EXECUTIVE AT EL Cortez Hotel and Casino and Station Casinos LLC announced a partnership today for Station Casinos to manage the sports book operations for the downtown casino. The arrangement, pending state and local gaming regulatory approvals, would commence in early-August.
Station Casinos will provide the El Cortez with Station’s Wagering Integrated Network (WIN), a wholly owned, proprietary system that allows for the processing, management and reporting of race and sports wagers across the Station Casinos’ network of race and sports books as well as its odds on all wagered sporting events. Additionally, El Cortez customers will have the opportunity to participate in Station’s popular Great Giveaway and Last Man Standing Football contests as well as have access to Sports Connection, the Station’s proprietary intranet and phone wagering program for Nevada residents.
“Partnering with Station Casinos will allow us to grow our sports book business and tap into their vast network, state-of-the-art technology and popular promotions,” said Mike Nolan, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer for El Cortez. “We have a large clientele who are employed by downtown businesses that wager with us, now they can also enjoy the ease and convenience of playing Station’s Great Giveaway at the El Cortez.” Other new sports book offerings at El Cortez will now include: higher betting limits, higher comps and VIP parking for sports bettors.
The management contract with the El Cortez marks Station Casinos’ foray into managing sports book operations outside its family of casinos. “We’re excited to be in the downtown gaming market and bring our cutting-edge wagering technology and exciting contests to the loyal guests of the El Cortez,” said Art Manteris, Vice President of Sports Book Operations for Station Casinos. Currently, Station Casinos owns and operates 16 sports books inside its various casinos.
About Station Casinos LLC
Founded in 1976, Station Casinos LLC is the leading provider of gaming and entertainment to the residents of Las Vegas, Nevada. The Company’s properties include various amenities, including numerous restaurants, entertainment venues, movie theaters, bowling and convention/banquet space, as well as traditional casino gaming offerings such as video poker, slot machines, table games, bingo and race and sports wagering. The Company owns 17 properties including: Boulder Station, Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho, Green Valley Ranch, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station, Texas Station, Days Inn at Wild Wild West and the Wildfire Gaming division that includes Barley’s Brewery, The Greens, Gold Rush, Lake Mead Lounge, Wildfire Casino & Lanes, Wildfire Boulder and Wildfire Rancho. The Company also manages Aliante Station pursuant to a management agreement. Additionally, Station Casinos LLC owns various land holdings and develops and/or manages four tribal gaming opportunities in California and Michigan pursuant to development and management agreements. For more information, visit www.stationcasinos.com.
About El Cortez Hotel and Casino
Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2011, El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel casino in Las Vegas. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont Street and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District. With 300 newly remodeled hotel rooms, including six uniquely themed suites that resulted from the 2010 Design A Suite Downtown Contest, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas. The casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and more than 1,000 slot machines. El Cortez also offers a full range of sports betting options and is proudly affiliated with the Station Casinos Sports Book. For more information, visit www.elcortezhotelcasino.com.