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El Cortez Hotel and Casino celebrates 80 years

10 November 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) -- This past Saturday, the iconic El Cortez Hotel & Casino celebrated its historic 80th anniversary, solidifying its role as the longest continuously running hotel casino in Las Vegas. El Cortez kicked off the evening with a special ceremony where Las Vegas’ Mayor Goodman presented El Cortez Hotel & Casino with an official proclamation and Key to the City.

Festivities continued throughout the evening with a roaming mariachi band followed by a 9 p.m. fireworks show set off by Owner, CEO and Chairman Kenny Epstein with the push of a button to dazzle the city of Las Vegas. Once the fireworks show concluded, the general public was invited to the hotel lobby to enjoy complimentary cake and champagne and try their hand at table games and play on some of the last coin slot machines in the city.

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