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(Fun fact: “Cat” in the Irish Language is “Cat”, but is pronounced more like “kaht.”) The Emerald Island Casino is unique in so many ways… our commitment to outstanding customer service, our Grille which still strives to provide a traditional family run style and comfortable feel to our guests, our status as Nevada’s Only All Penny Casino and our charming, (more…)

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. A beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers and a box of sweets is a charming gift for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. Our vendor partner at Springtime Floral offers lovely fresh flowers, live planets and gifts perfect for Valentine’s or just because! (more…)

Everyone loves getting and giving gifts. Who doesn’t like “pressies”? ​ It probably comes as no surprise that the number one requested gift for nine years running is the gift card. It is hard to believe that the little credit card sized, electronic gift card that we know today really hasn’t been around all that long.  The first gift card was introduced by Blockbuster Entertainment in 1995 and was followed shortly thereafter by Neiman Marcus, Mobil Oil and Kmart. ​ (more…)

The NFL play-offs are here and the Super Bowl is just around the corner! Many guests and staff at the Emerald Island Casino are big fans and everyone has their favorite teams and things they love about the season:  watching the games with friends, sports wagering and great football food!  We’ve got all three covered at the Emerald Island Casino. (more…)

The Emerald gemstone is one of the most beautiful and precious in all of the world. The deep, rich green of an Emerald is as iconic as the familiar jewel shape called an “Emerald Cut”.  When one thinks of the color Emerald it brings to mind a verdant, lush field or a dark green swell on a stormy sea.
Have you ever wondered why an Emerald is, well, Emerald colored? (more…)

With the holidays upon us and 2016 drawing to a close, it’s a great time to look back at an  unforgettable year at the Emerald Island Casino. We have seen a lot of changes in 2016.We completed our bathroom remodel to provide more facilities and enhanced access for our guests. We have kicked off another project which will remodel our executive offices, our staff break room, the Emerald Island Casino Rewards Center and provide our guests with additional restrooms. ​ We said good-bye to our long-time Director of Operations, Craig G. We sincerely wish him a long and happy retirement!   (more…)

Christmas is one of, if not the most joyous of all holidays. Families and friends gather together to celebrate the season and one another.  Christmas joy radiates from time honored traditions, some of which have meanings that have been lost or blurred over time. One such tradition is the Christmas stocking.  Usually the first rush of excitement for a child waking up on Christmas morning is tearing open their Christmas stocking to find small presents inside.   (more…)

With the holidays upon us the joyous Irish greeting “Nollaig Shona Duit!” (Literally “Happy Christmas!”) rings out between friends and family throughout Ireland.  At the Emerald Island Casino we want to be among the first to wish you Nollaig Shona Duit!  Christmas in Ireland traditionally begins on December 8th signaling the time to put up decorations and Christmas trees. Irish Christmas traditions are similar to those in most Western countries with a few unique exceptions. ​

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