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Flamingo Las Vegas Guest Reaps $1.2 Million Wheel of Fortune Windfall

The progressive jackpots seem to be coming fast and furious on The Strip these days. A lucky Wheel of Fortune player, from Texas, won $1.2 million at Flamingo Las Vegas on Jan. 3, 2013. Well, that’s not entirely true. They actually won $1,264,172.64. In case you’re not familiar with the term, “progressive” slot machines are….

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Another Staggering Success: Winners Named in World Series of Beer Pong 2013

The World Series of Beer Pong (WSOBP) was held at Flamingo Las Vegas, Jan. 1-5, 2013, and the winners of the competition, Timothy Findley and Mike Seivert, won $50,000 in prize money for their expert trash talk and ball handling. Findley and Seivert, who hail from Sacramento, California, played under the team name “Drinkin Smokin….

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Donny & Marie’s Hit Show Extended at Flamingo Vegas

Donny & Marie, the Las Vegas Strip’s favorite (and possibly only) brother-sister headlining duo, have extended their residency at Flamingo Las Vegas through 2013. The Donny & Marie show was recently voted the “Best Show” in Las Vegas by the readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The Review-Journal’s readers also bestowed kudos for “Best All-Around….

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May Auld Acquaintance Be Remembered, Somewhat: New Year’s Eve on the Las Vegas Strip

We’ll say it right up front. We’ve never gotten “Auld Lang Syne.” Translated, it means “Old Long Since,” which doesn’t exactly make us scream, “It’s a new year, let’s party!” We do, however, want to remember our Las Vegas acquaintances, old and new, so we’ve slapped together some images we captured from the New Year’s….

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World Series of Beer Pong Returns to Flamingo Vegas

The world’s largest, longest-running beer pong tournament is back! Flamingo Las Vegas hosts the suds-soaked event, Jan. 1-5, 2013. Think there’s something funny about a World Series of Beer Pong? Would you take it more seriously if we mentioned the competition will pay out more than $65,000 in prize money? Thought so! Beer pong trivia:….

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Happy Birthday, Flamingo Las Vegas

On Dec. 26, 1946, Flamingo Las Vegas opened its doors for the first time. The Flamingo originally cost $6 million. The hotel, and Las Vegas, have undergone a few changes since 1946. For many around the world, the iconic Flamingo symbolizes the essence of Las Vegas. A true classic.

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Las Vegas Blog Nails Miss Universe (Prediction)

We were delighted, but not surprised, to hear Miss USA Olivia Culpo captured the Miss Universe crown at Planet Hollywood on Dec. 19, 2012. Mainly because this blog predicted the contest’s outcome way back in June. See our incredible exhibition of prescience for yourself! Culpo beat out 88 competitors, several of whom we photographed at….

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“Legends in Concert” Tribute Show Lands New Home at Flamingo Las Vegas

The best Las Vegas tribute show this blog has personally ever seen, “Legends in Concert,” will soon be taking up residence at Flamingo Las Vegas, beginning in Feb. 2013. After a successful, four-year run, the show’s last performance at its current venue, Harrah’s Las Vegas, will be Dec. 30, 2012. Prior to Harrah’s, starting in….

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Margaritaville Casino at Flamingo Las Vegas Sprouts a New People-Watching Perch

Recent improvements outside the Margaritaville Casino at Flamingo Las Vegas have resulted in a prime new spot for people-watching on the Las Vegas Strip. The new patio area, just outside the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar, has tables and seating, perfect for checking out the non-stop action on The Strip. Recent construction has also widened the….

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The High Roller Observation Wheel Really Has Legs

We were giddy to receive news yesterday that massive parts of the High Roller observation wheel, the crown jewel of the even-more-massive Linq project, had arrived at the construction site behind the former O’Shea’s casino. The outsized segments, complete with inner scaffolding and ladders, will be assembled to form the support legs of the 550-foot….

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Susan Boyle’s Got Talent, Donny Osmond’s Got Heart

This week at Flamingo Las Vegas, a very talented performer got to live out her dream. Appropriate, since Susan Boyle became a worldwide phenomenon with her stunning performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” on “Britain’s Got Talent.” Oh, come on, let’s watch the 100-million-views-plus video again. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxPZh4AnWyk] On Oct. 17, 2012, Susan Boyle joined Donny….

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Battle of the Observation Wheels May Be On Hold

It was looking, for a minute, like an epic battle between two competing Las Vegas observation wheels, the High Roller in The Linq and another called SkyVue at the south end of The Strip. Now, it’s looking like the battle might be on hold. SkyVue has taken some hits in the media in recent weeks,….

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Nathan Burton Magic Show Closes at Flamingo Las Vegas

Nathan Burton’s magic show at Flamingo Las Vegas has closed after four years at the Strip hotel. The longtime headliner opened at Flamingo Vegas in 2008, and has been performing on the Strip even as far back as 1999 when he appeared as one of the featured performers in “Showgirls of Magic.” Many American’s became….

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Today’s Thing We Wish We Had Our Mouth On

Technically, the first day of fall was Sep. 22, but this blog doesn’t play by society’s (or the Autumnal Equinox’s) rules, so we’re going to drag out the summer as long as humanly possible, thanks. Here’s today’s way of squeezing every last bit out of summer: Spiked Sno Cones at Margaritaville at Flamingo Las Vegas…..

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A Moment to Remember Andy Williams

We, like many, were saddened to hear about the passing of Andy Williams, who died on Sep. 25, 2012. The singer had a 75-year career in show business, and for people like this blog, his voice will forever be intertwined with some of our fondest memories, especially around the holidays. Perhaps not surprisingly, Andy Williams….

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