No secrets. No gimmicks. The El Cortez is the cornerstone of Downtown an icon of classic Las Vegas. One of the last remaining family-run casinos, we’re unburdened by the trappings and constraints of corporate ownership. Since 1941, we have been a part of this neighborhood, and our neighborhood is a part of us. You can see it in the smile of a bartender and hear it in the jingle of one of our classic coin slots.
As the longest continuously running hotel and casino in Las Vegas, the El Cortez Hotel and Casino has undergone several renovations inside, but retains the same facade it had 1952 when our “new” neon signage was installed. Here, the spirit of classic Vegas is still alive. And on February 22, 2013, our building became the only existing casino to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a look at our history and our staff, and you’ll see what Las Vegas means to us, and what we mean to Las Vegas.