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Spring is almost here! The weather is warming up and on nice days you can open up the windows and let the fresh air in.With the nice weather and the prospect of great warm weather activities comes, cringe, spring cleaning! Here at the Emerald Island Casino we clean every inch of the casino and parking lot all year long!If you’ve ever been to the Emerald Island Casino around dawn on a Tuesday morning you may have seen our crew of carpet cleaners steam cleaning the carpets.
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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…)

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…)