New Higher Limit Area Adds Flair to Downtown’s El Cortez Casino

Downtown’s El Cortez lately opened a new high limit room, and it adds a fresh burst of colour to the classic casino.

A highlight of the new high limit space is a wall-sized, eye-catching photo of the El Cortez neon sign.

El Cortez

El Cortez cleverly utilized an image that looks like neon, but with out the expense or difficulty. Since, frankly, neon is a enormous discomfort in the ass.

The higher limit space is subsequent to the casino’s cage. The space formerly held high limit slot machines, a number of of which we spent more time with than our own family members.

Also worth nothing at all in the new higher limit location is the fancy new El Cortez carpet.

The carpet was lately upgraded from 1 that (how do we put this delicately?) had been about awhile. About 13 years to be exact. Here’s the new carpeting.

El Cortez carpeting

It is a myth casino carpets are developed to preserve customers seeking up at slot machines. They are made to camouflage stains while making you really feel like you’re hunting big game.

The previous carpet was so nicely-known and beloved, the casino actually sold sections of it in the present shop. The supply of carpet pieces sold out quickly. Only in Vegas!

At the moment, the modest high limit room has two blackjack tables and four slots.

It’s anticipated a baccarat table will be added quickly.

There are 4 slot machines.

El Cortez

The slot selection in higher limit isn’t expansive, but you only need a single. Just be confident to pick the proper a single.

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.

Currently, the El Cortez higher limit area tables have limited hours of operation, supplying blackjack on Fridays and Saturdays only. Guests can also reserve a table.

EL Cortez

No matter how significantly you’d like to, please do not make out with this wall.

El Cortez is one of our favored places to play downtown. The value is undeniable, and it is on a shortlist of casinos that nonetheless have a throwback vibe.

While we had been at El Cortez, we stated goodbye to Naked City Pizza. The restaurant space has been walled off.

El Cortez

Naked City wasn’t just closed, it was erased.

El Cortez opened in 1941, and was the former stomping ground of casino legend Jackie Gaughan.

Another claim to fame (if you can get in touch with 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 consider of it, “gaggle” could not be the very best collective noun for a group of mobsters. Perhaps a “family” of mobsters? Or much better however, a “whack” of mobsters?

El Cortez

We enjoy it and we hate everything.

El Cortez is a great jumping off point for the Fremont East entertainment district and quirky Downtown Container Park. It is a two-minute walk east from downtown’s Fremont Street Knowledge.

Cheers to El Cortez for evolving, and for inspiring us to seriously think about putting up a wall-sized El Cortez sign in our property. Let’s get those poor boys in the gift shop, currently.

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