Forward-Looking Statements, Business Environment & Risk Factors
This presentation may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In addition, Century Casinos, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, the “Company”, “we”, “us”, “our”) may make other written and oral communications from time to time that contain such statements. Forward-looking statements include statements as to industry trends and future expectations of the Company and other matters that do not relate strictly to historical facts and are based on certain assumptions by management at the time such statements are made. Forward-looking statements in this presentation include statements regarding the hotel and casino projects in Missouri, future results of operations, including statements about operating margins, the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, estimates of the financial impact of COVID-19, the adequacy of cash flows from operations and available cash to meet our future liquidity needs, particularly if we cannot operate our casinos due to COVID-19 or their operations are restricted, operating efficiencies, synergies and operational performance, the prospects for and timing and costs of new projects, projects in development and other opportunities, the Goldman Credit Agreement (as defined herein) and obligations under our Master Lease (as defined herein) and the ability to repay debt and other obligations, investments in joint ventures, outcomes of legal proceedings, changes in our tax provisions or exposure to additional income tax liabilities, certain plans, expectations, goals, projections, and statements about the benefits of the Nugget Acquisition (as defined herein) and Rocky Gap Acquisition (as defined herein), the possibility that the OpCo Acquisition (as defined herein) or Rocky Gap Acquisition do not close when expected or at all because regulatory or other conditions to closing are not satisfied on a timely basis or at all; potential adverse reactions or changes to business or employee relationships, including those resulting from the completion of the Nugget Acquisition or Rocky Gap Acquisition; the possibility that the anticipated benefits of the Nugget Acquisition or Rocky Gap Acquisition are not realized when expected or at all and plans for our casinos and our Company. These statements are often identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “could,” “estimate,” or “continue,” and similar expressions or variations. These statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of the management of the Company based on information currently available to management. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward- looking statements include, among others, the risks described in the section entitled “Risk Factors” under Item 1A in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 (the “2021 Annual Report”) and our subsequent periodic and current reports filed with the SEC. We caution the reader to carefully consider such factors. Furthermore, such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements.
Notes on Presentation
Since the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the Company’s casinos have varied their operations based on the governmental health and safety requirements in the jurisdictions in which they are located. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the Company’s results of operations in the first half of 2021 because of closures at the Company’s Canada and Poland properties during this period. Currently the Company’s operations have no health and safety requirements for entry and few other COVID-19 related restrictions. The duration and ultimate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic otherwise remains uncertain.
TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
In this presentation the term “USD” refers to US dollars, the term “CAD” refers to Canadian dollars and the term “PLN” refers to Polish zloty.
Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin and Net Debt are non-GAAP financial measures. See Appendix for the definition and reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin and Net Debt.
Amounts presented are rounded. As such, rounding differences could occur in period-over-period changes and percentages reported throughout this presentation.
The names of the Company’s subsidiaries and certain operating segments are abbreviated on certain of the following slides. See Appendix for a list of the subsidiaries and their abbreviations.
ROCKY GAP CASINO RESORT ACQUISITION
On August 24, 2022, the Company entered into a definitive agreement with Lakes Maryland Development, LLC (“Lakes Maryland”), Golden Entertainment, Inc (“Golden”), and VICI Properties L.P. (“VICI PropCo”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to acquire the operations of Rocky Gap Casino Resort (“Rocky Gap”) for approximately $56.1 million subject to the conditions and terms set forth therein (the “Rocky Gap Acquisition”). Pursuant to a real estate purchase agreement, dated August 24, 2022, by and between Evitts Resort, LLC (“Evitts”) and an affiliate of VICI PropCo (“VICI PropCo Buyer”), VICI PropCo Buyer agreed to acquire the real estate assets relating to Rocky Gap for approximately $203.9 million, subject to the conditions and terms set forth therein. In connection with the closing of this transaction, subsidiaries of the Company and VICI PropCo will enter into an amendment to their triple net lease agreement (the “Master Lease”) to (i) add Rocky Gap to the Master Lease, (ii) provide for an initial annual rent for Rocky Gap of approximately $15.5 million and (iii) extend the initial Master Lease term for 15 years from the date of the amendment (subject to the existing four five-year renewal options). The Company plans to fund the acquisition through cash on hand.
NUGGET CASINO RESORT ACQUISITION AND FINANCING
On April 1, 2022, the Company purchased 50% of the membership interest in Smooth Bourbon, LLC (“PropCo”) for approximately $95.0 million (the “PropCo Acquisition”). Pursuant to a definitive agreement and subject to approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission, the Company will purchase 100% of the membership interests in Nugget Sparks, LLC (“OpCo”) for $100.0 million (subject to certain adjustments) (the “OpCo Acquisition” and together with the PropCo Acquisition, the “Nugget Acquisition”). The OpCo Acquisition is expected to occur within one year of the PropCo Acquisition. OpCo owns and operates the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada and PropCo owns the real property on which the casino is located and leases the real property to OpCo for an annual rent of $15.0 million.
On April 1, 2022, the Company also entered into a Credit Agreement with Goldman Sachs Bank USA (the “Goldman Credit Agreement”). The Goldman Credit Agreement provides for a $350.0 million term loan (the “Term Loan”) and a $30.0 million revolving credit facility (the “Revolving Facility”). The Company drew $350.0 million under the Term Loan and used the proceeds as well as approximately $29.3 million of cash on hand to fund the PropCo Acquisition, to repay approximately $166.2 million outstanding under the Company’s credit agreement with Macquarie (“Macquarie Credit Agreement”), to fund a $100.0 million escrow fund that will be used to purchase OpCo, and for related fees and expenses. The Goldman Credit Agreement replaces the Macquarie Credit Agreement. The Company did not draw on the Revolving Facility on the closing date of the PropCo Acquisition.
Recent Developments – Century Casino Caruthersville
On October 26, 2022, the Missouri Gaming Commission approved the relocation of the casino at Century Casino Caruthersville (“Caruthersville”) from the riverboat and the barge to a land-based pavilion until the new land-based casino and hotel are completed. On October 13, 2022, the riverboat, which had operated since 1994, had to be closed as it was no longer accessible from the barge because of the record low water levels in the Mississippi River. Since then, Caruthersville has operated the casino from the barge with 299 slot machines and four table games. The pavilion building will not be affected by water levels and is protected by a flood wall. The pavilion will provide for easier access to the casino for customers and the Company anticipates it will bring operating efficiencies and cost savings. The casino will be smaller with approximately 400 slot machines and seven table games, compared to 519 slot machines and seven table games on the riverboat and barge. Caruthersville will continue to operate from the barge until the move to the pavilion is complete. The Company anticipates the move to the pavilion will be completed by the end of 2022 and that there will be no negative impact on results of operations thereafter. Also, the Company’s stand-alone hotel in Caruthersville opened in late October 2022.
Low water levels and access to the Riverboat from the barge.
Aerial view of
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