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AC Ocean Walk sold ORC

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Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino (ORC) has been sold to an as-yet unidentified buyer. Rumours swirled that ORC owner AC Ocean Walk LLC has acquired the property only 12 months ago and the property having just opened its doors six months ago. It is still unknown that to whom they sold and how much they paid.

Deifik, the owner of AC Ocean Walk LLC said he and his family, who will retain a small, non-controlling interest in the property, wanted to thank ORC’s employees for “their tireless work to bring our property to life and put it on track to become the best gaming property in New Jersey.” Deifik added that the new $70m cash injection “will put this property on an exciting path to growth.”

ORC reported its third straight month of declining gaming revenue in November, and its slots and table revenue ranked dead last among AC’s nine licensed brick-and-mortar operators. It was only the property’s thriving new sportsbook that allowed it to surpass Bally’s on November’s overall gaming revenue chart.

What Deifik has done represent the triumph of optimism over common sense. The $2.4b Revel declared bankruptcy before its first birthday in 2013, reopened briefly before filing for bankruptcy again in 2014, after which the property lay dormant for nearly four years.


Source: European Gaming Media
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Mobile Betting Bill Fails to Progress Through New York Assembly

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Senator Joseph Addabbo’s mobile betting bill has failed to progress through the New York Assembly. The legislative session saw S17 fail to progress beyond the Assembly Standing Committee on Codes.

Addabbo tweeted that he saw no clear reason why the state could not implement mobile sports betting in 2019. Failure to do so would see the state miss out on around $75m in revenue, funding for education, and both job creation and retention.

“NY will be stuck like a disabled car on the shoulder, while we allow an illegal sports betting business in our state thrive and idly watch other neighboring states pass us up with enormous revenue gains from mobile sports betting,” Addabbo said.


Source: European Gaming Media
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Eldorado Resorts to Buy Caesars Entertainment Corp

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Eldorado Resorts Inc., the US based casino operator, has agreed to merge with Caesars Entertainment Corp through a $17.3 billion cash and stock deal.

The deal, which is expected to be announced soon, values Caesars at close to $13 a share. The combined company’s ownership would be split roughly between Eldorado and Caesars shareholders.

An Eldorado spokesman said the company did not comment on rumours or speculation. Caesars did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The combination of the two companies would create a serious competitor to larger casino industry players, such as Las Vegas Sands Corp, Wynn Resorts Ltd and MGM Resorts International.


Source: European Gaming Media
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Nagasaki Governor Reaffirms His Support for Sasebo IR Bid

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Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura has reaffirmed his support for the Sasebo IR bid and urged the national government not to delay too much in issuing its IR regulations and establishing the national regulatory framework.

While Sasebo’s bid is not linked to a specific timeline, the local government does wish to move forward quickly, especially now that other competing bids could emerge from the Kyushu region.

In related news, Nagasaki IR Business Connect Seminar is going to be held with the participation of international operators and investment groups.


Source: European Gaming Media
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