Vegas’ Legendary El Cortez Hotel & Casino Turns 80 and Celebrates with a Bang
L-R Mayor Goodman presents CEO and Chairman Kenny Epstein with a ceremonious Key to the City.
This past Saturday, the iconic El Cortez Hotel & Casino celebrated its historic 80th anniversary, solidifying its role as the longest continuously running hotel casino in Las Vegas. El Cortez kicked off the evening with a special ceremony where Las Vegas’ Mayor Goodman presented El Cortez Hotel & Casino with an official proclamation and Key to the City.
Festivities continued throughout the evening with a roaming mariachi band followed by a 9 p.m. fireworks show set off by Owner, CEO and Chairman Kenny Epstein with the push of a button to dazzle the city of Las Vegas. Once the fireworks show concluded, the general public was invited to the hotel lobby to enjoy complimentary cake and champagne and try their hand at table games and play on some of the last coin slot machines in the city.
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ABOUT EL CORTEZ HOTEL & CASINO
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is a family-owned and operated casino, as well as one of the oldest and most treasured hotels in Las Vegas. It is located in the heart of the Fremont East Entertainment District, an area known for its resurgence and influx of unique restaurants, bars, and nightlife, as well as respected businesses like Zappos. El Cortez has undergone several renovations, with the most recent revamp culminating in 2021, but still rocks the same façade it had in 1941, retaining much of its Spanish Colonial Revival-style architecture and keeping the spirit of classic Vegas alive. On February 22, 2013, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, making it the only standing casino on the list.