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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.