Twin Rivers Optimistic Of Achieved Increase In Operational Efficiencies

After all, nine of the company’s casino properties, including the $230 m Isle of Capri Casino in Kansas City , Missouri and the Lady Luck Casino in Vicksburg , Mississippi, acquired in July, shutdown operations in March, Twin River Worldwide Holdings is optimistic to achieve a sustained degree of improved operating efficiencies.

Subsequently reopening on a staggered basis between May 21 and June 17, the group states “strong demand and significantly improved margins,” particularly in Biloxi and Delaware, contrasted with figures for the month of June 2019. Total sales in the former of those regions increased two percent from June 2019.

Consequently of the aforementioned closure revenue for the second quarter of 2020 decreased from $143.2 m a year earlier by 79.8 percent to $28.9 m.

Net loss for the second quarter was $23.6 m compared to a year-on-year gain of $17.2 m, with adjusted EBITDA ending at -$10.7 m, a $47.5 m jump of 122.6 percent.

Twin River president and CEO George Papanier clarified: “We were thrilled to have welcomed back our valued team members and loyal customers at all of our properties to safe and secure environments that meet or exceed CDC safety guidelines. Since reopening, where we have been permitted to operate under fewer capacity restrictions with more amenities, we are seeing strong demand.

“On a comparable basis, Hard Rock Biloxi and Dover Downs achieved strong adjusted EBITDA performance and significant margin improvement while complying with state regulated reductions in gaming capacity. These positive margin trends are continuing into July, giving us confidence that we can sustain a level of the increased operational efficiencies.

“I am also excited to welcome our newest properties in Kansas City, Missouri and Vicksburg, Mississippi which we have rebranded Casino KC and Casino Vicksburg, respectively. Both of these properties experienced robust demand and have generated strong positive cash flow following their reopening and our subsequent acquisition.

“The Casino KC and Casino Vicksburg properties are a great fit for our portfolio and significantly expand our geographic footprint with assets in attractive markets. We see a lot to build on and look forward to working with the local teams to realise the strategic benefits of this transaction.”