teddys
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December 1st, 2012 at 10:04:02 AM permalink
Bill's is a dump and ripe for an overhaul. That's all I'll say about that. Nothing against anyone who works there.
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mwalz9
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December 1st, 2012 at 10:40:02 AM permalink
Im a guy who lives in West Virginia and only makes $40,000/yr. I love to gamble for fun, but I also gamble responsibly on a budget. I've been to Vegas 5 times. I loved going to OSheas and Bills and now both are gone, forever to be replaced by places that will definitely cost more for a flea like me. Where am I supposed to go now? Casino Royale. Vegas needs to understand, the Fleas need places to go too. All they are going to do is drive me away from the strip and to downtown.
ten2win
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December 1st, 2012 at 10:49:32 AM permalink
Quote: mwalz9

All they are going to do is drive me away from the strip and to downtown.


There's nothing wrong with that.
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7craps
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December 1st, 2012 at 11:03:11 AM permalink
There goes one of the the best strip parking spots for a year.

From their website
"Billís Gambliní Hall & Saloon Will Temporarily Close

Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon will temporarily close on Feb. 4, 2013 to accommodate
a major renovation that will convert the property to a boutique lifestyle hotel and casino.
Final room reservations can now be made through Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.

The renovated hotel and casino is expected to open in early 2014, under a new name,
and will include the addition of a rooftop pool as well as a dayclub/nightclub managed by Drai Management Group.
The conversion also includes the complete remodeling of the guest rooms,
casino floor and common areas, the addition of a new second floor restaurant,
and construction of the 65,000 square foot rooftop pool and dayclub/nightclub.

From all of us at Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon,
we would like to thank you for your patronage and we look forward to you joining us during our final days.
It is our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your visit when we return to the Las Vegas Strip with a fully re-imagined hotel experience."
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CrystalMath
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December 1st, 2012 at 11:40:21 AM permalink
It's a shame. Casino Royale should have gotten the axe in my opinion.
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terapined
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December 1st, 2012 at 1:11:43 PM permalink
I love Bills. I am not big on gambling but I love playing games and love playing poker no limit texas holdem cash game. Bills has the cheapest cash game on the strip 50 cent 1 dollar blinds. Everybody else is 1-2 or higher. I allways played my poker at Bills because I play for fun and entertainment. I have stayed there and the hotel rooms do need a big upgrade. Nice thing about staying at Bills, right in the middle of the strip, great location.
Will miss Bills.
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MidwestAP
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December 1st, 2012 at 5:52:31 PM permalink
Barbary Coast (before it was Bills) was the very first place I ever placed a casino bet back in the mid 80's. I drove in from Santa Barbara with some friends and arrived around 9 in the morning. Parked at BC and came down to the elevator that dumped you right into the middle of the casino (with a small bank of the old single play VP right there). I think I put $0.25 in one machine and then went and played $3 BJ. I remember not knowing what the cut card was the first time they handed it to me. Also remember being chided for all the common rookie mistakes (trying to hand cash to the dealer, using both hands to hold the cards, etc.)

Later as I learned more I still went back there because of a great double deck pitch game. I haven't played much there at all since CET took over. Regardless I have great memories of the crappy tap beer they use to pour and the sweaty BJ they offered. This was one place that I sometimes would kick back and have some fun and not take AP too seriously when with friends since the stakes were so low. And then then there is Drais and the women who would line up to go downstairs, too much fun!

In a weird way I'll miss that place!
Nareed
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December 1st, 2012 at 5:53:33 PM permalink
Quote: mwalz9

All they are going to do is drive me away from the strip and to downtown.



So? Downtown has better gambling than the Strip, especially for low-rollers. $3 and $5 craps with 5X is common, and the VP is much better.

The really big question is where they'll relocate the discount ticket place that was Bill's main draw?
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mwalz9
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December 1st, 2012 at 5:56:21 PM permalink
Yea...but I liked Bills because of the location AND cheap gambling. I could stay at the Flamingo for instance. Walk right out the door and into Bill's and gamble for hours with $200 tops, then walk right outside with the wife and see the Bellagio Fountains. Ive known you could gamble low limit craps and BJ in downtown and have done that too, but its the location an limits I'm going to miss. Plus, Big Elvis singing in the background while Im playing. I loved BILLS!
mwalz9
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December 1st, 2012 at 5:59:54 PM permalink
You could ALWAYS count on $5 tables at Bills, Osheas, and Casino Royale. Even on a Friday or Saturday night 8pm-2am. Those places on the strip are coming few and far between.

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