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

Downtown’s El Cortez lately opened a new higher limit area, and it adds a fresh burst of colour 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.

El Cortez

El Cortez cleverly employed an image that appears like neon, but with no the expense or trouble. Because, frankly, neon is a massive pain in the ass.

The higher limit room is next to the casino’s cage. The space formerly held higher limit slot machines, several of which we spent much more time with than our personal loved ones.

Also worth nothing at all in the new high limit region is the fancy new El Cortez carpet.

The carpet was recently upgraded from one particular that (how do we put this delicately?) had been about awhile. About 13 years to be exact. Here’s the new carpeting.

El Cortez carpeting

It’s a myth casino carpets are created to preserve customers hunting up at slot machines. They are created to camouflage stains even though making you really feel like you are hunting big game.

The earlier carpet was so well-known and beloved, the casino truly sold sections of it in the present shop. The supply of carpet pieces sold out quickly. Only in Vegas!

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

It’s expected a baccarat table will be added quickly.

There are four slot machines.

El Cortez

The slot choice in higher limit isn’t expansive, but you only need 1. Just be positive to choose the correct one particular.

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

Presently, the El Cortez high limit space tables have limited hours of operation, offering 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 one particular of our favorite places to play downtown. The worth is undeniable, and it’s on a shortlist of casinos that still have a throwback vibe.

While we had been at El Cortez, we stated 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.

Another 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 feel of it, “gaggle” could not be the greatest collective noun for a group of mobsters. Maybe a “family” of mobsters? Or far better however, a “whack” of mobsters?

El Cortez

We love it and we hate every little thing.

El Cortez is a fantastic 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 Expertise.

Cheers to El Cortez for evolving, and for inspiring us to seriously take into account putting up a wall-sized El Cortez sign in our home. Let’s get those negative boys in the present shop, currently.

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