Life is Beautiful Festival Presents Hip-Hop Music Showcase as Part of Vegas StrEATS for July 2013

Vegas StrEATS

Life is Beautiful Festival
Presents Hip-Hop Music Showcase as Part of Vegas StrEATS for July 2013

  

WHAT: Life is Beautiful Festival presents a very special hip-hop showcase for the monthly Downtown Las Vegas food and cultural event, Vegas StrEATS. Geared towards providing a platform for the best musicians in the Las Vegas Valley, each month, the L.I.B. festival hosts free local concerts at varying Downtown Las Vegas venues with the intent of showcasing and selecting a few homegrown acts to play at the highly-anticipated festival this fall. Attendees of the July StrEATS Showcase will experience bass and beats as they enjoy a special hip-hop evening.

WHO: The July Vegas StrEATS Showcase will feature the sounds of:

Rhyme and Rhythm– @RNR702
The Greater Good– @MarionWrite
Sean Rose
Ekoh– @ekohhiphop
Trade Voorhees– @tradevoorhees
Hassan
SK4MC– @Sk4mc
Thelonius Gawd– @TheloniusGawd
HighDro– @highdrolv
James Shahan– @James_Shahan
DJ Green– @offdjgreen
DJ ZO- @DJZOlovesbacon

WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 2013
Doors at 6 p.m.
Performances from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Open to the public (all ages)

WHERE: Vegas StrEATS is located in the Jackie Gaughan Plaza at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino
600 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

L.I.B. is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. Additional Festival information including tickets, music and chef line-ups will be released at a later date. Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful.

 

El Cortez Hotel & Casino July Promotions and Events

El Cortez Hotel & Casino July Promotions and Events

Casino Events

El Cortez Hosts International UFC Fight Week Events – Thursday, July 5 and Friday, July 6
El Cortez Hotel & Casino hosts events for International UFC Fight Week on Thursday, July 5 and Friday, July 6.  A pub crawl featuring UFC fighters Rashad Evans and Rory MacDonald and ring girl Vanessa Hansen will take place Thursday, July 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.  On Friday, July 6, the Cabana Suites will host a pop-up gallery with the work of Kevin Lynch at 5 p.m.

Vegas StrEATs Festival – Saturday, July 14
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, July 14. 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.

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.

Updated Promotions & El Cortez News
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.

Free Play Frenzy at El Cortez in July
Throughout July, 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 $10 to $1,000 in free play. 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.

The Parlour Offers New Dining Menu
El Cortez has launched a new late-night dining menu exclusively available at The Parlour from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. every night.

  • Pulled Pork Slider, $9

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

  • Parlour Melt, $9

Grilled hamburger patty with Swiss cheese and grilled onions served on a dollar roll

  • Grilled Shrimp, $11

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

  • Fish Tacos, $8

Fried cod filets served on flour tortillas and topped with shredded lettuce and Crème Fraiche

  • Lollipop Wings, $8

Seasoned chicken drumettes fried and served with bleu cheese dressing

  • Steak Fries, $6

House-seasoned thick-cut fries served with chipotle ranch dressing

New Seasonal Cocktails at The Parlour
The Parlour has introduced a new lineup of seasonal cocktails, including:

  • Acai Caipirinha:Grey Goose Cherry Noir Vodka, Fresh Limes, Cedilla Acai Liqueur
  • Hibiscus Margarita:Patron Silver, Hibiscus Syrup, Organic Agave Nectar, Fresh Lemon Juice And Fresh Lime Juice
  • South Side: Plymouth Gin, Fresh Mint Leaves, Elixir Lavender Syrup, Fresh Lime Juice And A Splash Of Club Soda

Trout Amandine & Walleye Pike Dinner Specials Continue in July
The Flame Steakhouse features Idaho trout and Minnesota walleye pike flown in fresh every week for nightly dinner specials. Each special is available for $16.95 while supplies last.

Free White Castle for Independence Day – Wednesday, July 4
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is serving free White Castle cheeseburgers to celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4. Club Cortez members can enjoy the cheeseburgers while they play slots and table games, and the complimentary burgers will be served from noon to 6 p.m. White Castle is famous for their one-of-a-kind Slyder ®, which offers a delicious hamburger patty with White Castle’s signature steamed onions and cheese.

Food and Beverage Promotions
Ongoing

El Cortez Vintage Dining & Cocktail Menus
Due to popular demand, The Flame Steakhouse will continue serving selected items from the vintage dining and cocktail menus in 2012.  The menus, created in 2011 to honor the property’s 70th anniversary, dust off Las Vegas’ old recipe books and reintroduce a few classic favorites. These iconic dishes will be available at the Flame Steakhouse every Tuesday through Thursday.

Vintage Dining Menu
Appetizer: Oysters Rockefeller, fresh shucked Kusshi oysters baked with fresh spinach, hollandaise sauce and Pernod

Entree: Tournedos of beef Rossini, twin Filet Mignonettes, pan fried in butter, topped with pate Foie Gras and Madeira demi-glace

Dessert: Strawberries Romanoff, fresh hulled strawberries macerated in Cointreau and orange juice, served with fresh whipped cream and ice cream

Vintage Cocktail Menu
The vintage cocktail menu will be served at The Parlour, located on El Cortez’s casino floor. This menu celebrates the history of mixology by educating guests on the origins of classic cocktails while offering a chance for them to enjoy their favorites. The menu includes cocktails such as the side car, which originated in the 1920s during World War I; the mint julep, which originated in the 1700s and is one of the country’s oldest cocktails; the blood and sand, a drink from the 1930 premiere of a Rudolph Valentino film; the aviation, a drink created in the 1910s by the head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York, and many more.

 

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 veggie Chow Mein. Café Cortez also offers a full Chinese menu served from 4 to 10 p.m.

 

Graveyard Specials
Café Cortez serves a limited graveyard menu Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Specials include:

  • Two eggs with choice of bacon or sausage, breakfast potatoes and toast for $4.75 plus tax.
  • Ham and two eggs, breakfast potatoes and toast for $7.25 plus tax.

 

Bar Specials
Happy Hour – Sunday through Thursday 2-for-1 happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. at all casino bars. 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.

 

Gaming Promotions
Ongoing

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 42” LCD HDTV & $2,000 Cash Prize Drawing
Club Cortez players have an opportunity every week to win a 42” 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 newly 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 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, The Flame Steakhouse – a  vintage favorite among Las Vegas locals, and The Parlour, featuring a late-night menu of small plates.  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 http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/.

Stay up to date with El Cortez Hotel & Casino events and specials on Facebook and Twitter.

 

El Cortez Hotel & Casino April Promotions and Events

El Cortez Hotel & Casino April Promotions and Events

Casino Events

Vegas StrEATs Festival – Saturday, April 14

El Cortez hosts the monthly Vegas StrEATs food-truck, arts and music festival on the Jackie Gaughan Parkway from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, April 14. 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.

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.

Midweek Munch Returns in April

Las Vegas’ favorite food trucks will return to El Cortez’s Jackie Gaughan Parkway every Wednesday this spring and summer from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for the “Midweek Munch.” Please see the trucks scheduled for April below:

Wednesday, April 4: Slindin’ Thru
Wednesday, April 11: Haulin’ Balls
Wednesday, April 18: Sausagefest
Wednesday, April 25: Lovegrub

Updated Promotions & El Cortez News

Free Play for Jackpot Winners in April

Throughout April, 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 $10 to $1,000 in free play. Other prizes in April include bottles of Mondavi Chardonnay or Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon. 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.

Baked Ham Easter Dinner Special at Café Cortez – Sunday, April 8

El Cortez Hotel & Casino will serve a baked ham Easter dinner special on Sunday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The delicious ham dinner will be available at Café Cortez for $8.50.

Free Slice of Fresh Marie Callendar’s Strawberry Pie– Saturday, April 14

El Cortez Hotel & Casino will serve free slices of fresh Marie Callendar’s strawberry pie for all Club Cortez members on Saturday, April 14 from noon to 6 p.m. Club Cortez members can enjoy the treat game side while playing slots and table games.

Fresh Stone Crab Special – Now through May

The Flame Steakhouse features jumbo Stone Crab flown in fresh from Florida every week for the Friday and Saturday nightly dinner special. The Stone Crab special is available for only $28 per pound and is served with cottage fries and coleslaw.

Food and Beverage Promotions

Ongoing

El Cortez Vintage Dining & Cocktail Menus

Due to popular demand, El Cortez Hotel & Casino will continue to offer their vintage dining and cocktail menus in 2012. The menus, created in 2011 to honor the property’s 70th anniversary, dust off Las Vegas’ old recipe books and reintroduce a few classic favorites. The selected dishes were some of the premier dining options featured at the town’s best restaurants in years past, including dishes from Sultan’s Table at the Dunes, Delmonico’s at the Riviera, The House of Lords at the Sahara, La Vie en Rose at the Desert Inn and Saver Room at the Aladdin. These iconic dishes will be available at the Flame Steakhouse every Tuesday through Thursday.

Vintage Dining Menu

Appetizers: Oysters Rockefeller, fresh shucked Kusshi oysters baked with fresh spinach, hollandaise sauce and Pernod; or Escargot a’la bourguignon, petit-Gris Escargot with garlic butter

Salads: Hearts of palm, Tender hearts of palm with lemon vinaigrette; or Asparagus salad, chilled asparagus, caper pimento vinaigrette

Entrees: Tournedos of beef Rossini, twin Filet Mignonettes, pan fried in butter, topped with pate Foie Gras and Madeira demi-glace; or Chicken Kiev, herb butter filled boneless breast of chicken, panko crusted and deep-fried

Desserts: Strawberries Romanoff, fresh hulled strawberries macerated in Cointreau and orange juice, served with fresh whipped cream and ice cream; or Peach Melba, peach halves over vanilla ice cream topped with fresh raspberry puree

Vintage Cocktail Menu

The vintage cocktail menu will be served at The Parlour, located on El Cortez’s casino floor. This menu celebrates the history of mixology by educating guests on the origins of classic cocktails while offering a chance for them to enjoy their favorites. The menu includes cocktails such as the side car, which originated in the 1920s during World War I; the mint julep, which originated in the 1700s and is one of the country’s oldest cocktails; the blood and sand, a drink from the 1930 premiere of a Rudolph Valentino film; the aviation, a drink created in the 1910s by the head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York, and many more.

Unique Cocktails at El Cortez’s The Parlour

El Cortez serves three signature drinks at the recently opened The Parlour:

“The Scottie”: An eponymous drink for one of El Cortez’s most tenured bartenders, “The Scottie” combines Sky cherry vodka, Chambord, Triple Sec and splashes of cranberry and lime juice.
“Parlour Refresher”: This new concoction is great on a scorching Vegas summer day or when guests are longing for that summer feeling in the middle of winter. The “Parlour Refresher” is composed of Sky vodka, Blue Curacao, Midori, lemon juice and a splash of Sierra Mist.
“Fireside Manhattan”: The “Fireside Manhattan” is a drink sure to fit in with the Parlour’s warm rich tones and classic lounge feel. The drink is made of Original MOONSHINE and a float of sweet vermouth.

Café Cortez Dinner Specials

Visit Café Cortez for prime rib dinner for only $7.95. Meal includes choice of soup or salad. Café also offers a fajita dinner for just $8.95. Try the vegetarian offerings including a veggie burger, veggie fajita and veggie Chow Mein. Café Cortez also offers a full Chinese menu served from 4 to 10 p.m.

Graveyard Specials

Café Cortez serves a limited graveyard menu Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Specials include:

• Two eggs with choice of bacon or sausage, breakfast potatoes and toast for $4.75 plus tax.

• Ham and two eggs, breakfast potatoes and toast for $7.25 plus tax.

Bar Specials

Martini Madness – daily 2-for-1 happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. – at all casino bars (martini menu only).

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.

Gaming Promotions

Ongoing

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 42” LCD HDTV & $2,000 Cash Prize Drawing

Club Cortez players have an opportunity every week to win a 42” 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 will celebrate its 71st year of operation in 2012. 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 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 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 http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/.

Stay up to date with El Cortez Hotel & Casino events and specials on Facebook and Twitter.

 

El Cortez Hotel & Casino February Promotions

 

El Cortez Hotel & Casino February Promotions and Events

 

Casino Events

 

Vegas StrEATs Festival – Saturday, Feb. 11

El Cortez hosts the monthly Vegas StrEATs food-truck, arts and music festival on the Jackie Gaughan Parkway from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. 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 facebook.com/VegasStreats.

 

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.

 

Updated Promotions & El Cortez News

El Cortez Fleece Jackets for Jackpot Winners in February

Throughout February, 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 an El Cortez fleece 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.

 

$1 Super Bowl Specials – Sunday, Feb. 5

Fans watching Super Bowl XLVI at El Cortez Hotel & Casino will enjoy great drink and food specials throughout the game.  Hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, pretzels and Budweiser beer will all be available for $1.

 

Free See’s Candies – Feb. 11-14

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Club Cortez members will receive one free box of See’s Candies for every 2,000 point earned from Feb. 11-14.  Offer good while supplies last.

 

Free Slice of Fresh Marie Callendar’s Cherry Pie– Monday, Feb. 20

In honor of President’s Day, El Cortez Hotel & Casino will serve free slices of fresh Marie Callendar’s cherry pie for all Club Cortez members on Monday, Feb. 20 from noon to 6 p.m.  Club Cortez members can enjoy the treat game side while playing slots and table games.

 

Fresh Stone Crab Special – Now through May

The Flame Steakhouse features jumbo Stone Crab flown in fresh from Florida every week for the Friday and Saturday nightly dinner special. The Stone Crab special is available for only $28 per pound and is served with cottage fries and coleslaw.

 

Food and Beverage Promotions

Ongoing

El Cortez Vintage Dining & Cocktail Menus

Due to popular demand, El Cortez Hotel & Casino will continue to offer their vintage dining and cocktail menus in 2012. The menus, created in 2011 to honor the property’s 70th anniversary, dust off Las Vegas’ old recipe books and reintroduce a few classic favorites. The selected dishes were some of the premier dining options featured at the town’s best restaurants in years past, including dishes from Sultan’s Table at the Dunes, Delmonico’s at the Riviera, The House of Lords at the Sahara, La Vie en Rose at the Desert Inn and Saver Room at the Aladdin. These iconic dishes will be available at the Flame Steakhouse every Tuesday through Thursday.

 

Vintage Dining Menu

Appetizers: Oysters Rockefeller, fresh shucked Kusshi oysters baked with fresh spinach, hollandaise sauce and Pernod; or Escargot a’la bourguignon, petit-Gris Escargot with garlic butter

 

Salads: Hearts of palm, Tender hearts of palm with lemon vinaigrette; or Asparagus salad, chilled asparagus, caper pimento vinaigrette

 

Entrees: Tournedos of beef Rossini, twin Filet Mignonettes, pan fried in butter, topped with pate Foie Gras and Madeira demi-glace; or Chicken Kiev, herb butter filled boneless breast of chicken, panko crusted and deep-fried

 

Desserts: Strawberries Romanoff, fresh hulled strawberries macerated in Cointreau and orange juice, served with fresh whipped cream and ice cream; or Peach Melba, peach halves over vanilla ice cream topped with fresh raspberry puree

 

Vintage Cocktail Menu

The vintage cocktail menu will be served at The Parlour, located on El Cortez’s casino floor. This menu celebrates the history of mixology by educating guests on the origins of classic cocktails while offering a chance for them to enjoy their favorites. The menu includes cocktails such as the side car, which originated in the 1920s during World War I; the mint julep, which originated in the 1700s and is one of the country’s oldest cocktails; the blood and sand, a drink from the 1930 premiere of a Rudolph Valentino film; the aviation, a drink created in the 1910s by the head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York, and many more.

 

Unique Cocktails at El Cortez’s The Parlour

El Cortez serves three signature drinks at the recently opened The Parlour:

 

  • “The Scottie”: An eponymous drink for one of El Cortez’s most tenured bartenders, “The Scottie” combines Sky cherry vodka, Chambord, Triple Sec and splashes of cranberry and lime juice.
  • “Parlour Refresher”: This new concoction is great on a scorching Vegas summer day or when guests are longing for that summer feeling in the middle of winter. The “Parlour Refresher” is composed of Sky vodka, Blue Curacao, Midori, lemon juice and a splash of Sierra Mist.
  • “Fireside Manhattan”: The “Fireside Manhattan” is a drink sure to fit in with the Parlour’s warm rich tones and classic lounge feel. The drink is made of Original MOONSHINE and a float of sweet vermouth.

 

Café Cortez Dinner Specials

Visit Café Cortez for prime rib dinner for only $7.95.  Meal includes choice of soup or salad.  Café also offers a fajita dinner for just $8.95.  Try the vegetarian offerings including a veggie burger, veggie fajita and veggie Chow Mein. Café Cortez also offers a full Chinese menu served from 4 to 10 p.m.

 

Graveyard Specials

Café Cortez serves a limited graveyard menu Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Specials include:

 

•     Two eggs with choice of bacon or sausage, breakfast potatoes and toast for $4.75 plus tax.

•     Ham and two eggs, breakfast potatoes and toast for $7.25 plus tax.

 

Bar Specials

Martini Madness – daily 2-for-1 happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. – at all casino bars (martini menu only). 

 

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.

 

Gaming Promotions

Ongoing

 

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 42” LCD HDTV & $2,000 Cash Prize Drawing

Club Cortez players have an opportunity every week to win a 42” 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 will celebrate its 71st year of operation in 2012. 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 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 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 http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/.

 

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Next Saturday’s Vegas StrEATs Local Food, Art and Entertainment Details

 

Vegas StrEATs Pulls Into Downtown Las Vegas for the

Monthly Food, Arts & Entertainment Celebration

WHO:

Vegas StrEATs is brought to the Las Vegas community by Slidin’ Thru in partnership with the El Cortez Hotel & Casino and Insert Coin(s). Food vendors including Slidin’ Thru, Ben’s BBQ, The Redneck Kitchen Sin City Wings, Tasty Bunz, Papi Churro, Funnel Cake Café, WTF Pizza, Chuck Wagon and Grouchy Johns among others will be on hand, along with local artists and retailers.

Live entertainment throughout the night by Air Stegosaurus, Apox, DJ Zo, Tha Woe, DJ Aurajin, Newsense and DJ Daze.

Artists and streetwear booths include Civilian, The Horror Project, Happy Panda Toys, Owls Almighty, Let It Roll, Pharmacy, A Girl’s Glitter and more.

WHAT:

Vegas StrEATs began in March 2011 and has become a local hot spot with a number of different food trucks, art vendors, live music, DJs, drinks and fun. The goal of this event is to provide a platform and opportunity for local businesses to shine.

WHEN:

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012

Vegas StrEATs January will run from 6 p.m. until midnight

WHERE:

In the Fremont Street East District

El Cortez Lot located directly across from El Cortez Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas, NV, 89101

(North of 6th and Fremont)

COST:

Vegas StrEATs is FREE to attend and the food and activities are specially priced. Vegas StEATs is open to all ages; however those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

**If interested in sending a camera, please contact Alissa Kelly for clearance at 702-612-7870 or alissa@prpluslv.com**

About Slidin’ Thru – (To be read in an awesomely dramatic movie narrator voice)

Slidin’ Thru was created by one man with an idea, a dream and an appetite for something different in the Las Vegas community – The Future of Fast Food™. Slidin’ Thru was officially founded on March 13, 2010 by Ricardo Guerrero (Ric) to show hungry citizens of Las Vegas that mini burgs can have a fun and powerful taste. After attending culinary school, Guerrero quickly realized he would rather find a way to not only cook, but watch as people savored the food he was preparing and thus the Slidin’ Thru slider truck was born. As the brand expanded, Slidin’ Thru began releasing swag that fans can’t get enough of, including limited edition shirt designs and more. In December 2011, Slidin’ Thru opened its first official restaurant location on North Durango and Centennial Parkway with a second restaurant set to open in early 2012. The Slidin’ Thru team also runs the popular Vegas StrEATs event in Downtown Las Vegas, as well as Movies in the Park. For more information, visit www.slidinthru.com.

About Vegas StrEATs

Vegas StrEATs is brought to the Las Vegas community by Slidin’ Thru in partnership with the El Cortez Hotel & Casino and Insert Coin(s). Every second Saturday of each month, Slidin’ Thru fans can hit the Fremont Street East district of Downtown Las Vegas and enjoy a great night out. The event began in March 2011 and has become a local hot spot with a number of different food trucks, art vendors, live music, DJs, drinks and fun. The goal of this event is to provide a platform and opportunity for local businesses to shine. The event is free to attend and the food and activities are specially priced. For more information about Vegas StrEATs, visit www.vegasstreats.com.

Vegas StrEATs Pulls Into Downtown Las Vegas for the Monthly Food, Arts & Entertainment Celebration

Vegas StrEATs Pulls Into Downtown Las Vegas for the

Monthly Food, Arts & Entertainment Celebration

December event features truck decorating contest and toy drive!

 

WHO:
Vegas StrEATs is brought to the Las Vegas community by Slidin’ Thru in partnership with the El Cortez Hotel & Casino and Insert Coin(s). Food vendors including Slidin’ Thru, Fuku Burger, Pop’s Truck, Yellow Lunch Box, Carefree, BBQ Boy, Sin City Wings, Grouchy Johns and Papi Churro will be on hand, along with local artists and retailers.

Live entertainment throughout the night by Air Stegosaurus, Steve Peek, 51Fifty, Saku, DJ Zo, Kid Conrad, Chuck B and Jeremy Espinosa. Artists and streetwear booths include Haute Chix, Empire Gallery, Civilian and others.

WHAT:
Vegas StrEATs began in March 2011 and has become a local hot spot with a number of different food trucks, art vendors, live music, DJs, drinks and fun. The goal of this event is to provide a platform and opportunity for local businesses to shine.

WHEN:
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011
Vegas StrEATs runs from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m.

This month Vegas StrEATs includes a toy drive where attendees can bring a new, unwrapped gift to be donated to those less fortunate. Bring the toy to the Slidin’ Thru truck and receive a FREE mini burg.

All the trucks and vendors have also been invited to join in the holiday spirit with a Truck Decorating Contest with the winner taking home a cash prize and bragging rights!

WHERE:
In the Fremont Street East District
El Cortez Lot located directly across from El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV, 89101
(North of 6th and Fremont)

COST:
Vegas StrEATs is FREE to attend and the food and activities are specially priced. Vegas StEATs is open to all ages, however those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

About Slidin’ Thru – (To be read in an awesomely dramatic movie narrator voice)
Slidin’ Thru was created by one man with an idea, a dream and an appetite for something different in the Las Vegas community – The Future of Fast Food™. Slidin’ Thru was officially founded on March 13, 2010 by Ricardo Guerrero (Ric) to show hungry citizens of Las Vegas that mini burgs can have a fun and powerful taste. After attending culinary school, Guerrero quickly realized he would rather find a way to not only cook, but watch as people savored the food he was preparing and thus the Slidin’ Thru slider truck was born. As the brand expanded, Slidin’ Thru began releasing swag that fans can’t get enough of, including limited edition shirt designs and more. This November, Slidin’ Thru opens its first official “Drive Thru” restaurant location on Durango and Centennial Parkway with a second restaurant set to open in early 2012.  The Slidin’ Thru team also runs the popular Vegas StrEATs event in Downtown Las Vegas, as well as Movies in the Park. For more information, visit www.slidinthru.com.

 

About Vegas StrEATs
Vegas StrEATs is brought to the Las Vegas community by Slidin’ Thru in partnership with the El Cortez Hotel & Casino and Insert Coin(s). Every second Saturday of each month, Slidin’ Thru fans can hit the Fremont Street East district of Downtown Las Vegas and enjoy a great night out. The event began in March 2011 and has become a local hot spot with a number of different food trucks, art vendors, live music, DJs, drinks and fun. The goal of this event is to provide a platform and opportunity for local businesses to shine. The event is free to attend and the food and activities are specially priced. For more information about Vegas StrEATs, visit www.vegasstreats.com.

El Cortez Hosts “Vintage Vegas Foods” Street Food Throwdown

El Cortez Hosts “Vintage Vegas Foods”
Street Food Throwdown
El Cortez Hotel & Casino will host a “Vintage Vegas Foods” Street Food Throwdown on East Fremont Street Friday, July 29 at 8 p.m.
At the event, local street vendors and food trucks will compete to create classic dishes inspired by El Cortez’s Vintage Dining Menu. The event is fueled by the popularity of El Cortez’s Vintage Menu and stellar reputation for having the premier street vendors and food trucks in downtown Las Vegas. El Cortez has quickly become downtown Las Vegas’ hotspot for food trucks due to the success of the monthly Vegas StrEATs festival and the property’s Midweek Much event.
There will be multiple food trucks competing in the event to see who can create the best vintage-inspired dish using El Cortez’s Vintage Menu as the model for their new creations. Bartenders from the El Cortez will also be on hand to stir up drinks from the property’s popular Vintage Cocktail Menu.
El Cortez introduced their Vintage Dining and Vintage Cocktail Menus in 2011 to celebrate the property’s 70th anniversary.  The dining menu draws on classic recipes from around the Las Vegas Valley, including dishes from Sultan’s Table at the Dunes, Delmonico’s at the Riviera, The House of Lords at the Sahara, La Vie en Rose at the Desert Inn and Saver Room at the Aladdin.  The cocktail menu features classic cocktails such as the side car, the mint julep, the blood and sand and the aviation – some of which originated as early as the 1700s.
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 in the casino 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, the property’s 24-hour diner; The Flame Steakhouse, a vintage favorite among Las Vegas locals serving the finest steaks and freshest seafood; and Gambling Gourmet, a delicious menu of casino favorites served game side to players. 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 http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/.
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El Cortez Hotel & Casino Hosts Monthly Vegas StrEATs Food-Truck Festival

El Cortez Hotel & Casino Hosts Monthly
Vegas StrEATs Food-Truck Festival
Saturday, July 9 from 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

El Cortez Hotel & Casino hosts the Vegas StrEATs food-truck festival on the Jackie Gaughan Parkway from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, July 9. Food trucks participating in the event include Slidin’ Thru, Fukuburger, Curbside Café, BBQ Boy, Snow Ono, Grouchy Johns, Engine 1 Pizza and The Cheesesteak Truck.

Presented by El Cortez, Slidin’ Thru and Insert Coin(s) VideoLounge Gamebar, Vegas StrEATs will bring food, live art and music to the Fremont East Entertainment District. Drink specials throughout the festival include $2 Bud and Bud Light draughts, $3 Jameson Irish Whiskey shots, $3 Jagermeister shots and $2 Pepsi products.

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 six 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. 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 http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/.

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StrEATs Food and Art Festival Returns to El Cortez Hotel & Casino June 11

Vegas StrEATs Returns to El Cortez Hotel & Casino

El Cortez will host the monthly Vegas StrEATs food-truck festival on the Jackie Gaughan Parkway from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, June 11. Food trucks participating in the event include Slidin’ Thru, Fukuburger, LBS Patty Wagon, Snow Ono, Muncheeze, Top Notch BBQ, Lulu’s On The Move, Grouchy Johns, and Foodslingers.

Presented by El Cortez, Slidin’ Thru and Insert Coin(s) VideoLounge Gamebar, Vegas StrEATs will bring food, live art and music to the Fremont East Entertainment District. Drink specials throughout the festival include $2 Bud and Bud Light draughts, $3 Jameson Irish Whiskey shots, $3 Jagermeister shots and $2 Pepsi products.

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 Michael Gaughan’s South Point 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 http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/.

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