Bally’s Acquires Tropicana Las Vegas from GLPI in an Approximately 308 Million Dollar Deal

April 26, 2021 John Isaac

Bally’s Corporation is a well-known gaming company based in Rhode Island. Bally’s stated that they will purchase the Tropicana from GLPI for approximately 308 M dollars. The purchase will happen a week after Bally’s acquired the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa for 155 M dollars.

Sale Pending Stamp over the Tropicana Las Vegas LogoUnder the agreement, Bally’s Corporation will give 150 M dollars for non-land estate assets in the Las Vegas Strip. He also pays 10.5 M dollars a year for rent on the 35-acre estate that houses the 64-year-old casino. Additional charges apply for rentals for 50 years. Also, Bally’s will sign a deal with GLPI to sell and lease back its three casinos: Black Hawk, Colorado, and Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, in Rock Island and Illinois.

According to the press, the lease will set a flat starting rent of twelve million dollars, which will rise over some time, and GLPI will give Bally’s 150 M dollars to get the property.

This is a Significant Step for Bally’s Corporation According to George Papagnier

Geroge Papagnier is the CEO of Bally’s Corporation. He said in a press release dated April 13, 2021, that getting to a great location on the Las Vegas Strip is a significant step for Bally’s. This location is visited annually by about forty million visitors and gamblers. He thinks this will improve Bally’s client and betters data and increase marketing possibilities for the well-known Bally’s trademark.

Geroge Papanier also said that the development would help the company’s expansion and growth of its interactive and online business. He hopes to investigate the main renovation of the property that he assumes will improve the business outline.

Subject to various amendments, approvals, and other closure requirements, Bally’s, which is already licensed in Nevada through its recent acquisition of MontBleu, plans to finalize the deal in early 2022.

Previously famous as Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Bally’s earned its title and brands in a twenty million dollars agreement with Caesars Entertainment in 2020.

The news comes up on the same day that Bally’s set the final terms of the purchase of UK software developer iGaming Gamesys Group for about 2.2 B dollars. According to the details of the suggested deal, the Rhode group will have to pay 1.85 dollars for each outstanding share of the UK Company, up 12.6% from its closing rate on March 23, 2020.

Growth in Sports Betting

Bally’s corporation recently signed its 3rd sports gambling partnership after signing a multi-year contract in which it became the official provider of MLB. The deal reflects similar agreements with the NBA at the beginning of March and the NHL in February.

The collaboration follows the organization’s entrance into the Virginia betting business after following the temporary approval by the Virginia Lottery allowing it to place online sports gambling in the Commonwealth. The step expands the gambling company’s presence to 13 states, including New Jersey, Virginia, Indiana, Rhode Island, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Louisiana, Nevada, Mississippi, Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois.

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