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Some Las Vegas-area casinos still have coin-operated slots

LAS VEGAS >> As Las Vegas becomes more modernized, there's a crowd of tourists looking for ways to experience the old days. Few things activate the senses like the sound and feel of playing coin- and token-operated slot machines. But those visitors can only go to a few places for that ambience. Here are the casinos that still operate some…
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Some Las Vegas-area casinos still have coin-operated slots
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Las Vegas Advisor: Virgin to take over managing its casino

After three years of hiring out the management of its casino, Virgin Las Vegas is taking full control of the entire resort. Since its conversion from Hard Rock to Virgin, the casino has been run by Mohegan Sun. However, Virgin and Mohegan are parting ways, with Virgin expecting to take over gambling operations by the end of the year. Virgin…
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El Cortez Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Announces Expansion Project

El Cortez Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas will undergo a $20 million renovation that expands its casino floor and adds a new high limit lounge, restaurant, bars, and cafe. The project, which will also include some casino renovations,begins this summer and will culminate in 2025. Hotel officials say the makeover will retain the vintage charm of El…
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Where to find coin-operated slots in Las Vegas

As Las Vegas becomes more modernized, there's a crowd of tourists looking for ways to experience the old days. Few things activate the senses like the sound and feel of playing coin and token-operated slot machines. But those visitors can only go to a few places for that ambiance. Here are the casinos that still operate some old-fashioned…
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Coin slots, blackjack, and Starbucks: Las Vegas property renovated

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - The El Cortez has taken a gamble on using its casino floor to bridge the generation gap for Las Vegas, and with influencers and longtime gamblers sharing a table-it doesn't look like they are bluffing. The 83-year-old hotel casino still stands as a reminder of the city's past according to Adam Wiesberg, general manager of El…
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Coin slots, blackjack, and Starbucks: Las Vegas property renovated
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El Cortez Hotel & Casino announces $20 million property-wide expansion

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - A historic casino in downtown Las Vegas is continuing to renovate, evolve, and grow. On Thursday, the El Cortez Hotel & Casino announced a $20 million property-wide expansion, which will include a new high limit lounge, a new roulette bar, a new show bar that will play black and white films and live sports, a new Asian restaurant…
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El Cortez Hotel & Casino announces $20 million property-wide expansion
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El Cortez to expand casino, add bars, restaurants in $20M project

One of downtown Las Vegas' oldest casinos plans to make things new with a $20 million casino renovation. El Cortez will add a high-limit slot room, two new bars, a restaurant and a coffee shop during expansive renovations that begin this summer, according to a Thursday news release. The additions come a few years after the property spent $30…
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El Cortez to expand casino, add bars, restaurants in $20M project
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Las Vegas Strip resort casino keeps an iconic tradition alive

The days of Las Vegas Strip casinos offering 99-cent shrimp cocktails to get customers onto their properties have long since gone away. The same is true of free mid-day production shows and the low-end buffet - another way to appeal to lower-level gamblers has largely disappeared. Resort casinos generally want people spending money at their…
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Casinos Are Closing the Window for Slot Ticket Redemption

It's a casino trend that could affect your financial wellbeing, so we're all over it. Some casinos are discreetly shortening the window of time before a TITO (ticket in, ticket out) voucher can be cashed. If your slot ticket expires, you could be SOL, and that would be FUBAR as a reminder of your Las Vegas YOLO experience. In human English, you…
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What is the oldest casino on the Strip?

The pending Tropicana closure will take out the third-oldest casino on the Strip - a place with a historic skyline that has a tendency to look different every few decades. Still, there are a handful of hotel-casinos that have stood the test of time in the city's short history. Here are the five oldest casinos still operating on the Strip as of…
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Infamous Las Vegas Casino, The Western, Sparks Market Interest as Gaming License Renews

Once known as one of the eeriest gambling havens of Las Vegas, The Western, a casino with enduring infamy, has once again emerged on the market, four years following the demise of its renowned final proprietor. This startling revelation, nestling alongside echoes of its dramatic past, opens a new chapter in The Western's storied saga. Decades back,…
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Infamous Las Vegas Casino, The Western, Sparks Market Interest as Gaming License Renews
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Las Vegas Horror Stories Go Viral On Reddit

Las Vegas, it turns out, isn't all fun and games for everyone. As OutKick readers are well aware, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone in this country who loves Las Vegas Maybe Dana White, but it's definitely debatable. I truly believe nothing hits better than the first beer once the plane touches down. It's pure ecstasy. However, there are also…
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Las Vegas couple wins $829K jackpot at El Cortez

A local couple hit a six-figure jackpot at the El Cortez on Monday with a bet cheaper than a cup of coffee. The two won $829606 on a Buffalo Diamond Extreme machine after placing a $3.75 bet. Several six figure jackpots have been hit across the valley this past week, with a slots player winning $710000 between two jackpots at Caesars Palace on…
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Local Las Vegas couple hits $829K jackpot at El Cortez

Posted at 8:30 AM, Mar 06, 2024 (KTNV) - A Las Vegas couple turned a $3.75 bet into a big win at El Cortez Hotel & Casino this week. The pair of locals are now $829606 richer, according to a casino spokesperson. The jackpot was won on a Buffalo Diamond Extreme slot machine on Monday, March 4. In a release announcing the jackpot win, an El Cortez…
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Local Las Vegas couple hits $829K jackpot at El Cortez
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Las Vegas couple wins over $800k at downtown casino with slot machine

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A Las Vegas valley couple is going back home with thousands more in their pocket after visiting a local casino! On Monday, officials with El Cortez Hotel & Casino said the local couple won big on the Buffalo Diamond Extreme. The machine shows that the bet was $3.75. The two won a total of $829606. "El Cortez is one of the…
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Where Old Vegas is still alive today

The CNN Original Series "Vegas: The Story of Sin City" showcases the heart and history of one of America's most beloved and notorious cities in four immersive episodes. Tune in Sunday, March 3, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNN. Leave it to Las Vegas to upstage Travis and Taylor, Usher and the most-watched Super Bowl ever. Sure, last month's game was…
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Strike averted as hospitality union settles with Las Vegas hotel-casinos before Super Bowl week

The union announced last week that it would go on strike if tentative contracts weren't in place by 5 a.m. Monday. Posted Updated 2 min read Font size+ LAS VEGAS - A union representing hospitality workers says it has reached a tentative agreement with six more hotel-casinos in downtown Las Vegas and called off a strike deadline for another. The…
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Strike averted as hospitality union settles with Las Vegas hotel-casinos before Super Bowl week
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Las Vegas hospitality workers won’t strike before Super Bowl

Culinary Local 226 said it has struck deals with nearly all remaining unsettled hotel-casinos - and called off a strike deadline for one - averting a Monday morning walkout threat at several near-Strip and downtown properties. The last tentative agreement was reached between the hospitality union and Downtown Grand, representing about 200 workers,…
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Strike averted as culinary union settles with Las Vegas hotel-casinos

LAS VEGAS - A union representing hospitality workers says it has reached a tentative agreement with six more hotel-casinos in downtown Las Vegas and called off a strike deadline for another. The agreements averted a Monday morning walkout as the city kicks off Super Bowl week. The Culinary Workers Union announced Saturday that it had reached a…
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Culinary union reaches tentative contracts with Las Vegas casinos ahead of Super Bowl

A union representing hospitality workers says it has reached a tentative agreement with six more hotel-casinos in downtown Las Vegas and called off a strike deadline for another LAS VEGAS -- A union representing hospitality workers says it has reached a tentative agreement with six more hotel-casinos in downtown Las Vegas and called off a strike…
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Culinary union reaches tentative contracts with Las Vegas casinos ahead of Super Bowl
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4 hotel-casinos reach union deals, 3 others poised to strike

LAS VEGAS >> A union representing hospitality workers has reached a tentative agreement with four hotel-casinos in downtown Las Vegas as employees at three other properties remained poised to strike Monday when the city kicks off Super Bowl week. By Saturday morning, the Culinary Workers Union had announced it had reached a tentative five-year…
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4 hotel-casinos reach union deals, 3 others poised to strike
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Culinary Union reaches deal with Golden Nugget Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) - UPDATE(2/4): The Culinary Union announced that a tentative agreement was reached overnight with Golden Nugget on new five-year contracts. According to the X post on Sunday, the deal is expected to impact nearly 1200 hospitality workers. ORIGINAL (2/3): The Culinary Union announced early Saturday that tentative agreements have…
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Culinary Union reaches tentative deal with Circa, The D, Golden Gate

FILE: A banner hangs outside the Culinary Union headquarters in Las Vegas. (KSNV) LAS VEGAS (KSNV) - The Culinary Union said a tentative new five-year contract has been reached with three more Las Vegas properties ahead of the strike deadline. The Thursday announcement said a deal was reached with Circa Resort & Casino, The D Las Vegas Hotel &…
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Culinary reaches deals with 3 Las Vegas casinos

An exterior view of the Golden Gate hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024. The casino opened as Hotel Nevada with 10 rooms on Jan. 18, 1906. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024 | 8:40 p.m. Three more Las Vegas properties have come to an agreement with the Culinary Workers Union on a new five-year contract for hospitality workers, the union…
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Culinary reaches deals with 3 Las Vegas casinos
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Las Vegas casinos move away from live keno lounges

A recent closure of one of the last live keno lounges on the Strip has shed light on casino operators' shifting business approach to the game. There are dwindling options for a live keno lounge player. On the Strip, Caesars Entertainment ended lounge operations at Harrah's in mid-November, telling guests to play at Horseshoe resort-casino. Downtown…
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Las Vegas Advisor: Las Vegas room rates drop for the holidays

The holiday season is traditionally prime time for finding low room rates in Las Vegas. The deals have been fewer than normal the past two years, but things are getting back to normal. Last week, the researchers at the Las Vegas Advisor canvassed every casino in town, looking for the best leads on lodging in December. The rates below were available…
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Las Vegas Advisor: Las Vegas room rates drop for the holidays
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Which Las Vegas resorts won’t strike?

If you're traveling to the Strip later this week, you may run across workers picketing in front of major resorts. That's because Culinary Local 226 - representing 53000 hospitality workers in Las Vegas - is threatening to strike at 5 a.m. Friday at 18 properties owned by three major operators. About 35000 workers at resort-casinos operated by MGM…
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Which Las Vegas resorts won’t strike?
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35,000 Workers Ready to Strike Days Before Las Vegas’s Big Formula 1 Kick-Off Weekend

Tens of thousands of hospitality workers in Las Vegas may walk off the job this week if the Culinary and Bartenders Union is unable to strike a deal with casino, hotel, and restaurant employers for a new five-year contract before Friday morning. Culinary Workers Union Local 226, one of the largest and most powerful unions in the U.S., says that the…
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35,000 Workers Ready to Strike Days Before Las Vegas’s Big Formula 1 Kick-Off Weekend
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60,000 Hospitality Workers in Las Vegas Vote to Authorize Casino Strike

More than 50000 service industry workers in Las Vegas voted on Tuesday, September 26, to authorize a strike that could impact 22 casino resorts on the Strip - which means bartenders, cooks, cocktail and food servers, guest room attendants, porters, bellmen, laundry, and kitchen workers statewide could hit the picket line at any time. The Culinary…
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60,000 Hospitality Workers in Las Vegas Vote to Authorize Casino Strike
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Tough little town: How Las Vegas grew from dusty railroad stop to gambling mecca

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Las Vegas has grown from a railroad stop to a gambling metropolis in the desert in just 118 years. Some say The Mob could be credited for some of that growth. "The Mob did play somewhat of a positive role in the development of Las Vegas," said Geoff Schumacher, vice president of exhibits and programs at The Mob Museum. This tough…
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Tough little town: How Las Vegas grew from dusty railroad stop to gambling mecca
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How Many Casinos Are in Las Vegas

How Many Casinos Are in Las Vegas: Exploring the Gambling Capital of the World Las Vegas, affectionately known as Sin City, is renowned worldwide for its vibrant nightlife, extravagant entertainment, and, of course, its plethora of casinos. When it comes to gambling, Las Vegas is the ultimate destination, offering a wide variety of casinos that…
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Reasons Why Banning Smoking in Casinos Should Be Mandatory

Is it finally time for casinos to have a sweeping ban on smoking throughout the country? While smoky casinos have been a staple of Las Vegas for decades, health-conscious gamblers are seeking out smoke-free facilities in recent years. This is one reason why many of these gamblers are turning towards online casinos. Additionally, there have been…
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Must See Movies Like Casino

What is your favorite gambling movie? There is a good chance that Casino, starring Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro, is near or at the top of your list. The 1995 mob drama is based on the real-life experience of the Stardust casino's executive and manager, Frank "Lefty' Rosenthal. Rosenthal, portrayed by De Niro as Sam "Ace" Rothstein, was an associate…
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Las Vegas Advisor: Vegas full of hot hotel deals as rates drop for summer

A survey conducted last week by LasVegasAdvisor.com turned up 31 hotel-casinos with base rates of $50 and below. Lowest of all was the off-Strip Rio, with a ridiculous $12 base rate. Las Vegas casinos with hotel rates of $40 or less were also found at Arizona Charlie's Decatur, Arizona Charlie's Boulder, Binion's, Boulder Station, Circus Circus, El…
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Why Las Vegas' El Cortez hotel in 'Old Vegas' is the city's best stay

The El Cortez hotel's recent renovation shows how Las Vegas is finally celebrating its history, says Adam Bloodworth If you thought the Las Vegas Strip was nuts, try Downtown Las Vegas, which one local tells me has recently adopted the nickname of'Drowntown.' "Growing up here, everything is crazy," he says, his expression suggesting he's still…
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Why Las Vegas' El Cortez hotel in 'Old Vegas' is the city's best stay
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6 Las Vegas Facts That Sound False But Are Actually True!

It's the most famous city in all of poker. Home to 60 major casinos and over 150000 hotel rooms Las Vegas is a destination on the bucket lists of poker fans and players alike. The 2023 World Series of Poker is now less than three months away, and with many people planning their trips, booking their hotels, and getting ready for a summer in Sin…
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Visit Stadium Swim Circa Hotel in Las Vegas

It emerges like a pixelated oasis in the Nevada desert, one that could easily be a mirage. A towering 143-foot screen, showing any game your heart desires, and at its feet six-count'em, six!-heated rectangular pools. They're spaced in pairs, gently tiered upward, all the better to allow year-round swimsuit-clad revelers unobstructed views of the…
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Collectors show off Vegas memorabilia at Gold Coast Casino

There's likely hundreds of thousands of poker chips inside the Gold Coast's California ballrooms, and to some, their value is priceless. Collectors and dealers from the Southern Nevada Casino Collectibles Club showed off their poker chips, tokens, drink stirrers, card decks, matchbooks and more on Friday, the first day of its first memorabilia…
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Man sentenced to prison in death of security guard at downtown Las Vegas casino

A 35-year-old man was sentenced to at least two years and four months in prison for pushing an El Cortez security guard to the ground in 2021, fatally injuring him. A grand jury indicted Pedro Lizano in September on felony counts of murder against a victim who is 60 or older, and battery resulting in substantial bodily harm against a victim who is…
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Back In Business: Las Vegas Casinos Reopen

After a 78-day absence, Las Vegas casinos have reopened their doors to sizable crowds of visitors longing to put a dollar in a slot machine or have a drink at the bar. At 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Downtown Las Vegas casinos and properties throughout the region that cater to local residents were the first to reopen. Less than half of the Strip's…
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Back In Business: Las Vegas Casinos Reopen
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This Swanky Las Vegas Suite Lets You Live Like an '80s Casino Magnate

There's a clunky, very vintage-looking Unisonic video intercom system outside the 15th-floor penthouse in Downtown Las Vegas's El Cortez Hotel. Ring the intercom's loud doorbell, step inside, and you'll realize it even works: You can actually see into the hallway through a very grainy black and white closed-circuit TV, retro tech at its goofiest.…
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This Swanky Las Vegas Suite Lets You Live Like an '80s Casino Magnate
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Coin slot machines remain popular despite dwindling numbers

The noise is unmistakable, though it's heard at fewer and fewer casinos these days. Clank-clank-clank-clank-clank. That's the sound of money - metal coins hitting a metal tray - signifying slot or video poker winnings at one of the dwindling number of coin-operated machines still in use in the Las Vegas area. For some, the sound brings nostalgia…
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Classic Las Vegas Casino Makes a Change No Strip Casino Has Embraced

In the mid-1990s Las Vegas made an ill-fated effort to market itself as a family destination. That move made some sense, as the city does have a sort of overgrown-theme-park feel, In fact, the then-new MGM Grand casino/hotel had an actual amusement park built on its property to give kids something to do while their parents were gambling. At the…
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Las Vegas Advisor: Iconic Las Vegas photo op has returned

For a cool blast from the past, head to Bally's to take a photo in front of a glass-encased display of 100 ten-thousand-­dollar bills. The display that was located at Binion's Horseshoe for decades has been brought back as part of Bally's transformation to Horseshoe Las Vegas. Located near the elevators at the entrance to Jack Binion's Steak…
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Las Vegas Advisor: New casino coming to Las Vegas Strip

Plans have been announced for the 6-acre south-Strip location (across from Aria) purchased by hotel and restaurant magnate Tilman Fertitta for $270 million earlier this year. Fertitta plans to build a 43-story, 2420-room hotel-casino with multiple restaurants, a showroom, convention space, spa, wedding chapel and an auto showroom. Additional…
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Circus Circus adds vintage coin-operated slot machines to gaming floor in Las Vegas

Circus Circus Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is adding slot machines that take coins. The move expands the venue's status as the only Strip casino still offering coin-operated slots by installing $5 coin machines to go alongside its $1 machines at a time in which most casinos use the ticket in/ticket, where only bills and tickets are accepted. There…
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Circus Circus adds vintage coin-operated slot machines to gaming floor in Las Vegas
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Las Vegas’ Historic El Cortez Hotel & Casino Renovates Original 47 Rooms

Opened in 1941, the iconic El Cortez Hotel & Casino has maintained its vintage charm with original hotel rooms located above the casino floor, only accessible by a wooden staircase. Today, the Downtown Las Vegas landmark-and the only casino listed on the National Register of Historic Places -announces the completed renovation of these 47 rooms,…
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Las Vegas’ Historic El Cortez Hotel & Casino Renovates Original 47 Rooms
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Did you know the Las Vegas Strip isn't in Las Vegas?

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - You hit the Forum Shops at Caesars. You watched the fountains at Bellagio. You rode the High Roller at The LINQ and the rollercoaster at New York, New York. It was a whirlwind trip. But there's one thing you didn't do. You didn't go to Las Vegas. Millions of tourists visit the Strip - and lose money in casinos day and night. But…
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Downtown Vegas' El Cortez casino finishes $3M upgrade of vintage 'Original 47' rooms

Downtown Las Vegas hotel-casino El Cortez announced Tuesday the completion of a $3 million renovation that consisted of the upgrade of 47 original vintage rooms -dubbed the "Original 47" - built in 1941, the year when the National Register of Historic Places-listed venue opened its doors. Originally used as boarding and meeting spaces when the…
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Downtown Vegas' El Cortez casino finishes $3M upgrade of vintage 'Original 47' rooms
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The History of Vegas Casinos

Many Las Vegas casinos have come and gone, but some have stood the test of time. In this post, we'll talk about the history of Vegas and look at some of the oldest casinos that are still in operation today. Soon, you'll understand why these three classic casinos are still among the most popular Vegas hot spots. Las Vegas is still a relatively new…
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Neon Museum displays signs in Las Vegas influenced by hispanic culture

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - The Neon Museum is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, with the addition of special Gallery Talks. The 15-minute talks highlight the history behind specific signs and properties that are relevant to the Hispanic community, including The Flamingo, The El Cortez, and La Concha. Currently the oldest…
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There’s More Than One Way to Steal Money From a Casino

A blackjack dealer and two men were arraigned on gaming fraud charges for cheating, while a suspect is at large for jumping onto a craps table at El Cortez in Las Vegas and stealing $19100 in chips. [Image: Shutterstock.com] There's the easy way to steal money from a casino and there's the hard way. We'll let you decide which is which. Let's start…
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There’s More Than One Way to Steal Money From a Casino
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Nevada’s casino industry donates to both gubernatorial candidates

The gaming industry is playing both sides in the Nevada governor's race, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to both incumbent Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak and his Republican challenger, Joe Lombardo, state campaign finance reports show. Between his campaign and his largest political action committee, Sisolak is taking the most from casinos…
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Hedging their bets: Casino industry donates to both gubernatorial candidates

The gaming industry is playing both sides in the Nevada governor's race, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to both incumbent Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak and his Republican challenger, Joe Lombardo, state campaign finance reports show. Between his campaign and his largest political action committee, Sisolak is taking the most from casinos…
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Hedging their bets: Casino industry donates to both gubernatorial candidates
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El Cortez Evacuated Amid Las Vegas Arson Fears

Las Vegas' oldest existing casino, the El Cortez, was evacuated at the weekend amid fears of a fire, the smoke-filled venue close to a number of buildings linked to recent suspected arson attacks... El Cortez, an adult-only venue a block from the hugely-popular Fremont Street Experience and Las Vegas Boulevard, was in full swing on Saturday evening…
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Las Vegas Travel Guide and Tips for First-Timers

On your inaugural trip to the skanky desert jewel of the U.S.A, expect to adore it-especially if you, like us, are predisposed to recklessness with dice, staying out until daylight, "doubling down" as a concept, and generally loving anything super-deluxe. A few months ago, VICE staff descended on Vegas tasked with writing a travel guide for the…
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Staying at the Circa Resort Las Vegas: Travel Weekly

Circa and El Cortez, another downtown hotel-casino that is implementing the policy this year, are the only adults-only Las Vegas resorts. In a recent interview in the Las Vegas Review Journal, Circa owner Derek Stevens said that the policy is "one of the things I may have underestimated, but it's been a huge, huge success at Circa." It's only one…
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Staying at the Circa Resort Las Vegas: Travel Weekly
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Two downtown Las Vegas resorts happy with under-21 ban

Two downtown Las Vegas resort properties forbid people under 21 from entering. But don't expect the policies imposed by Circa and the El Cortez to gain any traction in other Las Vegas properties. Derek Stevens, Circa's owner, in June 2020 tweeted about his place's under-21 ban effective on opening day in October 2020. El Cortez this year made its…
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Two downtown Las Vegas resorts happy with under-21 ban
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Las Vegas Advisor: Project to add smoke-free casino area downtown

One of Las Vegas' iconic facades is getting a makeover. Downtown's Plaza Hotel & Casino is adding a circular bar beneath its portico dome and a new casino annex. The Carousel Bar will be a 2500-square-foot outdoor venue that will look directly onto the Fremont Street Experience. The bar will connect to the new casino area that will be the downtown…
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Las Vegas Advisor: Project to add smoke-free casino area downtown
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Good News for Las Vegas Strip Casinos May Be Bad News for You

Inflation and gas prices will be a major consideration in most people's decision whether to travel this summer and for the Independence Day holiday. A survey released on May 25 showed that 90% of people responding said gas prices and inflation would be a consideration on their decision to travel over the next three months, according to the American…
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Las Vegas local wins $250k at El Cortez Hotel & Casino

Posted at 3:13 PM, Jun 07, 2022 DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Another win at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino! The casino sent news that a Las Vegas local won $250000 on Monday. The local wished to remain anonymous. The local hit a 9 out of 10 betting $13 on Circus Keno with a 10x multiplier which resulted in the jackpot according to the El Cortez. The…
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Las Vegas local wins $250k at El Cortez Hotel & Casino
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El Cortez Hotel & Casino recent jackpots total $1.8 million

A press release from the El Cortez Hotel & Casino gave information on the jackpots won during the month of May and so far this June. Posted at 9:00 PM, Jun 06, 2022 and last updated2022-06-07 00:00:12-04 DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - A press release from the El Cortez Hotel & Casino gave information on the jackpots won during the month of May and so…
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El Cortez Hotel & Casino recent jackpots total $1.8 million
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Iconic Las Vegas Casino Makes a Big (Surprising) Change

In the mid-1990s Las Vegas made an ill-fated effort to market itself as a family destination. That move made some sense, as the city does have a sort of overgrown-theme-park feel, In fact, the then-new MGM Grand casino/hotel had an actual amusement park built on its property to give kids something to do while their parents were gambling. At the…
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Iconic Las Vegas Casino Makes a Big (Surprising) Change
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A look at casino security after Hilo man was stabbed

HONOLULU (KHON2) - A night of fun turned into a moment he'll never forget for Hilo native, Kaiwa Nahooikaika. Las Vegas Metropolitan police said Nahooikaika was stabbed in the head, torso and leg while gambling at the Circus Circus Resort and Casino. "I was just trying to get away from this guy and trying to get to safety," said Nahooikaika. "When…
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Famed Las Vegas restaurateur Piero Broglia dies

Piero Broglia's old-world Italian specialties have been a staple in Las Vegas since the 1960s. He fed the likes of singer Frank Sinatra, casino mogul Steve Wynn and UNLV basketball coaching legend Jerry Tarkanian. He also fed everyday folks, with many locals celebrating anniversaries and special occasions with his classics - the lasagna bolognese,…
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Famed Las Vegas restaurateur Piero Broglia dies
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El Cortez in Las Vegas going adults-only on April 1: Travel Weekly

In the first phase, all guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid state-issued identification for all hotel stays. A future phase of this new policy, expected to be implemented before the end of the year, will include identification checks at every entrance, making the entire property, including all food and beverage outlets, limited to…
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El Cortez in Las Vegas going adults-only on April 1: Travel Weekly
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Las Vegas Advisor: New owners in place at Las Vegas strip casinos

The $6.25 billion sale of the Venetian and Palazzo by Las Vegas Sands Corp. to Apollo Global Management and VICI Properties, has closed. It marks the end of Sands' presence in Las Vegas, at least for now. The company is directing its attention toward its resorts in Macau, Singapore, and Pennsylvania, while targeting other jurisdictions in the…
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Las Vegas Advisor: New owners in place at Las Vegas strip casinos
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Downtown Vegas' El Cortez casino to gradually become 21+ property following $25M renovation

Downtown Las Vegas hotel-casino El Cortez is becoming a 21+ property. The historic venue, which opened in 1941 and is one of the oldest hotel-casino properties in Vegas, will start introducing the policy change in April, when it will begin requiring an ID to book a room. It will be Las Vegas' second adults-only resort after Circa. The venue will…
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Downtown Vegas' El Cortez casino to gradually become 21+ property following $25M renovation
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Historic downtown Vegas casino adopts 21-and-older age limit

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The historic El Cortez has announced it will become the second downtown Las Vegas property to adopt a 21-and-older age limit for hotel guests and casino gamblers. Adam Wiesberg, general manager of the 80-year-old landmark, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Wednesday that the policy will begin April 1 for hotel stays and…
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El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas to become 21+ property

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - People hanging out in downtown Las Vegas will eventually need an ID to enter El Cortez. The historic hotel-casino says it will start transitioning to a 21-years-of-age-and-over property in April when it will require an ID to book a room. The casino will make the transition in two phases, with the second phase requiring an ID at…
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El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas to become 21+ property
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El Cortez Hotel & Casino transitions to 21+ only property

El Cortez Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas will officially be transitioning to a 21 years of age and over-only property later this spring. For any hotel stays booked April 1, 2022, and beyond, all guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid state-issued identification. This transition will be conducted in two phases beginning on…
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El Cortez Hotel & Casino transitions to 21+ only property
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El Cortez Hotel & Casino implements Optx’s casino management platform

Optx's data management platform has been selected by El Cortez Hotel & Casino, which aims to streamline player engagement and marketing operations. El Cortez, one of the longest continuously-operating hotel and casino venues in Las Vegas, has selected the digital platform to modernise the venue's operations, as well as increase efficiency through…
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El Cortez Hotel & Casino implements Optx’s casino management platform
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El Cortez in downtown Vegas rebounds from pandemic shutdown

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Locking the doors of the El Cortez as part of the shutdown in Las Vegas on March 16, 2020, was not only physically challenging, but it was also emotionally difficult for its staff and its customers. "It was really surreal," said General Manager Adam Weisberg. "I can't even really describe it. It was emotional. It was terrible. It…
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El Cortez in downtown Vegas rebounds from pandemic shutdown
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Where to get meatballs in Las Vegas for National Meatball Day

Welcome to National Meatball Day, one of the most familiar - if not jubilant - of all the newfangled food-themed holidays, especially for lovers of Italian-American flavors. Here's a heaping platter of places to enjoy the savory (and usually saucy) morsels in Southern Nevada. 90 Ninety Bar+ Grill in the Suncoast Hotel & Casino features an order of…
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Where to get meatballs in Las Vegas for National Meatball Day
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Casino Collectibles Association member sets new Guinness World Record

World's Casino Chip and Token Collection Record reset at 2222 by previous record holder Gregg Fisher LAS VEGAS (February 142022) - It's official - the largest private personal collection of casino chips and gaming tokens consists of 2222 items, achieved by Gregg Fisher, in where else but Las Vegas, Nevada. Only one chip or token from a specific…
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How to have a faux-glam Las Vegas getaway on a budget

At 1 a.m. on a Sunday, as my new boyfriend and I sat exhausted on a curb, I looked up to see the Eiffel Tower. Not the real one, of course, but the glitzy replica in Las Vegas. There it stood next to the equally flashy Paris balloon, modeled after the historic version launched by the Montgolfier brothers in 1783. "We'll always have Paris," I said,…
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Drink specials abound all over Las Vegas

With all the holiday festivities and parties last month, we're pretty sure your wallet could use a reprieve, so we've rounded up some awesome happy hours and drink specials that'll help save some bucks without sacrificing your vacay fun. Casbar Lounge at Sahara Las Vegas offers two daily happy hours, 3-5 p.m. and 8-9 p.m., with $5 shot specials,…
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Happy 75th Birthday to the Flamingo Las Vegas

I have a very specific fond memory of the Flamingo Las Vegas. It was probably 2005, the first year I covered the World Series of Poker live at the Rio. My brother came to visit and, having seen all he was going to see at the WSOP, decided to enter a small daily poker tournament at the Flamingo. He wasn't particularly good at poker - just dabbled a…
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Visitor from Minnesota hits $77K jackpot in downtown Las Vegas

A visitor from Minnesota hit the jackpot at El Cortez on Sunday. The guest turned a $5 bet into $77023.73 on a Dollar Storm machine at the downtown hotel-casino, a news release said. The El Cortez has seen eight big jackpots this month, according to the release. - Dec. 1: A player won $14100 on U1 Keno. - Dec. 2: A player won $13373 on Dragon…
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Visitor from Minnesota hits $77K jackpot in downtown Las Vegas
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Slot player hits $467K jackpot in downtown Las Vegas

A woman hit the jackpot while playing slots in downtown Las Vegas on Wednesday. In a social media post, the El Cortez congratulated Mary for winning $467387.89 while playing an Elvis slot machine Wednesday night. Several players at the downtown casino have won in December, including a visitor from Hawaii who won $26160 on a Dollar Storm slot…
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Slot player hits $467K jackpot in downtown Las Vegas
Las Vegas Weekly

Looking back on 75 years at Las Vegas’ iconic Flamingo hotel and casino

As anyone with basic knowledge of Las Vegas history knows, celebrity mobster Bugsy Siegel was the owner of the Flamingo hotel and casino when it opened its doors on December 26, 1946. It was his passion project in the desert and would bring sleek art deco glamour to the proto-Strip, which at that time consisted of a couple of Old West-themed…
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LUCKY! Multiple jackpot winners at one downtown Las Vegas hotel this month

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)- A lucky guest from Hawaii won big Friday after hitting a jackpot of $26160.00 on a Dollar Storm slot machine at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino. This comes on the heels of eight other big jackpot wins in the month of December, making the holidays extra special for those lucky guests. "El Cortez is famous for many things, but one area…
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LUCKY! Multiple jackpot winners at one downtown Las Vegas hotel this month
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ICE London gives Landmark Award to El Cortez in Downtown Las Vegas

ICE London has named the iconic El Cortez Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas as a Landmark Award recipient in recognition of its 80th anniversary celebrations, in a tribute to the heritage of land-based gaming. Clarion Gaming Group MD Alex Pratt will be making the presentation in-person to owner Kenny Epstein on December 15 at the El Cortez,…
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ICE London gives Landmark Award to El Cortez in Downtown Las Vegas
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Las Vegas Advisor: Las Vegas hotels offering low holiday room rates

The holiday season is normally prime time for finding low room rates in Las Vegas. However, due to unprecedented demand created by months of pandemic-fueled abstinence from fun, the pickings are slimmer than normal this year. Still, that doesn't mean there aren't deals to be had. Last week the researchers at the Las Vegas Advisor canvassed every…
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Best hotels in Las Vegas for 2022

From the colossus Caesars Palace, the grandaddy of The Strip, New York, New York with its giant rollercoaster, and The Venetian, which brings the Grand Canals of Venice to the desert, complete with gondolas - Las Vegas is the most fun city in the US and should be experienced at least once in a lifetime. While gambling and entertainment are very…
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Flamingo Las Vegas joins El Cortez marking milestone dates

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Two iconic Las Vegas hotel-casinos are marking milestone dates - one on the Strip and one downtown. The Flamingo Las Vegas has begun celebrating its 75th birthday ahead of the Dec. 26 anniversary of the date in 1946 when Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel opened the first resort-style property on a highway that became Las Vegas Boulevard and…
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Best Hotels in Las Vegas for Business, Bachelor Parties, and More

In the City of Sin, the greatest wrong you can commit is booking a bad hotel. Seriously, you can't toss a roulette pill without hitting a top-tier hotel, even if you're off the Strip. That being said, for every great hotel, there is also a not-so-great one waiting for your misguided booking. Don't be fooled by their mirage: You can even book…
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El Cortez hotel-casino celebrates 80 years in downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- El Cortez Hotel and Casino celebrates 80 years of operation in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday. El Cortez is the oldest continuously-operating hotel and casino in Las Vegas. It first opened in 1941 before the U.S. got involved in World War 2. With a storied history, Bugsy Siegel and the Mob even owned it for a brief time. "When…
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Downtown Las Vegas icon El Cortez Hotel & Casino to commemorate 80 years this November

LAS VEGAS, NV - This November, the historic El Cortez Hotel & Casino celebrates its monumental 80th Anniversary as the longest continuously running hotel & casino in the ever-changing landscape of downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. As the only casino listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Vegas institution has stood the test of time…
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Downtown Vegas' El Cortez casino celebrates 80° anniversary with a $25M renovation

as Vegas-based casino El Cortez will celebrate its 80° anniversary with a $25 million renovation and a fireworks show which will take place on November 6, featuring a speech by Mayor Carolyn Goodman. The property will be throwing the festivities in celebration of 80 years of running the hotel and casino downtown, thus becoming the only casino…
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El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas to celebrate 80th anniversary

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- An iconic casino in downtown Las Vegas will celebrate its 80 years in November. According to a news release, the El Cortez will celebrate its 80th birthday with a $25 million renovation and a fireworks show on Nov. 6. The celebrate its 80th anniversary as the longest continuously running hotel and casino in downtown. The release…
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