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Have you tried downtown Henderson Nevada?

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Ben Jammin, Oct 17, 2013.

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  1. Ben Jammin

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    Cool.

    Don’t you guys don't know about "Emerald Island"???
    120 Market Street, Downtown Henderson, Nevada.

    The smoke is so thick you can cut it with a knife. As you descend down into no man's land the stench is enough to knock you over. A Blue Haze lingers in the air like thick fog on London Winter's night.

    Dorothy, you're not in Kansas anymore.

    This is where broken locals go to play out their last few remaining pennies, as it is Las Vegas's only "All Penny Casino"! Yes, they actually advertise it as such. Oh those glorious penny machines of every imaginable variety. And don't forget the five star (or is it 5 pennies I forgot?) dining. Food fit for a King! (“Here King, here boy")

    Just around the corner is the infamous "Rainbow Club and Casino", 122 S. Water Street in beautiful Downtown Henderson,

    Large High Def TV's adorn the walls with nature scenes as the crusty locals bang away their last few dollars. Now here, the food isn’t that bad. Especially if you have the buy one get one half off coupon that comes out in the local gutter rag that can be had merely by a quick stop to the paper box right outside the side door, free for the takin! Try the meat loaf Ma, It's down right gooooood!

    Right next-door is the world famous "El Dorado" casino, 140 S. Water Street. It used to be my all time favorite casino, until they took out the Craps table and replaced it with a bank of video slots. Oh those nights I'll never forget on that dollar table, I never seen so many green chips on a table in my life, but then I ain't never been to Caesar's palace or any of them other fancy carpet joints over on the Strip. Nope, too rich for my blood. I still love it here, cause it brings back so many foggy memories. They had the best drink service I ever had, cause I think I'm the only one on that table that ever tipped more than a quarter, or at least it seemed so. On Saturday nights they even has a country band nestled up in the corner train wrecking your old time favorites.

    There's really no need to look any further, as a good time can be had by all as you crawl back and forth to these lovely establishments located just outside Las Vegas proper in beautiful Downtown Henderson.

    Look for me! I'll be there dressed in my cleanest tennis shoes, ball cap and yesterday's tee shirt, (the one with the leastest stains) drink in one hand, cigar in the other rocking to my own personal tempo.

    Oh God, how writing this makes me long for my next jaunt to Hender Tucky and those bright lights and cheap beers in a plastic cup as I bang away on those nickel slots, because here you see, I'm a High Roller!

    Well, at least I'm high!

    Yeeeeeee Haaaaaa!
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  2. VPDana

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    Hendertucky ain't so bad. We always visit Skyline Casino to gamble and eat. And occasionally go to Jokers Wild and El Dorado. These places tend to be quiet and sometimes the VP can be very good. Sometimes we like to get away from the hustle and bustle. Also enjoy meeting the locals. It's not for everyone.
     
  3. gerry53

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    ha ha!!

    wife and I went looking for it a few trips back and for some reason couldn`t find it so we didn`t bother.

    sounds like we didn`t miss much but different is good I guess.
     
  4. xmarksx

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    Wife and I started hitting the dives in August, our first trip to Jokers Wild and I was ecstatic to find a $1.00 blackjack table. El Dorado looked to us to be on life support. We walked in, wandered for about 30 seconds and walked right out.
     
  5. ClownHo

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    Not interested in hitting up every low roller casino in Henderson, but I am planning a cameo at Joker's Wild during my next trip.
     
  6. TomTWI

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    We stopped one afternoon last spring. Wandered around for a couple hours lost a little. I'm glad I went to see it, but doubt I'll go back.

    TomTWI
     
  7. Sam D

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    Last May I visited the El Dorado and played some video poker there. Then I went to check out the Rainbow Club and ended up having dinner there. I wouldn't ever eat there again and wouldn't recommend it to anyone else.
     
  8. sco5123

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    I have visited dives in Henderson. I did not play or eat there as I was only there to view them as a tourist and take pics. I have pictures in my May 2012 trip report. One thing I would go back for is to play while watching those amazingly gorgeous high definition tvs with the nature scenes at rainbow club. It is worthwhile to check out as a tourist. I remember thinking I would not mind a similar atmosphere in some of the more ritzy joints on the strip.
     
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