SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 23, 2021
FULL HOUSE RESORTS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (702) 221-7800
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Title of each class
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Common stock, $0.0001 par value per share
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On March 23, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the name and branding of its luxury hotel and casino project currently under construction in Cripple Creek, Colorado: Chamonix Casino Hotel. The Company also described its plan for accommodating construction disruption through the purchase of additional land parcels and real estate in Cripple Creek.
Additionally, the Company announced a potential future expansion of its Silver Slipper Casino Hotel. To accommodate such expansion, the Company has finalized terms with the State of Mississippi for an option to lease a half-acre parcel of tidelands under the Gulf of Mexico adjacent to the Company’s Silver Slipper Casino and Hotel in Hancock County, Mississippi, for a 30-year period. Such agreement is expected to be signed within the next few weeks. This expansion, preliminarily estimated to be a $75 million investment, would include a new hotel tower with more than 150 waterfront guest rooms, dedicated meeting space and a fine-dining restaurant, all on a pier connected to the existing casino hotel. Any such Silver Slipper expansion project will be subject to customary approvals from the Army Corps of Engineers, gaming industry regulators and other agencies. As such, the timing of such potential expansion is still uncertain. No assurance can be given that the option to lease with the State of Mississippi will be signed, or if signed, that the Company will ultimately exercise its option or that the potential Silver Slipper expansion project will receive the necessary approvals.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains statements by Full House and our officers that are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: “will,” “expect,” “plan,” “estimate,” “schedule,” “believe,” “potential,” “future,” “should,” and similar references to future periods. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Some forward-looking statements in this press release include those regarding the number of guest rooms and expected amenities for Chamonix and the potential future Silver Slipper expansion; the expected construction budgets for Chamonix and the potential future Silver Slipper expansion; and the completion and opening timelines for Chamonix and for the Bronco Billy’s renovation; the purchase of Carr Manor and nearby parcels in Cripple Creek, Colorado; and the execution of the tidelands option to lease with the State of Mississippi or the future exercise of such option. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of the control of Full House. Such risks include, without limitation, our ability to repay our substantial indebtedness; the potential for additional adverse impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, construction projects, indebtedness, financial condition and operating results; actions by government officials at the federal, state or local level with respect to steps to be taken, including, without limitation, additional shutdowns, travel restrictions, social distancing measures or shelter-in-place orders, in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic; our ability to effectively manage and control expenses as a result of the pandemic; our ability to complete our growth and expansion projects on-time and on-budget; changes in guest visitation or spending patterns due to COVID-19 or other health or other concerns; a decrease in overall demand as other competing entertainment venues re-open; our ability to obtain financing upon reasonable terms or at all, including for projects such as the potential future expansion at Silver Slipper; our ability to obtain the necessary approvals and permits for our growth, renovation and expansion projects, such as the potential future expansion at Silver Slipper; construction risks and cost overruns; dependence on existing management; competition; uncertainties over the development and success of our expansion projects; the financial performance of our finished projects and renovations; effectiveness of expense and operating efficiencies; general macroeconomic conditions; and regulatory and business conditions in the gaming industry (including the possible authorization or expansion of gaming in the states we operate or nearby states). Additional information concerning potential factors that could affect our financial condition and results of operations is included in the reports Full House files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, our Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors and Part II, Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year and our other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We are under no obligation to (and expressly disclaim any such obligation to) update or revise our forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
* Filed herewith
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Full House Resorts, Inc.
Date: March 23, 2021
/s/ Lewis A. Fanger
Lewis A. Fanger, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer