New Higher Limit Area Adds Flair to Downtown’s El Cortez Casino
Downtown’s El Cortez not too long ago opened a new high limit space, and it adds a fresh burst of color to the classic casino.
A highlight of the new higher limit area is a wall-sized, eye-catching photo of the El Cortez neon sign.
The high limit room is subsequent to the casino’s cage. The space formerly held higher limit slot machines, a number of of which we spent far more time with than our own household.
Also worth nothing at all in the new higher limit area is the fancy new El Cortez carpet.
The carpet was recently upgraded from one that (how do we put this delicately?) had been around awhile. About 13 years to be precise. Here’s the new carpeting.
The previous carpet was so effectively-recognized and beloved, the casino really sold sections of it in the gift shop. The supply of carpet pieces sold out speedily. Only in Vegas!
At the moment, the modest high limit area has two blackjack tables and four slots.
It is anticipated a baccarat table will be added soon.
There are four slot machines.
In the previous, El Cortez didn’t precisely scream “high roller,” but casino management has observed more interest in larger table limits, apparently.
At present, the El Cortez high limit room tables have restricted hours of operation, offering blackjack on Fridays and Saturdays only. Guests can also reserve a table.
El Cortez is one of our favourite areas to play downtown. The worth is undeniable, and it’s on a shortlist of casinos that still have a throwback vibe.
Although 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.
One more claim to fame (if you can contact it that) for El Cortez is it was when 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 think of it, “gaggle” could not be the very best collective noun for a group of mobsters. Maybe a “family” of mobsters? Or much better yet, a “whack” of mobsters?
El Cortez is a fantastic 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 think about putting up a wall-sized El Cortez sign in our house. Let’s get those poor boys in the present shop, already.