El Cortez stands the test of time
March 06, 2018 3:01 AM
by H. Scot Krause
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas and celebrates its 75th year of operation this year. The iconic property is located downtown, at 600 East Fremont Street. With over 300 remodeled hotel rooms, including 10 uniquely themed suites, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas.
The casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and around 1,000 slot machines. El Cortez recently raised the blackjack table limits from a $500 max bet to $1,000. The casino also raised the limits on the high limit table to $2,000. El Cortez also offers a full range of sports betting options and is affiliated with the Station Casinos sportsbooks.
Dining options include Siegel’s 1941 and The Parlour, featuring an exclusive Morning Noon and Night menu and live entertainment. The property’s other amenities include Subway, featuring Seattle’s Best Coffee; El Cortez Gift Shop, a full-service beauty salon and a barber shop.
Club Cortez is the customer loyalty program (slot club) rewarding you for being a valued player at the hotel casino. Membership is free and easy. Just visit the Club Cortez booth to sign up. New members who earn 600 slot base points in the first 24 hours can draw an envelope from the Free Play Frenzy Barrel for $10-$1,000 in free slot play guaranteed.
Club Cortez is a stand-alone (not connected or linked to any other clubs) and can gain you access to free slot play, up to 75% in discounts, cash back, comp dollars, free tournament entries, gift shop discounts and much more. Once you achieve higher tier levels, even more benefits kick in like free rooms and meals, casino host services, priority hotel check-in, special birthday gifts and member parties, exclusive VIP events and more.
There are four tier levels. Emerald is the opening card level until you have earned 3,000 points and move up to Sapphire level. Earning 60,000 points will move you into Ruby level and earning 300,000 points will move you into the exclusive Diamond level.
Every $1 you play on slots and most video poker machines earns you one point. Starting this month, club members will begin earning points on live keno play. One point will be earned with each dollar bet with a 5X point multiplier for the entire month of March. Points can be used for cash back, dining, hotel stays and more. Five hundred points equal $1 cash back.
Comp dollars are earned based on your daily play on slots, video poker, video keno, table games, keno, and race and sportsbook. Comp dollars can be used just like cash for hotel stays and dining at the restaurants.
Club Cortez always features monthly promotions as well as many ongoing promotions. Slot players will now receive a gift of the month ticket for every $10 slot comp dollars earned. Gifts range from $10 to $1,000 in free slot play, gift cards and El Cortez apparel.
Every Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., 16 lucky winners will spin the We Produce Winners Wheel for up to 300,000 points each. Earn an entry with every 100 slot base points each day of the week. Monday, Tuesday and drawing day play gets triple entries. Every Saturday at 8 p.m., 15 lucky winners will play the Double Diamond slots for a chance to win up to $1,000 each. Players earn an entry with every 100 slot base points each day of the week. Monday, Tuesday and Saturday play gets triple entries.
Earn 300 Club Cortez points and play the Prize Is Right kiosk game for up to $100 in free slot play every day. This is a once per day promotion available to all Club Cortez slot players. Prizes include free slot play, food and drawing tickets.
Earn 1,941 points in a day and receive your choice of a free pack of cigarettes, a $10 dining voucher at Siegel’s 1941, two slices of pizza and a soft drink from Naked City Pizza, a $6 Subway voucher or $10 in free slot play. Limit of one redemption per day.
For more information, visit www.elcortezhotelcasino.com.