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The City of Henderson, Nevada is lucky to have Emerald Island as the as it only All Penny Casino and it is lucky to have a sweet place like Ethel M Chocolates. There is more to Ethel M than just chocolates.Located at the Cactus Garden Drive in Henderson, Nevada, The Ethel M Chocolate Factory has been in the industry for 30 years now and still continues to be one of the world’s most trusted brands. Aside from the main factory in Henderson, (more…)

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Emerald Island Casino recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. In that 10 years the casino has become a part of the history of Downtown Henderson, Nevada. The beginning history of Henderson started with the war effort of World War II and the Basic Magnesium, Inc. Magnesium, symbol Mg with the atomic number 12, is classified under the alkaline earth metals. It plays an important part for animal and plant life here on earth. (more…)

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One of the greatest producers of electric power in the United States of America is the Hoover Dam. Construction for it started on the year 1931 and lasted several years. At the end of its construction, Hoover Dam was one of the largest manmade structures ever built and still one of the largest producers of electricity today in the country.The Story Behind it: During the early 1900’s, the government sought to provide a way to control the Colorado River in order to prevent springtime flooding as well as give residents in nearby towns enough water for irrigation. (more…)

Co-Owner Time Brooks of the Emerald Island Casino in Downtown Henderson and Steve Overlay, Director of Food and Beverage, for the casino tell us about their big player’s appreciation party. Emerald Island will provide a feast for their loyal customer that include 5 smoked pigs, award championship ribs, plenty of side dishes, desert and coffee with something special in it. (more…)

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Three of the most renowned and interesting places such as the magnificence of Hoover Dam, the brilliance of the Las Vegas Strip, and the placidness of Lake Mead surround the city of <strong “mso-bidi-font-weight:=”” normal”=””>Henderson, Nevada. In addition, McCarran International Airport (MIA) and its reliever Henderson Executive Airport are only a few minutes-drive from it. Henderson is recognized as a warm and exciting destination with its opulent resorts, great locations for  (more…)

For years patrons of the Emerald Island Casino have been enjoying the unique art work by Edwin Leishman. His artwork covers the exterior of the casino and greats everyone as soon as they enter the parking lot. Gambling, dining, drinking or just hanging out with friends Edwin’s artwork surrounds customers on the inside of the casino too!

Edwin’s art has lifted spirits at Emerald Island Casino and around the Las Vegas Area and now we have the opportunity to help him lift the spirits of people around the country. He has entered his product in Walmart’s Get on the Shelf Contest. Edwin submitted his video of his product (Wall ahhh Cool Walls) to the contest and has made it past the first stage. Here is the response from Walmart giving Edwin the good news:

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You may be curious as to why of all states in the US, Nevada, where Las Vegas is situated, became the gambling haven. Here are some quick facts you may want to check out about the history of gambling in Nevada:
    1. Where gambling was done before legalized – Before gambling was ever recognized as legal in Nevada in 1931, the people were already gambling during social functions, and gambling had been predominant already in card rooms and clubs that offer illegal games.
2. What games were played before gambling became legal – Games of chance played during social functions, such as bridge and whist, as well as games dubbed as “nickel-in-the-slot-machines” were the popular games before gambling was made legal. (more…)