El Cortez Hotel & Casino June Promotions and Events

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Vegas StrEATs Festival – Saturday, June 9
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, June 9. 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.

Midweek Munch – Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Midweek Munch continues this June with Las Vegas’ favorite food trucks visiting El Cortez’s Jackie Gaughan Parkway every Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Friends of The Smith Center Can Take Advantage of 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.

Island Shirts for Jackpot Winners in June
Throughout June, 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 a free El Cortez logo Island Shirt. 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.

The Parlour Offers New Late-Night Dining Menu
El Cortez has launched a new late-night dining menu exclusively available at The Parlour from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. every night.
• 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

New Seasonal Cocktails at The Parlour
The Parlour has introduced a new lineup of seasonal cocktails, including:
• Acai Caipirinha: Grey Goose Cherry Noir Vodka, Fresh Limes, Cedilla Acai Liqueur
• Hibiscus Margarita: Patron Silver, Hibiscus Syrup, Organic Agave Nectar, Fresh Lemon Juice And Fresh Lime Juice
• South Side: Plymouth Gin, Fresh Mint Leaves, Elixir Lavender Syrup, Fresh Lime Juice And A Splash Of Club Soda

Free Slice of Fresh Marie Callendar’s Apple Pie– Thursday, June 14
El Cortez Hotel & Casino will serve free slices of fresh Marie Callendar’s apple pie in honor of Flag Day for all Club Cortez members on Thursday, June 14 from noon to 6 p.m.  Club Cortez members can enjoy the treat game side while playing slots and table games.

Trout Amandine & Walleye Pike Dinner Special Continues in June
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
Ongoing


El Cortez Vintage Dining & Cocktail Menus
Due to popular demand, El Cortez Hotel & Casino will continue offering their 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. The selected dishes were some of the premier dining options featured at the town’s best restaurants in years past, including dishes from Sultan’s Table at the Dunes, Delmonico’s at the Riviera, The House of Lords at the Sahara, La Vie en Rose at the Desert Inn and Saver Room at the Aladdin. These iconic dishes will be available at the Flame Steakhouse every Tuesday through Thursday.

Vintage Dining Menu
Appetizers: Oysters Rockefeller, fresh shucked Kusshi oysters baked with fresh spinach, hollandaise sauce and Pernod; or Escargot a’la bourguignon, petit-Gris Escargot with garlic butter

Salads: Hearts of palm, Tender hearts of palm with lemon vinaigrette; or Asparagus salad, chilled asparagus, caper pimento vinaigrette

Entrees: Tournedos of beef Rossini, twin Filet Mignonettes, pan fried in butter, topped with pate Foie Gras and Madeira demi-glace; or Chicken Kiev, herb butter filled boneless breast of chicken, panko crusted and deep-fried

Desserts: Strawberries Romanoff, fresh hulled strawberries macerated in Cointreau and orange juice, served with fresh whipped cream and ice cream; or Peach Melba, peach halves over vanilla ice cream topped with fresh raspberry puree

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.

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 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.

Graveyard Specials
Café Cortez serves a limited graveyard menu Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Specials include:
• 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.

Bar Specials
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.

Gaming Promotions
Ongoing


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.

About El Cortez Hotel & Casino
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas and will celebrate its 71st year of operation in 2012. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont Street and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District.  With 300 newly remodeled hotel rooms, including ten 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. 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 Downtown Hotel” in 2009; "Best Blackjack in Las Vegas" in 2007 and from 2009-2011; "Best Video Poker" in 2008 and "Best Keno in Las Vegas" from 2005-2006 and 2008-2011.  Dining options at El Cortez include: Café Cortez and The Flame Steakhouse, a vintage favorite among Las Vegas locals.  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.  For more information, please call 1-800-634-6703 or 702-385-5200, or visit http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/.

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