Given the early stage of these operations and the fact that the casino is not yet fully operational, the Company believes that results have not yet normalized. However, with the recent implementation of broader marketing programs and upcoming plans to open the casino’s VIP facilities, the Company expects to establish normalized operating results within the next two to three quarters.
Dreamworld Poipet Update
The Company continues to make progress in the development of Dreamworld Poipet, a stand-alone slot hall in the established gaming market of Poipet at the Cambodia-Thailand border. This $7.5 million project will be constructed as a stand-alone extension to an existing casino owned by a local Cambodian company and will house approximately 300 premium quality EGM seats. The Company and casino owner will share the daily net win generated by the EGMs in the Company’s slot hall and certain operating costs on a 40%/60% respective basis.
The Company commenced full construction efforts in August 2012. Based on the current timeline, the Company remains on target to open Dreamworld Poipet in the first quarter of 2013, in time for the Thai New Year.
Clarence Chung, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Entertainment Gaming Asia, concluded, “We are focused on the execution of our plans to develop and operate regional casinos and gaming venues under our Dreamworld brand in the Indo-China region. We are pleased to have our first project, Dreamworld Pailin, open and are implementing marketing programs to improve operating performance. In addition, the development of our next project, Dreamworld Poipet, in the more established gaming market of Poipet is moving at a steady pace. With our focus on professional management, quality gaming products, and superior customer service, we believe our Dreamworld properties will be quality leaders in their respective markets and will be meaningful contributors to the Company’s long-term growth.”