New Higher Limit Area Adds Flair to Downtown’s El Cortez Casino
Downtown’s El Cortez lately opened a new higher limit space, 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 high limit space is subsequent to the casino’s cage. The space formerly held higher limit slot machines, many of which we spent far more time with than our personal loved ones.
Also worth absolutely nothing in the new higher limit location is the fancy new El Cortez carpet.
The carpet was recently 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 earlier carpet was so nicely-known and beloved, the casino in fact sold sections of it in the present shop. The supply of carpet pieces sold out rapidly. Only in Vegas!
At the moment, the modest high limit area has two blackjack tables and 4 slots.
It is expected a baccarat table will be added quickly.
There are 4 slot machines.
In the previous, El Cortez didn’t exactly scream “high roller,” but casino management has observed 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 is 1 of our favorite locations to play downtown. The value is undeniable, and it is on a shortlist of casinos that still have a throwback vibe.
While 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.
Another claim to fame (if you can contact 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 consider of it, “gaggle” may possibly not be the greatest collective noun for a group of mobsters. Maybe a “family” of mobsters? Or much 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’s a two-minute stroll east from downtown’s Fremont Street Knowledge.
Cheers to El Cortez for evolving, and for inspiring us to seriously contemplate putting up a wall-sized El Cortez sign in our home. Let’s get these poor boys in the present shop, already.