COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES AND SUBSEQUENT EVENT
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2021
|COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES AND SUBSEQUENT EVENT|
|COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES AND SUBSEQUENT EVENT||
8. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES AND SUBSEQUENT EVENT
The Company is party to a number of pending legal proceedings related to matters that occurred in the normal course of business. Management does not expect that the outcome of any such proceedings, either individually or in the aggregate, will have a material effect on the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows.
Options to Lease Land
Option Agreement for Public Trust Tidelands Lease in Mississippi. The Company has been evaluating the potential construction of an additional hotel tower and related amenities at Silver Slipper, a portion of which would extend out over the adjoining Gulf of Mexico. In contemplation for such potential future expansion, the Company paid $5,000 for an option agreement – entered into by the Company on June 8, 2021 and approved by the Governor of Mississippi on July 13, 2021 – for a 30-year lease of approximately a half-acre of tidelands, with afor another 30 years, if exercised. This initial six-month option can be renewed for three additional six-month increments of $5,000 upon each option renewal. Upon commencement of the land lease, rent during construction would be $10,000 for each six-month period until the earlier of six months after hotel operations have started or December 31, 2022. Thereafter, annual rent would be $105,300 with adjustments, based on the consumer price index at each anniversary. Before construction can commence, additional entitlements are necessary, including certain environmental approvals. There can be no certainty that the tidelands lease option will be exercised or that the contemplated Silver Slipper expansion will be built.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
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