Caesars Entertainment and VICI Properties have reached an agreement to sell the Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino to Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. for $25 million in cash. VICI will receive approximately $19 million from the sale, while Caesars will receive approximately $6 million.
The annual base rent payments under the Non-CPLV Master Lease between Caesars and VICI remain unchanged, said in a press release.
“We look forward to the reopening of Bally’s Atlantic City as soon as appropriate once the public health emergency related to COVID-19 has passed,” said Caesars CEO Tony Rodio. “We appreciate Twin River’s commitment to this property, which has a great future ahead under its stewardship.”
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“The sale of Bally’s Atlantic City demonstrates our ongoing commitment to work collaboratively with our tenants to optimize our individual businesses, even during these unprecedented times,” said John Payne, President and COO of VICI Properties. “This transaction allows us to maintain the existing financial terms of our master lease with Caesars and helps balance our geographic diversification as we work to complete the acquisition of Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City.”
Following the sale, Caesars will continue to operate Caesars Atlantic City, which will include the Wild Wild West casino area and The Book sports wagering facility, and Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. VICI Properties will continue to own the land and real estate associated with Caesars Atlantic City, including the Wild Wild West casino area.
The Bally’s Atlantic City transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions. Bally’s Atlantic City will continue to be part of the Caesars Rewards network until closing.