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

Downtown’s El Cortez recently opened a new high 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 used an image that looks like neon, but without the cost or problems. Since, frankly, neon is a large discomfort in the ass.

The high limit area is next to the casino’s cage. The space formerly held higher limit slot machines, numerous of which we spent a lot more time with than our own 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 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 keep customers seeking up at slot machines. They are made to camouflage stains whilst creating you really feel like you’re hunting large game.

The prior carpet was so properly-known and beloved, the casino truly sold sections of it in the present shop. The supply of carpet pieces sold out speedily. 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 selection in high limit isn’t expansive, but you only need to have a single. Just be confident to choose the right one.

In the past, El Cortez didn’t precisely scream “high roller,” but casino management has seen more interest in higher table limits, apparently.

At the moment, the El Cortez high limit room tables have restricted 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 favored areas to play downtown. The worth is undeniable, and it’s on a shortlist of casinos that nonetheless have a throwback vibe.

While we have been at El Cortez, we mentioned 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.

Yet another claim to fame (if you can call it that) for El Cortez is it was when 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” may possibly not be the best collective noun for a group of mobsters. Perhaps a “family” of mobsters? Or far better however, a “whack” of mobsters?

El Cortez

We enjoy it and we hate every little thing.

El Cortez is a great 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 Experience.

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

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