By H Scot Krause
Ellis Island Casino & Brewery, located at Koval Avenue and the corner of Flamingo, directly behind Bally’s on the Strip serves budget minded gamblers, both locals and tourists, with good food, promotions and a very popular micro-brewery.
The Ellis Island Casino
Amenities at Ellis Island include over 350 gaming machines with a variety of games including reel slots, video poker, and keno. Live blackjack, roulette, craps and sports book wagering is also available seven days a week, along with free bingo every weekday.
Other features are a 24-hour restaurant, micro-brewery, banquet room, conference room, karaoke lounge and free parking. The 24/7 Fun Pit even offers one of the few remaining $3 Blackjack tables (albeit with 6-to-5 payoffs for blackjacks) in Las Vegas.
If you like karaoke, then Ellis Island is the place to be every evening from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., a very popular Karaoke Bar scene, being voted #1 in the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Reader’s Poll. It’s terrific fun with contests and great music entertainment. You can be a star or watch a star!
The Passport Player’s Slot Club offers players both cashback and comps. As a Passport Players Club Member, you will receive recognition and rewards as an important Ellis Island player. Membership, which is free, will also qualify you for great contests, VIP Parties and special events.
The club offers many multiple point days to earn comps and cashback even faster. Some slot machines are even periodically paying 10x points. New members signing up for the “Passport Players Club” who play at least $1 coin in will receive a free play spin where they get anywhere from $10 free play to $500. Everyone is a winner.
If you are age 50+, join the 50+ Club and every Tuesday and Thursday you’ll receive extra club benefits like:
- $1 off any item on the restaurant menu (coupon)
- $50 drawings (throughout the day)
- A Free beer
The 24-hour restaurant is known for its generous portions. Guests can choose from many delicious entrées which include appetizer, soup or salad, dessert and a glass of house wine.
The $8.99 Steak Special
Best of all, the casino offers the best steak deal in all of Las Vegas! For $9.99 you get a generous cut of tenderloin cooked to your liking, bread, salad, vegetable of the day, choice of potato and a beer (or root beer) from the microbrewery. But with your Passport Players Card you can get it down to $7.99 if you play $5 through any machine and then print out a coupon from a Passport Central kiosk for the $2 discount. It’s not on the menu. Ask your server for it!
The Ellis Island Micro Brewery offers ice cold handcrafted EIB Beer for only $2.25, 24 hours a day. EIB is recognized as the #1 Micro Brewery in Nevada and in the Top 20 in the USA, surpassing Oregon and Washington which have more brewpubs than any other states (according to the National Brewers Association.) EIB was also voted Best Microbrewrey by the Las Vegas Review Journal Readers Poll.
There is also a Metro Pizza, acclaimed by many to be among the best pizza in Las Vegas located inside the casino.
Take your American Casino Guide (ACG) coupons along with your membership card for even more savings and discounts at Ellis Island. They always support the American Casino Guide book every year by offering great coupons.
Ellis Island Casino & Brewery is located at 4178 Koval Lane in Las Vegas (702-733-8901). To keep current on all of their bonus point days, contests, promotions and hot happenings, visit their web site at www.ellisislandcasino.com
H. Scot Krause is a freelance writer, gaming industry analyst and researcher, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Scot reports, researches, and specializes in writing about casino games, events, attractions and promotions. He is a former entertainment director and a fourteen-year resident of Las Vegas. His work is regularly featured in Gaming Today, the American Casino Guide Book and Vegas Values, a weekly feature found at: www.americancasinoguide.com