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

Downtown’s El Cortez not too long ago opened a new high limit space, 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 utilised an image that appears like neon, but without having the cost or difficulty. Simply because, frankly, neon is a enormous discomfort in the ass.

The high limit space is subsequent to the casino’s cage. The space formerly held higher limit slot machines, a number of of which we spent far more time with than our personal household.

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

The carpet was lately 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.

El Cortez carpeting

It is a myth casino carpets are made to preserve buyers hunting up at slot machines. They are created to camouflage stains whilst generating you really feel like you’re hunting massive game.

The preceding carpet was so effectively-known and beloved, the casino actually sold sections of it in the gift 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’s expected a baccarat table will be added quickly.

There are 4 slot machines.

El Cortez

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

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

Presently, 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

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

El Cortez is 1 of our preferred places to play downtown. The worth is undeniable, and it’s on a shortlist of casinos that nevertheless have a throwback vibe.

Even though we were 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 contact 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 believe of it, “gaggle” may not be the greatest collective noun for a group of mobsters. Possibly a “family” of mobsters? Or much better yet, a “whack” of mobsters?

El Cortez

We enjoy it and we hate everything.

El Cortez is a wonderful 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 Experience.

Cheers to El Cortez for evolving, and for inspiring us to seriously contemplate placing up a wall-sized El Cortez sign in our property. Let’s get those poor boys in the present shop, already.

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