Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort

Mountaineer CasinoThe Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is located near the town of Chester, off Route 2 South, in West Virgina. The casino floor is over 70,000 square feet in size and offers both slots, video poker and table games. There is also a poker room.

The Mountaineer Racetrack is active from March to late December, with approximately 32 race days per year.


Mountaineer Casino in Chester, West Virginia has 2,100 gambling machines (slots and video poker) and about 40 gambling tables. The slot selection spans everything from affordable penny slots to high roller machines.

The casino is open 24/7 every day of the year.

Simulcasting is available year round. There is a free shuttle service between the casino and the race track during racing hours.

Casino games

  • Slot machines
  • Video poker
  • Blackjack
  • Spanish 21
  • Hit & Run 21
  • Craps
  • Roulette
  • Mini-Baccarat
  • 3 Card Poker
  • 4 Card Poker
  • Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em
  • Mississippi Stud
  • Pai Gow Poker
  • Progressive Pai Gow Poker
  • Criss Cross Poker
  • Let it Ride


Earlier, there used to be 37 poker tables at the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort. Sadly, there wasn’t enough traffic to keep them busy and they had to give up their space to other types of gambling. Today, the Mountaineer Poker Room holds 12 poker tables and the only poker variants offered are Limit Texas Hold’em and No Limit Texas Hold’em.

The poker room is open from 10:00 am every day.

The average player at the Mountaineer Casino is rather weak and it is a good stop for semi-professional players who wants to add to their bankroll.  If you want to know how to become a professional poker player then you can read this guide that will help you. You should know that  poker player is not a profession for everyone. It requires complete dedication to your craft.

Poker games

  • Limit Texas Hold’em
  • No Limit Texas Hold’em

Mountaineer Racetrack

Mountaineer racetrack holds races from March until late December. In total, there is usually 32 race days per year. The most well known race is the $750,000 Grade II West Virginia Derby which takes places in August every year.

This track has existed since 1951. After the introduction of slot machines in the late 1990s, enough funds were accumulated to give the race track and its adjoining facilities a much needed update. This in turned increased the number of visitors, as well as the size of the purses, and the Mountaineer Race Track received a renewed interest from top-notch riders, trainers and horse owners.

There is a free shuttle service between the casino and the race track during racing hours.

If it’s the wrong time of the year but you still want to bet on races, we suggest you go over to the simulcast lounge by the Grandstand. In this lounge, you can bet on and watch races live from all over the country and beyond. The lounge is open year round.

Contact information for Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort

Phone (304) 387-8000
Toll-free (800) 804-0468
Poker issues (304) 387-8458
Twitter @mtrgaming

Staying at the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort

There are 354 rooms in total, with 27 suits in the tower.

A spa located in the hotel offers a la carte service and package deals. The spa is open seven days a week.

The Mountaineer Woodview Golf Course

The Mountaineer Woodview Golf Course winds through the beautiful foothills of the surrounding mountains.

Phone: 800-804-0468, Ext. 8260 for tee times


  • Gatsby Dining Room
  • La Bonne Vie
  • Riverfront Buffet
  • Big Al’s Restaurant
  • Mahogany Sports Bar
  • The Mountaineer Club
  • VicKar’s Concessions