West Virginia gamblers have a slew of new promotions at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in July.
One of them is a Second Chance Sportsbook Drawing at the Barstool Sportsbook inside the casino at 8 p.m. on July 27. To win, bettors must bring all losing bets to the sportsbook to be entered into a drawing drum. Players can submit losing bets all month long.
The winner of the drawing will walk away with $250 in PENN CASH, which can be used at participating casinos.
Hollywood’s Barstool is the leading retail sportsbook in West Virginia
There are five retail sportsbooks in West Virginia. Barstool Sportsbook in Hollywood Casino reigns supreme. Two retail sportsbooks in West Virginia collect about 90% of retail wagers in the state: the Hollywood Casino and the Greenbrier Casino Club.
The Hollywood’s sportsbook led all five in May with $16 million in handle and $1.3 million in revenue.
The sportsbook has a full restaurant and bar for guests to enjoy while wagering. There are 30 TVs, a three-sided jumbotron with 250-inch screens on all sides, and a nearly 50-foot Watch Zone.
West Virginia bettors can use the sportsbook to bet on a plethora of professional and collegiate sports such as auto racing, boxing, cycling, MMA, and others in addition to the four major sports.
The sportsbook offers straight bets, parlays, match-ups, futures, props, and in-play betting.
Hollywood has several promotions in July
There are other promotions in July at the Hollywood.
On July 30, the Progressive Payday hits its fifth month without a winner. That means if the grand prize is hit before then, the winner will walk away with $50,000. Entries must be submitted between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., and if there is no winner, next months’ Progressive Pay Day will be worth $60,000.
The Big Green Egg Giveaway promotion takes place every Friday in July. Earn entries by playing slot machines or table games. Winners will walk away with either a new Big Green Egg Grill or $1,000 in PENN Slot Play.
Every Saturday and Sunday in July, bettors can join the Beat The Heat Table Game Drawings by playing table games. Winners receive $1,000 in PENN Table Play.
Hollywood Casino the most popular with West Virginians
The Hollywood Casino has emerged as one of the best destination casino resorts in West Virginia.
The casino offers a massive gaming floor. It boasts over 1,900 slot machine games ranging from penny slots to $100 machines. There are multiple table games, including craps, blackjack, roulette, and more. The Hollywood also features high-limit slots and poker rooms. There are also electronic table games for poker, roulette, and craps.
The PENN Play loyalty program features monthly giveaways, promotions, sweepstakes, discounts, and comps for its players.
There is a hotel for guests to stay at and multiple dining options to round out Hollywood’s amenities.
Hollywood not the first to find new use for casino vouchers
Wheeling Island Casino in West Virginia has also found a new use for casino or racetrack vouchers.
Through the Game Changer program, bettors can donate their uncashed casino or racetrack vouchers at donation drop boxes around the casino. The money generated is donated to a group helping the community.
The program has raised over $165,000 and most recently donated $17,996 to the United Way of Upper Ohio Valley to benefit local kids and families. Last year, it donated $7,000 to the Salvation Army for Happy Land, which sends kids to summer camp free of charge.
David Morris, the regional director of marketing for Wheeling Island, is proud of the program.
“Establishing programs such as Game Changer allows us to demonstrate our commitment to social responsibility and community engagement. By supporting local service organizations and charitable initiatives, Wheeling Island can build a positive relationship with the community. Additionally, such programs provide an opportunity for the casino to give back and make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals or groups in need.”