New look for Vegas’ El Cortez takes stage 

The El Cortez Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is offering a slew of attractions in the coming months to show off its 300 newly renovated hotel rooms.

The casino, which was constructed in 1941, features full-pay 3-2 single-deck 21, 10x odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and more than 1,000 slot machines.

Throughout February, Club Cortez players winning a jackpot of $200 or more on a slot machine, a $200 or more jackpot on a video poker 5-cent or lower-denomination machine, a $300-or-more jackpot on a video poker 10-cent or high-denomination machine or a $200-or-more jackpot on live keno will receive an El Cortez fleece jacket.

All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40-inch LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing.

The casino is offering several promotions throughout the month of February:

Free See’s Candies (Through Sunday)

For every jackpot of $200 or more, Club Cortez players will receive one free box of See’s Candies (while supplies last).

Free slice of fresh Marie Callendar’s cherry pie (Feb. 21)

In honor of President’s Day, El Cortez will serve free slices of fresh Marie Callendar’s cherry pie for all Club Cortez members from noon to 6 p.m. Club Cortez members can enjoy the treat gameside while playing slots and table games.

Cash is King drawings

The El Cortez will hold four Cash is King drawings in 2011.

The first drawing will be held March 12 and Club Cortez members can earn entries throughout February. Club members will receive one entry ticket for every 5,000 points earned. Players must be present at the drawing to win. Please see Club Cortez for additional information.

Fresh stone crab special

The Flame Steakhouse features jumbo stone crab flown in fresh from Florida every week for the Friday and Saturday dinner special. The stone crab special is available for only $28 per pound and is served with cottage fries and coleslaw.

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.

The highest daily tournament point total receives $250, the second-highest receives $150 and the third-highest $100. The daily top 10 players receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40-inch LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing.

El Cortez Hotel and Casino

600 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas

Phone: (800) 634-6703

On the Web:

Extra: Club Cortez players have an opportunity every week to win $500, $300, $200 or $100 in promotional chips. There will two $100 prizes offered 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.

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