Penn gets go-ahead to acquire casino

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Penn National Gaming has received final approval from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to acquire the operations of Hollywood Casino Perryville.


Penn National entered into a definitive agreement with Gaming and Leisure Properties in December 2020 to acquire the operations of Hollywood Casino Perryville for $31.1m in cash, subject to certain customary working capital adjustments.

Simultaneous with the closing of the transaction, Penn National will enter into a lease with GLP for the real estate assets associated with the Hollywood Casino Perryville facility with annual rent of approximately $7.77m.

“I want to thank the commission and their staff for their time and effort in reviewing and approving our company’s licence to operate Hollywood Casino Perryville,” said Jay Snowden, president and CEO of Penn National.

“We are thrilled to be re-entering the Maryland market at a property we developed in 2010 as it will add a 20th gaming jurisdiction to our already leading nationwide footprint.”

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