Flamingo Hotel and
Casino: 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. (the Strip)
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The Flamingo Hilton Hotel and Casino is a landmark
location for Sin City’s infancy. It was opened in 1946
when Las Vegas was blossoming. The Flamingo’s founding
father, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was an infamous mobster
who met his end in 1947. Bugsy was pivotal in bringing
about the gambling and glamour to Las Vegas;
transforming it from the dusty little Nevada town it
used to be.
Bugsy Siegel is said to haunt the Presidential Suite at
the Flamingo. Ever since his violent end in 1947, dozens
of visitors to the Presidential Suite have reported
seeing his specter hanging around the pool table or in
the bathroom. Bugsy Siegel personally selected the
green-colored bidet, linoleum, and toilets for the
bathroom. He felt that the soothing pistachio green was
a very ‘classy’ color.
Bugsy also designed the Presidential Suite to have
bullet-proof windows and five exits. Most were hidden
passageways. All of these precautions, however, were for
nothing. He was gunned down at his girlfriend’s home in
Beverly Hills. It was never determined who fired the
bullets. While Bugsy died in California, his spirit
returned to a place that was important to him in
life—the Flamingo in Las Vegas.
Also, guests lounging by the pool late in the less
crowded hours of the late evening have seen his ghost.
His spirit is seemingly not restricted to these two
locations, however, as a cleaning lady reportedly quit
her job after seeing him on the fifth floor.
The Flamingo pool where Siegel's spirit
has been seen.
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