New High Limit Room 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.
The high limit area is next to the casino’s cage. The space formerly held high limit slot machines, many of which we spent far more time with than our personal loved ones.
Also worth absolutely nothing in the new high limit area is the fancy new El Cortez carpet.
The carpet was not too long ago upgraded from one particular that (how do we place this delicately?) had been around awhile. About 13 years to be exact. Here’s the new carpeting.
The previous carpet was so well-identified and beloved, the casino actually sold sections of it in the gift shop. The provide of carpet pieces sold out speedily. Only in Vegas!
At the moment, the modest higher limit space has two blackjack tables and 4 slots.
It is expected a baccarat table will be added soon.
There are 4 slot machines.
In the previous, El Cortez didn’t specifically scream “high roller,” but casino management has noticed more interest in greater table limits, apparently.
Currently, the El Cortez high limit room tables have limited hours of operation, supplying blackjack on Fridays and Saturdays only. Guests can also reserve a table.
El Cortez is one of our favourite locations to play downtown. The worth is undeniable, and it is on a shortlist of casinos that still have a throwback vibe.
While we were at El Cortez, we stated 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 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” may not be the greatest collective noun for a group of mobsters. Perhaps a “family” of mobsters? Or far better but, a “whack” of mobsters?
El Cortez is a excellent 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 Encounter.
Cheers to El Cortez for evolving, and for inspiring us to seriously think about putting up a wall-sized El Cortez sign in our home. Let’s get these undesirable boys in the gift shop, already.