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“Small and friendly”

Emerald Island Casino
Ranked #15 of 67 things to do in Henderson
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located in Downtown Henderson,Nevada the Emerald Island Casino is Nevada Local's #1 choice for gaming entertainment. With a large selection of Penny slots and the only 24hour dining choice in Downtown Henderson, NV the owners and staff work diligently to bring you the best in video gaming and fresh, quality food.
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Small and friendly”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

When you first walk in the staff go out of their way to introduce themselves and find out if there is anything they can help you with. Also you realize this Casino is mainly for the LOCALS, but right away the staff make you feel as if you are one. Casino is small compared to others, there is no Hotel. The place is very clean, there is a variety of free food given at certain times of the week, I thought there regular menu appeared to be a little expensive, but I guess the cost of livining and everything. Overall I think I could recommend this small Casino to anyone, without feeling I have done someone wrong with bad infomation.

Visited February 2013
2 Thank Marcelino G
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Wylie, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“"Great local casino...friendly and inexpensive entertainment"”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

When we go to Las Vegas every year, we look in the outlying areas to try out some of the local
casios for a change of pace. This past year we went to several in Henderson and had a great
time. One of our best finds was the Emerald Island Casino that advertises as "the only all penny
casino." When we first entered the casino we met Lisa, one of the managers, who started
talking with us like we were old friends. She fixed us up with a casino card, a half-price meal, and
came by to check on us periodically. We've never experienced this type of friendly service any
place else. What we also appreciated was the fact that she was also from Texas and worked
with her husband in several other casinos before coming to the Emerald Isle.

This is a small local casino, but emphasizes making everyone seem welcome. We definitely will
be making another trip to Henderson the next time we go to Vegas to visit with Lisa and playing
the penny slots and enjoying their small, but very good restaurant. The only negative thing we
found was the fact that it was too smokey--much needed vents! Everything else was A+.

Visited November 2012
2 Thank Bigbill69
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Henderson, Nevada
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not for non-smokers”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The atmosphere was so smokey my eyes burned and I had to leave the last time I was there. The time before I ate in the restaurant. The price was too high for no-eatable food. Go at your own risk.

Visited March 2012
2 Thank Carole R
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Plainfield, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Cheap eats. Ok food.”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Food is ok, a lot to choose from, Inexpensive. Good place to go after you have been out drinking. Restaurant is a little dirty.

Visited December 2012
2 Thank Itravelalot2011
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Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nice, glad we went”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

usually like to stay out on Fremont Street and venture out to casinos around town. This casino is not large, but is ALL penny slots. Won more $$ here than downtown old Vegas. Waitresses are around to comp drinks, very friendly staff. Off the beaten path in Henderson - but in the downtown area and safe area. They run a lot of specials during the day, and it is a local fav place. Glad we went by.

Visited January 2013
Thank rrcer
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