Caesars Entertainment has announced a $180 million dollar “Renovation of Bill’s Gamblin Hall”. This was announced with construction at “Las Vegas Linq” already underway, the 550 million dollar retail and shopping experience is planning on bringing new life to the center of the strip. The 180 million dollar reno of Bill’s will include a rooftop pool and a nightclub that would provide some great views of the strip (similar to PURE over at Caesars Palace). Caesars announced some of tenants in The Linq just two days ago.
The renovation would include an overhaul of the 198 rooms in the hotel, and 17,000+ sq ft of casino gaming space. The renovation could lead to another new name for the properly as well, although nothing has been confirmed yet. It is also unsure if the Steakhouse At Bill’s, which recently closed, will be re-opened before or after the renovations.
It has not been confirmed if there will be a demolition, but at $180 millon dollars, although very expensive, may not be quite enough to include a demolision and complete re-build of the property.
Some of you may recall the previous name, “Barbary Coast”. It was opened May 2, 1979 under that name, and on March 1, 2007 it changed to Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon. Evidence of the old name still exists @ Bill’s on the doors, which have “BC” em blazed on them, which is meant to stand for “Bill’s Casino”, but we know it really was there for “Barbary Coast”.
The original cost of the casino? $11.5 Million…. this will be an EXTENSIVE renovation to say the least.