Casino owner gives away 2,000 free flights to Vegas

A casino owner has given away 2,000 free flight to Las Vegas.
A casino owner has given away 2,000 free flight to Las Vegas.

Derek Stevens, who co-owns The D Las Vegas and Golden Gate gives away free flights to drive tourists back to Sin City.

US.- A casino owner has given away 2,000 free one-way flights to Las Vegas for domestic US travellers as part of efforts to drive tourists back to Sin City.

Derek Stevens, who co-owns The D Las Vegas and Golden Gate, originally offered to give away 1,000 free flights from 24 US cities.

Those were snapped up instantly so Stevens took the decision to offer up another 1,000 tickets.

In a statement, he said: “We knew there was a high demand for Las Vegas, and to see these flights sell out as quickly as they did is overwhelming and exciting.

“The drive-in market is very important, but with what’s happened to the airlines, that industry has really been decimated.

“We wanted to come up with something that helps the U.S. airline industry, and help support Las Vegas.”

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced earlier this week that casinos in the state can reopen from June 4.

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