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Player hits jackpot for $1M at El Cortez in Downtown Las Vegas

Posted at 3:58 PM, Jun 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-19 19:00:58-04

A player hit the jackpot for $1 million over the weekend at the El Cortez hotel-casino in Downtown Las Vegas.

The lucky winner was playing a Big Bang Theory slot machine. The player put in $20 and hit it big off a $2 bet on his first spin, becoming a millionaire in under a minute.

The winner wishes to remain anonymous.

“El Cortez is famous for having the loosest slot machines in Downtown Las Vegas with lots of big jackpots, but $1,149,718 is huge even by our standards!” says Adam Wiesberg, Assistant General Manager of El Cortez Hotel & Casino.
El Cortez has been certified by CDC Gaming Reports as the loosest slots in town. The casino is the only casino in Las Vegas that still has over 200 coin operating slot machines and offers double roulette tables with room for up to 12 people to play together.