Lakes Entertainment Announces Results For Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2013

Lakes Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: LACO) today announced results for the three and twelve months ended December 29, 2013.

Fourth Quarter ResultsNet loss for the fourth quarter of 2013 was $0.9 million, compared to net earnings of $2.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. Loss from operations was $2.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to a loss from operations of $1.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. Basic and diluted loss per share was $0.03 for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.07 for the fourth quarter of 2012.

Lakes Entertainment reported fourth quarter 2013 net revenues of $11.4 million, compared to prior-year fourth quarter net revenues of $2.8 million. Fourth quarter 2013 net revenues were related to the operation of Rocky Gap Casino Resort near Cumberland, Maryland, (“Rocky Gap”). Lakes acquired this property on August 3, 2012 and gaming operations began on May 22, 2013. During the fourth quarter of 2012, net revenues of $1.4 million were related to the operation of Rocky Gap. Also included in prior-year fourth quarter net revenues were $1.4 million in management fees related to the management of the Red Hawk Casino, near Sacramento, California, owned by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (the “Tribe”). There were no management fees earned during the fourth quarter of 2013 due to the August 29, 2013 termination of the management agreement for the Red Hawk Casino.

During the fourth quarter of 2013, property operating expenses for Rocky Gap were $7.3 million, and primarily related to gaming operations, rooms, food and beverage and golf. During the fourth quarter of 2012, property operating expenses for Rocky Gap were $0.8 million, and primarily related to rooms, food and beverage and golf. The increase in property operating expenses resulted primarily from the inclusion of gaming-related expenses in the current year quarter. Gaming commenced in May 2013, therefore, there were no such expenses in the prior year fourth quarter.

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