West Virginia Casinos Offer Wide Range Of Activities In January

Written By Nathan Frederick on January 5, 2024
Image of slot machines inside a casino for a story about things to do this January at West Virginia casinos.

A new year, new promotions and new ways to win have arrived at West Virginia casinos. There are many events loaded up for WV casino players to make sure 2024 begins with a banner month.

Besides the deals available through WV online casinos, here’s a quick rundown of the best things to do in January at the state’s retail facilities.

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town provides $100,000 Winter Wonderland

Christmas might be over, but the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town can get you walking in a winter wonderland with the $100,000 Winter Wonderland Kiosk Game. Every Saturday in January, patrons can win up to $1,000 in PENN Slot Play. Players who earn 15 tier points can receive between $10-$1,000 in bonuses. In total, the casino will pay out approximately six figures in free play for this month’s promotion.

On Thursday, Jan. 25, Charles Town is keeping the action alive with some big giveaways. In the Lucky Jackpot Drawing from 5-10 p.m., players can deposit their entries into the drawing drum at the main entrance for a chance to win up to $10,000 cash. Patrons can also receive $250 in PENN Slot Play if their name is drawn and they are wearing their Jackpot T-shirt.

And on Sunday, Jan. 28, Charles Town is helping to close out the month with a chance for a massive win. During the $10,000 Super Progressive Pay Day promotion, players can activate their entries between 4-8 p.m. The progressive jackpot could rise to $10,000 – and if it doesn’t hit on Jan. 28, it will double in value up to $20,000 in February.

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Mardi Gras Casino showcases $300,000 Wheel of Riches

At the Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in Nitro, patrons can partake in the $300,000 Wheel of Riches every Friday in January and February. Players can earn one electronic entry for every 50 points earned by playing their favorite table games or poker. Sunday through Thursday, all guests will earn 2x drawing tickets. Then, on Friday, the casino will call 10 winners every hour to spin the prize wheel.

If no player hits the progressive spot, it will grow by $500 each week. Finally, on March 1, there will be a grand finale when the progressive prize is guaranteed to be given away.

On Saturdays in January, Mardi Gras players can participate in the $65,000 Cold Hard Cash promotion from 7-10 p.m. 10 lucky North Club members will be called every hour to choose a magnet from a board. Players who find the golden snowflake will win $1,000 in cold hard cash.

Every patron will receive one free entry just for showing up and can earn additional entries for every 100 base points. There will also be a second chance drawing at 10:30 p.m. That drawing will pit three players head-to-head in a tissue tournament for a first prize of $500 in cash.

Then, on Sundays this month, Mardi Gras players can keep the games going with a Climb the Ladder Kiosk Game. Players who earn points will have a chance to win the corresponding free play amounts by swiping at the kiosk. There are seven different levels, with the winnings growing at each one:

  • 100–199 points – up to $50
  • 200–299 points – up to $250
  • 300–399 points – up to $500
  • 400–499 points – up to $750
  • 500–749 points – up to $1,000
  • 750–999 points – up to $2,500
  • 1,000+ points – up to $5,000

Mountaineer Casino highlights a Friday Bounce Back Bonus

At the Mountaineer Casino in Chester, there’s a full menu of promotions with extra bonuses awarded several times a week.

Each Friday in January, players can partake in the Friday Bounce Back Bonus. Starting at 10 a.m., patrons who play with their Winners Zone Card can earn Tier Points as a reward that can be used on the following Friday. The rewards and promotional periods are as follows:

  • 20-49 Tier Points – $10 free play
  • 50-74 Tier Points – $15 free play
  • 75-149 Tier Points – $20 free play
  • 150-249 Tier Points – $35 free play
  • 250-399 Tier Points – $60 free play
  • 400-599 Tier Points – $90 free play
  • 600-874 Tier Points – $135 free play
  • 875-1,499 Tier Points – $220 free play
  • 1,500-1,999 Tier Points – $325 free play
  • 2,000+ Tier Points – $400 free play

The promotion ends at 11:59 p.m. each Friday evening.

Once Saturday begins, another deal rolls in at the Mountaineer Casino. Saturdays in January are home to the Pay Back Bonus at Mountaineer. From 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., players can once again use their Winners Zone Card to accumulate Tier Points as a reward that can be used the following week (Monday – Thursday).

Only qualifying Tier Points are valid in this promotion. The free play is only permitted once per redemption week and is active for 24 hours once it is issued.

Wheeling Island Casino’s $300,000 Holiday Payoff

Every Saturday in January at Wheeling Island Casino, there’s a $300,000 Holiday Payoff promotion. Players can win a share of $300,000 or more in cash or free play.

One lucky player also has a chance to win $10,000 in each drawing.

Players can receive one entry for every 50 base points earned throughout the week of the drawing. They can also get one free entry on the day of the drawing.

Patrons can activate entries up to 60 minutes before each drawing event. Then, they’ll spin the wheel to see what amount is won and punch the board to reveal their multiplier. Drawings held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. will be for free play, and those at 10 p.m. will be for cash.

Bonus entries can be earned on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. – 4 a.m.

The Greenbrier includes loyalty program rewards

To play at The Greenbrier Resort Casino Club, you must be staying on the property or be a member of its sporting or golf club, but with The Greenbrier Loyalty Program, each dollar spent at the resort helps you accumulate points.

And from January – March, those points can be redeemed as follows:

  • One room night (2,000 points mid-week/3,000 points weekend)
  • Guaranteed room upgrade, when available (500 points per class, per night)

So perhaps there’s no better time than now to book a reservation.

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Nathan Frederick is an award-winning writer with more than 1,000 published bylines and two decades of journalism experience. His work has won awards from the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists, the Keystone Press Association, and the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has also authored three books, one of which debuted as an Amazon No. 1 New Release.

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