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Wear your old-school casino history with pride

The El Cortez's rediscovered swank just got rediscovered-swankier: With a new line of vintage T-shirts.

As part of the El Cortez Hotel and Casino's 70th anniversary, the iconic downtown Vegas property is partnering with provocative, sporting-themed Brooklyn apparel label, No Mas, on some vintage tees that are sure to pack a summer punch. From the jump, you can see why these guys first got together: El Cortez played host to Las Vegas' first boxing matches and has the kind of shadowy past (mobsters Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel once owned the joint) and mystique that a crew of New York sporting heads, led by secret history-obsessed No Mas founder Christopher Isenberg, would go nuts for.

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As a longtime journalist in Southern Nevada, native Las Vegan Andrew Kiraly has served as a reporter covering topics as diverse as health, sports, politics, the gaming industry and conservation. He joined Desert Companion in 2010, where he has helped steward the magazine to become a vibrant monthly publication that has won numerous honors for its journalism, photography and design, including several Maggie Awards.