Holiday Season Brings Fun Events To West Virginia Casinos In December

Written By Brian Cross on December 1, 2023
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We’re rolling into the end of 2023 and West Virginia casinos are finishing the year with a bang.

Although most WV online casinos offer monthly promos, the state’s retail facilities also include reasons to celebrate. December casino calendars bring exciting deals offering more ways to play and win, along with entertainment and parties for some good old-fashioned fun.

Here’s what’s happening at WV casinos this month.

Ugly Sweater Party and Gifts Galore at Mardi Gras Casino

Every Saturday this month, Mardi Gras Casino is featuring Spin & Win from 2-5 p.m. Five players will be called each hour to spin the wheel for a chance to win up to $1,500 in free play. Selected winners will get a multiplier based on tier status.

It’s the season of giving, so stop by Mardi Gras on Thursdays from 3-9 p.m. for Gifts Galore. On Dec. 7 and 14, bring your Lucky North Club card to the promotional stage to get a $15 gift card and a ticket to the 9 p.m. drawing. That drawing will award five $100 gift cards.

On Dec. 21, present your card to pick a “Last Minute Gift” from the promotional stage. On Dec. 28, gift yourself $15 in free play by earning 100 tier points.

Mardi Gras is throwing the best kind of holiday party with its Ugly Sweater Party on Dec. 16. Even better, the wearer of the ugliest sweater will win $1,000 cash. The party happens in the Big Easy with entertainment provided by DJ Earth Shaker.

Before New Year’s Eve arrives, get the party started early on Dec. 30 at the Decades Party at Louie’s Lounge. Dress as your favorite decade and have a chance to win prize giveaways all night from 8 p.m. to midnight.


Choose the Champs NFL contest continues at Hollywood Casino Charles Town

Hollywood Casino offers a fun contest for NFL fans on Sundays and Mondays.

Choose the Champs lets PENN Play members guess the winners of the day’s games for a chance to win $100$500 in free slot play. Use the promotional kiosks to make your selections.

The top 30 players closest to picking all the winners will receive prizes. You can get an additional pick by earning 100 tier points.

Mountaineer Casino Resort is giving away free play for the holidays

December begins the Countdown to Free Play at Mountaineer Casino. Earn entries into the New Year’s Eve drawings starting on Dec. 1. Then activate your entries by playing on your Winners’ Zone card on Dec. 31 from noon to 9 p.m. for a chance to win your share of $24,000 in free play.

Five winners will be drawn every hour from 1-8 p.m. to win $500 in free play. At 9 p.m., four more winners will be drawn, along with one grand prize winner who will earn $2,024 in free play.

Now is a good time to download the Mountaineer App if you haven’t already. On Sunday, Dec. 10 and 17 from noon to 8 p.m., log into the app to receive a bonus of up to $500 in free play. Participants must be on the property and download the app before Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, respectively, to qualify for the Exclusive Mountaineer App Bonus.

Tuesdays are Naughty or Nice days, where 10 tier points give you a chance to swipe at a Winners’ Zone kiosk to win up to $500 in free play. Participate between noon and 8 p.m.

Pay Back Bonus continues on Saturdays in December, too. Earn points toward prizes by playing with your Winners’ Zone Card, and redeem them the following week from Monday through Thursday.

Player’s Choice rewards bettors with the option of $10 in free play or a $10 food voucher on Thursdays. Accumulate 35 tier points to earn the prize, and redeem it at the Winners’ Zone kiosk.

Sunday Funday Slot Tournament awaits at Wheeling Island Casino this December

Three Sundays this month will feature a Sunday Funday Slot Tournament at Wheeling Island Casino Resort. On Dec. 3, 10 and 17, players get one free entry and can earn up to three more by accumulating 50 base points, starting at 8 a.m.

Swipe your Lucky North Club Card by 7:30 p.m. at any kiosk to enter. Make your way to the Island Stage, where up to 100 players will receive prizes. The top prize is $1,000 in free play.

December brings 12 days of drawings in the 12 Free Plays of Christmas Countdown. Earn 100 points in a day, up to three times, to acquire a voucher to put in the drawing drum near the Lucky North Club. From Dec. 11-21, at 9 p.m., multiple winners will be drawn.

Prizes get bigger as the final day approaches. On Dec. 22, one grand prize winner will be selected at 11 p.m. to win a three-night New Year’s Eve weekend package and $1,000 in free play.

Don’t miss the Earn & Get Gift Giveaway on Friday, Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22, at Oasis Retreat by Castaways. Earn 100 base points between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and swipe your player’s card to print a voucher. Turn in your voucher for either a gift or $15 in free play.

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Brian Cross contributes casino, sports betting and lottery coverage to PlayWV and PlayPennsylvania. Brian studied Journalism at the University of Cincinnati and has been a contributing writer at Cincinnati’s alt-weekly for over 10 years.

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