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Bills Gambling Hall is now The Cromwell

RIP Barbary Coast and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall.  It is now officially a “boutique” hotel/casino.  Fat Elvis (who is now performing at Harrahs btw) would not approve

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The Glittering Cromwell Casino gave everyone a first look into one of the strip’s more luxurious hotel and casino combinations on April 21. There is a reason that such an establishment belongs on the strip – it would not work anywhere else in Nevada. Not only does it offer a glamorously contemporary stay for hotel guests and casino visitors alike, but it also provides plenty of unique entertainment. Such accommodations give it enough of a great start to both fit in perfectly as a hospitable Las Vegas location, while also providing a bit of its own flair of individuality to the mix.  The Cromwell is only a 12 story hotel and can be a nice change of pace from the enormous hotels that require a long walk just to get from your room to the strip.

Cromwell Hits

  • Rooftop pool
  • Chef Giada De Laurentiis’ first restaurant – Giada’s
  • Drais Day & Nightclub
  • 3:2 Blackjack at $10 tables!

Cromwell Misses

  • No sportsbook
  • Drinks at the Lounge are $15-$19
  • $229 weekday room rates
  • Old Vegas fell is gone
  • A lot of purple plum

cromwell in vegas




The original plan for this property’s overall design was, admittedly, a bit dated. Earlier plans were soon abandoned for the idea of a more modern look. Due to licensing difficulties with an investor (Gansevoort has Russian mob ties) from overseas, the previous design was left alone and new envisions began quick work on the newer, fresh design, only with a few classic twists. The Cromwell casino, in all of its 40,000 square feet of space, is alighted with lines of entertainment. This includes 66 gaming tables, 440 new slot machines, a centerfold lounge where guests can enjoy themselves in splendor, and even a high limit room.  Check out this photo tour of the Cromwell for more casino pics.

Hotel Room Info

The hotel portion of the casino will be open to all guests starting May 21st and reservations are now available at Rates begin at $209.00 per night for each guest. The bars and lounges of the hotel area will also be open by this date, which include the opening of Drai’s nightclub and Giada’s restaurant on Memorial Day weekend. Hotel guests will be given a few newer perks. This includes a service bar for coffee and other refreshments on each floor that is available 24/7. This is to prevent guests the hassle of running downstairs every time they require a drink.

There are 188 hotel rooms that will be available that will have a a similar theme, there are different layouts and sizes. Each room follows a color scheme of plum and each holds finely decorated trunks with a vintage feel being used as a bedside table, similar closets, and chests. The floor of the hotel/casino also holds a quirk, as there are clever writings in English and in French, which should both entertain while walking and add a fun atmosphere.

Cromwell Stats

  • Owned by Harrahs
  • $185 million Renovation
  • 188 Hotel Rooms
  • 40,000-square-foot casino floor
  • 68 table games & 440 Slot machines
The Cromwell Casino
Credit: VitalVegas

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