The Cromwell Will Be Named, Well, The Cromwell

Caesars Entertainment has confirmed what we confirmed, oh, last week. Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon will soon re-open as The Cromwell.

Read all about the drama-filled journey to find a name for this new boutique hotel.

The Cromwell Las Vegas

The Cromwell will have 188 rooms, approximately zero of which this blog will be able to afford without selling its car on Craigslist.

The Cromwell will begin taking reservations on Feb. 24, 2014, which also happens to be National Tortilla Chip Day. Exclusive!

The Cromwell’s is said to have been inspired by the Hotel¬†Costes in Paris, with “black Parisian-style awnings and gold fixtures adorning the windows.” We wouldn’t know a Hotel Costes if we tripped over one, but the hotel rendering looks slick, so we’ll just play along.

The hotel will have a 40,000-square-foot casino, too.

The official site for The Cromwell is an exercise in the art of saying things without actually saying anything, of course. The site proclaims, “the boutique hotel’s name foreshadows its sophisticated vibe and lavish aesthetic.” We have no idea what that means, but we’re thinking The Lavish Aesthetics would not be a bad band name.

In addition, the site says The Cromwell is “poised to raise the stakes.” We should all be sure to take notice of what the stakes currently are, so when The Cromwell opens, we can see how much they’ve been raised. Go ahead, we’ll wait.

Find The Cromwell on Twitter, here.

One opportunity this somewhat anti-climatic news provides is to miss Bill’s a little. The former home of Big Elvis and the Victorian Room and the Steakhouse at Bill’s was a true throwback.

Bill's roulette

The final roulette spin at Bill’s was 7. If you add up all the numbers in roulette, you get 777, which is why it’s called the “devil’s game.”

Here’s a video we shot of Bill’s on its closing day. If you were a fan of Bill’s, as we were, this would be a good time to break out the Kleenex. Or J√§germeister. Or both.

We have high hopes The Cromwell will be a worthy successor to Bill’s. It’ll be a dramatic departure, that’s for sure.

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  • Jonathan M Bell

    I’m looking forward to the daily invasion of O’Shea’s.

  • rusty nails

    I played poker @bills almost everyday for the last 5 years that it was open, to meet the people @ the poker table was a real honer to get to know them, i made a few good friends along the way. the common goal of crackin, aces
    was the main attraction, i look forward to running into you all @ the tables somewhere, i doubt we’ll ever find a 20$ cash game ever again