Bally’s Finalizes Acquisition Of Tropicana Las Vegas For $148 Million

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on September 27, 2022
Tropicana Casino Hotel in Las Vegas acquired by Bally's for $148 Million

As previously announced, Bally’s Corporation completed its acquisition of the Tropicana Las Vegas with Gaming & Leisure Properties (GLPI) and PENN Entertainment.

Bally’s, GLPI and PENN completed the transaction relating to the acquisition of the non-land assets of the Tropicana Las Vegas for $148 million in cash.

The long-anticipated deal is now final

According to the previous agreement, Bally’s was to pay $150 million for the property and $10.5 million yearly for 50 years to lease the site. The rent was to be subject to increases. The owners valued the deal at $308 million.

Today, the deal is finalized. Bally’s, GLPI and PENN completed the transaction relating to the acquisition of the non-land assets of the Tropicana Las Vegas
for a cash purchase price of $148 million, payable to GLPI.

In a press release revealed this morning, GLPI confirmed the company would receive net proceeds of approximately $145 million in cash after fees and expenses.

Bally’s also agreed to lease the land underlying the Tropicana property from GLPI for an initial term of 50 years at an annual rent of $10.5 million.

Bally’s bolstering its presence on Strip

The Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino is located on a 35-acre parcel on the corner of Tropicana Boulevard and Las Vegas Boulevard.

The property includes:

  • 1,470 guest rooms
  • 50,000 square feet of casino space with 1,000 gaming positions
  • 1,200-seat performance theatre
  • 100,000 square feet of convention and meeting space

The site could also be a potential location to house a $1 billion stadium for Major League Baseball’s Oakland A’s if the team chooses to relocate from the Bay Area.

Bally’s Corp. currently owns 14 regional hotel casinos in the US. And when it comes to Las Vegas, the company is constantly striving to boost its footprint.

As Bally’s president George Papanier, who oversees the company’s casino resort division, said:

“Over the last several years, we’ve been very busy growing Bally’s footprint. We view Tropicana Las Vegas as an opportunity for a flagship property for our western region.”

For the time being, the property’s sportsbook will remain operating under William Hill until it is ready to transition to a Bally’s-branded facility.

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Katarina Vojvodic is a lead writer for Playin USA who lives in Toronto. Vojvodic provides coverage of the US gambling industry with a focus on US online casinos. Previously, she covered Ontario?s online gambling industry for Vojvodic holds a master?s degree in journalism from the University of Belgrade. Outside working hours, she can be found near the water with her husband and their two kids.

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