James “Jimmy” Thomas, the co-founder and president of the Hippodrome Casino in London, passed away last week.
Jimmy Thomas passed away at the age of 88
On the morning of Saturday, July 30, Thomas passed away in his sleep after a short illness at the London Clinic. His family members were present. The pioneer of the gambling industry died at the age of 88.
Simon Thomas stated that his father was able to achieve significant success because of his leadership skill and innovative vision. He said that he had the privilege of his advice and guidance, not only as a business partner, but as a son. Simon Thomas pointed out that Jimmy was a unique member and that he will be missed by his family, friends and staff members.
For several lifetimes, my father was respected the world over for his business leadership and innovative vision. Jimmy Thomas was the executive chairman at the Hippodrome Casino.
Jimmy Thomas leaves behind his son Simon, as well as his two daughters from his first marriage to Alma, who passed away in 2008. He left his only son, Jordan, from his second marriage. Jimmy Thomas had a number of children.
There are many famous gambling venues opened by Thomas
Jimmy Thomas was a part of multiple industry bodies and was a leading entrepreneur within the casino industry in the UK. He was a life member of the British Amusement and Catering Trades Association (BACTA), as well as the director of the European Amusement and Gaming expo. Jimmy Thomas was also the vice president of the BACTA Charitable Trust.
Jimmy was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award at the British Casino Awards. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Casino Association. Thomas became the first living person to be honored on the BACTA Wall of Fame.
Thomas’ career in the industry goes back to the 1950s. The first casino he opened was in Quorn, Leicestershire. Thomas opened two more venues in Derby and Nottingham. He opened La Ronde Casino and Cabaret Club in his hometown of Loughborough after that. From the 1960s to the 1970s, the new venue became the go-to location for famous entertainers.
The Hippodrome Casino is the most famous venue that Thomas has. The world-famous property was opened in 2012 by Jimmy and his son. The biggest and busiest casino in London is called the Hippodrome Casino. Drinks and delicious foods are available at the venue.
The co- founder and president of the Hippodrome Casino, James “Jimmy” Thomas, passed away on July 30 after a short illness at the London Clinic. Simon Thomas said that his father achieved enough for several lifetimes and was respected the world over for his business leadership and innovative vision.