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Flamingo Las Vegas – Be Enticed to Stay, Play and Earn Rewards

How do happy guests describe the Flamingo Las Vegas experience? 

Reviewers have noted that “the Strip views are killer,” and that the pool is, “super chill and a lot of fun,” which are just some of the property’s visitor accolades. Before you get too busy at this famous center Strip property, learn about Caesars Rewards and start earning at the Flamingo casino.


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How to Earn Caesars Rewards at Flamingo Las Vegas

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Caesars offers two types of rewards. Tier Credit determines your player status at the resort: Gold, Platinum, Diamond or Seven Stars. Reward Credit determines how many points you have to spend at the Flamingo Las Vegas or other Caesars properties. 

Earn When you Book Your Room

For every Tier Credit earned you receive one Reward Credit. Tier Credits have no dollar value and each Reward Credit equals one cent. That means you would have to accumulate 100 Reward Credits to earn $1. Hotel guests receive one Tier Credit and one Reward Credit for every $1 spent on rooms and resort fees. Reservations must be booked on the hotel’s website.

Collect Rewards While Drinking, Dining and Enjoying Shows

Earn one Tier and one Reward Credit for every $1 spent at participating Flamingo restaurants. Accumulate credits at most bars on the property and when you buy tickets to a show. Popular at the Flamingo in 2022 are Piff the Magic Dragon, RuPaul and Wayne Newton.

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Shop and Earn

Does your dream vacation involve spending money outside the casino?

Earn Tier and Reward Credit at Flamingo when you buy anything from souvenirs and spirits to a whole new wardrobe. Earn and spend rewards at shops including Flamingo Wine & Spirits, the Promenade Gift Shop and the Margaritaville Retail Store. Earn one of each credit for every dollar spent.

Relax and Earn

One pool has a waterfall and slide, the other is a wild dayclub. Spend the day by the water and watch those points multiply. Earn one of each type of credit for every $1 spent on sundries, drinks and other purchases at the resort’s 15-acre Caribbean-style pool, which is closed for the season.

Guests can also use the fitness center, escape to the wildlife habitat and earn rewards while unwinding at the Spa at Flamingo.

Comps and Promotions

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Accumulate Comps on Gambling Machines

Players earn one Reward Credit and one Tier Credit for every $5 put through a slot machine at this Las Vegas hotel and casino. Put $500 through a slot machine and earn 100 credits, worth $1. For every $10 played on a video poker machine, players earn one Reward Credit and one Tier Credit. It takes longer to earn credits at video poker because the payout ratio is higher. Some machines are worth less, but those are clearly marked, according to the casino. 

How Comps are Calculated

In the long run, the house keeps a piece of every dollar a gambler puts at risk in a casino. That’s why employees at Las Vegas casinos are happy to offer rewards to loyal gamblers. Comps are based on the average dollar amount a player is expected to lose each day, known as average daily theoretical, or ADT. It’s the way a casino calculates what a player is worth to them. Slot machines are the most profitable way to raise your ADT. 

To calculate your ADT, the pit boss observes your play. He records how much you cashed in and out for, how long you stayed at the table and  how much you bet. Typically, an average bet of $25 a hand is required to have your play rated at a Las Vegas Strip hotel casino. One way in which ADT is determined is by the expected loss of the game, multiplied by how long you play multiplied by the size of your wager. In the end, the casino comes up with a dollar figure representing how much it expects you to lose each day, and comps you around 20 to 30% of that amount.

How to get More Comps

Remember to put your player’s card in the machine or hand it to the dealer, but not every time you’re in the casino. When you don’t plan to gamble long or invest much money, leave your card in your wallet. Here’s why: put $500 into play over five hours on Saturday, then blow off $50 before your flight on Sunday and you’ll ruin your good rating. Go ahead and play on Sunday, just don’t use your player’s card.

It may not be what you had planned, but you’ll earn the most comps by depleting your entire gambling budget in one day at the same casino. Gambling $600 during the same day will earn you a much higher rating and more free stuff than betting $200 in chips each day for three days.

Back-End Comps

Hotel and casino guests who gamble a lot can request comps, and sometimes they will be granted. Charge everything to your room and before checkout, go to the rewards desk and ask to speak to a casino host.  Ask them to review your play and see if he can remove any of your charges.

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Use a Casino Host

Think of your casino host as a concierge at a hotel. A host will remember the things that you like and get you good comps. Big betters are often pursued by casino hosts. If that hasn’t happened, a player can ask the rewards desk to check his play to see if he qualifies for one.

Line of Credit

Most large casinos, including the Flamingo, allow players to apply for a line of credit. This gives a player the freedom to gamble without carrying cash or being burdened by the constraints of daily ATM limits and fees.

The minimum amount that can be requested is $1000. The application is on the resort’s website. If approved, the casino gives you a marker that can be traded to the dealer for chips. Typically, a player has 30 days to pay off a marker, but the casino prefers you settle up before check-out.

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More Games and Rewards

  • Live Keno – One Reward Credit and one Tier Credit for every $3 
  • Racing – One Reward Credit and one Tier Credit for every $3
  • Sports – One Reward Credit and one Tier Credit for $5 in potential profit [up to 10x original bet]
  • Caesars Online Sportsbook – Available in Nevada
  • One Reward Credit and one Tier Credit for $5 in potential profit for up to 10x original bet

Always Take Advantage of Promotions

From time to time, Caesars Rewards offers multipliers, giving guests bonus credits for every dollar spent. In late December 2021, a 5x Tier Credit multiplier event meant anyone lucky enough to be at a Caesars property could rack up Tier Credits at record speed. The extra credits aren’t applied automatically. Make sure to register for all promotions. 

Reward Tiers

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How do I Spend my Rewards Credits?

  • At Caesars Rewards Center for a comp slip
  • For items in the Caesars Rewards eCatalog
  • For casino free play at a 2:1 ratio [200 Reward Credits = $1]
  • Show your Rewards Card to cash out at restaurants, bars, shops, and to buy tickets for shows 
  • Redeem rewards to pay for treatments at Voie Spa & Salon 
  • Submit your Caesars Rewards account number at check-in and use your credits towards your bill at check-out
  • Reward Credits for gift cards and in-room movies are redeemed at a 2:1 ratio

Protect your Rewards Credits

Stop using your rewards card for six months, and your credits expire, but you only need to earn a single credit at any Caesars’ property in the United States to remain active. However, your Tier Credits reset to zero every January.

Gold Tier

Guests automatically achieve Gold Tier status when they sign up for a player’s card. Each tier includes free or discounted rooms and one free night for every 5,000 credits earned.

Platinum Tier – 5,000 Credits

Reach platinum status fast when you earn 2,500 Tier Credits in one promotional day and collect a 5,000 credit bonus. Get free valet and self-parking, a 15% discount at casino gift shops and a three night stay at Atlantis, Paradise Island.

Diamond Tier – 15,000 Tier Credits

When you earn 5000 Tier Credits in a single promotional day, you will be awarded 10,000 bonus credits and realize diamond status in one day. This includes 15% off rooms, no resort fees, a $100 dining credit and free valet and self-parking. Diamond status also comes with two free nights at Caesars Palace Dubai and a four night stay at Atlantis, Paradise Island.

Diamond Plus – 25,000 Tier Credits

Diamond Plus comes with everything above and guarantees you a room in Las Vegas or Atlantic City with 72 hours notice.

Diamond Elite – 75,000 Tier Credits

Enjoy all the perks of the other tiers plus a $600 airline credit to Las Vegas.

Seven Stars Tier – 150,000 Tier Credits

Achieve Seven Stars Tier status and the benefits are tremendous. On top of everything already mentioned, upgrade to the best available room when you arrive and enjoy early check-in and late check-out. You’ll be treated to a $500 dining credit, a vacation with Norwegian Cruise Lines and a trip to one of Caesars Rewards destinations including up to $1200 for airfare and $500 for meals.

Games at Flamingo Casino

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Slots

Ready to put some miles on your Rewards Card? The casino floor at the Flamingo is packed with more than 1,600 slot and video poker machines. Play your favorites including Blazing 7’s, Wheel of Fortune and Buffalo Gold. This could be your time to play for a progressive, so bet the maximum if that’s your goal. The casino has both traditional reel machines and video slots.

Video Poker

Start with five cards on a video screen like the one below. Press the hold button under each card you want to keep and spin the reels to replace the rest. There is only one correct way to play any hand in video poker. Learn all the right moves by studying strategy charts you can find online and in casino gift shops. Practice at home with one of the many software programs available, then consult the charts while you play.

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Blackjack

The Flamingo casino has four blackjack tables, including two 2 deck games and two 6 deck games. The $100 minimum 2D offers 3:2 odds and dealer hits on 17. The $25 2D offers 6:5 odds, dealer hits on 17 and players can re-split aces. The $15 6D offers 6:5 odds, dealer hits on 17, players can double after a split, re-split aces and split to three hands. Look for a game that pays 3:2.

Once you’ve been dealt two cards, you can hit, or take another card, then hit again if you like. A second choice is to stand, or do nothing. Doubling is another option, which means putting out another bet and taking one more card. Pairs are sometimes split, which requires a second bet and another card for each of your two cards. Hitting is allowed after a split unless you have aces.

Finally, the table allows you to surrender, and give up your hand in exchange for half of your bet back. Basic strategy says to surrender 16 when a dealer’s up card is nine – ace because 16 is the worst starting hand in blackjack. 

Roulette

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Almost all of us have a lucky number, and when you place a chip on it and win, it’s called a straight bet. It’s a long shot, but it has the highest payout ratio at the table, 35:1. That means if you bet $5, you’ll get your $5 dollars back plus an additional $175.

Place a chip at the beginning of a row of three numbers on the felt. When one of your numbers comes up, the payoff is 11:1. Place a chip in the upper left corner of the number one box and this is known as the 5-number bet. It covers the numbers one, two, three, zero and double zero. The bet pays 6:1 and the odds favor the casino more than any other bet on the double zero wheel.

The casino inside the Flamingo Las Vegas has three double zero roulette wheels and three triple zero wheels. Limits are $10 to $200, but you can only find a $10 table during the off hours. 

Craps

Look at a craps table and it’s clear the players are having the best time in the casino. They start off betting the Pass or Don’t Pass Line and take turns rolling the dice. Land on seven or 11 and it’s called a natural. Pass Line betters win. Everyone loses except the Don’t Pass better when a two, three or 12 appears. Hit a four, five, six, eight, nine or 10 and that becomes your point. To win the bet, roll your point again before rolling a seven. 

Flamingo Las Vegas has three craps tables with $10 to $5000 limits, but only expect to see $10 tables during the graveyard shift. The first crap roll on the strip happened at the Flamingo.

Baccarat

Baccarat is the simplest game in the casino because the player needs no prior knowledge in order to succeed. The player only has to bet on who will have the best hand: himself, the banker or will it be a tie? The object of the game is to come closest to making a nine. If either draws an eight or nine, he wins. If the totals are both nine or eight, it’s a tie. Any other number and the dealer consults the rule book. A bet on the banker gives the best odds.

The Flamingo has one baccarat table where a $10 or $25 game can sometimes be found, but usually limits are $100 to $5000. Looking to learn more? Caesars Entertainment produced a baccarat instructional video expanding on how to play this classic casino game.

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Pai Gow Poker

Pai Gow differs partially from conventional poker because the player places a bet before seeing his cards. He has to make two hands, one with two cards and one with five. The five card hand has to out rank the two card hand which can only be high cards or a pair. Beat both of the banker’s hands to win at Pai Gow Poker.

A Pai Gow deck has 53 cards, including a joker, that can substitute as an ace or complete a straight or flush. The hand rankings are the same as in hold’em with two exceptions. A wheel, or ace – five straight, is the lowest straight in traditional poker, but in Pai Gow, it’s the second highest, only behind 10 – ace. Plus five of a kind only exists in In Pai Gow. It’s comprised of four aces and a joker and replaces a royal flush as the highest ranking hand in the game.

Let it Ride Poker

Only the player’s cards matter in Let it Ride. He’s not competing with the dealer or the other players at the table. To begin the game, players place three equal bets and then each one is dealt three cards. Face down on the felt are two community cards which can be used by any player to improve the strength of his hand. 

Once you see your hand, tuck your cards under your first bet if you like what you’ve been dealt, and Let it Ride. Not thrilled with your cards? Scratch them on the table to signal the dealer that you want to Pull Back your first bet. The first community card is revealed and the player can Let it Ride or Pull Back his second bet, but the third bet remains on the table. After the dealer shows the second community card, he turns over all the player’s hands and identifies winners. Payouts are based on poker hand rankings, from even money for a pair of 10’s or better to 1000:1 for a Royal Flush.

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Three Card Poker

Unlike any poker game you’ve played before, complete a straight or flush with three cards, not five in Three Card Poker. Also different when playing this poker variant, three of a kind beats a straight, and a straight beats a flush.

Initiate play by betting the ante, or the bottom triangle on the table. You and the dealer each get three cards. Look at yours, and if you want to continue, put an equal bet on the play, or the circle below the triangle, and place your cards face down under your chips.

Want to fold? Put your cards face down in front of your first wager. Don’t be too quick to let go of your cards because you only have to beat the dealer, so Q-6-4 or better is too good to fold. When the dealer reveals his cards, if he doesn’t have Queen high or better, the player wins his ante bet only. At showdown, whoever has the better hand wins, and the player is paid even money.

Pair Plus is a side bet that the player will draw a pair or better. The house advantage on this bet  is a hefty %7.29.  Pair Plus pays even money for a pair up to 40:1 for a straight flush. A Six Card Bonus is a side bet that looks at the best five card hand you make using all your cards and the dealers. It takes three of a kind or higher to win.

Sportsbook

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Bet on football, basketball, baseball, hockey and more at Caesars Race and Sportsbook at Flamingo. Make a wager on your favorite college or pro teams, or pick a pony at the races. The Sportsbook has lounge chairs and large video screens where you can watch the game live or catch the highlights.

High-Limit Gaming

High rollers looking for a private place to play choose to gamble here. The High-Limit Gaming room at the Flamingo Las Vegas has two, 2-deck blackjack tables with $5000 limits and a shoe table with a $10,000 limit. Raise your bets at two baccarat tables with $15,000 limits. 

Visit the Flamingo Casino

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People love that Flamingo Las Vegas is located in the center of the Strip, across the street from Caesars Palace. This makes the Flamingo a gateway to endless possibilities for fun. The Las Vegas Monorail even stops at the Flamingo, allowing guests to travel Northbound to the Sahara and Southbound to the MGM.


Frequently Asked Questions About The Flamingo Casino

Does Flamingo Las Vegas have a poker room?

The casino at Flamingo Hotel does not have a poker room. However, other casinos on the Strip have dedicated poker areas, such as The Mirage casino.

Does Flamingo casino on the Strip in Las Vegas have keno?

Yes. In fact, Flamingo has its own room for keno, which is located next to the sports book. Read more about the casinos on the Strip for info on the gambling rooms—and your odds for each one.

Is there free parking at Flamingo casino in Las Vegas?

As a Caesars property, parking is free for the first hour, and the price goes up to $18 per day. Read more about free parking on the Strip.

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