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Many take for granted that corned beef and cabbage has become a traditional Irish meal, especially for St. Patrick’s Day. However, the truth is that this tradition started most unexpectedly under a variety of different historical circumstances. If you really want to get to the heart of the matter, (more…)

Ok, well, how about Happy Intercalary Year?  No?  Well, then, Happy Leap Year!!! As strange as the words “Bissextile” and “Intercalary” may sound, there is nothing naughty about either.  Both words refer to the insertion of an extra day into the calendar to keep our modern day Gregorian calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolutions around the sun. Scientists tell us that It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days – or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, (more…)

Even though it is only mid-February, tax time is fast approaching!  Tax Day 2016 is Monday, April 18th. Let Emerald Island Casino help you ease the stress! The payment of taxes in America has always been controversial.  From colonial protests against British taxation which ultimately led to the Revolutionary War, to the imposition of income tax in the 19th Century, to the ratification of the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1913, the amount and types of taxes we pay as U.S. citizens has always been hotly debated. (more…)

Did you know that Emerald Island Casino has over 400 latest poker, keno and video slots available? Yes, that’s right. We are the true penny king! Our casino offers the newest and the best penny slots from IGT, Ainsworth, WMS, Bally, U1 Gaming, Konami, and Aristocrat – making us Henderson, Nevada’s local’s #1 choice for gaming entertainment. (more…)

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the time when we focus on family, relatives, gift giving, decorating, cooking and entertaining family members and more. Ok – with all of that in mind, we know it can also be a little overwhelming. To make it easier for you, we have a solution – bring your family and relatives to Emerald Island Casino! We have a gift table with many gifts for you to choose from, a Christmas tree you can take a picture with, new penny slots for you and your family to play, and a restaurant filled with delicious food! (more…)

Thanksgiving Day is a wonderful time to give thanks for all the blessings the year has given us. It offers us the chance to celebrate family, friends, co-workers, events and much more. At Emerald Island Casino, there are countless things we are grateful for. Although it would take us a very long time to list everyone and everything, so we’ve narrowed it down to three. (more…)

Ever since it was founded in 1934, William Hill has been revolutionizing the sports booking industry. In 2012, the British bookmaker entered the United States market and was licensed in the great state of Nevada. As one of the leading betting and gaming businesses, more and more people have access to betting on their favorite sporting events. Now located at the Emerald Island Casino in Henderson, Nevada, the William Hill sports book will change your entire casino experience. With the ability to access information on virtually every current sporting event, you would be able to bet with an elevated level of confidence and knowledge on the game. Continue reading here for more information on the (more…)