El Cortez Hotel & Casino September Promotions and Events

For Immediate Release

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Gaming Promotions                                       

 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. Please see Club Cortez for additional information.


Saturday Point Fever – The 1,000,000 point giveaway at El Cortez

In a new giveaway, players will receive one virtual drawing ticket for every 200 points earned each day during the week. Participants 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. The virtual drawing will take place each Saturday with 10 different players winning 100,000 points each week. That’s a million points every Saturday! 

 Touch Screen Kiosks for Club Cortez Members

In an effort to continue providing innovative ways for Club Cortez members to access their account information, El Cortez has installed 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 the following 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. Spin the wheel and 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 $5 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.

 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.

 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.

Casino Events

 Throwback Thursday in September at El Cortez

Kick start your weekend with a night devoted to all the things that make El Cortez downtown’s favorite hangout. Club Cortez members can enjoy complimentary White Castle cheeseburgers every Thursday from noon to 6 p.m., while they play slots and table games on the casino floor. Taking it back to the simple Vegas fun that built El Cortez, guests can sip $5 French champagne in the Parlour Bar while listening to the sweet serenade of Frank Sinatra tribute sensation Peter Pavone who takes the stage from 6 to 10 p.m. Following his performance, adventurous guests can grab the microphone and perform their favorite tunes during karaoke from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 Weekly Entertainment inside The Parlour

Peter Pavone hits The Parlour Bar stage performing as Frank Sinatra every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 Weekend Karaoke inside The Parlour

The Parlour inside El Cortez becomes downtown Las Vegas’ go-to destination for karaoke every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening at 10 p.m. From classics hits to today’s chart toppers, brave patrons can entertain their friends and guests during this exciting weekend party.

 Award-Winning Elvis Presley Tribute

John Brooks, an award-winning Elvis Presley tribute artist, continues his performance inside The Parlour every Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. 

Updated Promotions & El Cortez News

 Cash is King Drawings 2014

The current Cash is King earning period is still open and running through Sept. 30. The next drawing will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18.  Club members will receive one entry ticket for every 5,000 points that are earned. Players must be present at the drawing on Oct. 18 to win. Directly following the drawing on Oct. 18, players will begin earning points for the next period Cash is King drawing. Please see Club Cortez for additional information. 

 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 2014 football season.

 Club Cortez members can make their picks for the $2 Million Great Giveaway Football Contest at El Cortez 24 hours a day. Sign up now and be eligible for the weekly contest for the most winners picked to win a new Mustang or F-150 Supercab or a share of $20,000 cash every week. One guaranteed car or truck winner will be selected each week. Most losers each week earns $10,000 cash every week. Entrants are able to purchase two entries and receive the third free.

 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

 Increase Room Savings with Extended Stays

Receive up to 35% 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 and a complimentary additional night’s stay after booking a one-night stay at El Cortez.

Food and Beverage Promotions

 Free White Castle in Honor of Labor Day – Monday, September 1

El Cortez Hotel & Casino is serving free White Castle cheeseburgers to celebrate Labor Day on Monday, September 1. Club Cortez members can enjoy free White Castle cheeseburgers while they play slots and table games, and the complimentary burgers will be served from noon to 6 p.m. 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.


$5 Burger and Beer Special at Café Cortez

For $5, guests can enjoy a half-pound Jackie Burger, chips and a 12-ounce domestic draft beer inside Café Cortez. The special is available 24 hours.

 Champagne Thursdays in The Parlour

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

 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 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

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

 Café Cortez Take-Out Menu

Café Cortez inside El Cortez Hotel and Casino now offers a daily take-out menu available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The take-out menu features a variety of cuisine, such as:

·         Appetizers: chicken quesadilla, $8.25; Cajun chicken wings, $7.50; shrimp cocktail, $8.50; and more

·         Salads: Greek Salad, $8.95; Chinese chicken salad, $8.95; and more

·         Burgers: Jackie’s Burger, $7.95; Swiss burger, $8.50; veggie burger, $7.75; and more

·         Sandwiches: Deli selects, $7.95; corned beef or pastrami on rye, $8.95; fish sandwich, $7.75; and more

 Free Klondike Bars for Club Cortez Players

El Cortez Hotel & Casino is helping Club Cortez members satisfy their sweet tooth by serving free Klondike bars for players who hit a jackpot of $25 or more every Wednesday. Klondike bars have been a dessert favorite of Americans since the 1920s. 

 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

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