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Red Rock Resorts Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2019 Results

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Red Rock Resorts, Inc. reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019.

Net revenues were $460.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 6.8%, or $29.3 million, from $431.5 million for the same period of 2018. The increase in net revenues was primarily due to an increase in Las Vegas operations, led by an increase in net revenues at the Palms Casino Resort (the “Palms”).

Net income was $6.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, a decrease of 48.1%, or $6.3 million, from $13.2 million for the same period of 2018. The decrease in net income was primarily due to a one-time charge related to Company’s purchase of its formerly leased corporate office building and the extinguishment of the lease financing obligation related thereto.

Adjusted EBITDA(1) was $137.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 1.8%, or $2.5 million, from $135.1 million in the same period of 2018. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA was primarily due to an increase in Las Vegas operations other than the Palms, partially offset by a decrease in Adjusted EBITDA at the Palms.

For the full year, net revenues were $1.86 billion in 2019, an increase of 10.4%, or $175.5 million, from $1.68 billion for the same period of 2018.  The increase in net revenues was primarily due to a $170.8 million increase in Las Vegas operations, led by an increase in net revenues at the Palms.

For the full year, net loss was $6.7 million in 2019, compared to net income of $219.5 million in 2018. The decrease in net income was primarily due to (i) a decrease in the fair value of derivative instruments, (ii) an increase in write downs and other charges including the termination of certain artist performance agreements and employment arrangements at the Palms and (iii) higher depreciation and amortization relating to the Palms redevelopment project.  The change from the prior year was also impacted by a gain recognized in 2018 associated with the extinguishment of a tax receivable liability.

For the full year, Adjusted EBITDA was flat at $509.0 million in 2019 when compared to 2018. The flat year-over-year Adjusted EBITDA was primarily the result of an increase in Las Vegas operations other than the Palms, offset by a decrease in Adjusted EBITDA at the Palms.

Las Vegas Operations

Net revenues from Las Vegas operations were $437.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 6.9%, or $28.5 million, from $409.5 million in the same period of 2018.  Adjusted EBITDA from Las Vegas operations was $125.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 3.7%, or $4.5 million, from $121.0 million in the same period of 2018.

Native American Management

Adjusted EBITDA from Native American operations was $19.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, a 3.9% increase from $19.1 million in the same period of 2018 due to increased management fees generated under the Graton Resort management agreement.

Balance Sheet Highlights

The Company’s cash and cash equivalents at December 31, 2019 were $128.8 million and total principal amount of debt outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter was $3.076 billion. The Company’s debt to Adjusted EBITDA and interest coverage ratios at December 31. 2019 were 4.96x and 4.37x, respectively.

Quarterly Dividend

The Company’s Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per Class A common share for the first quarter of 2020. The dividend will be payable on March 27, 2020 to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 13, 2020.

Prior to the payment of such dividend, Station Holdco LLC (“Station Holdco”) will make a cash distribution to all unit holders of record, including the Company, of $0.10 per unit for a total distribution of approximately $11.7 million, approximately $7.0 million of which is expected to be distributed to the Company and approximately $4.7 million of which is expected to be distributed to the other unit holders of record of Station Holdco.

 

SOURCE Red Rock Resorts, Inc.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – May 9-15

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news, new partnerships and new appointments. Read on and get updated.

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DraftKings has reported revenue of $417m in Q1 2022, an increase of 34% compared to $312m during the same period in 2021. Revenue for the company’s B2C segment grew to $404m, an increase of 44% compared to the three months ended 31 March 2021.

The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations recognises two Boyd Gaming properties – Main Street Station Casino Brewery Hotel and California Hotel and Casino – for successful entry into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Programme (SHARP).

Galaxy Racer has launched a fund in North America to support women in esports. The project, called HER Galaxy, features safe and empowering online platforms for gamers who identify as women.

BetMGM has announced that the first BetMGM Poker Championship is scheduled for June 23-26 at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The tournament, scheduled during the 2022 ARIA Poker Classic, will lead four days of BetMGM poker events.

Saracen Casino Resort has launched its BetSaracen mobile sports betting app and has become the second gaming company in Arkansas to accept mobile wagers. Saracen is also accepting wagers through the BetSaracen website.

Leadstar Media has announced that it is fully licensed and operational in the state of West Virginia. The sports wagering supplier license issued by The West Virginia Lottery allows the company to partner with and promote the legal betting sites in the state.

Partnerships

Ruby Seven Studios has announced a new partnership with Chicago-based online gaming company ODDSworks Inc. This partnership will expand Ruby Seven’s vast content library of games to include ODDSworks’ most popular games across Ruby Seven’s suite of social casino applications.

BetMGM has announced that the company now is the exclusive Sports Betting Partner of the Houston Astros. This marks BetMGM’s first relationship in Texas.

Sycuan Casino Resort announced that the organisation has signed a one-year endorsement deal with San Diego Padres Pitcher Joe Musgrove. As a part of this new agreement, Musgrove will be featured in upcoming marketing campaigns, promotions, social media content and make exclusive casino appearances.

New Appointments

Fanatics has announced the appointment of preeminent fintech, e-commerce and marketing executives Lydia Jett and Jonathan Mildenhall to its board of directors.

Infinite Arcade, the blockchain platform built to launch the mobile games industry into the metaverse, has announced the appointment of marketing industry leader Andrew Dubatowka as Core Contributor to their Product Marketing Department.

Digital audio advertising platform AdTonos has appointed Tony Moustakelis, former Director of Business Development at iHeart Media, as Business Development Director (US).

Super Group announced the appointment of Natara Holloway and Jonathan Jossel to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. These appointments increase the number of independent Board members and take the total directors on Super Group’s Board to nine.

Parleh Media Group announced that popular Canadian soccer broadcaster James Sharman has joined the company as an investor and new Head of Soccer Content.

Game Play Network Inc (GPN) has announced that it has appointed Ian Smith as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – May 2-8

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news, new partnerships and new appointments. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

Light & Wonder Inc has announced that the Company has completed the previously announced legal entity name change from Scientific Games Corporation to Light & Wonder Inc in connection with its recently announced rebranding pursuant to the sale of its Lottery business.

Beach Point Capital Management LP has announced a $30 million private credit investment in GAN Limited, a leading full-service internet gaming software-as-a-service provider.

Kings Entertainment has announced that the company’s common shares commenced trading on the OTCQB market under the ticker “JKPTF”. Kings Entertainment’s common shares will also continue to trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) under the ticker “JKPT”.

Brazil’s Senate has passed a cryptocurrency law project that seeks to give more clarity and protect users from different cryptocurrency-related scams that have happened in the country. The project will now advance to the Chamber of Deputies, which will be responsible for debating and approving or rejecting this new project.

The Massachusetts Senate has passed a bill that would allow legal sports betting – but with a prohibition on many forms of marketing – in the state. The chamber reviewed Senate Bill 2844, which added a clause to the Massachusetts General Laws clarifying that sports betting, whether online or land-based, was not a form of illegal gaming.

Aristocrat Gaming has broken ground on a new manufacturing facility in Henderson, Nevada. Henderson Mayor Debra March joined hundreds of Aristocrat team members for the groundbreaking celebration.

International Game Technology PLC (IGT) has announced that it has become the first U.S. supplier in the gaming industry to receive Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4) responsible gaming accreditation for its sports betting operations.

Maine governor Janet Mills has signed a bill that would allow for both retail and tribal-operated online sports betting into law. LD 585 would allow for the state’s four Native American tribes to apply for a license to operate online sports betting.

Ainsworth Game Technology has successfully installed its award-winning Historical Horse Racing System (HHR) and 100 machines at The Brook in Seabrook, N.H. It marks the first time HHR machines have been utilised in the recently opened New Hampshire market.

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has announced the addition of fantasy contest operator license applications to its official website. The agency may now issue two types of licenses.

FlowPlay has announced the launch of a new in-game fundraising campaign to benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS).

Partnerships

FanDuel Group has announced a multi-year partnership renewal to become an Official Sports Betting Partner of the New York Yankees.

playAWARDS has added experiential entertainment brand Lighthouse Immersive to its growing portfolio of reward partners.

New Appointment

FanDuel Group has appointed David Jennings as its Chief Financial Officer. Jennings will be responsible for oversight of all FanDuel’s finance functions including FP&A, strategy, accounting, procurement, tax and treasury in support of the company’s Sportsbook, Casino, Racing, Daily Fantasy, Retail and corporate functions.

New Acquisition

Playmaker Capital Inc. has acquired The Sports Drop, a US-based sports media company that focuses on NFL, NBA, MLB and collegiate sports coverage.

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EveryMatrix signs patent license agreement with IGT

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iGaming provider EveryMatrix has just signed a patent license agreement with IGT, holder of the largest slot game feature patents portfolio in North America.

This agreement will allow EveryMatrix to offer slots across North America that utilize patented game features within IGT’s portfolio and others in IGT’s game features patent licensing program, increasing EveryMatrix’s reach and strengthening its position in the U.S. and beyond.

Erik Nyman, President EveryMatrix Americas, comments: “Signing a patent license agreement with IGT was an important milestone in our U.S expansion. Through this agreement, EveryMatrix will have access to IGT’s game feature patents, allowing us to distribute our gaming content to partners across North America.”

Stephen Calogero, VP and Deputy General Counsel, Global Gaming and Intellectual Property at IGT said: “We are pleased to add EveryMatrix as a member of the game features licensing program which has fostered unprecedented innovation for game mechanics across the industry.”

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