Mardi Gras Casino & Resort

mardi gras casinoThe Mardi Gras Casino & Resort is located on1 Greyhound Drive, Cross Lanes, in West Virginia – right off Route 2 South in Nitro (Cross Lanes). The nearest major city is Charleston, located roughly 13 miles away.

The Mardi Gras Casino & Resort offers both casino and poker, and the greyhound racing track is right here. There is a 90,000 square foot casino floor and a 6,730 square foot convention center.

The Mardi Gras Casino & Resort used be known as the Tri-State Racetrack. They got their slot license in 2008 and underwent a major renovation in 2010.


The casino has roughly 2,000 gambling machines (both slots and video poker) and 30 gaming tables. Live greyhound racing and daily simulcasts add to the excitement. The casino is open 24/7 every day of the year.

The gambling machines use the TITO-system (Ticket in, Ticket out). You don’t need to feed the machine coins and gather up heavy winnings in flimsy buckets, just bring your winning ticket to one of the kiosks to cash it in.

Casino games

  • Slots
  • Video poker
  • Blackjack
  • Double Up Blackjack
  • Craps
  • Roulette
  • 3 Card Poker
  • Mississippi Stud Poker
  • Four Card Poker
  • Double Draw Poker
  • Let it Ride
  • Big 6


The Big Easy Poker Room at Mardi Gras Casino & Resort has 24 poker tables, of which 16 use auto-shufflers.

The Limit Texas Hold’em and No Limit Texas Hold’em start at $2/$4.

During weekends, in-game massage is available.

When poker tournaments are arranged, it is advisable to book your seat in advance because the Big Easy Poker Room tournaments tend to fill up quickly.

Poker games

  • Limit Texas Holdem
  • No Limit Texas Holdem
  • Pot Limit Omaha
  • Omaha Hi-Lo Split
  • 7 Card Stud

Opening hours

Monday 10 am to 5 am
Tuesday 10 am to 5 am
Wednesday 10 am to 5 am
Thursday 10 am to 5 am
Friday 12 am to 12 am
Saturday 12 am to 12 am
Sunday 10 am to 5 am

Contact information

Phone (304) 776-1000
Toll-free (800) 224-9683
Fax (304) 776-9459
Twitter @mardigraswv

Greyhound Racing

Live dog racing Wednesday through Sunday from 7 pm, with a special Saturday afternoon matinee at 1 pm.

Daily simulcasting dog racing and horse racing is available.

Madri Gras Casino & Resort is offering a convenient app for handicapping.

Restaurants & Cafés

Café Orleans & Crescent City

If you want something to eat or drink while in the casino, the Café Orleans & Crescent City is an ideal choice since it is located right on the casino floor and is open 24/7. It serves hamburgers, hot dogs and similar.

Bayou Buffet

The Bayou Buffet is open 4 pm – 9 pm every day, except for Fridays and Saturdays when it is open until 10 pm. It serves beef, poultry, seafood and variety of side dishes, including various salads. The warm beignets are especially popular.

The Grill at First Turn

The Grill at Firs Turn is located right next to the first turn of the greyhound racetrack, so you have excellent views of the race from here. It is open on days when races are held, from 5 pm to 11 pm on every race day except Saturday when it opens early (11 am). As the name implies, The Grill at First Turn focuses on grilled food, including choice steaks and excellent grilled sandwiches.

The French Quarter

This is an upscale restaurant that attracts diners from all over the Charleston area. Examples of popular menu items are sesame scallops, bourbon salmon and rack of lamb.

Staying at the Mardi Gras Casino & Resort

The Mardi Gras Casino & Resorts has 150 air-conditioned rooms with private bathroom, flat-screen TV and iPod docking stations.

For more information, or to book a room, call (888) 789-7829.


  • Complimentary wireless Internet access
  • Health club
  • Indoor pool
  • Casino & Poker & Racing
  • 24-hour business center
  • Complimentary shuttle to the shopping area
  • Complimentary shuttle to the airport

Mardi Gras Casino & Resort Showgirls

For that special carnival ambiance, enjoy the show put on by the Mardi Gras Casino & Resort Showgirls. Glitz and glamor galore at its finest.

In the nearby area

  • Shopping district
  • Ridenour Memorial Park
  • Nitro City Park