New Higher Limit Area Adds Flair to Downtown’s El Cortez Casino
Downtown’s El Cortez lately opened a new higher limit room, and it adds a fresh burst of color to the classic casino.
A highlight of the new high limit room is a wall-sized, eye-catching photo of the El Cortez neon sign.
The high limit room is subsequent to the casino’s cage. The space formerly held high limit slot machines, a number of of which we spent a lot more time with than our personal family members.
Also worth nothing in the new high limit region is the fancy new El Cortez carpet.
The carpet was recently upgraded from 1 that (how do we place this delicately?) had been around awhile. About 13 years to be exact. Here’s the new carpeting.
The preceding carpet was so effectively-identified and beloved, the casino in fact 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 room has two blackjack tables and four slots.
It’s expected a baccarat table will be added soon.
There are 4 slot machines.
In the previous, El Cortez didn’t exactly scream “high roller,” but casino management has noticed a lot more interest in larger table limits, apparently.
Presently, the El Cortez higher limit area tables have restricted hours of operation, offering blackjack on Fridays and Saturdays only. Guests can also reserve a table.
El Cortez is 1 of our favorite areas to play downtown. The worth is undeniable, and it is on a shortlist of casinos that still have a throwback vibe.
Whilst we had 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 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 believe of it, “gaggle” might 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 is a great jumping off point for the Fremont East entertainment district and quirky Downtown Container Park. It’s a two-minute walk east from downtown’s Fremont Street Knowledge.
Cheers to El Cortez for evolving, and for inspiring us to seriously think about putting up a wall-sized El Cortez sign in our house. Let’s get those negative boys in the gift shop, currently.