Cromwell Returns, Completing Las Vegas Strip Reopening

The Cromwell reopened on October 29. It was the last closed Las Vegas Strip casino. The property, once known as Barbary Coast and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall, is owned by Caesars Entertainment. 

The property is now restricted to those 21 years of age and older. An exception is made for GIADA patrons. That restaurant is open on Friday and Saturday nights. 

We visited the property on the afternoon of the 30th. This is what we found. There is a photo gallery at the bottom of the post. 

The Cromwell is known for its improved gambling over other Las Vegas Strip casinos. Players will still find $10 3:2 blackjack and $25 single zero roulette. Craps offers 100 times odds. 

There is one major difference. The bank of quarter full pay games were removed from the floor. These machines offered games like Not-so-ugly Deuces Wild, as well as 9/6 Bonus Poker Deluxe and Jacks or Better. The best game video poker game I found now is 7/5 Bonus Poker. It is offered at $1 and higher denominations. 

Table games and limits

  • Craps: $10
  • Double deck blackjack: $25
  • Eight-deck blackjack hit soft 17: $10 (same minimum 3:2 and 6:5)
  • Six-deck blackjack stand on all 17’s: $100
  • Single zero roulette: $25
  • Double zero roulette: $10
  • Baccarat: $10
  • Crazy4Poker: $5
  • Free Bet Blackjack 6:5 : $10
  • Fortune Pai Gow Poker: $10
  • High Card Flush: $5
  • Mississippi Stud: $5
  • Three Card Poker: $5
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em: $5

There are three $1 video table games. The machines are bubble craps, double zero roulette and 6:5 blackjack. 

There is some other news out of Cromwell beyond the gaming. Eatwell had some good specials that included the Barbary Dogs. Those are no longer available. The Eatwell menu is limited to a few items right now. It opens at 6am daily. It closes at 5pm Thursday through Sunday and 9pm Monday through Wednesday. 

Drai’s After Hours cannot reopen in its normal capacity as a nightclub. It modified its floor and is now Drai’s Lounge

We checked out the other Caesars properties in the area while we were there. The minimum bet for a 3:2 blackjack game at Flamingo, Harrah’s and Linq is $25. Harrah’s and Linq had some $5 proprietary table games on this Friday afternoon. The options with that minimum included Crazy4Poker and High Card Flush. The Flamingo games had a $10 minimum. 

One other note from this trip involves Casino Royale. The table games are still not there. I spoke to employees on the floor. I did not get the impression that status is changing anytime soon. 

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