El Cortez Casino offers a wide selection of slots, table games, and a full race and sports book. Feel the rush when you make this split-second decision at the El Cortez with single or double-deck Blackjack with full pay 3-2. The El Cortez has been voted "Best Blackjack" by the Las Vegas Review Journal in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011. If you've been working on your poker face, test it out at the El Cortez with a round of Texas Hold 'Em, our most popular live poker game with a $1-3 game with $1-6 on the last card. If 7 Card Stud is more your style, you're in luck. The El Cortez is the last casino downtown to offer 7 Card Stud.