The El Cortez Hotel and Casino is located in downtown Las Vegas and although fairly small is great place to play all your favorite casino games. One of the best features of the El Cortez is their daily slots tournament that is available for any of their slots games.
The great thing about El Cortez is that you don’t have to wait very long to enter a slots tournament. El Cortez slot tournaments are held every day to eligible players. The way it works at El Cortez is a little different than other Las Vegas Casinos and is more akin to many of the slots tournaments you would see online. The El Cortez slots tournament is available on any machine throughout the day. It is based on accumulating points and being placed on a leaderboard. So, the more points you accumulate, the higher up on the leaderboard you will be and the bigger the prize you will get.
To be eligible you must be a Club Cortez member. Club Cortez is the players’ reward club available for the hotel and casino. In addition to the slots tournament you will receive other promotions, special offers and exclusive invitations. Membership is free and can be obtained by signing up online or at El Cortez casino. There are four levels of Club Cortez: Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby and Diamond. Each level comes with different qualifications for entrance int to the daily slots tournament.
To be eligible for the slots tournament at the Emerald level players will need 500 points for the day to enter the next day’s slots tournament. All new members will automatically receive 500 points upon checking in to the hotel so they are eligible for the slots tournament the following day. Sapphire members will receive on free entry per week and may be eligible for more by accumulating 500 points. Ruby members get two free entries per week and may get more by earning 500 points per day. Diamond members receive free daily entries. You may choose any slots game with any denomination throughout the casino. Simply put your card in the reader and accumulate points. For every $1 you spend on slots you receive one point.
Registering is not a formal process so you do not need to sign in anywhere. Simply start the day playing slots and enjoying your time in the casino. El Cortez has a variety of slots games to choose from and you can play penny slots or higher stakes games, whichever you choose. Play classic slots or multi pay line slots. If you are unsure how to play a particular game, check with the helpful staff or read the instructions available on the machine. Just do not forget to put your Club Cortez card in the card reader for each game so you can track your points. You can see how many points you have by inserting your card into any machine whether you play or not.
At the end of the day the top three winners will receive cash prizes. The third place winner will receive $100, the second place winner on the day’s leaderboard gets $150 and the top cash prize will be awarded to the person at the top of the leaderboard with $250. In addition to the top 3 places on the leaderboard, the top ten places will be entered into the weekly drawing held on Saturdays at 8 pm. You have a chance to win a 42 inch LCD TV plus $2,000.
El Cortez opened in 1941. It has a ranch theme and while relatively small for Las Vegas standards, has all the amenities you should want. They have over 300 rooms, entertainment, dining and a full range of table games, slots, video poker and sports book. Plus, you can see the Fremont Street experience when staying at this downtown Vegas hotel and casino.