New High Limit Area Adds Flair to Downtown’s El Cortez Casino
Downtown’s El Cortez not too long ago opened a new higher limit room, and it adds a fresh burst of colour to the classic casino.
A highlight of the new high limit area is a wall-sized, eye-catching photo of the El Cortez neon sign.
The high limit space is next to the casino’s cage. The space formerly held higher limit slot machines, a number of of which we spent a lot more time with than our own loved ones.
Also worth nothing at all in the new high limit region is the fancy new El Cortez carpet.
The carpet was not too long ago upgraded from one particular that (how do we put this delicately?) had been around awhile. About 13 years to be precise. Here’s the new carpeting.
The previous carpet was so well-known and beloved, the casino in fact sold sections of it in the gift shop. The supply of carpet pieces sold out quickly. Only in Vegas!
At the moment, the modest high limit room has two blackjack tables and four slots.
It’s expected a baccarat table will be added soon.
There are 4 slot machines.
In the past, El Cortez didn’t exactly scream “high roller,” but casino management has observed a lot more interest in larger table limits, apparently.
At the moment, the El Cortez high limit area tables have restricted hours of operation, supplying blackjack on Fridays and Saturdays only. Guests can also reserve a table.
El Cortez is 1 of our favored locations to play downtown. The value is undeniable, and it’s on a shortlist of casinos that nevertheless have a throwback vibe.
Whilst we had 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.
Yet another claim to fame (if you can get in touch with it that) for El Cortez is it was after 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 possibly not be the very best collective noun for a group of mobsters. Maybe a “family” of mobsters? Or better but, 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 stroll east from downtown’s Fremont Street Experience.
Cheers to El Cortez for evolving, and for inspiring us to seriously contemplate placing up a wall-sized El Cortez sign in our home. Let’s get those poor boys in the present shop, already.