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December 8th, 2017 at 3:28:59 AM permalink
https://www.pokernewsdaily.com/caesars-sells-harrahs-las-vegas-1-14-billion-30888/
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FleaStiff
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December 8th, 2017 at 4:30:50 AM permalink
With the corporate holdings being so complex, I wonder just who is getting screwed in this transaction.
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December 8th, 2017 at 5:48:01 AM permalink
Why sensationalize it?

Yeah it was sold, but to one of its own holding companies.

This is nothing more than another pencil pusher transaction.
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December 8th, 2017 at 6:38:28 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

With the corporate holdings being so complex, I wonder just who is getting screwed in this transaction.


They're almost as good as Trump at screwing investors!
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GWAE
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December 8th, 2017 at 6:47:33 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Why sensationalize it?

Yeah it was sold, but to one of its own holding companies.

This is nothing more than another pencil pusher transaction.



I didnt realize it was one of its own companies. However the article does say this

"as Caesars will enter into a 15-year lease for the property, paying VICI an initial annual rent of $87.4 million, a number which will increase as the years go on. Caesars will continue to operate Harrah痴. When the lease term is up, Caesars will be able to extend the lease for up to 20 years in four five-year extensions."

That is kinda weird. So they sell to a company for 1.14 billion and will pay 87.4 for 15 years which is 1.3 bil. So this company is willing to basically give a loan to CET? That makes no sense. CET will just go bankrupt at some point and then get out of paying that company.
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TigerWu
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December 8th, 2017 at 8:37:37 AM permalink
This sounds like one of those uber-complicated tax-write-off moves that only multi-billion dollar companies are able to pull off.
DJTeddyBear
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December 8th, 2017 at 1:22:09 PM permalink
Actually, since they just came out of a difficult bankruptcy, sounds more like preparation for the nest one in several years.....
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December 8th, 2017 at 1:24:40 PM permalink
I was really hoping this was gonna be another one of those fake news articles that keep tricking GWAE. :)
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December 8th, 2017 at 3:10:59 PM permalink
This sounds like a typical REIT transaction. You sell the property, write some debt off your balance sheet, rent it back, and take advantage of the tax implications. I believe MGM is doing the same thing with its properties.
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