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Hidden In Henderson

by , Oct 10, 2012 | 1:00 pm

Jokers Wild Casino gives away a bracelet every month. Dave wants one to convince friends and family he has a clue what he’s doing out here in the Nevada desert.

Out in Henderson, deep in the southeast edge of the Vegas Valley, there’s a competition between a pair of lesser known casinos for small-stakes cash-game action and low buy-in tournaments.

As Aria, Venetian and other monsters of the Strip try to lure in the most tourists, Jokers Wild Casino and Club Fortune Casino clamor day after day for all the poker-loving retirees and locals on the outskirts of town.

“We’re friends, but there’s a little bit of a rivalry,” Jokers Wild poker room supervisor David Miller (@silentraise) said of his competitor, Club Fortune.

The two casinos sit about 4 miles apart, some 20 miles from Las Vegas Boulevard: Jokers Wild just east of the Outpost Motel on Boulder Highway, and Club Fortune across the street from a Kmart on Racetrack Road.

Both are 4-table rooms that offer $2/$4FL and .50/$1NL games to a crowd of mostly locals from Henderson and nearby Boulder City (which happens to be one of only two cities in Nevada that prohibits gambling). Both rooms spread $30 buy-in tournaments every day — Jokers Wild at 11:30 a.m., Club Fortune at 2 p.m. Both have recently fiddled with these starting times in an effort to bring more action.