Flamingo $5 Las Vegas Casino Chip, First issue, R-6, 1946. ...
The Pink Flamingo first opened on December 26, 1946, but, with the hotel still under construction, there weren't enough rooms for the out of state guests, causing the opening gala to flop. By January 16, 1947, they were closed. It reopened to stay in March 1947 as the Fabulous Flamingo with the hotel complete and is still going strong today, the oldest resort on the strip. Though thought by many people to be the first on the strip, the Flamingo was really the third to open, following the El Rancho Vegas and the Last Frontier. The popular films Ocean's Eleven and Viva Las Vegas were both filmed there.
Condition: About New. In excellent condition for a sixty-four year old clay composition chip. Some expected tarnish to the brass with one spot on the 50. Much nicer than most examples.
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