Margaritaville Casino Opens at The Flamingo

John Cohlan of Margaritaville Holdings rolls the first dice at Margaritaville Casino at the Flamingo
At noon on Saturday, Margaritaville Casino at the Flamingo opened its doors for the first time to a crowd of hundreds who had been waiting for the opening all morning (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com)

Guests waiting for Margaritaville Casino at the Flamingo to open
Guests waiting for Margaritaville Casino at the Flamingo to open

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Among those waiting were self-proclaimed Parrotheads Ron and Linda from Lake Havasu. There were awarded for being the first people in line, and most likely the most spirited, with two tickets to the Jimmy Buffett concert that will take place Oct. 15, the day after the official Grand Opening of Margaritaville Casino at the Flamingo. They planned to be at the Flamingo to get a taste of “Lucky Rita” that weekend already and were more than happy to extend their stay for the show.

Guests enjoying the 5 OClock Somewhere Bar
Guests enjoying the 5 OClock Somewhere Bar

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guests, employees and executives all cheered on John Cohlan of Margaritaville Holdings as he rolled the first dice and made the first wager at Margaritaville Casino at the Flamingo while toasting with a giant margarita. The 22 gaming tables and 220 slot machines quickly filled as guests explored the space, discovering thoughtful design touches inspired by the lyrics of Jimmy Buffett songs.

John Cohlan of Margaritaville Holdings with Jimmy Buffett ticket winners Ron and Linda
John Cohlan of Margaritaville Holdings with Jimmy Buffett ticket winners Ron and Linda

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The 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar became a fast favorite for those looking for a cocktail and entertainment as the flair bartenders put on a show. Both the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar and the new Margaritaville Casino at the Flamingo will be open 24 hours a day.

John Cohlan of Margaritaville Holdings with Mark Kelly, VP of Table Games at Flamingo
John Cohlan of Margaritaville Holdings with Mark Kelly, VP of Table Games at Flamingo

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.