Free Gift Card for Jackpot Winners in May
Throughout May, 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 Walgreens, Smith’s, Walmart, Shell or Chevron. All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing. Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.
Earn Free Play By Using El Cortez ATMs
Players withdrawing $200 or more using their ATM or Direct Express Card from an El Cortez ATM can earn 5% back in Free Play. Guests are eligible to receive up to $50 Free Play each month. See the casino cage for more details.
Free Play Jackpot Bonus
Club Cortez members can earn $50 in free play for every jackpot of $1,200 or more. All free play bonuses can be redeemed at the slot club.
Personalized Website Feature for Club Cortez Members
Club Cortez has unveiled its newest feature for rated members – a personalized URL website for players to keep track of their various offers and promotions. This feature allows Club Cortez members a fast, simple and easy way to check on their earned benefits. El Cortez is offering this innovative new program through High Impact Direct, a leader in micro player marketing.
Don’t Miss Instant Action at the El Cortez
Instant Action allows players to turn their points into free play without ever having to leave their machines. Instant Action also allows players to activate promotional free play without having to visit the slot club.
Free Daily Slot Tournament – now automated 24 hours a day
Any Club Cortez member earning 500 Club Points in a single day is eligible to play in the daily slot tournament the following day. Available 24 hours a day, players insert their Club Cortez card in any tournament machine, play the session and check their standing beginning at 10 a.m. the following day. New Club Cortez members staying at the El Cortez also get a complimentary entry into the slot tournament. Highest daily tournament point winner receives $250, the second highest receives $150 and the third highest $100. The daily top ten players receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing. See Club Cortez for additional details.
Weekly Saturday Night 50” LCD HDTV & $2,000 Cash Prize Drawing
Club Cortez players have an opportunity every week to win a 50” LCD HDTV or one of four $500 cash prizes every Saturday. During the week, 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 video poker 10-cent or higher denomination machine, or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno are awarded one entry for the Saturday night drawing at 8 p.m. Winners have two minutes to claim their prizes at the Club Cortez Booth from the time each winning ticket is drawn. Please see Club Cortez for additional information.
Weekly High Noon “Wheel and Deal” Drawing
Club Cortez players have an opportunity every week to win $500, $300, $200 or $100 in promotional chips. There will two $100 prizes offered in total for fourth and fifth place. During the week, entry tickets in the drawing 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 “tie” hand is dealt. Double tickets will be given to players 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 are drawn every Saturday at 12 p.m. Winners have two minutes to redeem their prize. Promotional chips may be placed on any even money bet on blackjack, roulette or baccarat. Please see Club Cortez for additional details.
Place Your Bets for the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby – May 3-4
Take part in celebrating the legendary Kentucky Derby with the team at El Cortez during the Kentucky Oaks and Derby viewing parties in The Fiesta Room on May 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests are invited to place their bets and enjoy $1 hot dogs, $2 Budweiser drafts and $2 mint juleps. Additionally, El Cortez will be offering Derby glasses with a wager of at least $20 and Derby shirts with wagers of at least $50. The betting terminal for the event will be located in front of The Fiesta Room.
Vegas StrEATs Festival – Saturday, May 11
El Cortez hosts the monthly Vegas StrEATs food-truck, arts and music festival on the Jackie Gaughan Parkway from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, May 11. Many of Las Vegas’ favorite food trucks participate in Vegas StrEATs each month along with local art and clothing vendors from across the city. For a final list of participating food trucks and vendors, visit Vegas StrEATs on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VegasStreats.
Presented by El Cortez, Vegas StrEATs brings food, live art and music to the Fremont East Entertainment District. Drink specials throughout the festival include $3 Bud Light, Shock Top and Bud Light Lime; $4 Jameson Irish Whiskey, Jagermeister and 1800 Silver Tequila shots; and $2 Pepsi products.
Weekend Karaoke inside The Parlour
The Parlour inside El Cortez becomes downtown Las Vegas’ go-to destination for karaoke every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening at 10 p.m. From classics hits to today’s chart toppers, brave patrons can entertain their friends and guests during this exciting weekend party.
Award-Winning Elvis Presley Tribute
John Brooks, an award-winning Elvis Presley tribute artist, continues his performance inside The Parlour every Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. throughout May.
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Increase Room Savings with Extended Stays
Receive up to 35% 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.
Cash is King Drawings 2013
The El Cortez will hold four Cash is King Drawings in 2013. The second drawing will be held on June 15 at 3 p.m. Club members will receive one entry ticket for every 5,000 points that are earned. Players must be present at the drawing on June 15 to win. Please see Club Cortez for additional information.
Fresh Stone Crab Special – Ends May 12
El Cortez Hotel & Casino guests will have their last chance until October to enjoy delicious, fresh jumbo Stone Crab at The Flame Steakhouse. The restaurant offers a weekly, fresh jumbo stone crab dinner special every Friday and Saturday while supplies last. Stone crab is flown in fresh from Florida every week for the Friday and Saturday nightly dinner special, which is available for only $28 per pound and served with cottage fries and coleslaw.
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 a $10 discount on an entrée at The Flame Steakhouse, a complimentary cocktail inside The Parlour and a complimentary additional night’s stay after booking a one-night stay at El Cortez.
Food and Beverage Promotions
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at El Cortez – Sunday, May 5
In honor of the popular holiday celebrating Mexican heritage, El Cortez will be offering $3 Patron margaritas at all casino bars with complimentary chips and salsa.
Treat Mom to The Flame this Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 12
Club Cortez members can treat Mom to a delicious and free steakhouse meal on May 12 at The Flame with the purchase of an adult entrée. Reservations are highly recommended.
Helldorado Days at El Cortez – May 16-19
From May 16-19 during the Helldorado Rodeo El Cortez will offer $3 Crown Royal specials at all casino bars. Rodeo attendees who visit El Cortez following the rodeo will be eligible for the nightly Rodeo drawing to win $200 cash, two tickets to the NFR on the night of their choosing as well as a two-night stay in a Cabana or Tower room. Interested attendees can show their ticket stub at Club Cortez to receive a ticket. One winner will be selected each night and winners must be present to win. Drawing times are Thursday, May 16 at 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18 at 11 p.m., and Sunday, May 19 at 7 p.m.
Free White Castle in Honor of Memorial Day – Monday, May 27
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is serving free White Castle cheeseburgers to celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 27. Club Cortez members can enjoy free White Castle cheeseburgers while they play slots and table games, and the complimentary burgers will be served from noon to 6 p.m. White Castle is famous for their one-of-a-kind Slyder ®, which offers a delicious hamburger patty with White Castle’s signature steamed onions and cheese.
$5 Burger and Beer Special at Café Cortez
For $5, guests can enjoy a half-pound Jackie Burger, chips and a 12-ounce domestic draft beer inside Café Cortez. The special is available 24 hours.
Champagne Thursdays in The Parlour
Every Thursday, guests can raise a glass and enjoy $5 French champagne inside The Parlour.
The Parlour Offers Exclusive Dining Menu
El Cortez serves a special nightly dining menu exclusively available at The Parlour from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- 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
Fresh, grilled Gulf shrimp served with a spicy teriyaki sauce
- Artichoke Spinach Dip, $7
Fresh spinach and marinated artichoke hearts with 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
Seasoned chicken drumettes fried and served with bleu cheese dressing
- Steak Fries, $6
House-seasoned thick-cut fries served with chipotle ranch dressing
Café Cortez Take-Out Menu
Café Cortez inside El Cortez Hotel and Casino now offers a daily take-out menu available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The take-out menu features a variety of cuisine, such as:
- Appetizers: chicken quesadilla, $8.25; Cajun chicken wings, $7.50; shrimp cocktail, $8.50; and more
- Salads: Greek Salad, $8.95; Chinese chicken salad, $8.95; and more
- Burgers: Jackie’s Burger, $7.95; Swiss burger, $8.50; veggie burger, $7.75; and more
- Sandwiches: Deli selects, $7.95; corned beef or pastrami on rye, $8.95; fish sandwich, $7.75; and more
Free Klondike Bars for Club Cortez Players
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is helping Club Cortez members satisfy their sweet tooth by serving free Klondike bars for players who hit a jackpot of $25 or more every Wednesday. Klondike bars have been a dessert favorite of Americans since the 1920s.