|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2021
Organization. Formed as a Delaware corporation in 1987, Full House Resorts, Inc. owns, leases, operates, develops, manages, and/or invests in casinos and related hospitality and entertainment facilities. References in this document to “Full House,” the “Company,” “we,” “our,” or “us” refer to Full House Resorts, Inc. and its subsidiaries, except where stated or the context otherwise indicates.
The Company currently operates five casinos: four on real estate that we own or lease and one located within a hotel owned by a third party. Construction continues for a sixth property, Chamonix Casino Hotel (“Chamonix”), adjacent to the Company’s existing Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado. We also benefit from six permitted sports wagering “skins,” three in Colorado and three in Indiana. Other companies operate or will operate these online sports wagering sites under their brands, paying us a percentage of revenues, as defined, subject to annual minimum amounts. Five of our six permitted skins have commenced operations. The following table identifies our five segments, along with properties and their locations:
The Company manages its casinos based primarily on geographic regions within the United States. Our 2021 results reflect a change in our operating segments. We now break out our on-site and online sports wagering skins in Colorado and Indiana as a standalone segment, Contracted Sports Wagering. Certain reclassifications were made to 2020 amounts to conform to current-period presentation for enhanced comparability. Such reclassifications had no effect on the previously reported results of operations or financial position.
COVID-19 Pandemic Update. In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus as a pandemic (“COVID-19”). Although COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the U.S. and the world, vaccines designed to inhibit the severity and the spread of COVID-19 are now being distributed. As a result, the number of newly reported cases has declined in the U.S. in recent weeks, though new variants could result in a reversal of these trends. For example, the Delta variant of COVID-19 resulted in large increases in the number of COVID-19 cases as it spread globally. COVID-19 has resulted in the implementation of significant, government-imposed measures to prevent or reduce its spread, including travel restrictions, business restrictions, closing of borders, “shelter-in-place” orders and business closures. In March 2020, pursuant to state government orders, the Company temporarily closed all of its casino properties.
As a result, the Company experienced a material decline in its revenues until its properties began reopening when permitted by local authorities. The reopening dates were:
During the shutdown period, the Company evaluated labor, marketing and other costs at its businesses so that, upon reopening, its properties could reopen with significantly lower operating costs. As a result, the Company’s operating performance since reopening in mid-2020 has been stronger than pre-pandemic levels, despite business restrictions throughout its properties and certain pandemic-related additional costs. The extent to which the Company’s financial and operating results in future periods may be affected by COVID-19, including the Delta or other variants, will largely depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be accurately predicted at this time. Significant uncertainties include the ability to operate; new information which may emerge concerning new strains of COVID-19 and their severity; vaccination rates among the population; the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against variants; any additional actions imposed by governmental authorities (including the potential mandated vaccination or repeated testing of our employees) to contain or minimize the impact of COVID-19 and any variants; increased operating costs and constraints to implement sanitation and social distancing requirements; increased costs for materials due to supply chain constraints; and general economic conditions, among others.
The disruptions arising from COVID-19 continued to impact the Company during the three- and nine-months ended September 30, 2021. The duration and intensity of this global health emergency and related disruptions are uncertain. While each of the Company’s properties are currently open and operating restrictions further eased during the third quarter of 2021, the current economic and regulatory environment in each of the Company’s jurisdictions continues to evolve. For example, mask mandates for all employees and guests were re-introduced at our Nevada properties in July 2021 in compliance with recent orders from Nevada state government officials and, in November 2021, new national rules were announced that would require employers with more than 100 employees to ensure their workers are vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing. The manner in which governments will react as the global and regional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic changes over time is uncertain, and such actions could significantly alter the Company’s current operations.
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