Henderson, Nevada- Casino Jobs
Recently named one of America’s best cities to live in, Henderson is a suburb of Las Vegas. Originally created in the 1940s as housing for defense workers, Henderson has stayed on to emerge as a gaming satellite to Las Vegas, with twenty casinos.
Ironically, Nevada was the first state in the Union to outlaw gaming, but it
changed its mind in 1931, when gambling was legalized to raise money for public schools. The boom began in 1946, when mobster Bugsy Siegel opened the Flamingo in Las Vegas. The rest is history.
As a suburb of Las Vegas, life in Henderson includes all the amenities of that glamorous, twenty-four hour city. Henderson is also one of Nevada’s principal industrial cities. The city, like much of Nevada’s urban areas, is known for its bargain-priced lodging and low-cost meals available at the casinos, making it easy for the newcomer to subsist while looking for permanent housing and a job. The area supports nearby Nellis Air Force Base, a thriving arts community, and excellent museums. The Clark County Heritage Museum exhibits turn-of-the-century artifacts, restored historic homes, and remains from a nearby ghost town. For those with a sweet tooth, the city even has its own chocolate factory, with self-guided tours available.
At only 1,940 feet in elevation, Henderson, like all the cities found along the southern tip of Nevada, is flat and dry. The climate is described as semi-arid with the average precipitation registering a meager 4.5″ annually. But sun worshippers couldn’t be happier. It’s never too hot or too cold laying next to a pool.
Being on the outskirts of Las Vegas also means you’re closer to the natural and manmade wonders of Nevada, including the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and Lake Mead, which offers 85° waters on the banks of Boulder Beach in the summer. Recreational opportunities include golfing, swimming, boating, and hiking. Tourism in the area is booming, reports the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, so all bets are on that this growing city is going to be the next boomtown in the state.
Location: Henderson is found on southern outskirts of Las Vegas, halfway between Las Vegas and Boulder City, near Hoover Dam.
Average summer temperature: 86° F
Average winter temperature: 54° F
Phone Numbers of Note
Henderson Chamber of Commerce: (702) 565-8951
Henderson Convention Center: (702) 565-2171
State of Nevada Employment Security Department (Henderson): (702) 486-6710
State of Nevada Gaming Commission (Carson City): (702) 687-6530
Newspapers and/or relocation publications: Henderson Home News, (702) 564-1881
Inexpensive accommodations: Desert Sands RV Park, (702) 565-1945
Air service: McCarran International Airport, (702) 261-5100
Bus service: Greyhound (Las Vegas), (800) 231-2222
Rail service: Amtrak (Las Vegas), (800) USA-RAIL
Public transit: Clark County Regional Transit System, (702) 228-7433