New Higher Limit Space 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 color to the classic casino.

A highlight of the new high limit space 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 trouble. Simply because, frankly, neon is a large pain in the ass.

The higher limit area is subsequent to the casino’s cage. The space formerly held high limit slot machines, many of which we spent far more time with than our own family members.

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

The carpet was recently upgraded from a single that (how do we place this delicately?) had been about awhile. About 13 years to be precise. Here’s the new carpeting.

El Cortez carpeting

It is a myth casino carpets are created to preserve buyers hunting up at slot machines. They are created to camouflage stains while creating you really feel like you’re hunting huge game.

The preceding carpet was so effectively-recognized and beloved, the casino truly sold sections of it in the gift shop. The supply of carpet pieces sold out quickly. Only in Vegas!

At the moment, the modest higher limit space has two blackjack tables and 4 slots.

It’s anticipated a baccarat table will be added soon.

There are four slot machines.

El Cortez

The slot choice in higher limit is not expansive, but you only need a single. Just be confident to choose the proper a single.

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

Presently, the El Cortez high limit room tables have limited hours of operation, offering blackjack on Fridays and Saturdays only. Guests can also reserve a table.

EL Cortez

No matter how considerably you’d like to, please do not make out with this wall.

El Cortez is 1 of our favourite areas to play downtown. The value is undeniable, and it’s on a shortlist of casinos that still have a throwback vibe.

Whilst we have been at El Cortez, we said 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.

An additional claim to fame (if you can get in touch with 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 consider of it, “gaggle” could not be the best collective noun for a group of mobsters. Perhaps a “family” of mobsters? Or better however, a “whack” of mobsters?

El Cortez

We love it and we hate every thing.

El Cortez is a wonderful jumping off point for the Fremont East entertainment district and quirky Downtown Container Park. It is a two-minute walk east from downtown’s Fremont Street Encounter.

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 bad boys in the present shop, already.

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