Emerald Island offers only all penny slots
September 01, 2015 3:00 AM
by H. Scot Krause
Located in downtown Henderson (120 Market St.), Emerald Island Casino has a catchy phrase to describe the fun little casino: “Nevada’s ONLY All Penny Casino, Where Every Day is Promotion Day!”
They have over 400 all penny denomination slots (plus higher denomination video poker games) and have casino promotions every day of the week.
Emerald Rewards slot club features a 4-tier rewards program with increasing benefit levels based on play. Players are rated four times a year. After the rating period ends, players receive notification via mail of their new status and rewards. The reward period lasts for the next three months following notification.
Everyone is a Jade player by signing up at the Emerald Rewards Center. Each Jade member has the ability to access all Every Day Cash Promotions, from Video Reel Bonus, to Cash Back Tuesday, Royal Flush Fridays and weekend Wheel of Cash Drawings.
Step up to Ruby status by earning 5,000 base points in 90 days. Ruby status holders receive one free meal each week up to $15 in value. That’s up to $180 in free food during the benefit period. You choose your free meal day from Monday to Sunday. Ruby status holders also can receive two 50% off coupons to use during the week, Monday through Sunday, up to a maximum of $7.50 per meal.
Earn 30,000 base points to qualify for Sapphire status. With this esteemed level, you’ll be fed three times a week, days of your choice from Monday thru Sunday. Get a bigger chance to step up to the Wheel of Cash every weekend by receiving more drawing tickets as a Sapphire card member.
Emerald level is known as The “Black” Card, an elite status symbol at Emerald Island. Earn 60,000 base points during the 90 day rating period and you’ll eat like a king or queen enjoying 7 days of dining each week up to $15 per meal. Emerald status also earns players a free gift and more tickets from the Rewards Center each weekend, which increases chances to step up and spin the wheel to win bonus cash.
Base points are dollar for dollar value: $1 played equals 1 base point. Any multiplier points earned do not count toward tier status, however, multiplier points do count in purchases at the Rewards Center, dining at the Emerald Island Grille and for the Exclusive Vendor Partner Program. Players (based on play) can earn 25x, 50x, and 75x points – even up to 100x points – daily during select times. 1,500 points equals $1 in restaurant value and Rewards Center merchandise.
Point value varies for the Exclusive Vendor Partner Program, which features over 26 local Henderson businesses participating. You can redeem your points at the Rewards Center and collect a voucher to redeem for outside services and products.
There is no free slot play for your points but they offer slot/keno/poker promotions so the guest can earn what they call “Real” Bonus Cash. Players can earn Wheel Spin Certificates to return to the property during specified times to get their bonus cash. The minimum win per wheel spin is $10 and maximum win is $100 per spin.
Some of the weekly promotions include:
Sundays and Mondays – Four of a Kind. Hit a natural 4-of-a-kind on single hand of poker with 25-cents minimum bet and receive a ticket. Collect 6 tickets the same day for a wheel spin certificate.
Mondays – Graveyard High Jackpot. The top three jackpots from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. are awarded Wheel Spin Certificates worth up to $100 each in bonus cash.
Cash Back Tuesdays and Super Wheel Spin Bonus Thursdays are base point promotions that can be earned on any machine. Details on all promotions can be found at http://www.emeraldislandcasino.com.
H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and 21-year resident of Las Vegas. Email: ScotKrause@GamingToday.com.