El Cortez Hotel & Casino Hosts Holiday Gift Drive Benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas


El Cortez Hotel & Casino Hosts Holiday Gift Drive Benefitting
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas
Receive $10 free play with new gift donations worth $5 or more

El Cortez Hotel & Casino is spreading holiday spirit this year by hosting a gift drive in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Las Vegas from Monday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Dec. 16.

“We had a great response during our holiday gift drive for Ronald McDonald House last year, and we wanted to show our support for them once again during this holiday season,” said El Cortez General Manager Mike Nolan. “The charitable organizations throughout Las Vegas are so important to our community, and everyone at El Cortez really jumps at the chance to help one of those organizations.”

Donations will be accepted at El Cortez’s casino cage from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily during the gift drive, and all guests who donate a new, unopened gift valued at $5 or more will receive $10 in free play. Free play can only be redeemed once and will only be given to those who provide a receipt showing a value of greater than $5 when donating their new, unopened gift.


Those interested in donating can visit to view the RMHC holiday wish list.


About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas
Believing that every child deserves a safe and supportive place to grow, Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas creates and supports programs that directly improve the health, education and well-being of children in our community. RMHCof Greater Las Vegas fulfill their mission by providing a home-away-from-home at the Ronald McDonald House® for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive critical medical treatment for their children, and manage programs that service the immediate needs of children and families in our community.


About El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2011, El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont Street and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District. With 300 newly remodeled hotel rooms, including four uniquely themed suites that resulted from the 2010 Design A Suite Downtown Contest, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas. In May 2009, the property opened the El Cortez Cabana Suites, a 64-room boutique hotel offering vintage South Beach style in the heart of downtown. The casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and more than 1,000 slot machines. El Cortez also offers a full range of sports betting options and is proudly affiliated with the Station Casinos Sports Book. The Las Vegas Review-Journal voted El Cortez “Best Downtown Hotel” in 2009; “Best Blackjack in Las Vegas” in 2007 and from 2009-2011; “Best Video Poker” in 2008 and “Best Keno in Las Vegas” from 2005-2006 and 2008-2011. Dining options at El Cortez include: Café Cortez and The Flame Steakhouse, a vintage favorite among Las Vegas locals. The property’s other amenities include: Subway, Dreyer’s Ice Cream Shop, Seattle’s Best Coffee, El Cortez Gift Shop and a full-service beauty and barber shop. For more information, please call 1-800-634-6703 or 702-385-5200, or visit


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