Sands Bethlehem Sold for $1.3 b to Poarch Band of Creek Indians
An Alabama Indian tribe has bought the Pennsylvania property of casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp.
It was on Thursday that Sands mentioned it had got a $1.3 billion deal to sell Sands Bethlehem to Wind Creek Hospitality, which is an affiliate of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama.
The deal is in accordance with a review and other closing terms.
The Bethlehem has been there for a considerable period of time. The rival MGM results had a $1.3 billion acquisition deal in the month of May. The sale will lessen Sands’ US-based operations to two properties in Las Vegas.
Sands has it in mind to utilize the proceeds to make use of other developments and return some cash to the shareholders.
Sheldon Adelson who is the supremo of Sands showed his gratitude to staffers of Bethlehem to assist in making the property into reputed regional entertainment and gaming destinations in America.
The tribal Chief Executive Officer of the Poarch Band mentioned that the acquisition enhances our will to have a long future. The Poarch Band has three casinos on its tribal lands that have been the subject of lawsuits by Alabama authorities.
Wind Creek operates Alabama’s Mobile Greyhound Park, the Wa She Shu Casino in Nevada, the Pensacola Greyhound Track and Poker Room in Florida and two renaissance branded venues in Aruba and Curacao.
Adelson richest gambling magnate in world
Adelson will enjoy a boost to his individual bottom line from the Bethlehem sale.
Adelson’s net worth is at $38.5b placing him 21st on the overall list, down one notch from the past year’s results.
The next gambling tycoon on the Forbes list was Lui Che Woo of Galaxy Entertainment Group who was at the 50th spot with $20.1 billion. Johann Graf was at the third place at Novomatic Group whose $8.1b fortune placed him at the 186th position on the list.
Pansy Ho of SJM holdings had $3.5 billion and was at position 365, while Denise Coates of Bet 365 was placed at position 388 with a $5 billion.