The Vintage Vegas Experience

The Mob Museum + El Cortez Hotel & Casino

An epic downtown Las Vegas getaway. Pair VIP access to The Mob Museum with two unparalleled nights in the Jackie Gaughan Suite at the historic El Cortez Hotel & Casino.

This one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive package includes:

  • Two nights in El Cortez Hotel & Casino’s Jackie Gaughan Suite
  • $150 food and beverage credit at Siegel’s 1941 restaurant
  • Two Premier Passes at The Mob Museum, including access into the Firearm Training Simulator and the Crime Lab
  • Private, guided tour with Museum staff
  • Two hours in The Underground’s VIP room
  • $100 food and beverage credit in The Underground
  • Private, guided distillery tour and moonshine tasting with the Museum’s distillery staff

Pricing starts at $2,550 for two guests with a maximum of up to four guests. Contact The Mob Museum’s Sales team at 702-724-8631 or to book. 

Bookings accepted up to 12/31/2020. Guests will be required to pay the package price in full upon booking. All bookings must be made 30 days prior to the requested reservation date. Bookings are contingent upon availability of package elements. Blackout dates do apply. Sales tax where applicable. Gratuity for The Underground VIP Room and Siegel’s 1941 dinner credit are not included in the package price and must be paid for separately by the guests upon their visit. A refundable $1000 security deposit must be paid for separately by the guest upon check-in at the El Cortez.


Once the residence of the legendary Jackie Gaughan, former owner of the El Cortez Hotel & Casino, and his wife, Bertie, this penthouse suite is the crown jewel of the hotel.

A bookmaker from Nebraska, Gaughan had relocated to Las Vegas in 1950 and bought a stake in the Flamingo. At that time, being in the casino business meant regular contact with the city’s organized crime figures. In fact, with the purchase of the El Cortez in 1963, Gaughan “inherited” aging mobster Irish Green because former El Cortez owner Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel had promised to house him at the hotel for life.

Following Gaughan’s passing in 2014, the hotel’s current owners, the Epstein family, opted to honor his legacy by maintaining the suite’s original 1980s style, which Gaughan’s wife, Bertie, designed. Original décor includes pink upholstered walls and floors, brass built-ins, hand-carved wooden double doors with brass door pulls in the shape of “J” and “G” and a pink marbled tub with gold swan features. The suite encompasses 2,700 square feet, two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, one romper room, a full kitchen and a spacious living and dining area.



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 St. and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District. With over 300 remodeled hotel rooms, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas. In February 2013, the historic hotel was named to the National Register of Historic Places. The El Cortez casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and just under 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. Dining options at El Cortez include: Siegel’s 1941 and The Parlour, featuring an exclusive “Morning Noon and Night” menu and live entertainment, Naked City Pizza, Eureka! and Shinya Maru Ramen.

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The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” Nevada Magazine’s “Best Museum” and “Best Place to Get Married,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada” and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit