Mardi Gras Casino and Resort

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Mardi Gras Casino and Resort

Mardi Gras Casino and Resort is an off-track betting for greyhound and horse racing in Cross Lanes, West Virginia, USA. It opened in 1985, at Greyhound Drive.

History of Mardi Gras Casino and Resort

1985 – The Mardi Grass Casino and Resort was opened in 1985 with its original name Tri-State Greyhound Park. It also originally focused on greyhound racing before the table games and Tri-State Casino and Resort arrived. 

1990 – The establishment was sold to Hartman & Tyner. 

2002 – Added another 57,000 square-foot gaming facilities. As a result, the name was changed to Tri-State Racing & Gaming Center in the same year.

2008 – It continued to prosper until 2008, with the addition of table gaming and expansion for the 150-room luxury hotel accommodations. 

2010 – They renamed the facility to Mardi Gras Casino & Resort, which is the current name. 

2018 – It is owned by Delaware North, which was sold to them by Hartman & Tyner in March 2018.


Overall Facility

  • The facility’s theme is Mardi Grass
  • A 90,000-square-foot casino:
    • 900 slot machines
    • 30 gaming tables  (blackjack, roulette, craps, three-card Poker, Mississippi stud, Crisscross Poker, four-card Poker, Double-Up Blackjack, Double Draw Poker, Big 6, Let It Ride, and sic bo.)
    • 24 live-action poker games 
  • A 150-room luxury hotel.


  • The French Quarter
  • Sports Bar
  • The Grill at First Turn
  • Café Orleans

Race Schedule

Live Greyhound Race

  • It has a year-round race schedule from Tuesday through Saturday.

Off-track Betting For Greyhound and Horse racing

  • It has a year-round race schedule.

Location and Access to the Racecourse

  • It is situated at 1 Greyhound Drive Cross Lanes, Nitro, West Virginia, USA.
  • It is just off the Cross Lanes exit of I-64, 14 miles west of Charleston and 36 miles east of Huntington.
  • It is located within the city of Nitro, but the neighboring Cross Lanes post office serves it.
  • All guests must be at least 21 years old.


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