The El Cortez prides itself on being "a family-run casino, unburdened by the trappings and constraints of corporate ownership." It's also one of the few casinos in Las Vegas to still offer coin-in slots. Open continuously since 1941, walking through the door is like stepping back in time. (The sports book is very contemporary, however.) Six different types of rooms are offered, from "Vintage" to "Designer Suites." The El Cortez also owns the separate-but-adjacent South Beach-style "Cabana Suites," with such modern niceties as iPod docking stations and a fitness center. There is only one restaurant, Bugsy's 41, open 24 hours.
600 E. Fremont St.
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