Back in the heyday of the mafia, famous gangsters literally flocked to Las Vegas. Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, in particular, saw the potential of this gambling mecca, and persuaded his mafia bosses to invest in the most luxurious hotel and casino the area had ever seen. The cost to build The Flamingo hotel ended up being more than three times the original estimate, and despite a glamorous grand opening, the casino was a flop.
With all the excitement, glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, the rich and famous — and the not so rich and famous — are regular visitors. Some, however, keep coming back even after they’re dead. Considering its decidedly colorful —and often shady —history, it’s no surprise that Las Vegas is home to several haunted hot spots. Get Halloween email alerts when new events, cheapies, discounts are added to LasVegasKids.net!