Vegas StrEATs Festival – Saturday, Sept. 8
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, Sept. 8. 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, Slidin’ Thru and Insert Coin(s) VideoLounge Gamebar, 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.
Karaoke Fridays inside The Parlour – Every Friday at 10 p.m.
The Parlour inside El Cortez becomes downtown Las Vegas’ go-to destination for karaoke every Friday at 10 p.m. throughout August. From classics hits to today’s chart toppers, brave patrons can entertain their friends and other guests of The Parlour during this intimate Friday night party. The vintage-style lounge will feature $3 drink specials, including kamikazes, Jager bombs, Cabo bombs, cherry bombs and Irish car bombs.
Award-Winning Elvis Presley Tribute – Every Friday and Saturday from 6 – 10 p.m.
John Brooks, an award-winning Elvis Presley tribute artist, performs inside The Parlour every Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m.
Updated Promotions & El Cortez News
Free Play Frenzy for Jackpot Winners in September
Throughout September, 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 $10 to $1,000 in free play. 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.
El Cortez Participates in Station Casinos’ “$2 Million Great Giveaway Football Contest” and “Last Man Standing Pro and College Elimination Football Contests” – Throughout September
El Cortez’s sports book is managed through Station Casinos and will feature the popular “$2 Million Great Giveaway Football Contest” and “Last Man Standing Pro and College Elimination Football Contests” throughout the 2012 football season.
With the “$2 Million Great Giveaway” contest, a $25 entry fee registers players to compete for their share of $2 million in total cash and prizes including the opportunity to win one of two Dunhill Homes, a new Chevrolet Camaro or Silverado truck, or as an alternative to a vehicle, a cash prize of up to $20,000. Over the 17-week NFL season, the “$2 Million Great Giveaway” will award a total of $30,000 in prizes each week to players with the most wins or losses. The contestant who picks the most season winners or losers will win a new Dunhill home valued at $225,000 or $100,000 cash. The popular “Fiddle in the Middle” returns with total cash prize winnings of $200,000 for selecting the equal number of wins and losses for the entire season. There is a $25 fee per entry with no more than two paid entries per person allowed. Those who purchase two entries will receive a bonus third entry for free. Contestants may submit weekly picks for the “$2 Million Great Giveaway” with their Boarding Pass or Club Cortez card at El Cortez or any of the 15 Station Casinos’ sports book locations. For added convenience, easy-to-use computer kiosks at each location allow contestants to register their weekly picks 24-hours a day. Weekly standings may be checked online by heading to www.sclv.com/promotions. End of season results will be announced on January 7, 2013.
With the “Last Man Standing” elimination contests, contestants have the ability to win up to $200,000 in this year’s “winner takes all” event – available for both professional and college football. “Last Man Standing” is based on picking one winning football team against the contest line weekly. Selections will be made against the point spread listed on the weekly contest card and if it is a winning selection, that entry will remain in the contest for the following week. The fee is $25 per entry. Each contestant may purchase up to four entries total with a fifth entry for free for both contests. The prize money will be awarded to the last contestant remaining. If the weekly selection is a losing selection or a contestant fails to submit a weekly selection, that entry will be eliminated. There will be no ties and all games will be half point spreads. $75,000 will be the minimum guaranteed aggregate prize for the professional football contest and $25,000 will be the minimum guaranteed aggregate prize for the college football contest. One hundred percent of all entry fees will be returned as prize money. Thursday, Friday and Saturday college football games may be included. A $100,000 winner’s bonus will be awarded to a player who individually wins both the professional and college “Last Man Standing” contests. The weekly contest card will be available in the sports books beginning Monday, Sept. 3. The deadline for signing up is Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. for the college football contest and by Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. for the professional football contest to be eligible.
Complete rules, details and prize redemption information for all of the football contests are available in the respective sports books at all participating properties. Management reserves all rights. For more information about Station Casinos, visit www.sclv.com.
Monday Night Football Specials at El Cortez
El Cortez will offer specials including $1 Budweiser and Bud Light drafts and $1 Vienna Beef hot dogs for all Monday Night Football games during the 2012 – 2013 football season. In addition, halftime drawings will be held during each game where guests can win jerseys and other prizes. Promotion starts Monday, Sept. 10.
$25,000 Cash is King Drawing – Saturday, Sept. 15
The El Cortez will host a $25,000 Cash is King Drawing on Saturday, Sept. 15. Club Cortez members received one entry ticket to the September drawing for every 5,000 points they earned in July and August. Please see Club Cortez for additional information.
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.
Trout Amandine & Walleye Pike Dinner Specials Continue in September
The Flame Steakhouse features Idaho trout and Minnesota walleye pike flown in fresh every week for nightly dinner specials. Each special is available for $16.95 while supplies last.
Food and Beverage Promotions
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 cole slaw 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
El Cortez Vintage Dining & Cocktail Menus
Due to popular demand, The Flame Steakhouse will continue serving selected items from the vintage dining and cocktail menus in 2012. The menus, created in 2011 to honor the property’s 70th anniversary, dust off Las Vegas’ old recipe books and reintroduce a few classic favorites. These iconic dishes will be available at the Flame Steakhouse every Tuesday through Thursday.
Vintage Dining Menu
Appetizer: Oysters Rockefeller, fresh shucked Kusshi oysters baked with fresh spinach, hollandaise sauce and Pernod
Entree: Tournedos of beef Rossini, twin Filet Mignonettes, pan fried in butter, topped with pate Foie Gras and Madeira demi-glace
Dessert: Strawberries Romanoff, fresh hulled strawberries macerated in Cointreau and orange juice, served with fresh whipped cream and ice cream
Vintage Cocktail Menu
The vintage cocktail menu will be served at The Parlour, located on El Cortez’s casino floor. This menu celebrates the history of mixology by educating guests on the origins of classic cocktails while offering a chance for them to enjoy their favorites. The menu includes cocktails such as the side car, which originated in the 1920s during World War I; the mint julep, which originated in the 1700s and is one of the country’s oldest cocktails; the blood and sand, a drink from the 1930 premiere of a Rudolph Valentino film; the aviation, a drink created in the 1910s by the head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York, and many more.
Free Klondike Bars for Club Cortez Players
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is helping Club Cortez members beat the heat by serving free Klondike bars for players who hit a jackpot of $25 or more every Wednesday in August. Klondike bars have been a dessert favorite of Americans since the 1920s.
Café Cortez Dinner Specials
Visit Café Cortez for prime rib dinner for only $7.95. Meal includes choice of soup or salad. Try the 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.
Casino-wide Bar Specials
El Cortez offers two-for-one happy hour at all casino bars every Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Offer valid on all martinis and top shelf selections including Grey Goose, Tanqueray 10, Crown Royal, Johnnie Walker Red, Patron Silver and Bacardi Gold.
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.
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 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.