New Higher Limit Room 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 higher limit area is a wall-sized, eye-catching photo of the El Cortez neon sign.
The high limit area is next to the casino’s cage. The space formerly held high limit slot machines, several of which we spent more time with than our personal loved ones.
Also worth absolutely nothing in the new higher limit location is the fancy new El Cortez carpet.
The carpet was recently 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.
The preceding carpet was so properly-recognized and beloved, the casino in fact sold sections of it in the present shop. The provide of carpet pieces sold out quickly. Only in Vegas!
At the moment, the modest high limit room has two blackjack tables and 4 slots.
It is expected a baccarat table will be added quickly.
There are four slot machines.
In the previous, El Cortez didn’t precisely scream “high roller,” but casino management has observed far more interest in higher table limits, apparently.
Currently, the El Cortez high limit area tables have restricted hours of operation, providing blackjack on Fridays and Saturdays only. Guests can also reserve a table.
El Cortez is one of our preferred locations to play downtown. The worth is undeniable, and it is on a shortlist of casinos that still have a throwback vibe.
Although we have been at El Cortez, we said 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 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 best collective noun for a group of mobsters. Maybe a “family” of mobsters? Or much better however, a “whack” of mobsters?
El Cortez is a fantastic 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 consider putting up a wall-sized El Cortez sign in our property. Let’s get these bad boys in the gift shop, currently.