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

Downtown’s El Cortez not too long ago opened a new high limit room, 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.

El Cortez

El Cortez cleverly employed an image that looks like neon, but with no the price or problems. Because, frankly, neon is a large pain in the ass.

The higher limit room is next to the casino’s cage. The space formerly held high limit slot machines, several of which we spent much more time with than our own loved ones.

Also worth practically nothing in the new higher limit location is the fancy new El Cortez carpet.

The carpet was not too long ago 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.

El Cortez carpeting

It’s a myth casino carpets are made to maintain consumers looking up at slot machines. They are developed to camouflage stains even though making you feel like you are hunting large game.

The earlier carpet was so properly-recognized and beloved, the casino really sold sections of it in the gift shop. The supply of carpet pieces sold out swiftly. 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 1. Just be positive to choose the appropriate 1.

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

At the moment, the El Cortez higher limit room 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 one of our favorite locations to play downtown. The worth is undeniable, and it is on a shortlist of casinos that nonetheless have a throwback vibe.

Although we were at El Cortez, we stated 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 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 believe of it, “gaggle” may possibly not be the best collective noun for a group of mobsters. Maybe a “family” of mobsters? Or far better however, a “whack” of mobsters?

El Cortez

We really like it and we hate everything.

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 Encounter.

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 property. Let’s get those bad boys in the present shop, already.

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