Collectible Casino Tokens
Flamingo $1 Token
I know of five different Hilton hotels at or near the strip. Each one of them huge.Three of them were added just a couple of years ago at Resorts World, Las Vegas Blvd. and Sahara, where the Stardust used to be, almost, not quite. The famous, or is it infamous, Flamingo Hotel/casino. The 3rd oldest casino on the strip, still in business, and going strong. A checkered history all the same. It was started by Bugsy Siegel, the dapper lady's man who foresaw the development of the strip. His mobster backers allegedly got tired of cost over runs and his shenanigans with a famous actress. They did not want any unwanted publicity, and, as the word goes, put a contract on him and had him transported into a different world. The Flamingo is now called the "Flamingo Hilton". There is a wonderful park behind the hotel with, you guessed it, pink Flamingos. A little bit of Art Deco, a little bit of Streamline Modern, and a stop of the Monorail. Very easy access to other properties and the gigantic Las Vegas convention center.
To me their tokens hold a certain mystery. Bugsy was killed over this casino.
All tokens have been used in actual slot play at the casino and show various amounts of wear. See photo for condition.
All tokens are available from mounting in our Token Pocketwatches.