Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall, a lesser-known hotel that might be considered a poor cousin among Las Vegas’ glittering resorts, will close its doors Feb. 4, but not before a farewell bash at Drai’s, an after-hours club long popular with the all-night party crowd.
The final blowout will begin at 10 p.m. Feb. 3, three hours earlier than the club’s usual opening hour, and continue until 8 a.m. Feb. 4.
Local entertainers including male strippers the Chippendales and hypnotist Anthony Cools will walk the red carpet as the doors open for the final time. Owner Victor Drai – who also operates both Tryst and XS at the Wynn – will be on hand to greet guests.
Drai’s, with its 1 a.m. opening, served a niche audience for 15 years. When it premiered, the hotel in which it is housed at Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard was called the Barbary Coast.