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The dog days of SummerThere are over 400 different recognized breeds of dogs worldwide and almost every year the AKC recognizes new dog breeds and enters them into their official dog breed list. The newest dog breeds to be recognized by the AKC for the year 2018 are the Nederlandse Kooikerhondje and the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen.  But, let’s face it, no matter how many dogs there are – we all know that ours is the best dog ever!  Right? Dogs are wonderful companions and truly our best friends.  The origin of the domestic dog is not clear. The domestic dog is a member of the genus Canis, which forms part of the wolf-like canids, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.  The dog was the first species to be domesticated.  All modern dogs are generally believed to be descended from Tomarctus, a stealthy predator that roamed the plains and grasslands of North America approximately ten to fifteen million years ago. Wolves, jackals, and coyotes are also believed to be descendants of Tomarctus.

Pancakes with watermelon and coffee If you are looking for the Best Brunch in Henderson, look no further than the Emerald Island Grille!  Voted Best Henderson Restaurant in the Review Journal’s Best of Las Vegas, the Emerald Island Grille is located inside the Emerald Island Casino which was also voted Best Henderson Casino in the RJ polling! Now when you think of the best Local’s Casino – think of the Best Brunch as well!  Did you know that BRUNCH is a portmanteau?  Ok, that one had us scratching our heads too! A portmanteau is a word blending the sounds and combining the meaning of two other words like “MOTOR” and “HOTEL” = MOTEL and “BREAKFAST’ and “LUNCH” = BRUNCH.

large Just a very few years ago if you were looking for a ride your options were pretty limited – call a friend or call a cab. That has all changed. With the advent of on-demand transportation, we no longer hail a cab – we call Lyft! ​​Now, Emerald Island makes it easier for our guests by providing our Lyft concierge service which makes getting a quick, affordable ride as easy as calling us at 702-462-6272 or visiting the Emerald Rewards Center ​

1. One of the safest cities in the US Henderson was ranked twice as one of the top ten “Safest Cities in the United States” by Forbes magazine in 2011 and the FBI Uniform Crime Report in 2014. The city most certainly has small town feel but with big city amenities. Analysts also attribute the city being affluent, with a high median income and amenities catering to local residents.

We love the penny here at the Emerald Island Casino. After all we are Nevada’s Only All Penny Casino! But you already knew that. What you might not know is that some feel that the United States should be getting rid of the penny once and for all. Mercy! Money comes in different forms – in the early times, and up until now in some places, highly valued things such as cattle and grains may serve as money,

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;

With temperature remaining hot all day, and well into the night, where better to go than the Emerald Island Casino - the Jewel of Henderson!?!  We have over 450 of your favorite games to enjoy day or night. With the mercury seemingly stuck above 100 degrees, now is a great time to come in and enjoy a frosty cold draft beer, fruity blended drink  or an icy glass of sweet tea with lemon. 

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With the holidays upon us and 2017 drawing to a close, it's a great time to look back to an unforgettable year at the Emerald Island Casino. Our guests have spoken and Emerald Island won Double Gold in the Best of Las Vegas as Best Henderson Casino and Best Henderson Restaurant!  We really can’t thank you all enough for your kind support in the balloting.  ​

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For twenty-one days in August and September, we asked our loyal guests to vote for Emerald Island in the balloting for Best of Henderson awards and Best of Las Vegas awards…and you all came through for us! We could not be more pleased and proud to announce that from  Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (12:05 AM Pacific Time) until Tuesday, September 12, 2017 (11:50 AM Pacific Time) our guests voted the Emerald Island Best of Las Vegas in FIVE categories including DOUBLE GOLD in the Best of Henderson:

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In the 1970s, when the concept of personal computers was just beginning to take hold, a man by the name of Si Redd developed and pitched an electronic version of draw poker to the executives of the giant gaming company Bally Technology.  Bally decided that they were not all that interested but allowed Mr. Redd to take out a patent on Video Poker.  While Video Poker took a long time to catch on, by 1981 it became popular game on casino floors.  Mr. Redd’s took his company public and changed the name to IGT which is the world-wide leader in Video Poker technology.