01/24/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/24/2020 07:46
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Jan. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TRWH) today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Affinity Gaming's subsidiary that owns the Golden Gates, Golden Gulch and Mardi Gras casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado. The purchase price of the acquisition was $51 million, subject to customary adjustments.
As previously announced, with the completion of this acquisition, Twin River has also acquired the right to three sports gaming licenses in Colorado in connection with the passage of Proposition DD on November 5, 2019. The company has already formed partnerships for these licenses, which will be announced at a later date.
'Completing the acquisition of these three properties expands our footprint in Colorado well beyond our Arapahoe Park racetrack and Off Track Betting network,' said George Papanier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Twin River. 'We are very pleased to close on this transaction, the latest in our ongoing efforts to diversify our portfolio. Equally exciting are our two additional casinos under contract in Kansas City, Missouri and Vicksburg, Mississippi, as well as our newly-formed partnerships with two well-known sports betting franchises, which we are looking forward to announcing prior to the launch of sports wagering in Colorado.'
Golden Gates, Golden Gulch and Mardi Gras are located in close proximity to one another along a half mile strip of casino and casino-hotel properties in the historic mining town of Black Hawk, Colorado. Together the properties contain a combined 36,000 square feet of gaming space featuring nearly 20 table games, approximately 700 slots and a poker parlor. The properties also offer three restaurants and 24/7 bars, and one of the only parking garages in the market, with 700 spaces.
Golden Gates, Golden Gulch and Mardi Gras casinos will join Twin River's growing portfolio, consisting of two casinos in Rhode Island, one in Mississippi, and one in Delaware, as well as their Colorado horse racetrack that has 13 authorized OTB licenses. Properties include Twin River Casino Hotel (Lincoln, RI), Tiverton Casino Hotel (Tiverton, RI), Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Biloxi, MS), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino (Dover, DE) and Arapahoe Park racetrack (Aurora, CO).
Papanier states 'We are excited to move forward with these new acquisitions and continue to make progress towards closing other previously announced purchases as we execute on our long-term growth strategy for the company and its shareholders.'
About Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. owns and manages seven casinos, two casinos in Rhode Island, one in Mississippi, one in Delaware, and three casinos as well as a horse racetrack that has 13 authorized OTB licenses in Colorado. Properties include Twin River Casino Hotel (Lincoln, RI), Tiverton Casino Hotel (Tiverton, RI), Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Biloxi, MS), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino (Dover, DE), Golden Gates Casino (Black Hawk, CO), Golden Gulch Casino (Black Hawk, CO), Mardi Gras Casino (Black Hawk, CO) and Arapahoe Park racetrack (Aurora, CO). Its casinos range in size from 695 slots and 17 table games combined for Colorado facilities to properties with over 4,100 slots, 125 table games and 48 stadium gaming positions, along with hotel and resort amenities. Its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol 'TRWH.'
Steve H. Capp
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Liz Cohen / Connor Moriarty
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