LAS VEGAS, Dec. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR) today confirmed that its subsidiary, Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc., has agreed to acquire the non-gaming assets of the Atlantic Club, including the real property, in a bankruptcy auction, pending approval of the bankruptcy court.
The Atlantic Club's gaming assets are being acquired by another buyer. The current owner of the Atlantic Club indicated it plans to close the facility January 13, 2014. Caesars expects to close on the purchase of the property thereafter. Caesars does not intend to resume gaming or hotel operations at the facility, and is evaluating options for the use of the assets, some of which may be used in the company's other Atlantic City properties.
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, 75 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions and now operates casinos on four continents. The company's resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah's® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. We are committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognize the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.This release includes "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements contain words such as "may," "will," "project," "might," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "could," "would," "estimate," "continue," "pursue," or the negative or other variations thereof or comparable terminology. In particular, they include statements relating to, among other things, future actions, new projects, strategies, future performance, the outcomes of contingencies, and future financial results of Caesars. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events.