New High Limit Area Adds Flair to Downtown’s El Cortez Casino
Downtown’s El Cortez recently 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 space is a wall-sized, eye-catching photo of the El Cortez neon sign.
The higher limit room is subsequent 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 personal family members.
Also worth absolutely nothing in the new high limit region is the fancy new El Cortez carpet.
The carpet was recently upgraded from one that (how do we place this delicately?) had been around awhile. About 13 years to be precise. Here’s the new carpeting.
The preceding carpet was so well-recognized and beloved, the casino really sold sections of it in the present shop. The supply of carpet pieces sold out speedily. Only in Vegas!
At the moment, the modest high limit space has two blackjack tables and four slots.
It is expected a baccarat table will be added soon.
There are 4 slot machines.
In the previous, El Cortez didn’t precisely scream “high roller,” but casino management has seen much more interest in higher table limits, apparently.
Currently, the El Cortez higher limit space tables have limited hours of operation, providing blackjack on Fridays and Saturdays only. Guests can also reserve a table.
El Cortez is a single of our favourite areas to play downtown. The worth is undeniable, and it is on a shortlist of casinos that still have a throwback vibe.
Whilst we have been 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.
Another claim to fame (if you can call it that) for El Cortez is it was as soon as 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 greatest collective noun for a group of mobsters. Possibly a “family” of mobsters? Or much better but, a “whack” of mobsters?
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 putting up a wall-sized El Cortez sign in our house. Let’s get those negative boys in the present shop, already.