PROVIDENCE, R.I., Jan. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bally’s Company (NYSE: BALY) in the present day introduced that it has signed a framework settlement with Ira Lubert to collectively design, develop, assemble and handle a Class 4 licensed on line casino. The Pennsylvania Gaming Management Board lately awarded Lubert the proper to use for a Class 4 slot machine license for a on line casino to be positioned inside a 15-mile radius of Unionville Borough, Centre County, Pennsylvania.
Development of the on line casino is anticipated to start the primary half of 2021 and can take roughly one yr to finish. Topic to receipt of all relevant regulatory approvals, it would home as much as 750 slot machines and 30 desk video games. The on line casino will even present, topic to receipt of separate licenses and certificates, retail sports activities betting, on-line sports activities betting and on-line gaming.
“Increasing our quickly rising, nationwide footprint into the enticing Pennsylvania gaming market represents one more main milestone for Bally’s and an effective way to cap off a really extraordinary yr,” mentioned George Papanier, President and Chief Govt Officer of Bally’s Company. “Regional, land-based casinos stay the cornerstone of our portfolio diversification technique, offering the mandatory assist for the expansion, improvement and success of our future sports activities betting and iGaming initiatives. We sit up for combining our personal confirmed observe file of greenfield improvement with Ira Lubert’s native information and experience to carry Bally’s first-in-class gaming expertise and facilities to prospects and sports activities followers throughout Pennsylvania.”
Papanier continued, “Ira is an skilled actual property developer with important ties to the higher Centre County neighborhood and a confirmed observe file in Pennsylvania gaming. We sit up for working with Ira, not solely to construct and develop the ability, however to contribute to the encircling neighborhood.”
Bally’s estimates the full value of the venture, together with development, licensing and sports activities betting/iGaming operations, to be roughly $120 million. Bally’s will purchase a majority fairness curiosity within the partnership, together with 100% of the financial pursuits of all retail sports activities betting, on-line sports activities betting and iGaming actions related to the venture.
Ira Lubert mentioned, “I’m excited to have Bally’s as our accomplice to enrich our imaginative and prescient, business expertise and financing capabilities. Collectively, I consider we’ll make this transformative venture profitable for all stakeholders and sit up for the constructive influence the redevelopment can have on the neighborhood.”
The transaction is topic to receipt of required regulatory approvals, working certificates and different customary closing circumstances.
Jones Day acted as authorized counsel and Innovation Capital, LLC acted as monetary advisor to Bally’s, and DLA Piper acted as authorized counsel to Lubert, on the transaction.
About Bally’s Company
Bally’s Company presently owns and manages 11 casinos throughout seven states, a horse racetrack, and 13 licensed OTB licenses in Colorado. With greater than 5,900 staff, the Firm’s operations embody 13,260 slot machines, 459 sport tables and a pair of,941 resort rooms. Properties embody Twin River On line casino Lodge (Lincoln, RI), Tiverton On line casino Lodge (Tiverton, RI), Arduous Rock Lodge & On line casino (Biloxi, MS), On line casino Vicksburg (Vicksburg, MS), Dover Downs Lodge & On line casino (Dover, DE), Bally’s Atlantic Metropolis (Atlantic Metropolis, NJ), Eldorado Resort On line casino Shreveport (Shreveport, LA), On line casino KC (Kansas Metropolis, MO), Golden Gates On line casino (Black Hawk, CO), Golden Gulch On line casino (Black Hawk, CO), Mardi Gras On line casino (Black Hawk, CO), and Arapahoe Park racetrack (Aurora, CO). Following the completion of pending acquisitions, which embody Tropicana Evansville (Evansville, IN), Jumer’s On line casino & Lodge (Rock Island, IL), and MontBleu Resort On line casino & Spa (Lake Tahoe, NV), in addition to the development of a land-based on line casino close to the Nittany Mall in State School, PA, Bally’s will personal and handle 15 casinos throughout 11 states. Its shares commerce on the New York Inventory Change beneath the ticker image “BALY.”
About Ira Lubert
Lubert is a widely known actual property and personal fairness investor, whose tasks embody a minority founding funding in Rivers On line casino Pittsburgh and the event of the Valley Forge On line casino Resort close to Philadelphia, PA.
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