FleaStiff
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May 10th, 2013 at 4:27:53 PM permalink
Emerald Island is a faux Irish "themed" casino in Henderson that opened in 2003 in some then unwanted structure. It seems to have had an unlimited license. I think all it offers now are slot machines and keno.

ALL its machines are Penny Machines.

The HIGHEST jackpot it ever paid is said to be 26,000.00.

Supposedly its a place for good food, good friends and good deals on "penny" machines.

Anyone know what its like and how much it makes? What sort of "competition" is it? Is it a Dotty's on Steroids type place?

Ten year anniversary starts May 18th, I think, so anyone who lives in or near "Vegas" can venture to Hendertucky and get 100x points that day as well as 100.00 bonus chances and some other specials.
RogerKint
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May 10th, 2013 at 4:40:36 PM permalink
Never been. Per their website, the 100x points is "By invitation only. Standalone video slots."
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DRich
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May 10th, 2013 at 6:54:45 PM permalink
I can tell you that they set their penny slots pretty loose. Our games were put in on the most liberal payback percentage offered on the machine.
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JohnnyQ
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May 10th, 2013 at 7:20:04 PM permalink
Interesting website. I would stop in and check out there restaurant IF I happened to be driving by the area.
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FleaStiff
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May 10th, 2013 at 10:15:20 PM permalink
I got the impression it was a shoestring startup ten years ago and wonder how its doing.

I was a bit worried about the highest ever jackpot being twenty-six thousand dollars and that the Casino Manager had to telephone the owner at 3:00am to let him know it was happening.
rdw4potus
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May 11th, 2013 at 1:40:14 PM permalink
Emerald Island is a fun place. So are the Eldorado and Rainbow Club. Totally different feel than the other walkable Vegas casinos. Almost more like Central City or Cripple Creek in CO.
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FleaStiff
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May 11th, 2013 at 2:19:55 PM permalink
Sounds like a place filled with loyal locals spending their pension checks?
I wonder about its license? Are table games authorized? I know they seem to only have slot machines actually installed.
rdw4potus
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May 11th, 2013 at 2:37:19 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Sounds like a place filled with loyal locals spending their pension checks?
I wonder about its license? Are table games authorized? I know they seem to only have slot machines actually installed.



It was a younger crowd when I was there 2 years ago. Is there a college nearby or something?

I don't think tables can be allowed. The casino opened 10 years ago and has no hotel, right? So unless the license was inherited somehow, it can't be unrestricted.
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FleaStiff
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May 11th, 2013 at 2:43:49 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

It was a younger crowd when I was there 2 years ago. Is there a college nearby or something?
I don't think tables can be allowed. The casino opened 10 years ago and has no hotel, right? So unless the license was inherited somehow, it can't be unrestricted.

Its in what I called Hendertucky but is legally known as Henderson, so I think no hotel is needed.
I'm not sure about the licensing stuff.
ThatDonGuy
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May 11th, 2013 at 6:43:43 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

It was a younger crowd when I was there 2 years ago. Is there a college nearby or something?


The Nevada State College campus is pretty much "just down the road"

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