Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack
is located on Wheeling Island
in the middle of the Ohio River
, which is a part of the city of Wheeling, West Virginia
. It is located just off the Wheeling Island exit of I-70
, 40 minutes west of Washington, Pennsylvania
and about two hours east of Columbus, Ohio
It features slot machines, which are marketed under the term "video lottery" in West Virginia
; live greyhound racing
, and off-track betting for both greyhound and horse racing. In addition, a full complement of table games including poker
, and roulette
were recently added. Poker was added on October 19, 2007, and the other games on December 20, 2007 as a result of Ohio County voters approving a referendum in a June 9, 2007 special election.
Wheeling Island features several restaurants and food operations as well, in addition to live concerts and boxing.
The facility has a "tropical" theme, similar to that used by the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
in Las Vegas
, but is unrelated. Its logo features a palm tree
and tropical colors, although Wheeling Island is a residential part of the city and located far from the tropics. Smoking is permitted at the casino tables and slots.As the casino is located on Wheeling Island
, a low-lying area surrounded by the Ohio River
, it is prone to flooding. The casino floor is elevated some ten and one half feet above ground level, thus surmounting the hundred-year flood level.