New Higher Limit Area Adds Flair to Downtown’s El Cortez Casino
Downtown’s El Cortez recently opened a new high limit room, and it adds a fresh burst of color to the classic casino.
A highlight of the new higher limit room is a wall-sized, eye-catching photo of the El Cortez neon sign.
The high limit space is next to the casino’s cage. The space formerly held high limit slot machines, several of which we spent more time with than our personal family.
Also worth nothing in the new high limit location is the fancy new El Cortez carpet.
The carpet was not too long ago upgraded from a single that (how do we place this delicately?) had been around awhile. About 13 years to be exact. Here’s the new carpeting.
The preceding carpet was so effectively-recognized and beloved, the casino in fact sold sections of it in the gift shop. The provide of carpet pieces sold out speedily. Only in Vegas!
At the moment, the modest high limit space has two blackjack tables and 4 slots.
It is anticipated a baccarat table will be added quickly.
There are 4 slot machines.
In the past, El Cortez didn’t precisely scream “high roller,” but casino management has noticed a lot more interest in higher table limits, apparently.
Presently, the El Cortez higher limit room tables have limited hours of operation, offering blackjack on Fridays and Saturdays only. Guests can also reserve a table.
El Cortez is a single of our favored places to play downtown. The worth is undeniable, and it is on a shortlist of casinos that nonetheless have a throwback vibe.
Whilst we have been at El Cortez, we stated goodbye to Naked City Pizza. The restaurant space has been walled off.
El Cortez opened in 1941, and was the former stomping ground of casino legend Jackie Gaughan.
Another claim to fame (if you can contact it that) for El Cortez is it was once owned by a gaggle of mobsters: Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky, Gus Greenbaum and Moe Sedway.
Moe Sedway later went on to invent two-wheeled, self-balancing transportation devices.
Now that we believe of it, “gaggle” might not be the ideal collective noun for a group of mobsters. Maybe a “family” of mobsters? Or far better but, a “whack” of mobsters?
El Cortez is a wonderful jumping off point for the Fremont East entertainment district and quirky Downtown Container Park. It’s a two-minute walk east from downtown’s Fremont Street Experience.
Cheers to El Cortez for evolving, and for inspiring us to seriously contemplate putting up a wall-sized El Cortez sign in our property. Let’s get these undesirable boys in the present shop, already.