El Cortez $1 Token
The El Cortez was built in 1941 for around $245 000 dollars. In 1945 mobsters Meyer Lansky, Moe Sedway, Bugsy Siegel and Gus Greenbaum bought it to train employees for the Flamingo that was being build on the strip. The El Cortez is famous for never having changed its exterior.It sits on East Fremont, about one half of a mile away from the main action. The neighborhood is not the best. Pretty run down.Another innovation I hate about down town these days are those infernal parking meters everywhere. It is one of the reason I no longer visit. The city has become too money hungry.All tokens have the same front.
I collect that token because of its gangster connection. Gives me a tickly feeling when handling my pocket watch with a gangster tie in.
All tokens have been used in actual slot play at the casino and show various amounts of wear. See photo for condition.
All tokens are available from mounting in our Token Pocketwatches.