William Hill to Operate SportsBook at Downtown Grand Casino & Hotel

Book to feature UK-style storefront and dedicated entrance on Third Street

LAS VEGAS (May 14, 2013) – The next major casino project to open in Las Vegas will feature a new William Hill Sports Book under a long term agreement with Fifth Street Gaming, developer and operator of the Downtown Grand Casino & Hotel. The property is expected to open in September on Downtown3rd, a unique pedestrian district located on 3rd Street between Stewart and Ogden.

The new sports book will have a William Hill storefront and dedicated entrance on Downtown3rd, with an outdoor look similar to William Hill’s 2,400 betting shops in the UK. It will be adjacent to “The Spread” an authentic New York-style deli featuring hand-carved corned beef, thick rye bread, and house-made pickles.

In addition, William Hill will provide Downtown Grand customers access to its cutting edge technology, including its mobile sports wagering application, available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. William Hill will also install a self-service wagering kiosk at Downtown Grand.

“We are pleased to partner with Fifth Street Gaming and be a part of the Downtown3rd Project,” William Hill CEO Joe Asher said.  “Downtown Las Vegas is undergoing an exciting transformation and Downtown Grand and other new businesses nearby will bring many new customers to the area. We look forward to providing them the best sports betting product available in Nevada.”

“William Hill is the industry leader in sports book operations,” Fifth Street Gaming CEO Seth Schorr said.  “We know our guests will enjoy the opportunity to place a bet directly on 3rd street in the center of Downtown3rd.”

About Downtown Grand

Downtown Grand Las Vegas, opening Fall 2013, will be the anchor and crown jewel of Downtown3rd. Just steps away from the world famous Fremont Street Experience and within easy walking distance of the Fremont East Entertainment District, Downtown Grand  is right in the center of downtown Las Vegas.  The first new downtown hotel & casino in more than 20 years, the property is under development by CIM Group and Las Vegas-based hospitality management company Fifth Street Gaming.  The exterior design of Downtown Grand fits perfectly into Downtown3rd, blending multiple storefronts with a brick and granite facade.  The “industrial chic” interior features the raw energy of a factory juxtaposed with ornate fixtures and canopies. Once completed, Downtown Grand will offer 25,000 square feet of gaming space featuring 600 brand new slot machines, 30 table games and fully-featured sports book.  The Downtown Grand’s two guest towers, including the 17-story Casino Tower and 25-story Grand Tower, will feature 650 guest rooms ranging in size from 350 to 1,024 square feet and boasting such design elements as marble baths, showers and sinks and flat-screen HD Tvs. These rooms set a new standard for luxury, sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas, creating an inviting destination for current and new guests to the area. Inclusive of the rich dining options already available at Downtown3rd, Downtown Grand will have more than 17 uniquely programmed bars and restaurants with a broad spectrum of experiences.  For more information, visit DowntownGrand.com.