Gansevoort nevada Set to early open in 2014
The previous Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall (seen here) is being transformed completely into the Gansevoort Las Vegas for an earlier 2014 opening
Since the recession hit Las Vegas big time five years ago, it’s been an extended dry spell with no new casino openings. Several that have been partially built were then abandoned, although a few of those, such as the Echelon-now-Genting-Resorts-World, are on their long ago up.
Luxury Boutique Hotel Set to start in 2014
But before that behemoth is completed, a smaller but nonetheless very noticeable property will be making its first: the formerly tacky Barbary Coast-turned-Bill’s-Gamblin’-Hall that is being transformed in to the Gansevoort nevada for an early on 2014 opening.
The property in a prime property spot right opposite Caesars as well as the Bellagio, on the part of Flamingo and the Las Vegas Strip gets its makeover courtesy of Caesars Entertainment Corp. (whose spending habits, despite the greatest debt ratio in the gambling industry, makes any sugar daddy’s girlfriend look frugal) and W.A. Richardson Builders.
The property has a history that is interesting as so many gambling enterprises do on the Strip.
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Whenever casino impressario Michael Gaughan who also owns the equine stable-equipped South Point on the far south Strip first bought the 1.7 acre home straight back in 1979, he built the Barbary Coast on it, but perhaps not without jumping through some hurdles. After razing a run-down motel that sat on the site, Gaughan had to submit an application for unique licenses through the Clark County commissioners to do something unusual: add parking amounts above the ground-floor casino and below the three-story resort, as road parking was away from the question at the corner that is busy.