The Cromwell opened on February 21, 2014. It is owned by Caesars Entertainment and uses the company’s Total Rewards card. The Cromwell is on the property that was once home to Barbary Coast. It was acquired by Caesars Entertainment in 2007 and renamed Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall, which closed in February 2013 to make way for The Cromwell.
The original name for the new resort was to be Gansevoort. A licensing issue in Massachusetts exposed a potentially problematic relationship with the Gansevoort name, which is used for a boutique hotel in New York City. It was dropped in favor of the Cromwell. The Cromwell is a boutique hotel. This has become the new theme for Las Vegas. It is anchored by Drai’s, a night and day club located on the roof of the hotel.
Casino at The Cromwell
The casino at The Cromwell is very small. It is just 17,200 square feet. This is one of the smallest on the Las Vegas Strip. Most of the games have low returns compared to other casinos in Las Vegas. The video poker is typical of Las Vegas Strip properties owned by Caesars Entertainment, as are the slot selections and returns.
Blackjack at The Cromwell
The blackjack rules at The Cromwell are mostly poor. There are eight $15-$2,000 single deck blackjack tables that pay 6-5 on a natural. These allow players to double down on any two cards but not after splitting. There are 17 6-5 eight-deck shoe blackjack tables. The limits are $10-$2,000. These allow double down on any two cards, double down after splitting and surrender. The dealer hits a soft 17.
There are four eight-deck games in the back of the casino that pay 3-2 on blackjack with the same rules as the 6-5 shoe game. The minimum at these tables is $25. Players willing to bet at least $100 will find stay on 17 shoe games in the high limit area. There is also $100-$10,000 baccarat in the high limit area.
Other Table Games at The Cromwell
There are four $10-$3,000 craps tables at The Cromwell. Odds are the standard 3-4-5.
Other table games featured at The Cromwell include:
- Double Zero Roulette: $10-$500 (4)
- Casino War: $5-$1,000 (1)
- Three Card Poker: $5-$300 (5)
- Big Wheel: $2-$200 (1)
- Texas Hold’em Bonus: $5-$200 (1)
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em: $5-$200 (1)
- Crazy4Poker: $5-$100 (1)
- Mississippi Stud: $5-$100 (1)
- High Card Flush: $5-$300 (1)
- Double Draw Poker: $5-$100 (1)
- Let it Ride: $5-$200 (1)
- Pai Gow Poker: $15-$3,000 (2)
- Baccarat: $25-$5,000 (2)
There is also a double odds Shoot to Win Craps machine on the main floor that has a $5 minimum bet.
Hotel at The Cromwell
The Cromwell offers just 188 hotel rooms. There are two basic room types and three suites. All of the basic rooms are 360 square feet. There is a Deluxe and a Luxury trim. Both come with either one king or two kings. Rates start at $199 during the week and $329 on weekends.
The Parlour Suite is a 723 square foot room with a separate seating area and oversized bathroom. The other suites are 1,411 or 1,730 square feet. Rates start at $659 during the week and $799 on weekends.
Restaurants & Bars at The Cromwell
The Giada restaurant is the only dining option at Cromwell. It is Italian cuisine that is open for lunch, dinner and late night.
There are two casino bars with video poker. There is also a lounge area just off the main casino floor. Drai’s Nightclub is the hot spot at the Cromwell. It was one of the few features to survive the transition from Bill’s Gamblin Hall and The Cromwell. It is a day club during the hotter times of the year. The Drai’s After Hour has become one of the hottest nightclub experiences in Las Vegas.
The Cromwell Location
The Cromwell is located at the northeast corner of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard. Access to the property is on Flamingo Road. The closest monorail station is at the rear of the Flamingo Casino.