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Address: 600 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA

Phone (702) 385-5200

Toll-free (800) 634-6703

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Twitter @elcortezlv

Phone (800) 634-6703

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Phone (800) 634-6703

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Open 24/7
Rates $37.00 - $98.00
Spas NV Spa
Venues The Parlour Bar, Ike's
Attractions Vegas StrEATS

Blackjack

Craps

Roulette

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Keno

3 Card Poker

Video Poker

Ultimate Texas Hold'em

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The El Cortez has been a staple in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada since 1941, so if you're looking for a nostalgic and affordable Vegas experience, the 21 and over only property is the place to be. Located off the Strip in the heart of the Fremont East Entertainment District, the 361-room and suite hotel features 3,200 sq ft of meeting and event space, a spa and a full-service beauty salon and barbershop, and a wide range of restaurants and bars, with everything from vintage Vegas flavors to high-quality pizza, including Siegel's 1941.

The casino has a nice mix of gaming machines including about 1,000 video poker, video keno, video reels, and multi-game machines. There are nearly 20 table games for Blackjack, 3 Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Roulette and Craps, a Race & Sports Book (connected to Station Casinos for access anyhwere in Nevada via the app) and a High Limit Room. 

Built at a cost of $245,000 and operated on East Fremont Street, El Cortez was Downtown Las Vegas’ first major resort, before being sold in 1945 to a Mid-West group that included mobster Bugsy Siegel on behalf of Meyer Lansky, a.k.a the "Mob's Accountant." Some twenty years later, in 1963 Jackie Gaughan purchased the El Cortez from John Kell Houssels for $4 million. The property again changed hands in 2008 when Kenny Epstein acquired the Las Vegas icon. The casino's operating company, IKE Gaming, Inc. takes its name from Ike Epstein, a bookmaker from Chicago who relocated to Las Vegas in 1959 to help open the Stardust. Ike was reportedly the current owner, Kenny's father. 

El Cortez Hotel & Casino has been renovated six times over its storied history; most recently in 2021. 

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Gaming at El Cortez

If you come to Las Vegas to gamble, rather than simply see and be seen, El Cortez still offers some of the best action in town. There are over 1,000 video poker, video keno, video reels, and multi-game machines giving players the choice between using tickets or listening to the coins cascade into the catch. Coin denominations run from a penny to $5. Blackjack players know ElCortez for single deck and double deck games with full pay 3:2 - pretty hard, no, impossible to find on The Strip. If you want to take a serious bite out of the house edge on Craps you'll need 10x Odds, and El Cortez still offers them. Minimum bets are usually $3 with $1 minimum Proposition bets.

El Cortez's intimate High Limit Room featuring slots with up to $250 in bets, and single or double deck blackjack up to $2,000, so be sure to check it out high rollers.

There is nothing too exciting about their baccarat rules and commissions, pretty standard, but they do have a  Pair Bet (optional side bet). The keno lounge is a good place to take a break, and you can play right at your table (with wait service) while you grab a bite or have a drink. The Race & Sports book is connected to Station Casinos as of 2022 (this review) so this means you can grab the App, load your account and place bets from anywhere within Nevada, then just swing back by El Cortez to cash in your winnings.

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Dining & Restaurants

The Parlour Bar & Lounge

  • Serving: Bar/Pub, Small Plate Appetizers

The Parlour Bar & Lounge at El Cortez is a "Cheers" kind of place where, even if nobody else knows your name, the bartender is glad to learn it, what you like to drink, and how you want it made. Of course if you just want to put yourself into his well trained hands you can order one of the twelve specialty martinis on the menu. This is also the place to see award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist John Brooks channel Elvis every Friday and Saturday night. For eats they offer a good variety of small bites from fish tacos to grilled shrimp, artichoke dip,  chicken and pulled pork sliders, and lollipop wings to name a few.

Happy Hour daily. 

General

Price range: Average
Reservations: (702) 385-5200
Music: Elvis
Alcohol: Full Bar, Specialty Martinis
Ambience: Casual
Attire: Casual
Happy Hour

Hours

Sunday12:00am / 12:00am
Monday12:00am / 12:00am
Tuesday12:00am / 12:00am
Wednesday12:00am / 12:00am
Thursday12:00am / 12:00am
Friday12:00am / 12:00am
Saturday12:00am / 12:00am

Siegel's 1941

  • Serving: Steak, American

Located just steps from the slots, Siegel's 1941 is a club-style, throwback restaurant and bar serving classic dishes, wine and cocktails. Guests choose from an All-Day Menu with breakfast, deli, entrees, salads and starters, with everything from Buttermilk Belgian Style Waffles, NY Steak & Eggs and Smoked Salmon to Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus, Reuben Sandwich, Liver & Onions, the Meyer Lansky Burger and more. Be sure to ask about the weekly special. 

General

Price range: Average
Reservations: (702) 385-5200
Alcohol: Full Bar
Ambience: Casual Dining
Attire: Casual

Hours

Sunday7:00am / 10:00pm
Monday7:00am / 10:00pm
Tuesday7:00am / 10:00pm
Wednesday7:00am / 10:00pm
Thursday7:00am / 10:00pm
Friday12:00am / 12:00am
Saturday12:00am / 12:00am

Eureka!

  • Serving: American

Eureka! at El Cortez is a laid-back, industrial-style bar and restaurant, serving craft beer and small batch spirits, along with healthy burgers made with California Angus raised - Santa Carota beef, greens, chicken sandwiches and tenders and snacks like Mac N’ Cheese Balls, Truffle Cheese Fries, Crispy Glazed Brussels Sprouts and more.

General

Price range: Average
Reservations: (702) 570-3660
Alcohol: Full Bar
Ambience: Casual
Attire: Casual

Hours

Sunday11:00am / 12:00am
Monday11:00am / 12:00am
Tuesday11:00am / 12:00am
Wednesday11:00am / 12:00am
Thursday11:00am / 12:00am
Friday11:00am / 12:00am
Saturday11:00am / 12:00am

Sushi Ichiban

  • Serving: Sushi, Japanese

Open daily, Sushi Ichiban is a casual eatery with all-you-can-eat Japanese cuisine including sushi, seafood & other Japanese bites, and dessert. 

General

Price range: Average
Reservations: (702) 478-5333
Ambience: Casual
Attire: Casual
Take away

Hours

Sunday12:00pm / 10:00pm
Monday4:00pm / 10:00pm
Tuesday4:00pm / 10:00pm
Wednesday4:00pm / 10:00pm
Thursday4:00pm / 10:00pm
Friday3:00pm / 10:00pm
Saturday12:00pm / 10:00pm

Subway at El Cortez Hotel & Casino

  • Serving: Quick Eats, Subs

Located in the north-west casino entrance by Ogden Avenue, Subway serves a variety of hot and cold subs, wraps, salads and beverages. *Club Cortez members use your Comp Dollers here! Open daily.

General

Price range: Budget
Part of the Subway chain
Reservations: (702) 302-5020

El Cortez Venues & Hotspots

The Parlour Bar

Open daily, The Parlour Bar offers a relaxed atmosphere to sit back and enjoy something from the great liquor selection and try your luck at bar-top gaming. Happy Hour is daily from 5pm to 7pm at this spot where everyone knows your name. 

Ike's

Located in the Pit on the casino floor at El Cortez, Ike's is a 24-hour bar with 1,300 sq ft of lounge area where visitors can watch the big game on 10 55-inch televisions and three 65-inch TVs or enjoy bar-top gaming. Choose from cocktails, beer and if you're hungry, order from the Siegel’s 1941 menu through Siegel’s Gameside. 

El Cortez Hotels

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Property Location
With a stay at El Cortez Hotel and Casino, you'll be centrally located in Las Vegas, steps from Fremont Street Experience and Fremont Street Flightlinez. This casino hotel is within close proximity of Neon Museum and Las Vegas Library.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 363 air-conditioned guestrooms. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers and blackout drapes/curtains, as well as phones with voice mail.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a casino, or other amenities including gift shops/newsstands and a hair salon.

Dining
Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours).

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Free parking is available onsite.

El Cortez Attractions & Entertainment

Vegas StrEATS

Nearby Things to See & Do

Every second Saturday in Downtown Las Vegas the street food and culture festival known as Vegas StrEATS takes over Fremont Street. The festival is presented by El Cortez, Commonwealth, & DJ ZO. Get on over to the Jackie Gaughan Plaza outside the El Cortez Hotel & Casino to enjoy offerings from dozens of local food trucks, fashionistas, musicians, and artists.

El Cortez Spas & Health Clubs

NV Spa

Open daily, NV Spa is located on the second floor of the casino and offers services such as full body hot stone massage and professional reflexology seven days a week. 

Hours

Sunday10:00am / 12:00am
Monday10:00am / 12:00am
Tuesday10:00am / 12:00am
Wednesday10:00am / 12:00am
Thursday10:00am / 12:00am
Friday10:00am / 12:00am
Saturday10:00am / 12:00am

Shops

  • Speakeasy Barbershop:(Barber Shop)
  • Terry Rae Beauty Salon:(Beauty Salon)

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Address: 600 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA

Phone (702) 385-5200

Toll-free (800) 634-6703

Website Visit Here

Facebook Facebook page

Twitter @elcortezlv

Phone (800) 634-6703

Website Website

Phone (800) 634-6703

Website Website

Open 24/7

Due to the global pandemic - Corona Virus - Covid 19 most casinos have changed their opening times or even closed. For accuracy, we urge all visitors to get up-to-date information directly from the casinos since changes are taking place everyday.

Due to the global pandemic - Corona Virus - Covid 19 most casinos have changed their opening times or even closed. For accuracy, we urge all visitors to get up-to-date information directly from the casinos since changes are taking place everyday.

Rates $37.00 - $98.00
Spas NV Spa
Venues The Parlour Bar, Ike's
Attractions Vegas StrEATS

Blackjack

Craps

Roulette

Slot machines

Keno

3 Card Poker

Video Poker

Ultimate Texas Hold'em

Progressive Blackjack

Blackjack - Single Deck

Blackjack Double Deck

Race & Sports Book