Who Opened the Flamingo Casino?


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A gambling magnate and crime boss named Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel is responsible for founding the Flamingo Las Vegas, a luxury resort hotel and casino that was opened in 1946 and is still operational as of 2015. Bugsy Siegel is often credited as being one of the founders of modern Las Vegas as a gambling and resort destination, thanks in part to his role in founding the Flamingo.

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Who Opened the Flamingo Casino?
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The Flamingo Las Vegas was the first luxury resort in that city, which has since become synonymous with financial excess and luxury. In that sense, Siegel may be credited with helping to set the tone for the city that Las Vegas has become.

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