MGM Resorts International has signed an agreement to sell the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin, Illinois. The company holds a 50% stake in the property.
LAS VEGAS, April 16, 2018 -- MGM Resorts International (the "Company" or "MGM Resorts") (NYSE: MGM), along with its venture partner, today announced the execution of a definitive agreement to sell the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin, Illinois, of which a subsidiary of the Company owns a 50% interest, to Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERI) for $327.5 million in cash, subject to a working capital adjustment. MGM Resorts will receive its 50 percent share of the net proceeds after certain transaction costs, or approximately $162 million.
The transaction is expected to close within 12 months, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
The Company acquired its 50 percent interest in Grand Victoria Casino in connection with its acquisition of Mandalay Resort Group in 2005.
ABOUT MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 28 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company in 2018 opened MGM COTAI in Macau and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. It also is developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. The 78,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at www.mgmresorts.com.
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