Caesars Entertainment mulls over AC weakness

Execs with Caesars Entertainment (CZR) tipped off during the firm's earnings call that the company is considering closing Atlantic City casinos.

Revenue fell off 14% for the company's Atlantic Coast properties in Q1. Demand in Atlantic City was weak due to overcapacity in the region.

"All the businesses in A.C. are under tremendous pressure," said CEO Gary Loveman.

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  • phillipb115
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    Their cash will be better spent in Asia.
    8 May 2014, 09:28 AM Reply Like
  • jakedanders
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    What cash?
    8 May 2014, 12:45 PM Reply Like
  • phillipb115
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    Haha. All these new entities with all this debt makes me wonder wtf.
    8 May 2014, 01:46 PM Reply Like
  • Howard Jay Klein
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    Majority of their properties in overbuilt, mature gaming markets in US facing over expansion of capacity issues. They have no Asian footprint yet. All AC casino properties sagging under weight of competitive pressures from PA and NY. Genting gaining approval yesterday to develop property in LV strip (Echelon site) and their management telling regulators they plan to heavily market international business does not auger well for Caesars or any other strip property with strong Asian high end business plus additional capacity at the mega property they envision will also impact mass slot business for entire strip. Caesars key strategy to shed properties,
    slim down domestically, restructure debt long overdue but welcome notheless because at bottom its a great brand that will prevail.
    8 May 2014, 12:46 PM Reply Like
  • texnewmex
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    to make matters worse, their properties in LV look tired & worn. MGM is doing a much better job than CZR.
    12 May 2014, 09:48 PM Reply Like
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