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El Cortez Hotel & Casino Launches New Pop-Up Outdoor Patio The Wineyard on Friday, Oct. 10 in Jackie Gaughan Parkway

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Las Vegas, Nev. – The El Cortez Hotel & Casino will introduce The Wineyard, a new pop-up outdoor patio, to Downtown Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 10. Set to take place directly across from the main property on Jackie Gaughan Parkway, The Wineyard will combine music, drinks and a cozy atmosphere to create a simplistic and charming hangout.

Wooden picnic tables, overhead string lights and cedar wine racks contribute to the laidback style of The Wineyard as it transforms Jackie Gaughan Parkway into a backyard setting reminiscent of establishments found in New Orleans. The charming outdoor location offers live music, wines by the glass or bottle, craft beers and an array of meats and cheeses for purchase a la carte. Food items are prepared on the grill and served with warm, toasted bread and olives.

“The Wineyard provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, a place where guests can come and enjoy the simple pleasures, like conversation with friends over a bottle of wine, that often gets overlooked in Las Vegas,” said Alexandra Epstein, executive vice president of the El Cortez Hotel & Casino. ”We wanted to offer downtown a comfortable and welcoming social setting that encourages guests to relax and enjoy each other’s company.”

The weekly event will take place each Friday in October from 5 p.m. to midnight at 600 E. Fremont Street, across from the El Cortez Hotel & Casino on Jackie Gaughan Parkway. Additional nights during the week may be added at a later date.

For additional information about El Cortez Hotel and Casino, please visit the hotel’s website http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com.

About El Cortez Hotel & Casino:

El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas and celebrates its 73rd year of operation in 2014. 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: Café Cortez and The Parlour, featuring an exclusive menu of small plates 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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