Bill’s closed its doors in February of 2013 and reopened as the Cromwell in 2015.

Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall Las Vegas, Nevada

Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon (formerly the Barbary Coast) is a Harrah’s-owned casino hotel located on the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. (the Strip) and Flamingo.

Hotel guests can enjoy home-away-from-home comfort and world-renowned hospitality at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip in Classic Queen/Classic King rooms, or a specialty suite. Watch in-room movies on a 42″ plasma television. Surf the internet at broadband speeds. Each room’s amenities include: 42″ Plasma TV with cable and movies, high-speed Internet access (additional fees apply), ironing boards and irons and cribs and rollaways are available. You can also order room service and most of the suites include Jacuzzi tubs.  During your stay, guests may use their Bill’s room key for unlimited access to the fabulous Flamingo Las Vegas pool complex located right next door.


Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall Las Vegas, Nevada

Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon located directly in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip

For dining choices, guests can select from the Steakhouse at Bill’s or the Victorian Room. The Steakhouse at Bill’s is a recent recipient of the AAA Three Diamond approved rating. This restaurant offers intimate dining in a comfortable environment, specializing in steaks, seafood and chops, plus chicken and pasta. Tableside preparations of Caesar and spinach salads, cherries jubilee and bananas Foster are just a few of the chef’s featured menu items.

The Victorian Room offers round-the-clock dining and fast, friendly service. The menu features a wide variety of reasonably priced breakfast, lunch and dinner specialties, including Chinese cuisine.


Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall Las Vegas, Nevada

A standard room at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon

There is also a Seattle’s Best Coffee on the premises featuring a wide variety of coffee origins, blends and flavors.

The casino floor features over 440 of the most popular and classic slots, video poker and video keno machines. Gaming action in the casino pit offers blackjack, craps, roulette, big six, three-card poker, Fortune Pai Gow poker and Texas Hold ’em. Bill’s is currently now the only casino in the world to have Rapid Craps™. By combining a traditional craps table and the excitement of players throwing the dice with up to 20 touch-screen player terminals, Rapid Craps™ is a revolutionary new way to play this popular table game. There is also a new poker room, located to the left of the main entrance which opens at 11 a.m. daily.

The Race and Sports Book offers daily lines — straight bets, money lines, parlays and totals — for major sports; plus boxing, golf, NASCAR and unlimited pari-mutuel wagering for all major horse racing tracks. The Race and Sports Book has 40 42-incch plasma televisions and two 6-by-6 screens and is open Sunday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. until midnight, plus Friday and Saturday from 7 1 a.m.

The slot club at Bill’s is not part of Harrah’s Total Rewards program but there is some cross play and comp availabilities among other Harrah’s properties.  The club is simply called Bill’s Players Club.  $5 coin-in (slots) or $10 coin-in (VP) = 1 point and points earned can be used towards comps.  The club does not offer cash back.


Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall Las Vegas, Nevada

A glimpse of the casino at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon

Be sure to use your Bill’s Players Club card every time you play slots or table games and you’ll earn points, comps and more. Ask about special promotions when you sign up and prior to playing.  Earn your first $5 in comp dollars in a 72-hour period and receive a free Bill’s T-shirt.

Players may convert their comp dollars to comp vouchers for redemption at various participating Harrah’s outlets. A Bill’s Players Club representative will issue comp vouchers per request for specified dollar amounts. A complete list of outlets is available at the Players Club booth.

Bill’s also has something called Diamond status, which you can earn with 11,000 points during the calendar year entitling you to VIP treatment at Bill’s as well as other Vegas Harrah’s properties.

For entertainment, Bill’s offers several bars, karaoke and a long-time favorite, “Big Elvis” appearing in Bill’s Lounge. Pete “Big Elvis” Vallee is the 2006 Best of Las Vegas Elvis Impersonator. He performs all the hits of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll plus other popular tunes spanning six decades. Big Elvis interacts with his audience, invites them to participate in his show and performs their requests. For a schedule of show times and more information about Big Elvis, visit his web site at

Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon is located at 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. South. For more information, call them toll-free at  (866) BILLS-45 (245-5745), or (702) 737-2100

H. Scot Krause is a freelance writer, gaming industry analyst and researcher, originally from Cleveland, Ohio.  Scot reports, researches, and specializes in writing about casino games, events, attractions and promotions. He is a former entertainment director and a 15-year resident of Las Vegas.  His work is regularly featured in gaming publications, the American Casino Guide Book and Vegas Values, a weekly feature found at: