Twin River is buying two casinos from Eldorado Resorts, namely the Isle of Capri Casino Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri and Lady Luck Casino Vicksburg in Vicksburg, Mississippi, for $230m.
George Papanier, President and CEO of Twin River, said: “This transaction continues our focus on creating long-term shareholder value as we strive to develop or acquire assets which we believe will prove accretive to our earnings. Isle Kansas City and Lady Luck Vicksburg expand our geographic footprint with assets in attractive markets. We believe these assets are a great fit for our portfolio and see the opportunity to increase the net cash flow from these properties by our redevelopment and operating plans. In particular, in Kansas City, where the property lies within an area near downtown that has been targeted by local officials for development, we feel there is opportunity for capital investment in the property which we believe will have a transformative impact and integrate well with local development efforts in the area.”
Isle of Capri Casino Kansas City is located in Kansas City, Missouri overlooking the Missouri River in close proximity to downtown Kansas City and the Berkeley Riverfront. The property consists of approximately 40 thousand square feet of casino space, 939 gaming machines, 13 table games and two dining venues. It is located at a premier location on the riverfront near downtown and is readily accessible to suburban traffic. The Company expects to substantially reposition the casino and a rendering of one potential redevelopment plan has been included in this release for illustrative purposes.
Lady Luck Casino Vicksburg is located along the Mississippi River in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The property features approximately 25 thousand square feet of casino space, 603 slot machines, eight electronic table games, three dining venues and an 89 room hotel.
Caption: Twin River’s plans for the Kansas City site