Emerald Island Casino celebrates 20 years in downtown Henderson.
May 19th, 2023

Emerald Island Casino co-owner Tim Brooks remembers where he was 20 years ago this week.

“We were running around like a chicken without a head getting ready to open,” he said.

Brooks and co-owner — and twin brother — Mike bought the Pot O’Gold Casino in 2001 and the pair spent the next year and a half, and about $2 million, renovating the closed casino in downtown Henderson’s Historic Water Street District.

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