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

Downtown’s El Cortez lately 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 space is a wall-sized, eye-catching photo of the El Cortez neon sign.

El Cortez

El Cortez cleverly employed an image that looks like neon, but with no the cost or trouble. Due to the fact, frankly, neon is a large 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 own family members.

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

The carpet was lately upgraded from one 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 designed to hold customers seeking up at slot machines. They are developed to camouflage stains while creating you feel like you’re hunting large game.

The prior carpet was so well-known and beloved, the casino really sold sections of it in the gift shop. The provide of carpet pieces sold out swiftly. Only in Vegas!

At the moment, the modest higher limit room has two blackjack tables and 4 slots.

It is expected a baccarat table will be added quickly.

There are four slot machines.

El Cortez

The slot selection in high limit isn’t expansive, but you only want one particular. Just be positive to pick the proper a single.

In the past, El Cortez didn’t specifically scream “high roller,” but casino management has seen a lot more interest in higher table limits, apparently.

Presently, the El Cortez high 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 significantly you’d like to, please do not make out with this wall.

El Cortez is a single of our favored areas to play downtown. The worth is undeniable, and it is on a shortlist of casinos that nevertheless have a throwback vibe.

Whilst we were at El Cortez, we mentioned 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.

One more claim to fame (if you can call 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 feel of it, “gaggle” might not be the best collective noun for a group of mobsters. Possibly a “family” of mobsters? Or far better however, a “whack” of mobsters?

El Cortez

We love it and we hate every thing.

El Cortez is a wonderful 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 take into account placing up a wall-sized El Cortez sign in our residence. Let’s get these bad boys in the gift shop, already.

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