New High Limit Space Adds Flair to Downtown’s El Cortez Casino
Downtown’s El Cortez lately opened a new higher 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 higher limit room is next to the casino’s cage. The space formerly held higher limit slot machines, several of which we spent far more time with than our own loved ones.
Also worth practically nothing in the new high limit area is the fancy new El Cortez carpet.
The carpet was not too long ago upgraded from one particular that (how do we put this delicately?) had been around awhile. About 13 years to be exact. Here’s the new carpeting.
The earlier carpet was so properly-identified and beloved, the casino in fact 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 room has two blackjack tables and four slots.
It is expected a baccarat table will be added quickly.
There are 4 slot machines.
In the previous, El Cortez didn’t specifically scream “high roller,” but casino management has noticed a lot more interest in higher table limits, apparently.
Presently, the El Cortez high limit area 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 places to play downtown. The value 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.
Another claim to fame (if you can contact it that) for El Cortez is it was as soon as 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 consider of it, “gaggle” might not be the very best collective noun for a group of mobsters. Maybe a “family” of mobsters? Or better however, a “whack” of mobsters?
El Cortez is a excellent jumping off point for the Fremont East entertainment district and quirky Downtown Container Park. It is a two-minute stroll east from downtown’s Fremont Street Experience.
Cheers to El Cortez for evolving, and for inspiring us to seriously consider putting up a wall-sized El Cortez sign in our house. Let’s get those poor boys in the present shop, already.