The Flamingo was center strip before there was a center strip. It's old vegas on the strip. But since it's a Harrah's property now, the games must be bad. Not much for good video poker, they do have a poker room with usually a couple small stakes games going. The buffet is pretty good every time I have been there. There are some real flamingos and other wildlife out back. I always have good time at bugsy's place.
Except for the dreaded 6-5 blackjacks, the casino is ok. The buffet is decent, not as great as Planet Hollywood but not as bad as Excalibur. There is a nice koi pond on the way to the pool.
The hotel. Oh where to begin. The parking garage is way in the back. And the elevators in the garage are so slow, you just decide to carry your luggage down the stairs. People complain about how far the monorail is from the casino. The monorail is closer than the parking garage. Then once you get inside, the check-in is ridiculously long. It doesn't matter what time of day it is. The floors upstairs are so large that once you get off the elevator you still have what seems a half-mile walk to your room.
I will stay somewhere else and will usually play here for a little bit. It the hotel was nicer, I might even play more.