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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.

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.

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.

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.

Often times when we hear that a business has done something good for the community, our first response is, “well, that's nice but it's also free advertising for them' or 'well they can write that off.” While it is true that charitable donations create goodwill for a business,

If you haven't been to the Emerald Island Casino recently, you may not know that we are in the midst of another renovation to improve the property and to enhance the comfort, convenience and enjoyment of our guests.  In 2014, we expanded the Emerald Island Grille to double our seating capacity.  In March of 2016, we started Phase One of a series of improvements which includes remodeling the men's and women's bathrooms.

In the Emerald Island Rewards Center we feature two exclusive vendor partners who provide pet care and boarding for dogs and cats as well as pet food and treats! The Soggy Dog offers full service dog and cat grooming, a self-service dog wash, pet food, toys and supplies. Camp Bow Wow provides day care and boarding for dogs of all ages and sizes. Stop by the Emerald Island Rewards Center to redeem your rewards points for vouchers for these and other merchants.