Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall and Saloon – History

This 198-room casino-hotel was built by Michael Gaughan, opening in March 1979 at a cost of $11.5 million. Over time, this property, along with others owned by Gaughan would become Coast Casinos Inc., which would later be sold to Boyd Gaming Corporation.

The property was renamed from Barbary Coast Hotel and Casino on March 1, 2007 after it was traded to Caesars Entertainment in a swap for a 24-acre (9.7 ha) parcel on the former site of the Westward Ho Hotel and Casino next to Boyd’s Echelon Place project, the replacement for their Stardust property.

Bill’s includes two restaurants, The Steakhouse at Bill’s and the Victorian Room. The ultra-lounge Drai’s is very high-end and serves Evian. The management team from the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino runs the property’s day-to-day operations.

The name is taken from Harrah’s founder Bill Harrah.

Previous Hotels:
Barbary Coast