Water Street Vendor Partner Tour Maybe there is something in the water! Henderson is where I reside but Downtown Henderson’s Water Street District is where I live! Whether it is Public Works on the South end or Lovelady Brewing or Juan’s Flaming Fajitas and Cantina on the North end or all of the great businesses in between, there is such a special warm and welcoming feel in the Water Street District!

Emerald Island Casino celebrates it’s 16th Anniversary this May. Since 2003 we have occupied 120 Market Street- one block West of Water Street. During all those years co-owner Tim Brooks has emphasized personal and individualized customer service for all of our guests. Our regular guests sincerely tell us that our team members our just like family to them.

Over the years Emerald Island has also helped to build a community of businesses in the Water Street District with our Exclusive Vendor Partner Program. This unique program lets our guests use their players points to buy vouchers for Local merchants for products and services. Many of our vendor partners are located right here in Downtown Henderson.

Actually, our vendor partners’ establishments make a great walking tour of Downtown Henderson’s Water Street District. Starting at the South end, how about a hot cup if specialty coffee and a pastry to start the tour at Public Works Coffee Bar? This warm eclectic coffee house is a great place to start the day or relax with a glass of wine after work.

Right across the parking lot from Public Works is Hades Grille. The great burgers, wraps and another spicy fare at Hades Grille is perfect with a cold beer at lunch or while watching a game on their many TVs.

A short trip up the street is Las Vegas Kettle Corn where you can sample several unique flavors of sweet and savory popcorn. Located adjacent to Las Vegas Kettle Corn is Mikels Photography – a great option for Graduation or family portraits.

Bonnie’s Floral Boutique located just behind Emerald Island Casino is a great place shop for gorgeous made to order flower arrangements, gifts and beautiful living plant arrangements.

The Emerald Island Casino – Nevada’s Only All Penny Casino is a great place to visit next on your tour of the Water Street District. We offer over 450 of the newest and most popular slot, Keno and video poker games and each and every one of them can be played at a penny denomination! While you visit us you can enjoy our award-winning Emerald Island Grille featuring BBQ from Our Championship Ole Hickory Smoker, daily specials, our regular menu 24 -7 and our special late night and early morning menu. While having fun in the casino, you can get your car detailed while you play. Our vendor partner Paradise Island Car Wash offers full service car wash and hand waxing Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in our back parking lot. If your car needs a little more ‘love’, The Muffler Shop on Navy Street offers complete auto repairs as well as smog certifications.

If it is complete pampering you desire, Beach Retreat Spa is your next destination as you head North in Water Street. This charming establishment offers decadent massages and luxurious facials in a calming seaside themed spa.

Once you have been renewed in body and spirit it is time to enjoy some of the best food and drink in all of Henderson!

Micro brewery beer simply does not get any better than the great beer produced by family owned Lovelady Brewing Company. No that is not just a cute name, the Lovelady family owns and operates this amazing craft brewery and master brewer Richard Lovelady and his brothers create and serve this great libation.

No visit to Water Street is complete without a visit to our newest visit to Juan’s Flaming Fajitas and Cantina. When they say flaming they mean it. Their signature fajitas are flames table side to add that great depth of flavor to their specialty fajitas. Whether you come in for brunch, lunch, happy hour or dinner you can enjoy all of their great Mexican food, house made tortillas or cocktails at their full service bar.

Located just across the street from Juan’s and the Loveladys’ is Chef Flemming’s Bake Shop. Whether you want a sweet treat of European Pastry, cookies or cakes or the best sour dough bread in Las Vegas, Chef Flemming’s always satisfies.

If these businesses sound like they are warm and friendly places to visit it is because they are. Every one is family owned and the owners all take great pride in their products and services.

Bonnie at Bonnie’s Floral is the one making your arrangement. Juan is the owner and operator of Juan’s Flaming Fajitas. The Loveladys will pour you a pint of their hand crafted beer. Tim Brooks, co-owner of the Emerald Island Casino with his twin brother Mike, is usually found on the casino floor visiting with guests or ensuring outstanding customer service in the Emerald Island Grille.

Emerald Island Casino, our Vendor Partners and Historic Downtown Henderson are not just a great places individually. The entire Water Street District really is a fun and unique destination of choice. Please come down and visit all of us. You will be warmly welcomed!

The dog days of SummerThere are over 400 different recognized breeds of dogs worldwide and almost every year the AKC recognizes new dog breeds and enters them into their official dog breed list. The newest dog breeds to be recognized by the AKC for the year 2018 are the Nederlandse Kooikerhondje and the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen.  But, let’s face it, no matter how many dogs there are – we all know that ours is the best dog ever!  Right? Dogs are wonderful companions and truly our best friends.  The origin of the domestic dog is not clear. The domestic dog is a member of the genus Canis, which forms part of the wolf-like canids, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.  The dog was the first species to be domesticated.  All modern dogs are generally believed to be descended from Tomarctus, a stealthy predator that roamed the plains and grasslands of North America approximately ten to fifteen million years ago. Wolves, jackals, and coyotes are also believed to be descendants of Tomarctus. (more…)

Pancakes with watermelon and coffee If you are looking for the Best Brunch in Henderson, look no further than the Emerald Island Grille!  Voted Best Henderson Restaurant in the Review Journal’s Best of Las Vegas, the Emerald Island Grille is located inside the Emerald Island Casino which was also voted Best Henderson Casino in the RJ polling! Now when you think of the best Local’s Casino – think of the Best Brunch as well!  Did you know that BRUNCH is a portmanteau?  Ok, that one had us scratching our heads too! A portmanteau is a word blending the sounds and combining the meaning of two other words like “MOTOR” and “HOTEL” = MOTEL and “BREAKFAST’ and “LUNCH” = BRUNCH. (more…)

large Just a very few years ago if you were looking for a ride your options were pretty limited – call a friend or call a cab. That has all changed. With the advent of on-demand transportation, we no longer hail a cab – we call Lyft! ​​Now, Emerald Island makes it easier for our guests by providing our Lyft concierge service which makes getting a quick, affordable ride as easy as calling us at 702-462-6272 or visiting the Emerald Rewards Center ​ (more…)

1. One of the safest cities in the US Henderson was ranked twice as one of the top ten “Safest Cities in the United States” by Forbes magazine in 2011 and the FBI Uniform Crime Report in 2014. The city most certainly has small town feel but with big city amenities. Analysts also attribute the city being affluent, with a high median income and amenities catering to local residents.

We love the penny here at the Emerald Island Casino. After all we are Nevada’s Only All Penny Casino! But you already knew that. What you might not know is that some feel that the United States should be getting rid of the penny once and for all. Mercy! Money comes in different forms – in the early times, and up until now in some places, highly valued things such as cattle and grains may serve as money, (more…)

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; (more…)

With temperature remaining hot all day, and well into the night, where better to go than the Emerald Island Casino – the Jewel of Henderson!?!  We have over 450 of your favorite games to enjoy day or night. With the mercury seemingly stuck above 100 degrees, now is a great time to come in and enjoy a frosty cold draft beer, fruity blended drink  or an icy glass of sweet tea with lemon.  (more…)

Picture Valentine’s Day, also known as the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a wonderful time to show the people who matter the most to you how much you care about them. Whether you want to express that love with flowers, a gift of sweets or a night out with a romantic dinner, we’ve got you covered at the Emerald Island Casino! Our exclusive vendor partners offer great options for gifts and treats.