during the peak hours of the day, so bettors with smaller limits should consider going after hours.)

Wheeling Island Casino offers blackjack in addition to video poker, slots, and other popular games. You can also find a smaller casino next to the main Wheeling Island facility called Island Downs. This smaller casino offers Caribbean stud poker, blackjack, and roulette.

Mountaineer Casino Racetrack

The casino located in the countryside is much smaller than the main casino in Wheeling Island. Part of the attraction of the casino is the fact that you can skip the crowd and experience exclusive blackjack action from the comfort of your chair. You can also enjoy spectacular views of the racetrack and of your own cards on the table. The casino accepts gamblers who are OK at $1,500 per hand.

And if you get tired of waiting for a table, you can listen to some great music while you play blackjack. The lounge adjacent to the blackjack area is also a great place to relax. There are also restaurants on the premises, so you can eat while playing, or have a meal after the game is over. And for those who want to stay overnight, there are hotel rooms nearby on Horse Machine Road.

When you’re ready to try your hand at blackjack, you can visit the main Wheeling Island Dewalive, or try one of the other casinos on the island. They all offer great gaming odds, friendly dealers, and the chance to play authentic casino games from the comfort of your own home.

But don’t think that you’re saving all of those dollars that you might have spent on blackjack at the casino. You’re also able to take advantage of some other gambling opportunities on the island. Just take a look at the schedule and see what’s coming up on your vacation. You’ll find there are plenty of options, so you can make a great gaming trip, whether you choose to fly aboard a Caribbean cruise, or stay behind in your Caribbean jammies.

Blackjack is a great way to stretch your gambling bankroll, and Caribbean cruises are among the best way to enjoy gambling where you can play all your favorite casino games in a relaxing atmosphere. But gambling in a Vegas casino is also a great way to have fun, and Las Vegas is still the hottest place on the strip for those who are looking for some casino action.