El Cortez Hotel & Casino October Promotions and Events
Vegas StrEATs Festival – Saturday, Oct. 13
El Cortez hosts the monthly Vegas StrEATs food-truck, arts and music festival on the Jackie Gaughan Parkway from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. Many of Las Vegas’ favorite food trucks participate in Vegas StrEATs each month along with local art and clothing vendors from across the city. For a final list of participating food trucks and vendors, visit Vegas StrEATs on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VegasStreats. For the October event, special guest Johnny Cupcakes will bring his 2012 Coffin Tour to Vegas StrEATs by setting up a pop-up shop with exclusive Halloween inspired T-shirts and goodies.
In addition to the food trucks, live entertainment will be provided by DJ ZO, Air Stegosaurus, MIKEATTACK, Trade Voorhees, Ecid, Hassan, Shanestream and more. Verizon Wireless is hosting a Battle of The Beats “DJ” Contest with contestants EDOC, Technicolor, DJ G-Kid and BPSS will competing to win $2,000. Adrenaline Unleashed wrestling will also be showcasing a two-hour show with a six-sided steel cage match.
Presented by El Cortez, Slidin’ Thru and Insert Coin(s) VideoLounge Gamebar, Vegas StrEATs brings food, live art and music to the Fremont East Entertainment District. Drink specials throughout the festival include $3 Bud Light, Shock Top and Bud Light Lime, $4 Jameson Irish Whiskey, Jagermeister and 1800 Silver Tequila shots and $2 Pepsi products.
Jackie Gaughan Celebrates His 92nd Birthday – Wednesday, Oct. 24
In celebration of legendary casino owner Jackie Gaughan’s 92nd birthday, El Cortez will serve free birthday cake and champagne for all guests on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from noon to 6 p.m. Guests can also sign a giant birthday card to celebrate one of Las Vegas’ original pioneers.
Karaoke Fridays and Saturdays inside The Parlour
The Parlour inside El Cortez becomes downtown Las Vegas’ go-to destination for karaoke every Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. throughout October. From classics hits to today’s chart toppers, brave patrons can entertain their friends and other guests of The Parlour during this intimate Friday night party.
Award-Winning Elvis Presley Tribute
John Brooks, an award-winning Elvis Presley tribute artist, performs inside The Parlour every Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m.
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Jackie’s Jackets for Jackpot Winners in October
Throughout October, Club Cortez players winning a jackpot of $200 or more on a slot machine, a $200 or more jackpot on a video poker five-cent or lower denomination machine, a $300 or more jackpot on a video poker ten-cent or high denomination machine or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno will receive a free El Cortez-logo jacket. All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing. Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.
Free Cannolis for Club Cortez Players – Monday, Oct. 8
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is serving free cannolis to celebrate Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 8. Club Cortez members can enjoy the cannolis while they play slots and table games, and the complimentary desserts will be served from noon to 6 p.m.
Fresh Stone Crab Returns to The Flame – Friday, Oct. 19
The Flame Steakhouse welcomes the return of its weekly, fresh jumbo stone crab dinner special on Friday, Oct. 19. Stone crab is flown in fresh from Florida every week for the Friday and Saturday nightly dinner special, which is available for only $28 per pound and served with cottage fries and coleslaw.
$5 Burger and Beer Special at Café Cortez
For $5, guests can enjoy a half-pound Jackie Burger, chips and a 12-ounce domestic draft beer inside Café Cortez. The $5 burger and beer special is available 24 hours.
New Café Cortez Take-Out Menu
Café Cortez inside El Cortez Hotel and Casino now offers a daily take-out menu available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The take-out menu features a variety of cuisine, such as:
- Appetizers: chicken quesadilla, $8.25; Cajun chicken wings, $7.50; shrimp cocktail, $8.50; and more
- Salads: Greek Salad, $8.95; Chinese chicken salad, $8.95; and more
- Burgers: Jackie’s Burger, $7.95; Swiss burger, $8.50; veggie burger, $7.75; and more
- Sandwiches: Deli selects, $7.95; corned beef or pastrami on rye, $8.95; fish sandwich, $7.75; and more
Monday Night Football Specials at El Cortez
El Cortez will offer specials including $1 Budweiser and Bud Light drafts and $1 Vienna Beef hot dogs for all Monday Night Football games during the 2012 – 2013 football season. In addition, halftime drawings will be held during each game where guests can win jerseys and other prizes.
Friends of The Smith Center Enjoy Benefits at El Cortez
El Cortez Hotel & Casino welcomes friends of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts to downtown Las Vegas by extending on-property benefits to show-goers. Individuals who show an official “Friends of the Smith Center” card or Smith Center show tickets and stubs on the same date as a performance can receive a $10 discount on an entrée at The Flame Steakhouse, a complimentary cocktail inside The Parlour, and a complimentary additional night’s stay after booking a one-night stay at El Cortez.
Food and Beverage Promotions
The Parlour Offers Exclusive Dining Menu
El Cortez serves a special nightly dining menu exclusively available at The Parlour from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Slow-braised pork shoulder served on a dollar roll with Creole mayo
- Barbecue Chicken Slider, $9
Served with fresh cole slaw and Jack Daniel’s barbecue sauce
Grilled hamburger patty with Swiss cheese and grilled onions served on a dollar roll
Fresh, grilled Gulf shrimp served with a spicy teriyaki sauce
- Artichoke Spinach Dip, $7
Fresh spinach and marinated artichoke hearts with cheddar and jack cheeses topped with seasoned bread crumbs and served with fresh crostini
Fried cod filets served on flour tortillas and topped with shredded lettuce and Crème Fraiche
Seasoned chicken drumettes fried and served with bleu cheese dressing
House-seasoned thick-cut fries served with chipotle ranch dressing
Free Klondike Bars for Club Cortez Players
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is helping Club Cortez members beat the heat by serving free Klondike bars for players who hit a jackpot of $25 or more every Wednesday. Klondike bars have been a dessert favorite of Americans since the 1920s.
Café Cortez Dinner Specials
Visit Café Cortez for prime rib dinner for only $7.95. Meal includes choice of soup or salad. Try the vegetarian offerings including a veggie burger, veggie fajita and Greek salad.
Casino-wide Bar Specials
El Cortez offers two-for-one happy hour at all casino bars every Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Offer valid on all martinis and top shelf selections including Grey Goose, Tanqueray 10, Crown Royal, Johnnie Walker Red, Patron Silver and Bacardi Gold.
Receive Up To 75 Percent Off Using Club Cortez Points
Club Cortez members can receive up to 75 percent off when using Club Points for meals at The Flame Steakhouse, Café Cortez or Gambling Gourmet. The percentage off the price of the meal is based on membership level.
Free Play Jackpot Bonus
Club Cortez members can earn $50 in free play for every jackpot of $1,200 or more. All free play bonuses can be redeemed at the slot club.
Personalized Website Feature for Club Cortez Members
Club Cortez has unveiled its newest feature for rated members – a personalized URL website for players to keep track of their various offers and promotions. This feature allows Club Cortez members a fast, simple and easy way to check on their earned benefits. El Cortez is offering this innovative new program through High Impact Direct, a leader in micro player marketing.
Don’t Miss Instant Action at the El Cortez
Instant Action allows players to turn their points into free play without ever having to leave their machines. Instant Action also allows players to activate promotional free play without having to visit the slot club.
Free Daily Slot Tournament – now automated 24 hours a day
Any Club Cortez member earning 500 Club Points in a single day is eligible to play in the daily slot tournament the following day. Available 24 hours a day, players insert their Club Cortez card in any tournament machine, play the session and check their standing beginning at 10 a.m. the following day. New Club Cortez members staying at the El Cortez also get a complimentary entry into the slot tournament. Highest daily tournament point winner receives $250, the second highest receives $150 and the third highest $100. The daily top ten players receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing. See Club Cortez for additional details.
Weekly Saturday Night 50” LCD HDTV & $2,000 Cash Prize Drawing
Club Cortez players have an opportunity every week to win a 50” LCD HDTV or one of four $500 cash prizes every Saturday. During the week, players winning a jackpot of $200 or more on a slot machine, a $200 or more jackpot on a video poker five-cent or lower denomination machine, a $300 or more jackpot on video poker ten-cent or higher denomination machine, or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno are awarded one entry for the Saturday night drawing at 8 p.m. Winners have two minutes to claim their prizes at the Club Cortez Booth from the time each winning ticket is drawn. Please see Club Cortez for additional information.
Weekly High Noon “Wheel and Deal” Drawing
Club Cortez players have an opportunity every week to win $500, $300, $200 or $100 in promotional chips. There will two $100 prizes offered in total for fourth and fifth place. During the week, entry tickets in the drawing can be earned during blackjack, roulette and baccarat. During blackjack, tickets are distributed to players when the dealer receives a blackjack, during roulette, tickets are distributed to players when a 0 or 00 is hit, and during baccarat, players receive a ticket every time a “tie” hand is dealt. Double tickets will be given to players every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Players can only win one prize per drawing. There is no limit to the number of entries a player may submit. Winners are drawn every Saturday at 12 p.m. Winners have two minutes to redeem their prize. Promotional chips may be placed on any even money bet on blackjack, roulette or baccarat. Please see Club Cortez for additional details.
About El Cortez Hotel & Casino:
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas and celebrates its 71st year of operation in 2012. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont St. and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District. With 300 remodeled hotel rooms, including ten uniquely themed suites that resulted from the 2010-2011 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 El Cortez 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 Paying Slots” in 2012, “Best Downtown Hotel” in 2009; “Best Blackjack in Las Vegas” in from 2009-2012; “Best Video Poker” in 2008 and “Best Keno in Las Vegas” from 2008-2012. Dining options at El Cortez include: Café Cortez, The Flame Steakhouse – a vintage favorite among Las Vegas locals – and The Parlour, featuring an exclusive menu of small plates 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. For more information, please call 1-800-634-6703 or 702-385-5200, or visit http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/.
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