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In a shrewd marketing move, The D Las Vegas CEO Derek Stevens purchased 2,000 free one-way flights to Las Vegas in an effort to bring gamblers back to Sin City now that it's re-opening after being shut down for the past few months.
Stevens is re-opening his casinos The D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino on June 4th, and is buying flights for punters to come and visit the city. While players are encouraged to stay at Stevens' properties, they aren't required to as part of the deal. He initially offered 1,000 flights on June 1st, and the vouchers were claimed within two hours. He then offered an additional 1,000 flights, which also were claimed within hours.
The compatible carriers that could be used to get to Vegas included Allegiant, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Sun Country Airlines. Punters will be able to come from a number of cities, including Portland, St. Louis, Tampa, Detroit, Buffalo, and more.