If you’re looking for an upscale destination that’s more than just a casino, then the Casino Club at The Greenbrier won’t just supply your demand for serious casino gaming; it will give you a taste of the high life.
Opened in 1913, the casino is part of the larger Greenbrier luxury resort in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia, just before you hit the West Virginia-Virginia line.
And let me tell you that if you love a pristine getaway, this is a place you can vacation for a week and never, ever get bored. Its 11,000 acres has more than just a history.
But, the history portion is a good and interesting place to begin, so let’s get started as we talk about West Virginia gaming, dining, and entertainment.
Enjoy the read.
The Greenbrier History
The Greenbrier opened in 1913, but people have been flocking to the land since the American Revolutionary War, with the first settlers coming to the land as early as 1778.
The first property was built in 1913 by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, who later sold to Chessie System before CSX Corporation finally stepped in. However, in 2009 CSX filed the Greenbrier for bankruptcy and it appeared the once 5-star resort’s best days were behind it.
However, the Justice Family Group headed up by Jim Justice took over the property and after paying its debts, bankruptcy protection was dismissed.
Justice’s goal was simple: To return the location to its former glory and then some, with its best days still to come. It was at this point Justice introduced the Casino Club shortly after a referendum was passed in November 2008 to permit gambling at the location.
In October 2009 the Tavern Casino opened, which paved the way for the Casino Club. Its doors opened in July 2010, and the rest is, well, history.
Now that you know about the up and down landscape the hotel has faced over the past 100-plus years, let’s get down to business and talk about the games offered at the hotel.
Casino Games Offered
Okay, so before we get to the good stuff, The Greenbrier is a little more selective on its gaming policies. For one, you must be an overnight guest, a member of the Greenbrier Sporting Club and Greenbrier Golf & Tennis Club, or in attendance at an event or convention.
Remember, this casino is strictly for those of us who love the good life, so please, dress appropriately. Hats and baseball caps are also not permitted on the casino floor.
The Games at Greenbrier Casino include 320 slot machines, table games that include Blackjack, Roulette, Three Card Poker, Texas Holdem, Craps, and Mini-Baccarat. There are 37 tables throughout the gaming area, welcoming both individuals and groups. Private tables are also available upon request.
Greenbrier also offers some unique online gaming via BetMGM.com, touted as the home for casino action in West Virginia. Bet MGM includes exclusive slots and table games in a unique, online experience.
Oh, and don’t forget about the FanDuel Sportsbook. So, if the big game is going on and you’re a guest at Greenbrier, you can easily bet on any game out there. The sportsbook is open during regular casino hours and is located within the Casino Club.
There are four dining options available at the Casino Club, each offering their own unique cuisine.
First up is In-Fusion, which serves the only Pacific Rim dishes in the area. In-Fusion also offers a sushi bar and modern Asian dishes. Conveniently located in the center of the Casino Club.
In-Fusion’s menu comprises dishes including slow-roasted sea bass, General Tso’s chicken, cocktails containing citrus, herbs, and much more. Bear in mind that reservations to In-Fusion are recommended.
If you’re looking for high-end cocktails, look no further than Greenbrier Royale which uses fresh ingredients that are prepared in-house.
If you’re looking for some signature cocktails, Twelve Oaks is where it’s happening. Whether your goal is to celebrate some recent winnings or to take a break from the games, this high-end lounge provides a relaxed atmosphere where you can sit and enjoy your favorite cocktails.
Come in and admire the location’s equestrian themes, stately decor, or the greatest show in town – the happenings on the casino floor. Twelve Oaks does not accept reservations.
Or, if you’re into dancing, then 42 Below has you covered. Where did the dance floor get its unique name? Well, it’s located exactly 42 feet below the main entrance to the Casino Club. So, get ready to dance the night away after you’ve finished gaming for the day.
Activities and Entertainment
Greenbrier is loaded with activities, so if you’re looking to take a day off from all the casino games, fine dining, and dance options, you’re in luck. Greenbrier currently offers 55 outdoor activities for all their guests, regardless of age.
If you’re looking to take a day off from the gambling and hit the golf course, the Golf Courses at Greenbrier are aplenty. Even in the winter.
Defined as a collection unlike any other, Greenbrier features four unique golf courses, indoor winter golf (I know, right?), a golf academy for newbies, and even a golf spa and fitness. If you’re an avid golfer who is staying over as a guest, me saying that you’re in luck is an understatement. You’re in golfer heaven.
If physical activity and golfing isn’t your thing, don’t worry, you’re still in luck here. Greenbrier offers some hot Signature Services at its private spa. Spa treatments offered at Greenbrier include The Detox Kur, Golfer’s Game Saver, Reflex Trio, Sweet Tea Simplicity, Meditation and Healing, and much more.
Keep in mind that all services are subject to the 6% West Virginia Sales Tax, a 6.5% Historic Preservation Fund, and a 20-percent service charge.
As mentioned, you must be a guest to use the casino and each of the amenities listed either as an overnight guest, a member of the Greenbrier’s clubs or if you’re taking part in an event or convention hosted at the resort.
Most of us are probably heading off to Greenbrier as overnight guests on a gambling trip, so this section focuses on the Greenbrier’s Signature Resort Rooms.
Greenbrier offers four types of suites: The Windsor Club, Historic Suites, Classic Suites, and Guest Rooms.
Next up is the one-of-a-kind Historic Suites, which cover eight types of additional suites including the State Suite, Greenbrier Suite, Governor’s Suite, West Terrace Suite, East Terrace Suite, North Terrace Suite, Carlton Valley Suite, and Treasury Suite.
Each Historic Suite is one-of-a-kind and is intended to entertain groups of up to 150 guests. So if you’re part of such a hallowed group, then you’re definitely up for the good life in these two to four-bedroom suites.
Next up are the Classic Suites, which include the Garden, Executive, West Virginia, and Draper Suites. Each features a unique sitting area with Dorothy Draper decor.
Finally, you got the Single Guest Rooms featuring Traditionals, Gables, and Superiors, each in Dorothy Draper decor, much like the classics. Each room can accommodate between two and four guests.
As with the events and activities, call and make your reservations in advance as these rooms are sure to fill up fast.
If you’re looking for something more sophisticated, the resort also offers Greenbrier Estate Homes that can accommodate between six and 14 guests while accommodating between 100 and 200 guests each.
As with the rooms and suites mentioned above, call for reservations.
Finally, the resort also offers seven Legacy Cottages. Each cottage accommodates between four and eight guests and may entertain as little as eight to as many as 200 people, depending on which cottage you choose to book. From the one-bedroom Paradise Row Cottages to the 4-bedroom Copeland Hill Cottages.
So, there you have it, your all-in-one destination for casino gaming that also features the prime destination in southeast West Virginia. The historic Casino Club at The Greenbrier is definitely more than just a casino. It’s a historic landmark that features perhaps the highest of the high life.
All located within the scenic mountains in West Virginia.
If you’re one for the high life, the Casino Club at The Greenbrier is definitely a destination to consider. Pricey? Probably. But hey, if you hit that jackpot the trip pays for itself, right?
Thank you for reading this article and if you’ve experienced the high life at the Casino Club or have been to The Greenbrier, let us know what your experience was like in the comments.