South Korean casino operator Paradise Co Ltd has offered 7.5 million treasury shares to raise KRW285.8 billion (US$281.2 million) in funds for its operations, Reuters reports.
The money may also be partially used to fund a potential acquisition, the company said. Goldman Sachs was the sole book runner of the block sale.
Paradise announced on Monday it was dropping a deal to acquire a controlling stake in hotel company Parnas Hotel Co.
Paradise currently runs five foreigner-only casinos in South Korea, namely in Seoul, Incheon, Busan and two in Jeju.
The company is developing a casino resort 40 kilometres (24.9 miles) west of Seoul. The US$1.7-billion property will include hotels and restaurants, and a foreigner-only casino. The project, to be ready by 2017, is a joint venture with Japan’s Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
Korean casinos currently only permit foreigners to gamble, except at Kangwon Land, a difficult-to-access location 150 kilometres southeast of Seoul in Kangwon Province.
Jul 23, 2018The Macau government has already received a preliminary proposal for amending the existing gaming law, said on Saturday the Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lionel Leong Vai Tac (pictured). That...
Jul 23, 2018
Jul 23, 2018
"The [Macau] government has a lead in this subject in regards to what should be done after the [gaming] concessions expire. We will be first listening to what the government will say”
Ambrose So Shu Fai
Vice-chairman and chief executive at Macau casino operator SJM Holdings