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Dec. 1, 2015
New Gaming Promotions
Gift Card Giveaways for Jackpot Winners in December
Throughout December, 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 their choice of a free gift card from El Cortez, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Shell, Chevron, Smith’s or Zappos.com Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.
New Casino Events
Win A Year’s Supply of 21st Amendment Beer on Repeal Day – Saturday, Dec. 5
Now through Saturday, Dec. 5, Club Cortez slot players can earn entries into the Repeal Day giveaway for the chance to win a year of free 21st Amendment Beer, totaling 16 cases. For each base point earned, players will earn one entry into the drawing. One lucky winner will be randomly selected on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. All participants must be 21 years of age or older with a valid form of identification. Winner does not need to be present to win.
CASA Foundation Holiday Gift Drive through Dec. 21
El Cortez will collect new, unopened toys at the casino cage through Dec. 21 for the CASA Foundation, which helps children who have been abused or neglected and have found themselves in the legal or foster systems. Any guest who donates a new, unopened gift valued at $5 or more will receive $10 in free play.
UFC Viewing Party – Saturday, Dec. 12
Catch all the face smashing action of the UFC fight on Saturday, Dec. 12 in the El Cortez Fiesta Room from 5 to 10 p.m. Stadium fare and drink specials will be available for purchase in addition to a cash bar. General admission is $20 and half-price admission is offered for all Club Cortez members, UFC Fight Club members and Zappos employees. As part of the entry fee, guests will receive one complimentary drink. Tickets will be available at the casino cage from now until 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11. Guests may still purchase tickets after 4 p.m. at the door of the viewing party.
Viewing Parties During Professional Football Season
El Cortez Hotel & Casino will extend happy hour promotions for football enthusiasts to enjoy during Monday night games throughout the 2015-2016 professional football season. Fans can watch the game while enjoying two-for-one cocktails, $3 Crafthaus pints, buckets of five (5) beers for $15 and half buck (50 cent) wings. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to take home unique prizes throughout the season during a special halftime drawing. Guests will receive one entry for every $15 sports wager placed on that Monday night’s professional football game.
Ongoing Casino Events
Saturday Point Fever – The 1,000,000 Point Giveaway at El Cortez
Club Cortez will give away one million points every Saturday throughout December. Ten Club Cortez members will be randomly selected for the opportunity to win 100,000 points every Saturday. Players will receive one virtual drawing ticket for every 200 points earned each day during the week. Club Cortez members can also earn entry multipliers at the kiosks every day with Metal Horse Race. Players must activate their virtual drawing tickets at the kiosks beginning at 10 a.m., each Saturday.
Touch Screen Kiosks for Club Cortez Members
In an effort to continue providing innovative ways for Club Cortez members to access account information, El Cortez offers four new touch screen kiosks throughout the casino floor. Members can use the kiosks to find promotional offers and play exciting kiosks games. El Cortez is currently offering four promotions at the new kiosks:
· New Players Sign Up: Earn 500 slot points in a day and receive $5 in Free Slot Play.
· Spin N’ Win Promotion: Earn 100 slot points in a day and have a chance to spin the virtual prize wheel at one of the MGT kiosks. Club Cortez members who spin the wheel have the opportunity to win one of eight great prizes, including $50 in Free Slot Play. Everyone is guaranteed a winner! Voucher expires seven days after issue date; limit one spin per day.
· Sizzle, Smoke & Sub: Earn 1,500 points in a day and receive your choice of a free pack of cigarettes, a free Jackie Burger Special or a $6 Subway voucher. Voucher expires in 24 hours of issuance; limit of one redemption per day.
· Birthday Revealer: Direct mail free slot play offer for qualified Club Cortez members.
Personalized Website Feature for Club Cortez Members
El Cortez offers a personalized URL website, provided by High Impact Direct, a leader in micro player marketing, for players to keep track of various earned offers and promotions. The feature allows Club Cortez members a fast, simple and easy way to check on earned benefits.
Don’t Miss Instant Action at the El Cortez
Instant Action allows players to turn earned points into free play without ever having to leave the machines. Instant Action also allows players to activate promotional free play without having to visit the slot club.
Weekly High Noon “Wheel and Deal” Drawing
Club Cortez players have an opportunity to win $500, $300, $200 or $100 in promotional chips during Wheel and Deal drawings every Saturday at 12 p.m. The giveaway offers two $100 prizes offered in total for fourth and fifth place. Throughout the week, drawing entries 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 winning “tie” hand is dealt. Promotional chips may be placed on any even money bet on blackjack, roulette or baccarat. Players will earn double the number of drawing entry tickets 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 have two minutes to redeem their prize. Please see Club Cortez for additional details.
El Cortez News
Increase Room Savings with Extended Stays
Receive up to 35 percent off hotel rooms when booking for extended stay dates. Discount rates will be based on the length of the stay, for a maximum of seven nights. Blackout dates apply. Please call 702.385.5200 for details and reservations.
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 25 percent off an entire meal at Siegel’s 1941 and a complimentary additional night’s stay after booking a one-night stay at El Cortez.
New Food and Beverage Promotions
Drink of the Month - $5 Merry Berry Margarita
Throughout December, El Cortez guests can indulge in a specialty cocktail, dubbed the Merry Berry Margarita, to usher in the holiday season. The Merry Berry Margarita is available at all casino bars for $5.
Christmas Specials – Friday, Dec. 25
The El Cortez Hotel & Casino offers a delicious Christmas feast for $15.95 on Friday, Dec. 25 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Guests can indulge in the traditional holiday menu with specialty meal offerings such as:
· First Course: Butternut Squash Soup; or Tossed Green Salad;
· Second Course: Roasted Tom Turkey with giblet gravy, sage dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and green beans amandine; or Smithfield Ham with brandy-pineapple sauce, sweet potatoes and green beans amandine;
· Third Course: Fresh Baked Pumpkin Pie or Fresh Baked Apple Pie;
Chanukah Specials – Sunday, Dec. 6 through Monday, Dec. 14
The El Cortez Hotel & Casino offers a delicious Chanukah feast for $17.95 from Sunday, Dec. 6 through Monday, Dec. 14 nightly from 5 to 11 p.m. Guests can indulge in a gourmet holiday menu with specialty meal offerings such as Chopped Chicken Livers, Matzo Ball South and Tossed Green Salad. In addition, guests can enjoy the option of Brisket of Beef or Roasted Apricot Chicken. Both dishes are served with potato latkes, kasha and bowties and steamed broccoli. For dessert, Siegel’s 1941 will offer the choice of Sweet Raisin Kugel or Ice Cream. The specialty menu begin at sunset on Dec. 6 and will conclude on Dec. 14 at nightfall.
Fresh Stone Crab is back at El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Siegel’s 1941 welcomes the weekly return of the ever-popular fresh jumbo stone crab dinner special throughout December. Stone crab is flown in fresh from Florida every week for the Friday and Saturday dinner special.
Ongoing Food and Beverage Promotions
Express Lunch Menu
El Cortez guests looking for a quick and delicious dining experience can now enjoy the property’s 30-minute Express Lunch Menu. Guests can enjoy regular menu items including ($13.50) 7 Layer Lasagna Bolognese; ($12.50) Spaghetti and Meatballs; ($10) Cup of Soup Du Jour and Half of a Deli Sandwich with the choice of fries, chips or Cole slaw; ($9.50) Iceberg Lettuce Wedge Salad with bacon, tomato and bleu cheese dressing; or ($9) Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich with a choice of fries, chips or Cole slaw.
The Breakfast Muffin Supreme
El Cortez offers guest a daily English Muffin Sandwich and cup of coffee special for $5 from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. The English muffin sandwich includes Canadian bacon, smokey bacon, fried egg topped with cheddar and jack cheeses
$10.95 “Morning, Noon & Night” Prime Rib Special
El Cortez guest can satisfy that steak craving with a savory Prime Rib dinner including seasonal vegetables and baked potato for $10.95. The Prime Rib special is available from dusk-to-dawn, 24 hours, seven days a week at Siegel’s 1941.
Daily Double Happy Hour at The Parlour Bar
Happy Hour enthusiasts can now add The Parlour Bar to the list of downtown hotspots with a new daily happy hour available from 4 to 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Guests can throwback two-for-one cocktails, $3 Crafthaus pints and half buck (50 cent) wings.
Late Night $6 Jackie Burger and Beer Special
El Cortez guests can enjoy a $6 Jackie Burger, including chips and a 12-ounce domestic draft beer. The Jackie Burger special is available late night from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., unless you have a voucher from the MGT kiosk.
Every Wednesday at El Cortez diners ages 50 and up get 50 percent off orders from the restaurant’s special menu. Age brings wisdom but wisdom is better with a side of fries. Available for dine-in only.
Half-Off Wine Thursdays
Every Thursday guests who purchase two entrees can receive 50 percent off any bottle of wine.
Champagne Thursdays in The Parlour Bar
Every Thursday guests can raise a glass and enjoy $5 French champagne inside The Parlour Bar.
Game-side Dining Available at El Cortez Hotel & Casino
El Cortez players can enjoy the luxury of Gambling Gourmet, game-side dining, which allows guests to no longer worry about deciding between dinner and winning. Guests can enjoy the great food El Cortez has to offer without ever leaving the casino floor. Gambling Gourmet is available everyday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The Parlour Bar Offers Exclusive Dining Menu
El Cortez serves a special nightly dining menu exclusively available at The Parlour Bar from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Steak Fries ($6), house-seasoned thick-cut fries served with chipotle ranch dressing.
- Artichoke Spinach Dip ($7), spinach, marinated artichoke hearts mixed with melted 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), fried chicken drumettes served with bleu cheese dressing.
- Pulled Pork Slider ($9), slow-braised pork shoulder served on a dollar roll with Creole mayo.
- Barbecue Chicken Slider ($9), served with fresh coleslaw 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), seasonal grilled Gulf shrimp served with a spicy teriyaki sauce.
Free Ice Cream Bars for Club Cortez Players
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is helping Club Cortez members satisfy their sweet tooth by serving free ice cream bars for players who hit a jackpot of $25 or more every Wednesday.
About El Cortez Hotel & Casino:
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas and celebrates its 74th year of operation in 2015. 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 remodeled hotel rooms, including 10 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. In February 2013, the historic hotel was named to the National Register of Historic Places.
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 Video Poker" in 2008 and 2014, "Best Keno in Las Vegas" from 2008-2014, “Best Locals Hotel” and “Best Locals Casino” in 2014. Dining options at El Cortez include: Siegel’s 1941 and The Parlour, featuring an exclusive “Morning Noon and Night” menu and live entertainment. The property's other amenities include: Subway featuring Seattle’s Best Coffee, El Cortez Gift Shop, a full-service beauty salon and a 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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