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Vegas Facts: Bugsy

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

Wed January 18, 2017 - National Edition
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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.