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Emerald Island/Rainbow Club

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by nfajgmbr03, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. nfajgmbr03

    nfajgmbr03 Tourist

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    Has anyone visited these local casinos in Henderson? Their websites show pretty cheap meals but I wonder how the slot machine and video poker play is. I like going to some of these small casinos and these stuck out online.
     
  2. roycpa

    roycpa Low-Roller

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    The group of casinos in downtown Henderson are all within a block of each other, so one trip will catch all of them. They are all small, old, dark and have decent old time diner type food, with no frills. Check VPfree for VP tables - we weren't impressed enough with any of them to play long enough to get a feel for anything. You can combine them with a trip down Boulder Highway for several other smaller places - Skyline has the cheapest shrimp cocktail in town at their bar. None of these places will be confused with a strip resort.
     
  3. nfajgmbr03

    nfajgmbr03 Tourist

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    Thanks for the info. I don't expect much out of them so I'm sure they'll be fine to run through real quick.
     
  4. joespoolhall

    joespoolhall Low-Roller

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    I have been to both. Just once to Emerald Is and more than a few to the Rainbow Club. I haven't played much, but the RC had some decent VP from what I saw. Downtown Henderson joints get probably 98% of their biz from locals, so they better offer decent gaming. On the downside, the casinos will remind you of the 80s. Very dark and very crowded. The food at the Rainbow cafe is great! I've had breakfast there a few times. An omelet will run just $8-9. Bacon or sausage and eggs is about $6-7. I've only had breakfast there, but my local friends have dinner there a couple of times a month. It's both cheap and good. They have blue plate specials every night. The only downside is that you most likely find a line to wait in. I would say that anyone who's looking to see a little more of Vegas visit downtown Henderson.

    Good Luck!
    Ric at Joes
     
  5. westie

    westie VIP Whale

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    Talk about low roller - the Emerald Island has 1c and 5c NSUD (99.7%) and 9/6 JOB (99.5). There is a 2/1 entree coupon in both the LVA and ACG.

    Rainbow Club offers NSUD @ 25c and 9/6 JOB 5c and 25c. They have a great Casino Special of 2 eggs, hash browns, bacon or sausage, toast or biscuits and gravy on weekdays for $1.99 and 30 cents more on the weekend.
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  6. vegasvette

    vegasvette Low-Roller

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    I just ate at the Emerald Island cafe last week. Very decent diner food, reasonably priced. Check out their website for dining and gaming promo's. Tuesday is senior day. They pride themselves as having only penny slots, but they have higher denom VP. Good paytables as well.
     
  7. azlefty

    azlefty Low-Roller

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    Rainbow's diner is a very low rent Peppermill. (that's a good thing)

    While in the neighborhood, why not stop in to make a few points at probably the last $1 craps game on the planet over at Jokers Wild on Boulder Hwy. We go there every trip.