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Everybody wants a bit of Atlantic City’s casinos these full days, it appears
Ah, the Atlantic Club in Atlantic City: the lady that everybody wants to sleep with, but nobody shall marry. This New Jersey land gaming joint keeps on finding new suitors, however, and now a brand new one has popped up on the horizon: a local attorney-slash-entrepreneur, George Miller, who’s produced an investment team utilizing The Flynn Company CEO Kevin Flynn of Philadelphia. Apparently, this real estate duo are eyeing all types of East Coast gambling enterprises, with the goal of firming something up before New Year’s 2014 strikes midnight regarding the clock.
Atlantic Club Just One Contender
While Miller won’t come right away and say who is searching like they’ll certainly be getting a diamond just yet, he did inform the Press of Atlantic City their group hasn’t eliminated the Atlantic Club as a contender, but that they were ‘looking all over the spot’ for just the right spot to make their deal.
The situation is manufactured a bit more interesting in that both Miller and Flynn hold extremely small stakes in A pennsylvania that is caesars-run property albeit merely a 0.25per cent stake each. Press of Atlantic City interviewer Donald Wittkowski suggests that this minor alliance could assist the duo, as Caesars has four casinos in Atlantic City and might 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 records are coming due in 2015. Rumors are that possibly Trump Plaza, Golden Nugget and Revel along side Caesars’ Showboat might all be getting glances that are sexy Miller and Flynn right now.
An abundance of Inventory Up for Grabs
It looks like it’s a sellers market these times, however; also in line to buy something in Atlantic City likely to then get in position to get a gaming that is interactive for AC’s imminent Internet launch are outfits like PokerStars, possibly Kentucky’s Churchill Downs horse racing operation, and also Philly’s SugarHouse casino owners are considered seeking to expand into the Atlantic City market. Uk operators 2UP video Gaming is additionally reported become interested in AC, backed evidently by an unnamed mogul that is asian.
On the list of properties allowing it to be known they are able to be designed for the proper price are the now-infamous Atlantic Club, the Plaza (which killed a potential deal with the West 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), also the Golden Nugget and poor ol’ Revel, which just can’t seem to stand up, it’s therefore debt-heavy during the top.
Of course, you may wonder why a town whose casinos are doing this generally awful into the web earnings division is being therefore eagerly courted by countless these days, and the apparent response is both the interactive gaming potential (you can’t get an online operator’s license without owning a land casino) too as the seemingly vague potential for the legalization of sports betting in Atlantic City’s land gambling enterprises, which includes 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. Despite Atlantic City’s crappy revenue ledgers the past few years, he says he views ‘a lot of good in the horizon.’
Caesars Entertainment Rearranges Deck Furniture for Debt Restructuring
Caesars Entertainment is doing lots of restructuring, but will it help their economically sinking ship?
Can this amount of Titanic debt be salvaged from dragging the ship to your bottom of this monetary ocean? This is the question being asked as Caesars Entertainment Corp. put Planet Hollywood one of their kingpin Las vegas, nevada Strip properties as a new holding company, along side the Interactive Division and the still-being-built Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. The business has instructed its shareholders they’ve only until Oct. seventeenth to obtain in for a stock fire sale to make $1.18 billion in much-needed cash infusions as well. And you thought your garage sales were busy.
Shareholders Can Purchase Stocks First
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing made by Caesars announces that shareholders are certain to get first dibs on one share every one of the brand new Caesars Acquisition Co. (CAC) for every single share of the existing parent business they own. This restructuring was into the works because this past Spring, and was formally approved by the Nevada Gaming Control Board in July.
Under the restructuring, the newly formed CAC is a partial owner of the also newly created Caesars Growth Partners, and along with Caesars Entertainment (are you dizzy yet?), the latest entity will acquire Planet Hollywood, the Baltimore under-construction property, and Caesars Interactive Entertainment, which, of program, 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 the company down’s massive current debt, but apparently, they are studying the White home financials, because they state the raised funds will go towards new casino jobs in the U.S., in addition to more online development, together with 888 Holdings, to get a few on-line casino web sites up and rolling in New Jersey when that state goes online on November 26. They must be in a pissing competition with Obama for the greatest achievable debt ceiling.
Gambling’s Highest Debt Load
Think we are joking? Caesars has the dubious honor of holding the casino industry’s highest-ever debt that is long-term at $23.5 billion. In early 2014, they shall perform 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 be seemingly 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 operate the $400 million Horseshoe Baltimore once it’s completed and willing to start in 2015. And Suffolk Downs Racetrack in Boston has gone into partnership utilizing the company because well, as they attempt to get their $1 billion casino project accepted and built in Boston in Massachusetts’ Battle regarding the Casino Giants game.
Seems even Caesars Deputy General Counsel Michael Cohen isn’t totally sure about this restructuring gameplan, but.
‘Compared to our capital structure, that is not a big change,’ he told the Nevada Gaming Control Board about the business’s spinoff concept once they signed down on the plan in July. ‘Caesars features a complete lot of debt. We think it’s workable, but others disagree.