Flamingo Las Vegas

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Flamingo Las Vegas
Flamingo Las Vegas - view from the Las Vegas Strip 2017
Flamingo Las Vegas - view from the Las Vegas Strip 2017
Location United StatesUnited States Las Vegas
opening December 26, 1946
theme Caribbean / South Beach
room 3,545
Casino area 8,640 m²
Shows George Wallace
Donny and Marie Osmond
Restaurants Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
owner Caesars Entertainment
Website Flamingo Las Vegas
Flamingo Las Vegas logo

The Flamingo Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the famous Strip in Las Vegas , Nevada , USA . It is owned by Caesars Entertainment . The casino has an area of ​​around 7,200 m² and the hotel has 3,626 rooms. The area around the hotel is 61,000 m² and laid out in a Caribbean style. There is a flamingo enclosure in the middle of the complex.


In 1941, Bugsy Siegel , a Kosher Nostra from the Bugs and Meyer Mob environment, came to southern Nevada because, unlike other states in the USA, gambling was legal there. At that time there were only two arcades in Las Vegas, El Rancho and Frontier . When Siegel's attempt to acquire a stake in El Rancho failed, he bought himself and his partners into an existing project that had been led by Billy Wilkerson from 1945 until its financial resources ran out. Siegel was initially certain that the construction costs would not exceed a million US dollars. When the casino opened on December 26, 1946, the actual construction costs had grown to more than six times. With its 105 rooms at the time, the Flamingo Hotel was named the most luxurious hotel in the world. It stood seven miles from downtown, off US Highway 91 .

When it was alleged that Siegel had transferred two million US dollars, which were intended for the construction of the hotel, to a numbered account in Switzerland , it resulted in his murder in 1947. Gus Greenbaum took over the flamingo ; the hotel was further completed and expanded from the original 105 to 200 guest rooms. The name of the hotel has been The Fabulous Flamingo since March 11, 1947 . The hotel made $ 4 million in profits by the end of 1947.

The Flamingo boasted opulent shows and a splendid program. It was known for its comfortable, air-conditioned rooms, beautiful gardens and swimming pools. The hotel also offered “complete adventure trips” that didn't just consist of gambling. The "Champagne Tower" opened in 1950, but was demolished in 1967 when the hotel complex was enlarged. In 1967, Kirk Kerkorian acquired the company. In 1972 the Flamingo was bought by the Hilton Corporation and renamed the Flamingo Hilton in 1974 . On December 14, 1993, the last section of the original Flamingo Hotel was demolished and the garden moved to the side.

In September 1999, the Flamingo was separated from the Hilton Group and the building was renamed Flamingo Las Vegas . To support the Caribbean flair in the hotel, a restaurant from Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville chain opened in the house in 2004 . In 2005, Harrah’s Entertainment bought the Hilton gaming division, including the Flamingo . Harrah's was in turn taken over by Caesars Entertainment in 2006 and was absorbed, the name Harrah's Entertainment was replaced by Caesars Entertainment .


From January 1996 to July 2000 the show "Great Radio City Music Hall Spectacular" ran with the "Radio City Rockettes" and Susan Anton as showmaster . With over 5,000 performances, it became one of the longest running productions in Las Vegas. After Susan Anton left, the show continued with Dorothy Hamill for a short time and was then discontinued.

In 2006 Toni Braxton replaced Gladys Knight , whose show had been running at the hotel since 1997. Because of health problems, Braxton left the contract early in April 2008. Since September 2008 Donny and Marie Osmond appear with their show in the Flamingo .


The 1960 film Frankie and his cronies is set in the Flamingo. Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas temporarily move into a room in the hotel. The 1991 film Bugsy tells the story of Bugsy Siegel (played by Warren Beatty ) and the building history of the Flamingo.

Web links

Commons : Flamingo Las Vegas  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. The Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas

Coordinates: 36 ° 6 ′ 57.5 ″  N , 115 ° 10 ′ 17.9 ″  W.