New Higher Limit Room Adds Flair to Downtown’s El Cortez Casino
Downtown’s El Cortez not too long ago opened a new higher limit space, and it adds a fresh burst of colour to the classic casino.
A highlight of the new higher limit space 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, numerous of which we spent a lot more time with than our own household.
Also worth nothing in the new higher limit area is the fancy new El Cortez carpet.
The carpet was not too long ago upgraded from a single that (how do we put this delicately?) had been around awhile. About 13 years to be precise. Here’s the new carpeting.
The earlier carpet was so properly-recognized and beloved, the casino actually sold sections of it in the gift shop. The provide of carpet pieces sold out rapidly. Only in Vegas!
At the moment, the modest higher limit area has two blackjack tables and 4 slots.
It is anticipated a baccarat table will be added soon.
There are four slot machines.
In the previous, El Cortez didn’t specifically scream “high roller,” but casino management has observed far more interest in greater 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 areas to play downtown. The value is undeniable, and it’s on a shortlist of casinos that nevertheless have a throwback vibe.
Whilst we have been at El Cortez, we mentioned 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 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 believe of it, “gaggle” may not be the ideal collective noun for a group of mobsters. Perhaps a “family” of mobsters? Or better but, a “whack” of mobsters?
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 Expertise.
Cheers to El Cortez for evolving, and for inspiring us to seriously take into account putting up a wall-sized El Cortez sign in our house. Let’s get these undesirable boys in the present shop, already.