El Cortez Hotel & Casino May Promotions and Events
Kentucky Derby Viewing Party – May 7
El Cortez Hotel & Casino will host a viewing party for the Kentucky Derby inside the Fiesta Room on Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy all the pre-race festivities and cheer their favorite horses “down the stretch” while taking advantage of a special viewing party menu highlighted by $1 Budweiser drafts and $2 brats. Additional $1 menu specials for the viewing party will include fountain drinks and bags of chips. There will also be Bloody Marys available for $2.
All casino guests placing a bet of $20 or more on the Kentucky Derby at the El Cortez race book will also receive an official Kentucky Derby glass while supplies last. Limit two glasses per customer.
Vegas StrEATs Festival – May 14
El Cortez will host the Vegas StrEATs food-truck festival on the Jackie Gaughan Parkway from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, May 14. Vegas StrEATs will feature themed menu items at each food truck in May to coincide with Helldorado, which will be downtown from May 12-15. Each food truck will create a custom BBQ-themed dish exclusively for this Vegas StrEATs.
The event will also expand onto 6th Street in May to accommodate to increased demand from both street vendors and guests. Food trucks participating in the event include Slidin’ Thru, Muncheeze, Fukuburger, Sloppi Jo’s, Tasty Bunz, Haulin’ Ballz, Food Slingers, Snow Ono Shave Ice, Island Breeze, Cheesesteak Truck and more.
Presented by El Cortez, Slidin’ Thru and Insert Coin(s) VideoLounge Gamebar, Vegas StrEATs will bring food, live art and music to the Fremont East Entertainment District. Drink specials throughout the festival include $2 Bud and Bud Light draughts, $3 Jameson Irish Whiskey shots, $3 Jagermeister shots and $2 Pepsi products.
Gift Cards 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 and 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.
Cinco de Mayo at El Cortez – May 5
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at El Cortez Hotel & Casino with $3 Patrón margaritas and complimentary chips and salsa on Thursday, May 5 from noon – midnight.
Mom’s Eat Free at The Flame Steakhouse – May 8
All mothers will eat free at The Flame Steakhouse when dining with a paying adult on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8. Mothers must be 21 years or older and a member of Club Cortez. All guests can reserve their table early at El Cortez.
Fresh Stone Crab Special – Ends Weekend of May 13
El Cortez Hotel & Casino guests will have their last chance until October to enjoy delicious, fresh jumbo Stone Crab at The Flame Steakhouse. The Flame Steakhouse features jumbo Stone Crab flown in fresh from Florida every week for the Friday and Saturday nightly dinner special. The Stone Crab special is available for only $28 per pound and is served with cottage fries and coleslaw.
Trout Amandine & Walleye Pike Special – Begins Weekend of May 20
The Flame Steakhouse features Idaho trout and Minnesota walleye pike flown in fresh every week for nightly dinner specials. Each special is only $16.95 and trout is available each week while supplies last.
Free White Castle in Honor of Memorial Day – May 30
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is serving free White Castle cheeseburgers to celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. 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.
Cash is King Earning Month – May
The El Cortez will hold four Cash is King Drawings in 2011. The second drawing will be held on Saturday, June 18 at 3 p.m. Club members will received one entry ticket for every 5,000 points they earn throughout May. Please see Club Cortez for additional information.
Food and Beverage Promotions
Café Cortez Dinner Specials
Visit Café Cortez for prime rib dinner for only $7.95. Meal includes choice of soup or salad. Café also offers a fajita dinner for just $8.95. Try the new vegetarian offerings including a veggie burger, veggie fajita and veggie Chow Mein. Café Cortez also offers a full Chinese menu served from 4 to 10 p.m.
Café Cortez serves a limited graveyard menu Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.
· Two eggs with choice of bacon or sausage, breakfast potatoes and toast for $4.75 plus tax.
· Ham and two eggs, breakfast potatoes and toast for $7.25 plus tax.
Martini Madness – daily 2-for-1 happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. – at all casino bars (martini menu only).
Receive Up To 75 Percent Off Using Club Cortez Points
Club Cortez members can receive up to 75 percent off when using Club Points for meals at The Flame Steakhouse, Café Cortez or Gambling Gourmet. The percentage off the price of the meal is based on membership level.
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 42” LCD HDTV & $2,000 Cash Prize Drawing
Club Cortez players have an opportunity every week to win a 42” 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 ten-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.
About El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Constructed in 1941, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, an anchor property in the Fremont East Entertainment District, is located in historic downtown at 600 East Fremont Street. With 300 newly remodeled hotel rooms, El Cortez features full-pay 3-2 single deck 21, 10x odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and over 1,000 slot machines. In May 2009, the property opened its Cabana Suites, a boutique style hotel offering a 1950s Miami feel in the heart of downtown. El Cortez is proudly affiliated with Michael Gaughan’s South Point Sports Book. The Las Vegas Review-Journal voted El Cortez “Best Downtown Hotel” in 2009, “Best Blackjack in Las Vegas” in 2007, 2009 and 2010, “Best Video Poker” in 2008 and “Best Keno in Las Vegas” in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Dining options at El Cortez include: Café Cortez and The Flame Steakhouse. The property’s other amenities include: Subway, Dreyer’s Ice Cream Shop, Seattle’s Best Coffee, El Cortez Gift Shop and a full-service beauty and barber shop. The property is currently completing more than $25 million in improvements and renovations. For more information, please call 1-800-634-6703 or 702-385-5200, or visit El Cortez Hotel and Casino.