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El Cortez Hotel & Casino July Promotions and Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

July 1, 2015

Gaming Promotions                                                                           

Free Play Frenzy for Jackpot Winners in July

Throughout July, 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 $100 in free play. Please see Club Cortez for additional information.

$25,000 Cash is King Drawing in July

Throughout July, Club Cortez members who earn points will earn entries into a $25,000 Cash is King drawing on Saturday, Aug. 15. El Cortez members will earn one entry for every 5,000 slot base points, without having to redeem earned points.

Ongoing 

Saturday Point Fever – The 1,000,000 Point Giveaway at El Cortez

Club Cortez will give away one million points every Saturday throughout July. Ten Club Cortez members will be randomly selected for the opportunity to win 100,000 points every Saturday. Players will receive one virtual drawing ticket for every 200 points earned each day during the week. Club Cortez members can also earn entry multipliers at the kiosks every day with Metal Horse Race. Players must activate their virtual drawing tickets at the kiosks beginning at 10 a.m., each Saturday. 

Touch Screen Kiosks for Club Cortez Members

In an effort to continue providing innovative ways for Club Cortez members to access account information, El Cortez offers four new touch screen kiosks throughout the casino floor. Members can use the kiosks to find promotional offers and play exciting kiosks games. El Cortez is currently offering four promotions at the new kiosks: 

·         New Players Sign Up: Earn 500 slot points in a day and receive $5 in Free Slot Play.

·         Spin N’ Win Promotion: Earn 100 slot points in a day and have a chance to spin the virtual prize wheel at one of the MGT kiosks. Club Cortez members who spin the wheel have the opportunity to win one of eight great prizes, including $50 in Free Slot Play. Everyone is guaranteed a winner! Voucher expires seven days after issue date; limit one spin per day.

·         Sizzle, Smoke & Sub: Earn 1,500 points in a day and receive your choice of a free pack of cigarettes, a free Jackie Burger Special or a $6 Subway voucher. Voucher expires in 24 hours of issuance; limit of one redemption per day.

·         Birthday Revealer: Direct mail free slot play offer for qualified Club Cortez members.

Personalized Website Feature for Club Cortez Members

El Cortez offers a personalized URL website, provided by High Impact Direct, a leader in micro player marketing, for players to keep track of various earned offers and promotions. The feature allows Club Cortez members a fast, simple and easy way to check on earned benefits. 

Don’t Miss Instant Action at the El Cortez

Instant Action allows players to turn earned points into free play without ever having to leave the machines.  Instant Action also allows players to activate promotional free play without having to visit the slot club. 

Weekly High Noon “Wheel and Deal” Drawing

Club Cortez players have an opportunity to win $500, $300, $200 or $100 in promotional chips during Wheel and Deal drawings every Saturday at 12 p.m. The giveaway offers two $100 prizes offered in total for fourth and fifth place. Throughout the week, drawing entries 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 winning “tie” hand is dealt. Promotional chips may be placed on any even money bet on blackjack, roulette or baccarat. Players will earn double the number of drawing entry tickets 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 have two minutes to redeem their prize. Please see Club Cortez for additional details. 

Casino Events 

Free White Castle in Honor of Independence Day – Saturday, July 4

El Cortez Hotel & Casino is serving free White Castle cheeseburgers to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 4. Club Cortez members can enjoy free White Castle cheeseburgers from noon to 6 p.m. while they play slots and table games. 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. 

UFC Pre-Concert Party – Friday, July 10

UFC fans can meet UFC fighters Forrest Griffin, Travis Browne, Donald “Cowboy” Cerron and Kelvin Gastelum during a pre-concert private party on Jackie Gaughan Plaza on Friday, July 10. Tickets are free and limited to the first 250 people beginning Tuesday, July 7 at 9 a.m. Tickets will be available at the Casino Cage. There is a limit of two tickets per person. 

UFC Viewing Party – Saturday, July 11

Catch all the face smashing action of the UFC fight on Saturday, July 11 in the Fiesta Room at El Cortez. The viewing party will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. Stadium fare and drinks specials, including the $5 ‘Knockout Punch,’ will be available for purchase in addition to a cash bar. General admission is $20 and half-price admission is offered for all Club Cortez members, UFC Fight Club members and Zappos employees. As part of the entry fee, guests will receive one complimentary drink. Tickets will be available at the casino cage beginning Tuesday, July 7. 

Updated Promotions & El Cortez News 

Increase Room Savings with Extended Stays

Receive up to 35 percent 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. 

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 complimentary cocktail inside The Parlour Bar and a complimentary additional night’s stay after booking a one-night stay at El Cortez. 

Food and Beverage Promotions

Drink of the Month - $5 Firecracker

Throughout July, El Cortez guests can indulge in a specialty cocktail, dubbed the Firecracker, available at all casino bars for $5. The Firecracker is a refreshing cocktail made with Fireball whiskey, triple sec and watermelon lemonade that is sure to please. July is the most patriotic month of the year so enjoy the comfort of watermelon and the passion of fire! 

Ongoing 

Daily Double Happy Hour at The Parlour Bar

Happy Hour enthusiasts can now add The Parlour Bar to the list of downtown hotspots with a new daily happy hour available from 4 to 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Guests can throwback two-for-one cocktails, $3 Crafthaus pints and half buck (50 cent) wings. 

Late Night $6 Jackie Burger and Beer Special

El Cortez guests can enjoy a $6 Jackie Burger, including chips and a 12-ounce domestic draft beer. The Jackie Burger special is available late night from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., unless you have a voucher from the MGT kiosk. 

Late Night Prime Rib

El Cortez guest can satisfy that late-night craving with a savory Prime Rib dinner for $10.95. The Prime Rib special is available from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. 

Meal Deals

Every Wednesday at El Cortez diners ages 50 and up get 50 percent off orders from the restaurant’s special menu. Age brings wisdom but wisdom is better with a side of fries. Available for dine-in only. 

Half-Off Wine Thursdays

Every Thursday guests who purchase two entrees can receive 50 percent off any bottle of wine. 

Champagne Thursdays in The Parlour Bar

Every Thursday guests can raise a glass and enjoy $5 French champagne inside The Parlour Bar.  

Game-side Dining Available at El Cortez Hotel & Casino

El Cortez players can enjoy the luxury of Gambling Gourmet, game-side dining, which allows guests to no longer worry about deciding between dinner and winning. Guests can enjoy the great food El Cortez has to offer without ever leaving the casino floor. Gambling Gourmet is available everyday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

The Parlour Bar Offers Exclusive Dining Menu

El Cortez serves a special nightly dining menu exclusively available at The Parlour Bar from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

  • Steak Fries ($6), house-seasoned thick-cut fries served with chipotle ranch dressing.
  • Artichoke Spinach Dip ($7), spinach, marinated artichoke hearts mixed with melted 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), fried chicken drumettes served with bleu cheese dressing.
  • 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), seasonal grilled Gulf shrimp served with a spicy teriyaki sauce.

Free Ice Cream Bars for Club Cortez Players

El Cortez Hotel & Casino is helping Club Cortez members satisfy their sweet tooth by serving free ice cream bars for players who hit a jackpot of $25 or more every Wednesday. 

About El Cortez Hotel & Casino:

El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas and celebrates its 74th year of operation in 2015. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont St. and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District.  With 300 remodeled hotel rooms, including 10 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. In February 2013, the historic hotel was named to the National Register of Historic Places.                                                                     

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 Video Poker" in 2008 and 2014, "Best Keno in Las Vegas" from 2008-2014, “Best Locals Hotel” and “Best Locals Casino” in 2014.  Dining options at El Cortez include: Siegel’s 1941 and The Parlour, featuring an exclusive “Morning Noon and Night” menu and live entertainment.  The property's other amenities include: Subway featuring Seattle’s Best Coffee,  El Cortez Gift Shop, a full-service beauty salon and a 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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