Jackie Gaughan was a successful casino magnate in Las Vegas. He bought the El Cortez Hotel in 1963 and lived there with his wife Bertie until his death in 2014. Now, the hotel is renting out his penthouse to guests. The El cortez is located on the 15th floor of the Hotel. It is a modern, retro-looking building. The intercom system is clunky and the interiors are not. Gaugan sold the building in 2008, but he kept living in the pent house until he died.