Newly appointed CEO for Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino a Canadian
A new CEO for Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has been appointed.
Jim Simms, who has almost two decades of experience in the hospitality and gaming industry, is a native of Toronto, Canada.
He said he wanted Canadians to enjoy gambling abroad and make it more cost-effective for them.
To make this into a reality, Downtown Grand offers Canadian visitors who are staying at the hotel the chance to let them buy up to USD$500 per day in slots with their Canadian money at par.
Considering the current exchange rate, CDN$500 is worth about USD$375 (Check current exchange rate at: http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/convert/?Amount=1&From=USD&To=CAD). That means players will get $125 free play. This promo will last until the end of 2015.
“Canada is the number one international market for visitation to Las Vegas, so we are pleased to announce that we will be accepting Canadian money at par for slot gaming when customers stay and gamble at the Downtown Grand,” said Simms.
The BA Economics and MBA degree holder CEO also revealed they have begun their signature $250,000 slot tournament last October 1. Here, the winner will receive a prize of a quarter of a million dollars, both in cash and in free play.
He proudly admitted only Downtown Grand is offering this kind of promotion in Las Vegas.
“If you are from Canada and you love to play slots, you absolutely should stay and play at the Downtown Grand,” Simms continued.