Flamingo

Area: Strip
  • Oldest casino on the Strip.
  • Originally built by famous mobster, Benny "Bugsy" Siegel. (It's been torn down and rebuilt since.)
  • Standard Strip accommodations, spas, tennis courts, dining and entertainment.
  • Hosts a lush garden with live penguins, flamingos, and ducks.
  • Near Ballys, Paris, and Caesars Palace.

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7 responses to “Flamingo”


  1. Steve the Texan said:

    Jacqueline,
    Yes, those rooms do exist at the Flamingo. You may have to pay slightly more, though, and it's a good idea to make your request at the time of reservation.


  2. Jacqueline said:

    I am looking for an updated room wirh a view of the Strip
    Will I be able to find that here?


  3. Chris in Texas said:

    Thanks for the heads-up Steve. I also noticed some YouTube videos of "sexy blackjack" at a few other casinos but it looks like the Flamingo has the most....wonder how the videographer got away with taping it though.

    I can't stand 6:5 odds at blackjack so I usually just stick to the slots.


  4. Steve the Texan said:

    Sexy blackjack, Chris. It's kind of the popular gimmick of the moment throughout Las Vegas. You'll find variations of it not only at the Flamingo, but at casinos all up and down the Strip and Downtown. It goes on every day -- sometimes all day, sometimes only at night, depending upon the casino -- and probably will until the novelty of it wears off.

    Don't be lured in solely by a scantily clad hottie dancing behind the tables, though. Often the blackjack games at those tables are that damned 6:5 payout, which is a sucker's game. But if table rules are fair and blackjacks pay at 3:2 like they should... hey, sit down and enjoy the scenery.


  5. Chris in Texas said:

    Steve, I'm not sure this an appropriate thing to ask, but I just came across a video on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRa2MsQOF20&list=FL36n_LMcajwkOzIxe_lmjvg&index=1) that shows what appears to be dancers on a stage in the middle of the blackjack area at the Flamingo. WHat is this, and is that an everyday thing or is it just for special occasions like the CES?

    As always, looking forward to my next trip to Las Vegas.


  6. Steve the Texan said:

    Chris, you can't really go wrong with either of those choices, but for what you're looking for I'd lean more toward the Flamingo. It's located smack in the middle of the Strip and has maybe the best pool scene for a hotel in its price range. The crowd is perhaps slightly older than that typically found at New York New York, but not too much so.

    Both places frequently make special deals available, so keep an eye on our Bargains page as you begin making plans for reservations.


  7. chris said:

    Hi guys, im coming to vegas end of june and cant decide on a hotel. new york has been recomended and flamingo. Im only going to get a few hours sleep in the room so just looking for a hotel with a fun pool for day time. love a good drink and music. Please help me out thanks

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