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El Cortez

El Cortez logo El Cortez 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.

El Cortez
600 E. Fremont St.
Las Vegas
Area: Downtown
Official Web Site
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5

4.5/5 Rating

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Comments (3 comments):
Table Gaming and Slots - Ben Jammin (10/13/2016) - 5 out of 5 stars
Still has some of the best table game rules in Las Vegas, and the slots pay back a higher percentage than any Strip casino, and most Downtown casinos as well. Verified by LV Gaming Commission. I hit a good jackpot playing their FREE PLAY. The prices are still reasonable even with the resort fee. Third party discount sites undercut their prices, so the resort fee is a way they can keep some of the profit. The cost of operating a casino is mind boggling. How many can you think of that have gone out of business?

Resort fee - Ubankit (04/28/2016) - 4 out of 5 stars
You can sign up for their players club and they will send you email offers every quarter (Jan--Mar, etc), the offer I consistently get will waive the amenity fee, offers a $15 food credit, and a discount on the room rate (think it's 5%), you do need to print the email and give it to them at check in. I do agree that Siegels doesn't seem as cheap as Cafe Cortez but the El is a great value for our two trips a year.

Resort Fee - Mac Burns (09/24/2015) - 4.5 out of 5 stars
Customers Beware! The El Cortez has joined the Las Vegas "Rip-Off The Customer" list by charging a daily $8.95 so-called Resort Fee. Also, they have closed the reasonably price El Cortez café forcing their customers to eat in the much more "pricey" Siegel's 41 Restaurant. I would think that the late Mr. Jackie Gaughan, who always offered his customer's a "good deal and a good gamble" would be very much displeased to see what has happened at his El Cortez.

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