Flamingo Las Vegas

The Flamingo Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the famous Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. It is owned by the company Caesars Entertainment. The casino has an area of ​​about 7,200 m², the hotel consists of 3,626 rooms. The scenery around the hotel is 61,000 square meters in size and designed in Caribbean style. Inside the property there is a flamingo enclosure.


1941, Bugsy Siegel, a Kosher Nostra from the environment of the Bugs and Meyer Mob to Southern Nevada, since there was gambling, unlike other states in the United States legally. At that time there were only two in Las Vegas casinos, the El Rancho and the Frontier. As Siegel attempt failed, to participate in the El Rancho, he bought himself and his partner in an already existing project, which was led by Billy Wilkerson since 1945 until its financial resources were scarce. Siegel was initially ensure that the construction costs would be no more than one million U.S. dollars. When the casino was opened on December 26, 1946, the actual construction costs had grown to more than six times. The Flamingo Hotel was awarded with his then 105 rooms to the most luxurious hotel in the world. It was seven miles from the city center, near the U.S. Highway 91

As has been argued that Siegel had two million dollars that were intended to build the hotel, transferred to a numbered account in Switzerland, in 1947 his assassination meant. Gus Greenbaum took over the Flamingo; the hotel was further completed and also expanded from the original 97 to 200 guest rooms. The hotel's name was since March 11, 1947 The Fabulous Flamingo. The hotel achieved until the end of 1947 a profit of four million dollars.

The Flamingo boasted opulent shows and magnificent program. It was known for its comfortable, air-conditioned rooms, its beautiful gardens and swimming pool. The hotel offer also resulted in " complete adventure travel ", which consisted not only of gambling. 1950 opened the " Champagne Tower". 1967 Kirk Kerkorian acquired the company. In 1972, the Flamingo by the Hilton Corporation was acquired and renamed in 1974 in Flamingo Hilton. On December 14, 1993, the last section of the original Flamingo hotel was demolished and the garden was moved to the side.

In September 1999, the Flamingo by the Hilton group was separated, and the building was given its name Flamingo Las Vegas. In order to support the Caribbean flair at the hotel, opened in 2004 in the house of Jimmy Buffett's chain restaurant Margaritaville. 2005 bought Harrah's Entertainment, the gaming division of Hilton, including the Flamingo.


Between January 1996 and July 2000, the show "Great Radio City Music Hall Spectacular " ran with the " Radio City Rockettes " and Susan Anton as master of ceremonies. With over 5,000 showings it became one of the most enduring productions in Las Vegas. Following the resignation of Susan Anton the show a short time with Dorothy Hamill was still on and was then adjusted.

2006 replaced Toni Braxton, Gladys Knight, whose show ran at the hotel since 1997. Due to health problems Braxton rose in April 2008 ahead of the contract. Since September 2008, Donny and Marie Osmond perform with her ​​show at the Flamingo.


The film Frankie and his cronies from the 1960s played at the Flamingo. Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas relate sometimes in one room at the hotel. The film Bugsy 1991 deals with the story of Bugsy Siegel (played by Warren Beatty ) and the architectural history of the Flamingo.