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The Nevada Gaming Control Board approved the deal that swaps the Barbary Coast hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip for 24 acres of land located near Boyd Gaming's 'Echelon Place' site.

Harrah's had been trying to grab the site for years and Boyd finally relented last year. Harrah's is expected to include the Barbary site in any Strip re-development master plan, though that may have been slowed down due to the company being taken private.

Along with the sale, the Barbary Coast will be changing its name to 'Bill's Gambling Hall and Saloon'. The award winning restaurant 'Michael's' will be moving to the South Point down the road.

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February 10, 2007 8:57 AM Posted by Brett

While I understand the tribute, this name just seems so dull to me. Guess it won't matter much if the private equity firm follows through with whatever Harrah's "master plan" is supposed to be, as it is somewhat likely that this property may no longer exist.

February 11, 2007 11:35 PM Posted by mike_ch

In other Harrah's news, tonight (Sun) a fire broke out at Harrah's on the 5th floor. Floors 5 and 6 were evac'ed and are still offline right now. Sprinklers went off as planned so those two floors are a mess of smoke and water right now.

It seems this started with a maid cart going up in flames.

February 11, 2007 11:40 PM Posted by Hunter

Sounds like that scene from Ghostbusters with Venkeman and Stanz in the hotel.

March 7, 2007 5:47 PM Posted by detroit1051

Is there anyone who likes the name, "Bill's Gamblin' Hall and Saloon?"