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Playing craps in El Cortez and then all of a sudden the place is catching on fire

Playing craps in El Cortez and then all of a sudden the place is catching on fire

El Cortez Evacuated Amid Las Vegas Arson Fears

El Cortez was evacuated at the weekend due to suspected arson attack. The area around the El Cortz has been the scene of several fires recently. The incident was nothing more than a suspected air conditioning malfunction. Last week, Las Vegas was shaken by a false active shooter alert. A window being smashed at MGM Grand was mistaken for a gunshot.
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El Cortez Evacuated Amid Las Vegas Arson Fears

Mississippi: Silver Slipper Casino to restrict visitors under the age of 21 starting July 1

Silver Slipper Casino in Mississippi restricts visitors under the age of 21 to the casino, restaurants, the hotel or the pool area starting July 1. The venue had to change the policy because some parents did not properly supervise their children. Two other Coast casinos also have an adults-only policy. In Nevada, Downtown Las Vegas hotel-casino El Cortez in April started a process to become a 21+ property. It became Las. Vegas' second adults only resort after Circa. Treasure Bay Casino and Island View Casino also limit their customers to age 21 and older.
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Mississippi: Silver Slipper Casino to restrict visitors under the age of 21 starting July 1
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Las Vegas Travel Guide and Tips for First-Timers

VICE staff wrote a guide for their first-time visitors to Las Vegas. They found practical ways to enjoy the city without getting lost in the chaos. They hope the guide will help others get their bearings. It's no surprise that Las Las is insane, but it's also fun. You just need pragmatism to guide you in order to have fun without breaking anything.
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Las Vegas Travel Guide and Tips for First-Timers
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Las Vegas Advisor: Project to add smoke-free casino area downtown

Plaza Hotel & Casino is adding a circular bar beneath its portico dome and a new casino annex. The Carousel Bar will be a 2,500-square-foot outdoor venue that will look directly onto the Fremont Street Experience. Oscar's Steakhouse will have an outdoor patio for outdoor dining on top of the casino expansion. Pinkbox Doughnuts outlet is being built near the bar.
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Las Vegas Advisor: Project to add smoke-free casino area downtown
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Las Vegas shop sells 'corpse water' after body found in a barrel in Lake Mead during drought

The water bottle with the name 'Lake Mead Corpse Water' was created by Charlie Hanks, the owner of Blaspheme Boutique in Las Vegas. It is not from Lake Mead, which has seen its water levels decrease over the past three decades. The shop has been open for a year and has a dark magic and fantasy theme. A man's body was found in a barrel at the bottom of Lake Moselm on May 1. Las Las Vegas strip was once dominated by mob-run casinos. Hank's shop is selling the water bottles to boost the online presence. She doesn't want to make light of the fact that there are dead bodies in the lake.
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Las Vegas shop sells 'corpse water' after body found in a barrel in Lake Mead during drought

Las Vegas Artist Jerry Misko Creating Art Series Celebrating SCCG Management's 30 Years of History

SCCG Management is celebrating 30 years of innovation in the casino industry in 2022. Jerry Misko will create a series of 15 pieces of art covering 30-years of SCCg Management history. The art will be housed in SccG's newly expanded Las Vegas Strip located HQ. S CCG Advisory represents over eighty-five B2B and B3C best-in-class sports betting, gaming, media and iGaming brands from around the globe.
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Las Vegas Artist Jerry Misko Creating Art Series Celebrating SCCG Management's 30 Years of History

Iconic Las Vegas Casino Makes a Big (Surprising) Change

In the mid-1990s Las Vegas tried to market itself as a family destination. The city's efforts didn't work and it's now trying to embrace an adult audience. Now two downtown casinos have decided that Sin City isn't for people too young to drink and gamble. It's not quite as if kids are not welcome in Las Las Vegans' casinos.
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El Cortez in Las Vegas going adults-only on April 1: Travel Weekly

El Cortez in Las Vegas is going adults-only on April 1st. In the first phase, all guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid state-issued identification for all hotel stays. The second phase will include identification checks at every entrance. Circa Resort & Casino has enforced its adults' only policy since its opening in 2020.
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El Cortez in Las Vegas going adults-only on April 1: Travel Weekly
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Historic downtown Vegas casino adopts 21-and-older age limit

The El Cortez casino in downtown Las Vegas will adopt a 21-and-older age limit for hotel guests and casino gamblers. The policy will begin April 1 for stays and identification checks will start later at all entrances. It comes as the property completes a $25 million casino floor redesign and the remodeling of its 200-room tower.
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El Cortez Hotel & Casino implements Optx’s casino management platform

El Cortez Hotel & Casino has selected Optx's data management platform to modernise its operations. The platform is able to make recommendations to the casino’s management by creating actionable insights on player engagement levels, revenue and profitability. El Cortez is one of the longest continuously-operating hotel and casino venues in Las Vegas. It recently completed a $25m renovation project.
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El Cortez Hotel & Casino implements Optx’s casino management platform

Where to get meatballs in Las Vegas for National Meatball Day

It's National Meatball Day. 90 Ninety Bar + Grill in the Suncoast Hotel & Casino serves five meatballs with San Marzano tomato sauce, whipped ricotta, fresh basil and croutons. Alder & Birch in Orleans serves Kobe meatball with ricotto, tomato sauces and grilled baguette.
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Where to get meatballs in Las Vegas for National Meatball Day

How to have a faux-glam Las Vegas getaway on a budget

My boyfriend and I wanted to go to Las Vegas for a romantic getaway. He lived in the city and knew the best places to see the Eiffel Tower and Paris balloon. Las Las is a city of sin, but it's affordable and offers many attractions. He shares his tips for Las Angeles on a budget. iReport.com. For more information, visit iReporter.
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How to have a faux-glam Las Vegas getaway on a budget

Drink specials abound all over Las Vegas

There are many drink specials and happy hours in Las Vegas. Casbar Lounge at Sahara Las Las Veg offers two daily happy hour, 3-5 p.m. and 8-9 p., Tailgate Social at Palace Station offers a happyhour from 5-7 p,m., Rí Rá at Mandalay Place offers its daily Irish pub happy Hour, and Trago Lounge offers $5 draft beer specials from 4 p.-midnight. The Still at The Mirage offers tequila Tuesdays, street tacos and tequilas for $29 per person, while Kassi Beach House at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas offers bottomless rosé for just $45 per party.
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Drink specials abound all over Las Vegas

Happy 75th Birthday to the Flamingo Las Vegas

The Flamingo Las Vegas is 75 years old. It was the third casino built on the Las Las Strip and is the oldest still in operation on that stretch of road. The dealer slapped his wife's hand when she showed her cards. The first year I covered the World Series of Poker live at the Rio, my brother entered a poker tournament at Flame and won several hundred dollars. He promised to treat his friends to a fancy steak dinner if he won the tournament. They went to In-N-Out Burger instead.
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Slot player hits $467K jackpot in downtown Las Vegas

Mary won $467,387.89 while playing an Elvis slot machine at El Cortez on Wednesday night. Several players at the downtown casino have won in December, including a visitor from Hawaii who won on a Dollar Storm slot on Dec. 10.
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Slot player hits $467K jackpot in downtown Las Vegas

ICE London gives Landmark Award to El Cortez in Downtown Las Vegas

ICE London has named the El Cortez Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas as a Landmark Award recipient in recognition of its 80th anniversary celebrations. Alex Pratt will be making the presentation in-person to owner Kenny Epstein on December 15 at the hotel. El cortez opened in 1941 and is the longest continuously running hotel and casino in Las Las Nevada. In 2013 the building became the only existing casino to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. ICE London will take place on 1-3 February 2022 at ExCeL Exhibition Centre in the UK.
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ICE London gives Landmark Award to El Cortez in Downtown Las Vegas

Flamingo Las Vegas joins El Cortez marking milestone dates

The Flamingo Las Vegas is celebrating 75th birthday ahead of the Dec. 26 anniversary of its opening. The El Cortez Hotel & Casino is marking 80 years since opening in November 1941. It was built by John Kell Housells, John Grayson and Marion Hicks and drew involvement from mob figures.
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Downtown Las Vegas icon El Cortez Hotel & Casino to commemorate 80 years this November

Jackie Gaughan Suite is available to book by special request only. Gaugan sold the property to Kenny Epstein in 2008. El Cortez Hotel & Casino recently completed 25-million-dollar renovations. The renovations include new ceilings and a woven Axminster carpet by Brintons. On November 6th, Las Vegas’ Mayor Goodman will kick off El cortez”s 80th anniversary celebration with a commemorative speech followed by a fireworks show. It will start at 9 p.m. Las. Vegas. Mayor will give a speech.
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Downtown Vegas' El Cortez casino celebrates 80° anniversary with a $25M renovation

Downtown Las Vegas' El Cortez casino is celebrating 80 years of operation with a $25 million renovation and fireworks show on November 6th. The El cortez was built in 1941 and was owned by the Mob. Jackie Gaughan owned the hotel and casino for five decades and died in 2014. He was succeeded by his daughters. In 2008, he sold the property to his long-time friend, partner and gaming pioneer, Kenny Epstein.
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Downtown Las Vegas' El Cortez casino to host job fair

El Cortez Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas is holding a job fair in two weeks. The company is looking for people with enthusiasm and quick results. General Manager Adam Wiesberg started as a dealer six years ago and is now the general manager.
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Las Vegas football contest menu: Circa faces $4.3M overlay

Circa Sports has to add $4.3 million to the prize pool for its two NFL handicapping contests to meet its record $10 million in guaranteed prize money. The registration deadline is Saturday at 2 p.m. William Hill’s College Pick”em football contest features an $805,000 overlay.
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Las Vegas football contest menu: Circa faces $4.3M overlay

Las Vegas bar owner saw plenty of turmoil during pandemic

Jonathan Fine's business has been in turmoil since the pandemic hit Las Vegas. Fine is the founder of Fine Entertainment, which owns Pkwy Tavern, AmeriCAN, Rockhouse, and PBR Rock Bar. He opened the fifth PKwy tavern this month near the M Resort and plans to open the sixth in the Spring Valley area in late September. The latter is in former home of Ricardo's, a decades-old Mexican restaurant that closed after the Pandemic.
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Las Vegas bar owner saw plenty of turmoil during pandemic

Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas gives you so many options

Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas is one of the top places to experience Las Las Vegans. It was opened to horse and buggy traffic all the way back to 1905. Viva Vision was added in 2000, and in 2014, SlotZilla was installed. The main stage hosts free live concerts. On Nov. 24, the experience will host its inaugural DrinksGiving Celebration. The event will be the ultimate Blackout Wednesday event in Vegas. There will also be a Barenaked Ladies concert, George Thorogood and the Destroyers concert and a Voodoo Glow show.
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Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas gives you so many options

Indy Gaming: Expanding usage of mobile wallets and cashless payments requires education for players and casino staff

Expanding use of digital wallets and cashless gaming in casinos will require a similar educational effort to the ticket in-ticket out system. Sightline completed $244 million in financing last week to fund training efforts for casino staff and pay for technology upgrades. In 2021, gaming customers will pay through digital wallet or credit cards linked to mobile devices. Most casino apps are limited to checking loyalty points or viewing maps of the casino floor. With digital payment systems expanding everywhere, upgrades to casino app are necessary. In 2011, Sightlines completed a $100 million funding round.
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Indy Gaming: Expanding usage of mobile wallets and cashless payments requires education for players and casino staff

Unveiling the History Behind Flamingo Casino and the Role of Mobster Benjamin Siegel

Mob Museum in the Strip has displayed an exhibit explaining the origin of Flamingo hotel-casino. It is meant to clear myths and set records straight. Flamedo opened in 1946 on the highway heading to Southern California from downtown Las Vegas. Mobster Benjamin Siegel took control of the project from Billy Wilkerson, who lost a lot of money in Las Nevada casinos. Sieri was shot dead six months after the resort opening by his girlfriend.
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El Cortez Hotel & Casino holding Las Vegas job fair

El Cortez Hotel & Casino is looking for a new team member to fill a variety of positions. The historic hotel celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. It recently completed $25 million in renovations.
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El Cortez Hotel & Casino holding Las Vegas job fair

Headed to a casino this summer? Here’s what to expect.

The El Cortez Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has introduced some measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic. The casino closed in March 2020 and reopened on June 4, 2020. It is family-owned and there was no corporation to get permission to make changes. They reduced the number of slot machines to 700. There are acrylic dividers at the table games. The general manager has no plans to bring back the old arrangement. He had to kick some people out. Mask enforcement was a challenge. Some people had political views. People with political beliefs started arguments with security guards. This created confrontations. Adam Wiesberg worked with a designer in spring 2020 to design the divider.
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Headed to a casino this summer? Here’s what to expect.

Back In Business: Las Vegas Casinos Reopen

After a 78-day absence, Las Vegas casinos have reopened. Bellagio, New York-New York, MGM Grand, Caesars Palace, and the Flamingo are open for business. Harrah's Las Las is opening on Friday. Sahara Las, Venetian, Palazzo, Wynn Las Angeles Encore and Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas are also joining the reopening party.
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Back In Business: Las Vegas Casinos Reopen

How casinos will work when they reopen in a pandemic.

Some casinos in Oklahoma and Montana are reopening after the pandemic. Some casinos on tribal lands in Michigan and Idaho have also opened their doors. Executives at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut are developing their own protocols for when they eventually begin operations again. i in the After Times casinos won't be the same bustling, hand-contact-heavy places they were. They will have fewer games, more protective barriers and a lot less razzle-dazzling.
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How casinos will work when they reopen in a pandemic.

Gambling Today: Casino safety shields may be best bet for financial recovery?

As many as 450,000 people are employed by the gaming and tourism industry in Nevada. Many Vegas casinos are not expected to re-open until late June/early July. Screaming Images is developing a safety shield for table games and slot machines. El Cortez, a downtown Las Vegas property, allowed the company to carry out some tests on its gaming floor. It is unclear if any casino operators will decide to invest in implementing the dividers. The clear acrylic will not fog up and is being constructed in a manner that affords easy disinfecting and cleaning procedures.
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Gambling Today: Casino safety shields may be best bet for financial recovery?

Las Vegas room rates drop for the holidays

Holiday season is prime time for finding a low room rate in Las Vegas. 39 casinos have rooms going for under $40 this year. National Finals Rodeo isn't being held in Vegas this time. The list serves as a guide to potential low rates you can secure by phone.
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Las Vegas room rates drop for the holidays