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“Cigars?  Cigarettes?  Cigars?  Cigarettes?”  This was once the siren song of the omnipresent cigarette girl in old time Vegas casinos.  In addition to tobacco, her tray, which was typically worn around the neck, might also contain mints or a flower for the lady. Images come to mind of the “Rat Pack” and iconic casinos. Sadly, many of the grand dames of old Vegas casinos have met the wrecking ball or have become the main attraction in spectacularly staged and orchestrated implosions. (more…)

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row,That mark our place…” Lit. Col.  John McCrae, Canadian Expeditionary Force, “In Flanders Fields”. Sadly, for many, Memorial Day has come to be thought of only as part of the “bookend holidays” of summer.  Many people view Memorial Day as the unofficial start of summer and Labor Day as its unofficial end. (more…)

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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; others claim it is a descendant of the Persian card game “As Nas,” which dates back to the 16th century. (more…)

On May 23rd, 2016, the Emerald Island Casino will proudly celebrate our official Thirteenth Anniversary and we can’t wait to warmly welcome you to our party! ​It’s been a great year and we have a lot to be thankful for and to celebrate! Please join us on Saturday, May 21st, for great food, games, and prizes!
Beginning at Noon, all of our players  are invited to enjoy complimentary cake and Irish coffee as well as a huge selection of appetizers. Of course, at the Emerald Island Casino our appetizers aren’t limited to little canapés or dainty finger foods!  No way!  In addition to all of the tasty hors d’oeuvres such as egg rolls, teriyaki chicken wings, meatballs with marinara sauce and many others, we are serving up something special for our guests. (more…)

Many cultures celebrate the matriarch of the family on a special day set aside to honor Mothers.  The modern American holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in West Virginia in 1908 when Anna  Jarvis feted her mom, Ann Reeves Jarvis, who had cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the Civil War and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. (more…)

The Emerald Island Casino’s Keno games offer all of the fun of live Keno without the hassle. Machine based Keno gives players rapid fire play without waiting for slow, tedious live ball draws.  Whether you are an experienced player or just starting to play, playing Keno is a lot of fun and learning to play is easy. Keno is a lottery style game. Players wager by choosing numbers ranging from 1 through 80. After a player chooses his or her numbers and makes their wager, twenty “balls” are drawn by a random number generator.  Payouts, or “paytables” are clearly displayed on the game screen. (more…)