Author: Emerald Island Team

Everyone loves trivia!  Over the years the word has come to refer to obscure and arcane bits of dry knowledge as well as nostalgic remembrances of pop culture.  In 1972, the board game known as Trivial Pursuit was released and trivia competitions became the craze in the United States! Here are a few gambling related facts you might not know!

  1. The original definition of the word “Casino” comes from Italian for a small villa, summerhouse or pavilion built for pleasure, usually on the grounds of a larger Italian villa or palazzo.  In the 19th century,

Father's Day is fast approaching!  Celebrating Dad's special day is so much easier than Mother's Day, right? No one wants to disappoint their Mom, and Dad always seems so pleased with a tie or a 'World's Greatest Dad" coffee mug.  Plus, Dad really likes to spend the afternoon in the blazing sun barbecuing.  Surprise!  Dads like a little pampering too!

Beer is quite likely the world's most popular,  and, oldest, alcoholic beverage.  As the temperatures in Henderson start climbing over the century mark, doesn't  an ice cold glass or frosty bottle of beer sound really, really good?  We think so and that's why we take our beer selection very seriously at the Emerald Island Casino.  ​

For many years, there were very few beers that were commercially available.  In recent years, microbreweries have sprung up all over the world.  A microbrewery or craft brewery is a brewery that produces small amounts of beer. ​

"Cigars?  Cigarettes?  Cigars?  Cigarettes?"  This was once the siren song of the omnipresent cigarette girl in old time Vegas casinos.  In addition to tobacco, her tray, which was typically worn around the neck, might also contain mints or a flower for the lady. Images come to mind of the "Rat Pack" and iconic casinos. Sadly, many of the grand dames of old Vegas casinos have met the wrecking ball or have become the main attraction in spectacularly staged and orchestrated implosions.

"In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row,That mark our place..." Lit. Col.  John McCrae, Canadian Expeditionary Force, "In Flanders Fields". Sadly, for many, Memorial Day has come to be thought of only as part of the "bookend holidays" of summer.  Many people view Memorial Day as the unofficial start of summer and Labor Day as its unofficial end.

It is thought that playing cards were first invented in Imperial China. Evidence of card games has been discovered which dates back to as early as 9th century. The game we know as poker has evolved from ancient card games and has been influenced by games crossing several continents and cultures. Some historians believe that poker’s origins can be traced to a domino-card game played by a 10th-century Chinese emperor; others claim it is a descendant of the Persian card game “As Nas,” which dates back to the 16th century.

On May 23rd, 2016, the Emerald Island Casino will proudly celebrate our official Thirteenth Anniversary and we can't wait to warmly welcome you to our party! ​It's been a great year and we have a lot to be thankful for and to celebrate! Please join us on Saturday, May 21st, for great food, games, and prizes!
Beginning at Noon, all of our players  are invited to enjoy complimentary cake and Irish coffee as well as a huge selection of appetizers. Of course, at the Emerald Island Casino our appetizers aren't limited to little canapés or dainty finger foods!  No way!  In addition to all of the tasty hors d'oeuvres such as egg rolls, teriyaki chicken wings, meatballs with marinara sauce and many others, we are serving up something special for our guests.
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