The Flamingo poker room on the Las Vegas Strip has closed its doors for good
Caesars Entertainment, the company that owns the WSOP, has only two poker rooms left in Las Vegas after closing the Flamingo poker room. The remaining two poker rooms are located at Bally’s and Caesar’s Palace.
Bally’s and Flamingo’s poker rooms were closed during the WSOP so that employees could be used to cover an employee shortage at the Rio. Both were scheduled to open today, but only Bally reopened at 10 a.m.
A representative from Caesars has confirmed the definitive closure of CardsChat.
Caesar’s has just announced that Bally’s and Paris are the new home of the WSOP. They are adjacent to each other on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Flamingo’s 11-table poker room was one of the few rooms in Las Vegas closed by Caesars in March 2020, when casinos were forced to close. The Rio and the Linq have never reopened. Planet Hollywood, which reopened in fall 2020, closed permanently in July.
A dozen poker rooms have closed at properties across the Las Vegas Valley since that fateful month, including the Mirage, Binion’s, Palace Station and Green Valley Ranch.
The Flamingo, which was purchased by Harrah’s in 2005 (Harrah’s later became Caesar’s Entertainment), has been playing poker games on pink felt tables on the Strip for decades. Famously built by Bugsy Seigel, the Flamingo opened in 1946, but the last of the original structure was demolished in 1993.
There are still plenty of options for playing poker on the Strip, including the Bellagio, Wynn, Venetian, Caesars Palace, and Aria. That’s over 100 tables between them.