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

Downtown’s El Cortez recently opened a new higher limit area, and it adds a fresh burst of colour to the classic casino.

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

El Cortez

El Cortez cleverly utilised an image that appears like neon, but with out the price or trouble. Because, 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 a lot more time with than our personal family.

Also worth absolutely nothing in the new higher limit region is the fancy new El Cortez carpet.

The carpet was recently upgraded from one that (how do we place this delicately?) had been about awhile. About 13 years to be precise. Here’s the new carpeting.

El Cortez carpeting

It is a myth casino carpets are created to preserve clients looking up at slot machines. They are designed to camouflage stains while producing you feel like you’re hunting massive game.

The prior carpet was so effectively-identified and beloved, the casino in fact 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 is anticipated a baccarat table will be added quickly.

There are 4 slot machines.

El Cortez

The slot selection in higher limit is not expansive, but you only want one particular. Just be sure to pick the right 1.

In the past, El Cortez didn’t specifically scream “high roller,” but casino management has observed far more interest in larger table limits, apparently.

At present, the El Cortez higher limit space tables have restricted hours of operation, offering 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 particular of our favorite places to play downtown. The worth is undeniable, and it is on a shortlist of casinos that nevertheless have a throwback vibe.

Although we had been at El Cortez, we said 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.

An additional claim to fame (if you can get in touch with 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 feel of it, “gaggle” might not be the best collective noun for a group of mobsters. Perhaps a “family” of mobsters? Or better yet, 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 stroll east from downtown’s Fremont Street Knowledge.

Cheers to El Cortez for evolving, and for inspiring us to seriously consider placing up a wall-sized El Cortez sign in our home. Let’s get those bad boys in the gift shop, already.

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