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

Downtown’s El Cortez lately opened a new high limit room, 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 utilized an image that looks like neon, but with out the expense or difficulty. Since, frankly, neon is a enormous discomfort in the ass.

The higher limit space is next to the casino’s cage. The space formerly held high limit slot machines, a number of of which we spent more time with than our own family.

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

The carpet was not too long ago upgraded from a single that (how do we place this delicately?) had been around awhile. About 13 years to be exact. Here’s the new carpeting.

El Cortez carpeting

It is a myth casino carpets are designed to preserve consumers hunting up at slot machines. They are created to camouflage stains whilst creating you feel like you are hunting big game.

The preceding carpet was so nicely-recognized and beloved, the casino actually sold sections of it in the gift shop. The supply of carpet pieces sold out quickly. Only in Vegas!

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

It’s expected a baccarat table will be added quickly.

There are 4 slot machines.

El Cortez

The slot choice in higher limit isn’t expansive, but you only need one. Just be positive to pick the proper one particular.

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

Presently, the El Cortez higher limit area tables have limited hours of operation, providing 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 a single of our favorite locations to play downtown. The worth is undeniable, and it’s on a shortlist of casinos that still have a throwback vibe.

While we had been 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.

Another claim to fame (if you can contact 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 consider of it, “gaggle” may possibly not be the ideal collective noun for a group of mobsters. Possibly a “family” of mobsters? Or far better yet, a “whack” of mobsters?

El Cortez

We adore it and we hate every little thing.

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 Expertise.

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 negative boys in the gift shop, already.

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