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Buyers and Sellers Dance the Dance with Atlantic City gambling enterprises
Everybody wants a bit of Atlantic City’s casinos these days, it seems
Ah, the Atlantic Club in Atlantic City: the lady that everybody wants to sleep with, but no body will marry. This New Jersey land gaming joint keeps on finding new suitors, however, and now a new one has popped up on the horizon: a local attorney-slash-entrepreneur, George Miller, who’s created an investment team using The Flynn Company CEO Kevin Flynn of Philadelphia. Apparently, this real-estate duo are eyeing all forms of East Coast casinos, with the target of firming something up before New 12 months’s 2014 strikes midnight on the clock.
Atlantic Club Simply One Contender
While Miller won’t come right away and say who is searching like they will be getting a diamond just yet, he did inform the Press of Atlantic City their team hasn’t eliminated the Atlantic Club as being a contender, but that they were ‘looking all over the area’ for just the spot that is right make their deal.
The situation is created a bit more interesting for the reason that both Miller and Flynn hold very small stakes in A pennsylvania that is caesars-run property albeit only a 0.25per cent stake each. Press of Atlantic City interviewer Donald Wittkowski implies that this alliance that is minor help the duo, as Caesars has four casinos in Atlantic City and could be willing to part with one. You may recall that Caesars’ international debt-load is sky-high, and some cash right now might be above welcomed as a number of their notes are coming due in 2015. Rumors are that possibly Trump Plaza, Golden Nugget and Revel along with Caesars’ Showboat might all be getting sexy glances from Miller and Flynn now.
A lot of Inventory Up for Grabs
It looks like it’s a sellers market these times, though; additionally in line to buy something in Atlantic City most likely to then get in position to obtain an interactive video gaming license for AC’s imminent Internet launch are clothes like PokerStars, possibly Kentucky’s Churchill Downs horse racing operation, as well as Philly’s SugarHouse casino owners are considered trying to expand to the Atlantic City market. Uk operators 2UP Gaming is additionally reported become enthusiastic about AC, backed apparently by an unnamed Asian mogul.
On the list of properties allowing it to be known they might be designed for the proper cost are the now-infamous Atlantic Club, the Plaza (which killed a potential handle the western Coast’s Meruelo Group for $20 million when the casino’s main mortgage holder Carl Icahn said ‘I don’t think so’ to the low-ball offer), along with the Golden Nugget and poor ol’ Revel, which simply can’t seem to stand up, it’s therefore debt-heavy at the top.
Of course, you may wonder why a town whose casinos are doing this generally speaking awful within the net profits department is being so eagerly courted by numerous these days, and the answer that is obvious both the interactive gaming potential (you can’t get an online operator’s license without getting a land casino) also as the seemingly vague potential for the legalization of sports betting in Atlantic City’s land casinos, which has been shot down more times than an Iranian war air plane over the White House.
Regardless, Miller claims their investment group is doing its due diligence about that market. The past few years, he states he sees ‘a lot of good regarding the horizon. despite Atlantic City’s crappy profit ledgers’
Caesars Entertainment Rearranges Deck Furniture for Debt Restructuring
Caesars Entertainment is doing plenty of restructuring, but will it assist their financially ship that is sinking?
Can this number of Titanic debt be salvaged from dragging the ship to the bottom associated with the financial ocean? That’s the question being asked as Caesars Entertainment Corp. put Planet Hollywood one of their kingpin Las vegas, nevada Strip properties right into a new company that is holding along side the Interactive Division and the still-being-built Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. The organization has instructed its shareholders they have only until Oct. seventeenth to obtain in for a stock fire sale to bring in $1.18 billion in much-needed cash infusions as well. And you thought your garage sales were busy.
Shareholders Can Buy Stocks First
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing created by Caesars announces that shareholders will get very first dibs on one share every one of this new Caesars Acquisition Co. (CAC) for each and every share of this existing parent business they own. This restructuring is within the works because this past Spring, and ended up being officially authorized by the Nevada Gaming Control Board in July.
Beneath the restructuring, the newly formed CAC would have been a partial owner of the additionally newly created Caesars Growth Partners, and along with Caesars Entertainment (are you dizzy yet?), the newest entity will have Planet Hollywood, the Baltimore under-construction property, and Caesars Interactive Entertainment, which, of course, spearheads the World Series of Poker (WSOP) real money online poker brand that just recently established for Nevada Internet players.
Now you might think the idea of all this fundraising is to pay down the organization’s massive existing debt, but evidently, they’re studying the White House financials, because they do say the raised funds will go towards brand new casino tasks in the U.S., as well as more online development, along with 888 Holdings, to acquire a few online casino web sites up and rolling in New Jersey when that state goes online on November 26. They must be in a pissing contest with Obama for the highest achievable debt ceiling.
Gambling’s Highest Debt Load
Think we’re kidding? Caesars has the dubious honor of keeping the casino industry’s highest-ever long-term financial obligation load at $23.5 billion. In early 2014, they will execute a refi of about $5 billion of that, and got about $200 million towards that amount in a stock purchase already.
This debtload that is somewhat scaryn’t appear to be deterring anyone from teaming up with the gaming behemoth though; Detroit-based Rock Gaming is in on a joint venture with Caesars to own and run the $400 million Horseshoe Baltimore once it’s completed and prepared to start in 2015. And Suffolk Downs Racetrack in Boston has gone into partnership utilizing the business since well, as they try to get their $1 billion casino project accepted and built in Boston in Massachusetts’ Battle for the Casino Giants game.
Looks even Caesars Deputy General Counsel Michael Cohen isn’t completely sure about this restructuring gameplan, nonetheless.
‘Compared to our money structure, that’s not a change that is big’ he told the Nevada Gaming Control Board about the company’s spinoff concept if they signed down on the plan in July. ‘Caesars includes a complete great deal of debt. We think it’s workable, but others disagree.