Flamingo Hilton Hotel and
The Flamingo is famous among other
reasons, for being the resort that Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel opened in
1946. There are a lot of 'firsts' associated with this property. This
was one of the first resorts on what has become known as the Las Vegas
Strip. The El Rancho Vegas and the New Frontier, preceded it. It was
the first 'luxury' hotel-casino. Although some may dispute the
particulars, it was also the first 'mob' owned property in Las Vegas.
It was acquired by the Hilton Hotel
chain in 1970.