At the El Cortez, we offer a wide selection of slots, table games, and a full race and sports book – all with the best value in town. Take a look at our gaming options below. Or, better yet, come on in and try your hand at all of them. Apply for Check Cashing or Casino Credit.

El Cortez Hotel San Diego


El Cortez Hotel and Casino is the longest continuously-running casino in Las Vegas. Located off the strip in Fremont East Entertainment District within the historic Downtown, El Cortez is the authentic Vegas experience that you have been craving. El Cortez first opened its doors on the corner of 6th and Fremont Streets in 1941, and was so successful that it attracted the attention of Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and Meyer Lansky, who bought the property. In 1963 it went to another Vegas “family,” when Las Vegas icon Jackie Vaughn bought the El Cortez.

El Cortez Hotel & Casino is proud to announce our nomination as a Battle Born Business – granted by Governor Steve Sisolak and the state of Nevada. Because of our implementation of strict safety protocols, we’ve been able to continue to provide a healthy environment and an exciting atmosphere for all. With a stay at El Cortez Hotel and Casino, you'll be centrally located in Las Vegas, steps from Fremont Street Experience and 6 minutes by foot from Four Queens Casino. This casino hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Mob Museum and 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from The D Casino Hotel. Popular Hotel Amenities and Features. McCarran International Airport is a 20 minute drive from El Cortez Hotel & Casino. Nellis Air Force Base is a 20 minute drive from the property. The Hoover Dam is a 45 minute drive away. Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip. The Terrace at El Cortez provides 10,000 square feet of unobstructed outdoor space for your guests to mingle and chat as they delight in the ambiance of its urban fireplace. If it is your wedding that brings you to El Cortez, the fountain is a popular focal point where couples join in marriage under a grand, vine covered gazebo.

There are two ways to experience Las Vegas. The classic Vegas of the Rat Pack and Fremont Street, and the new Vegas of the Strip. When you stay at the El Cortez, you get the best of both worlds – the authenticity of a nostalgic Vegas experience and the amenities and first-class treatment expected further south along the Strip. Downtown Las Vegas is the Vegas experience you’ve been waiting for. In the 2018 LVRJ Best of Las Vegas awards, El Cortez was voted Best Downtown Hotel. Excitement, adventure, and entertainment all come together at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino. We offer an array of suites and rooms that fit your style… and ours.

Club Cortez

El Cortez Apartments

Club Cortez is our free player’s club membership program that lets gamers earn benefits while they play.

Winner’s Circle

View our jackpot, drawing, and tournament winners.


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Table Games

El Cortez San Diego

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Sports Book

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El Cortez San Diego

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