New Higher Limit Room Adds Flair to Downtown’s El Cortez Casino
Downtown’s El Cortez recently opened a new higher limit area, and it adds a fresh burst of colour to the classic casino.
A highlight of the new higher limit room is a wall-sized, eye-catching photo of the El Cortez neon sign.
The high limit room 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 family members.
Also worth practically nothing in the new higher limit region 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 precise. Here’s the new carpeting.
The prior carpet was so nicely-known and beloved, the casino truly sold sections of it in the present shop. The supply of carpet pieces sold out swiftly. Only in Vegas!
At the moment, the modest higher limit room has two blackjack tables and 4 slots.
It’s expected a baccarat table will be added soon.
There are four slot machines.
In the previous, El Cortez didn’t precisely scream “high roller,” but casino management has observed far more interest in greater table limits, apparently.
At present, the El Cortez higher limit space tables have limited hours of operation, offering blackjack on Fridays and Saturdays only. Guests can also reserve a table.
El Cortez is a single of our favorite areas to play downtown. The worth is undeniable, and it’s on a shortlist of casinos that still have a throwback vibe.
Although we had been at El Cortez, we mentioned 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.
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 think of it, “gaggle” could not be the greatest collective noun for a group of mobsters. Perhaps a “family” of mobsters? Or better yet, a “whack” of mobsters?
El Cortez is a great 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 consider putting up a wall-sized El Cortez sign in our residence. Let’s get those bad boys in the gift shop, currently.