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Old 05-21-2010, 03:47 PM
 
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Hello,

Are there any gambling casinos in Virginia? I'd like to go on vacation with my husband who enjoys going to the casinos possibly to the Virginia Beach area.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:40 PM
 
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No, we have no gambling in this state besides the lottery and Colonial Downs racetrack. VA is way behind the times when it comes to gambling.

You're best off going to Atlantic City if you want both the beach and casinos. The rooms, besides weekends, are far cheaper than VA Beach. I recommend staying at Harrahs, Borgata (although they're both off the boardwalk) or on the boardwalk try Showboat, The Taj's Chairmans Tower, or a Caesars luxury or premium room, just not a deluxe room.

You could also try South Florida and go to the Seminole Hardrock in Hollywood. They have some table games as well as slots, VP, etc. it's not on the beach, though it's close to it.

Really VA Beach isn't anything special, either. It's pretty beat up except for hotels like the Hilton. You're best off going some place else then waste your money here.

Good luck wherever you go and come back a winner!!
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Arlington, Virginia
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Hello,

Are there any gambling casinos in Virginia? I'd like to go on vacation with my husband who enjoys going to the casinos possibly to the Virginia Beach area.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Nope, gotta go to either Charles Town, WV or Dover, DE.
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:05 AM
 
Location: Miramar Beach, FL
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Wharf Rat side could be a casino???
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:14 AM
 
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No "casinos" but Portsmouth, VA (about 20-25 mins from the Oceanfront) has several poker lounges where you can play tournaments or cash games. The City of Portsmouth has decided that poker is a game of skill and therefor is not gambling.

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Really VA Beach isn't anything special, either. It's pretty beat up except for hotels like the Hilton.
Are you seriously advocating Atlantic City in the same post as saying VA Beach is a dump? I think you have just voided any respect for your opinion.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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Are you seriously advocating Atlantic City in the same post as saying VA Beach is a dump? I think you have just voided any respect for your opinion.
Well, that's a pleasant attitude.

If you'll note, the OP said they wanted casinos, are obviously coming to VA Beach because they like the beach, thus the logical choice would be AC.

I didn't tell them to stay at Trump Plaza or the Hilton and I even mentioned to stay away from Caesar's deluxe rooms.

As I said, the only decent hotel in VA Beach is the Hilton. In AC you at least have a couple of choices if one doesn't suite your needs.
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:11 PM
 
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Nope, gotta go to either Charles Town, WV or Dover, DE.
Actually its in cross lanes wv, there's no such thing as charles town wv, its Charleston. The casino is a few minutes past Charleston. Sorry to correct you but I'm from Charleston and its our biggest pet peeve.
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Old 09-28-2014, 02:28 AM
 
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Actually its in cross lanes wv, there's no such thing as charles town wv, its Charleston. The casino is a few minutes past Charleston. Sorry to correct you but I'm from Charleston and its our biggest pet peeve.
Um right.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

Hollywood Casino, located on Hollywood Drive in the REAL town of Charles Town, WV.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charle..._West_Virginia

Added later: I apologize for reacting to Mr. 'register and troll', who's responding to a dead 4 year old thread, but i couldn't let that one go by.
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Old 09-28-2014, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg
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Closest casino to Hampton Roads is Maryland Live at Arundel Mills Mall between DC and Baltimore
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:13 PM
 
Location: VB
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Closest casino to Hampton Roads is Maryland Live at Arundel Mills Mall between DC and Baltimore
True for much (if not all) of the Peninsula, but if you are on the Southside, Ocean Downs (Berlin, MD near Ocean City) is closer. However, Ocean Downs lacks table games; an alternative that has the "full" offerings of a casino is Harrington Raceway & Casino in Harrington, DE, which takes about the same amount of time to reach from the Southside as Maryland Live.

MGM National Harbor (projected Summer 2016 opening) will be a game-changer in attracting VA traffic -- just across the river from Alexandria, and 35 minutes closer than Maryland Live for those coming from Springfield and points south on I-95.
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