Las Vegas, Nevada

Billed as Las Vegas’ oldest continuously operating casino, El Cortez recently treated itself to a $32 million facelift, adding upscale cabana suites across the street and refreshing its old-timey casino bar. But make no mistake: Nostalgia will always be the main amenity at the onetime Bugsy Siegel haunt, embodied by nonagenarian former owner Jackie Gaughan, who lives upstairs in a penthouse suite.

Last Reviewed
March 2016


600 E. Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV