Bill’s Looks Like It’s Been Rode Hard and Put Up Wet
The much-beloved casino formerly known as Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall and Saloon has definitely seen better days.
Since it closed on Feb. 4, 2013, Bill’s has been getting some serious work done in preparation for its Phoenix-like transformation into the new boutique hotel experience (translation: a hell-ton more expensive), Gansevoort Las Vegas.
The renovation of Bill’s, formerly the Barbary Coast, is costing $185 million, much of which is apparently being spent on scaffolding so “tourists don’t have building parts fall on them.”
A little Bill’s trivia: The last number spun on the roulette wheel at Bill’s was “7.”
The new Gansevoort hotel (soon to be voted “Las Vegas Hotel With a Name Most Like a Harry Potter Villain”) will have 188 rooms, a 40,000-foot casino and an indoor/outdoor beach nightclub. Blah, blah, blah. It’s not like you’re reading this. You’re looking at the pictures. “There’s a hole in Bill’s,” you’re saying. We won’t hold it against you.
Things haven’t been all sweetness and light during the construction. Aside from traffic disruptions (the entrance between Bill’s and Flamingo Las Vegas is closed), on August 9, 2013 construction at Bill’s is rumored to have caused a temporary power outage at Flamingo.
Enjoy more photos of Bill’s as she (yes, it was a she) slips into the annals of Las Vegas history. And please be careful when you use the word “annals,” thanks.
Bill's Transforms Into Gansevoort