Guests at the iconic El Cortez Hotel & Casino will be among the first to experience Great 8 — an all-new table game developed in part by former El Cortez dealer, Richar Fitoussi.
The game is an offshoot of blackjack, baccarat and WAR and is played by betting on either the Yin (red) or Yang (yellow) sides. Once the wagers are placed, the dealer will deal cards on both the Yin and Yang sides — whichever side gets closest to eight wins. Two bonus pay tables offer exciting payouts with some hand combinations allowing both bonus bets to win. Additionally, if an eight is the first card drawn on the player’s side, the player automatically wins.
“Great 8 is entertaining, exciting and easy to introduce,” said Mr. Fitoussi.
In many cultures the number eight is considered lucky, mainly because of its perfect symmetrical shape. Perfect symmetry lends itself to perfect balance, allowing for good fortune in all facets of life.
“El Cortez has a long history of providing the best gaming to our loyal customers, but we are also a property that embraces new technology and casino games. Most of our tables are still 3/2 single deck blackjack and the popularity of it means any new game needs to get a lot of action to occupy valuable real estate in our pit. Great 8 is a game that locals and tourists alike will enjoy because it provides good odds for the player and simple rules that make the game easy to learn and fun to play. Richar Fitoussi is a seasoned professional and a pleasure to work with and we are excited to go live with Great 8 on Friday,” said Assistant General Manager, Adam Wiesberg.
Great 8 is the latest addition to the El Cortez Hotel & Casino’s wide selection of slots, table games and sports book — all with the best value in Las Vegas.