Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon

Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Las Vegas Hotels, Nightlife

Victor Drai Drops Hints on His Three New Party Venues

  The man singlehandedly responsible for bringing the “after-hours” concept to the Las Vegas nightlife scene—long before the megaclub trend swept the Strip—is promising to wow partygoers once again. Victor Drai says the now-shuttered Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, which was the longstanding home of his Drai’s After Hours lounge, is currently being reworked into….

Read More


Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels

Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall Renovation Picks Up Steam

The massive renovation of the hotel formerly known as Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon is picking up steam, and we’ve got some pics to prove it. Drai’s After Hours nightclub is currently at Bally’s Las Vegas, by the way. Construction teams are going at the former Bill’s building full force, on several sides, including at….

Read More


Bally's Las Vegas, Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos

Bally’s Las Vegas to Renovate South Tower Rooms

This blog loves it some Vegas newness, so we’re pleased to hear Bally’s Las Vegas has announced plans to renovate 756 rooms in its popular south tower. The tower will be renamed the Jubilee Tower, after the hotel’s quintessential Sin City show of the same name. (To be specific, the show is called “Jubilee!” Please….

Read More


Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels

Former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall Gets Its Famous Front Formally Disassembled

Just a quick update to our post the other day about the dramatic changes at the former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon. As we were driving by today, we noted the beginning of the end for the hotel’s much-photographed front-facing decorative protrusion thingy.

Read More


Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels

Former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall Gets Some Action on the Side

The recently-closed Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon is smack dab in the middle of a massive renovation. How “smack dab”? Behold. The entire north wall of the former Bill’s (the side facing Flamingo Las Vegas) has come down, evidence the changes at the iconic corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Flamingo Blvd. are anything but….

Read More


Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Caesars Entertainment, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels

Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall Closes for $185 Million Renovation

One of the wondrous things about the human condition is we can feel many emotions at the same time. That was this blog’s experience as we witnessed the closing of Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Casino on Feb. 4, 2013. Two main emotions swirled around that day. One was a certain sadness, as we know how….

Read More


Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Craps, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Nightlife, Poker, Things to Do

11 Things You Used to Do at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall and Where to Keep Doing Them

It is with mixed feelings this blog reiterates the fact Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon will shut its doors on Feb. 4, 2013. The popular hotel, at the corner of Flamingo Boulevard and Las Vegas Boulevard, is set for a multi-million dollar renovation and will re-open with a new name (we vote for “Pulse of….

Read More


Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Planet Hollywood

May Auld Acquaintance Be Remembered, Somewhat: New Year’s Eve on the Las Vegas Strip

We’ll say it right up front. We’ve never gotten “Auld Lang Syne.” Translated, it means “Old Long Since,” which doesn’t exactly make us scream, “It’s a new year, let’s party!” We do, however, want to remember our Las Vegas acquaintances, old and new, so we’ve slapped together some images we captured from the New Year’s….

Read More


Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Restaurants, Nightlife

Bill’s Closes Feb. 4 to Begin $185 Million in Renovations

Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon is a little casino with a big heart, and now it’s getting a big vote of confidence with a $185 million renovation. The optimally-located hotel-casino, which sits at the corner of Flamingo Boulevard and Las Vegas Boulevard, next to Flamingo Las Vegas, will close temporarily on Feb. 4, 2013 for….

Read More


Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, Nightlife, Poker, Things to Do

Five Things to Love About Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon

This blog loves it some Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, and not just because it has “Saloon” in its name. There are so many things to love, in fact, if we were to list everything, we would need a bigger Internet. Instead, we’re picking five at random. We hope you like them. But if you….

Read More


Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants

Steakhouse to Close at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall

Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Flamingo Blvd. on The Strip has announced it will close its Steakhouse at Bill’s restaurant on Sep. 16, 2012. There’s no specific information about what will replace the establishment, but it’s likely to be another restaurant. The Steakhouse at Bill’s was known….

Read More


Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Caesars Palace, Celebrities, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Nightlife, Planet Hollywood, Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino

Vegas Seven Names Picks for “Best of the City”

Vegas Seven magazine has published its “Best of the City” edition, highlighting some of Sin City’s most remarkable people, places and things. The magazine’s list of bests is far too extensive to adequately cover here, so we’re just going to single out a couple of items related to Caesars Entertainment, whose blog this is. Hey,….

Read More


Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment, Things to Do

Big Elvis Settles Into New Digs at Harrah’s Vegas

Pete “Big Elvis” Vallee, who has entertained throngs of Vegas visitors for decades, is still packing them in at his new venue, the Piano Bar at Harrah’s Las Vegas, after a recent move from Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon. Vallee, who was named one of the top 10 Elvis impersonators in the world by Time….

Read More


Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Entertainment

Pete “Big Elvis” Vallee Moves from Bill’s to Harrah’s

A Vegas institution, Pete “Big Elvis” Vallee, who has performed for thousands of people at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon (formerly the Barbary Coast) for a decade has stunned his fans by announcing he’ll be moving to Harrah’s Las Vegas on May 3, 2012. The final “Big Elvis” show at Bill’s will be May 1,….

Read More


Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants

Today’s Las Vegas Oxymoron

Check out this sign at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon. So, this blog’s thinking, isn’t it highly unlikely the “best-kept secret” in Las Vegas also appears on a giant sign on Flamingo Boulevard? Then we went into the place and took the photo below. Now, we’re thinking that sign might not be quite as oxymoronic….

Read More


Page 1 of 3123