If you’re looking to try your luck in Las Vegas’ latest swanky casino, the Cromwell is open for business.
Caesars Entertainment Corp., owner of the renovated resort at Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, opened the Cromwell’s 40,000-square-foot casino floor at 4 p.m. today, spokeswoman Celena Haas said.
The casino has 434 slot machines and 66 table games.
Some of the hotel’s 188 rooms also are open to “invited guests,” said Haas, who could not confirm exactly how many rooms are now available. She said booking for all rooms starts May 21.
The 12-story resort, dwarfed by neighbors the Flamingo, Caesars Palace and the Bellagio, will feature a rooftop pool, Drai’s day and nightclubs, and celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis’ first restaurant, Giada’s.
The clubs and restaurants are expected to open Memorial Day weekend, when the whole resort opens, Haas said.
Caesars shuttered the property, then known as Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, an Old West-style hotel, in February 2013, with plans to renovate and rebrand it.
The Las Vegas-based casino giant initially teamed with Gansevoort Hotel Group, of New York, to reopen Bill’s as the Gansevoort, but Caesars cut ties with the company after facing scrutiny by Massachusetts gambling regulators in a separate deal.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission raised questions about Caesars’ licensing agreement with a subsidiary of Gansevoort, saying a Gansevoort investor had been under scrutiny, though not charged, over alleged ties to Russian organized crime.
Caesars unveiled plans for the Cromwell in January. The renovation is costing $185 million.