Originally Posted By: EVL
I do know that Bugsy took over a casino that was already being constructed and that would become the Flamingo - not sure of original name.

The original owner of the Flamingo was William Wilkerson. Probably the first modern styled hotel and casino in Vegas called "The Meadow" was constructed by Anthony Cornero in 1931. The mob tried to shake him down for a percentage of the profits and when he refused, they allegedly burned the place down the same year.