Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip will close early next year for a 5 million renovation.
Caesars Entertainment Corp. will overhaul the 198-room property named for Bill Harrah, and then give it a new name and new theme and reopen the doors in 2014. Six hundred staffers were informed of the closure, and Caesars Senior Vice
President Jan Jones said the company will try to place them in other jobs at the company’s 10 Las Vegas resorts, or at some 50 other properties throughout the U.S.
The casino, opened by Michael Gaughan in 1979 as the Barbary Coast, will be retrofitted as a “boutique lifestyle hotel and club,” the company announced.
“This project exemplifies our strategy to develop new
experiences that will help attract a broader spectrum of visitors to Las Vegas and our properties,” Caesars Entertainment Chairman Gary Loveman said in a statement.
Bill’s is located at the corner of the Las Vegas Strip and Flamingo Road, and is directly connected to Caesars’ Flamingo Hotel, which will host the Linq, a $500 million entertainment project that will include an 550-foot observation wheel.