Bugsy Siegel Memorial

Mid-century popular culture

For years organized crime got no respect, but lately Las Vegas has been embracing the mob’s role in the city’s evolution with places like The Mob Museum and The Mob Bar doing brisk business.

If you believe the local lore – that mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was a visionary and driving force behind the genesis of what would become “The Las Vegas Strip” – then the Flamingo Hotel & Casino boasts an attraction just for you. The Bugsy Siegel Memorial!

Located next to a wedding chapel behind the casino where the original hotel once stood, the memorial was erected in 2010 to commemorate Siegel’s role in the development of Las Vegas, a fitting location considering it was The Flamingo – a casino & resort project that Siegel took over from entrepreneur Billy Wilkerson (the real visionary) – that started it all back in 1946-47.

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