Vegas Facts: Bugsy

Bugsy Siegel named his casino the Flamingo after the long legs of his showgirl girlfriend.

📅   Wed January 18, 2017 - National Edition


On 26 December 1946, in Las Vegas, Nevada, mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel opened The Pink Flamingo Hotel & Casino at a total cost of six million dollars.
On 26 December 1946, in Las Vegas, Nevada, mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel opened The Pink Flamingo Hotel & Casino at a total cost of six million dollars.

Bugsy Siegel named his casino the Flamingo after the long legs of his showgirl girlfriend.