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 area, and it adds a fresh burst of color 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.

El Cortez

El Cortez cleverly utilized an image that appears like neon, but without the price or problems. Because, frankly, neon is a enormous discomfort in the ass.

The higher 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 personal household.

Also worth practically nothing in the new higher limit area 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 precise. Here’s the new carpeting.

El Cortez carpeting

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

The preceding carpet was so nicely-identified 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 high limit space 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 choice in higher limit is not expansive, but you only require one. Just be positive to choose the proper one.

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

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

EL Cortez

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

El Cortez is one particular of our favourite locations to play downtown. The worth is undeniable, and it’s on a shortlist of casinos that still have a throwback vibe.

Even though 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.

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 believe of it, “gaggle” may possibly not be the greatest collective noun for a group of mobsters. Maybe a “family” of mobsters? Or far better however, a “whack” of mobsters?

El Cortez

We adore it and we hate almost everything.

El Cortez is a excellent 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 those bad boys in the present shop, already.

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