Flamingo is located in the center of the Las Vegas Strip and is one of the oldest continuously running casinos in the world. It opened on December 26, 1946. It was opened under the direction of Bugsy Siegel until it later became a Hilton and was spun off into Park Place Entertainment. Today, it is currently owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment. Flamingo is situated between Linq and The Cromwell. It is a center stop on the Las Vegas Monorail.
The casino floor at Flamingo is 77,000 square feet. The blackjack games range from terrible to slightly above average. There are thirteen 6-5 single deck blackjack games that only allow double down on the first two cards. Bet limits are $10-$2,000 at these tables. The party pit spreads fifteen shoe blackjack games that pay 6-5 on a natural. Players may double after splitting and surrender. Limits are $10-$1000 in these games. The dealer hits a soft 17 in these games.
There are 10 eight deck blackjack games that pay 3-2. These tables offer the same rules as the 6-5 shoe games.
There are three $25-$3,000 double deck blackjack games. Players may double down on any two cards but not after splitting. The dealer also hits a soft 17 in this game.
The best blackjack game is in the high limit area. It is a six deck shoe game. Players may double any two cards and after the split. Surrender is also available. The dealer stays on all 17s in this game. The bet limit is $100-$10,000 at these tables. Baccarat with a $100 minimum is also spread in the high limit salon.
There are two video versions of table games. A Shoot to Win Craps machine offers double odds and bets between $3 and $500. Rapid Roulette is spread with a $2.50 minimum. This game has a video screen for bets but offers a live dealer and wheel. Other standard, live table games include:
Margaritaville is located just next door and spreads blackjack at a dozen tables. Half have a $10 minimum and pay 6-5 on a natural. The 3-2 tables have a $15 minimum bet.
Flamingo spreads 11 tables in its poker room. The main games are 1/2 No Limit Texas Hold’em and 2/4 Fixed Limit Hold’em. There are five $50 No Limit Texas Hold’em tournaments held daily. There is a sports book in the rear of the casino.
The hotel at Flamingo offers 3,626 rooms. There are room options for all price points. The resort fee is $22 per night and includes wireless internet and access to the pool. The resort fee is waived to Total Rewards members with a tier of Platinum or higher.
Flamingo allows pets to stay at the hotel. Pets are an additional $40 per night and must be less than 50 pounds.
FAB Deluxe – This base room is 350 square feet and offers one king bed. It starts at $32 per night during the week and $63 on weekends. Two queens are $10 more per night. Rooms with a view are $20 additional per night.
Flamingo Mini Suite – The mini suites are 550 square feet. Rates start at $63 during the week and $94 on weekends. A Strip view is $30 more per night.
Neapolitan Suite – These one bedroom suites are 700 square feet. Rates start at $232 during the week and $265 on weekends.
Cosmopolitan Suite – This 800 square foot one bedroom suite offers plush linens and an oversized bathroom that includes a whirlpool tub. Rates start at $650 per night.
Metropolitan Suite – This is the largest hotel room available at Flamingo. It measures 1,500 square feet. It offers three rooms, including a separate entertainment area and bedroom. Rates start at $760 per night.
Flamingo’s dining options are more on the casual side. Suits are not required for any of the restaurants.
Center Cut Steakhouse is the flagship restaurant. It offers a wide variety of steak and seafood options. Margaritaville is the Jimmy Buffet themed restaurant. Carlos N Charlie’s is a great Mexican option. There is also a buffet and food court.
There are three casino bars. Center Cut offers an upscale lounge. Margaritaville is a Key West themed bar connected to Flamingo. There are many tavern options located in Linq just north of the property.
Flamingo is located on Las Vegas Boulevard between The Linq and The Cromwell. Access is only available at the rear of the property. Go east from the Strip on Flamingo and make the first left to get to valet and the parking deck. There is also a Las Vegas Monorail stop at Flamingo.
The Linq is the newest attraction at Flamingo. It is a large shopping and dining area just north of Flamingo. It features the High Roller observation wheel, which overlooks the Strip at 550 feet.
Several shows call Flamingo home. Donnie and Marie and Olivia Newton-John are the musical headliners. Legends in Concert is a tribute show. X Burlesque is an adults-only show that also offers a behind the scenes university on Saturdays for women.
Vinnie Favorito is the resident comedian. Each of his shows is unique. Think of them as an audience roast with new victims each night.