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Bally’s announces record second-quarter numbers

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Aug. 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Bally's Corporation (NYSE: BALY) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.

Second Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights 

  • Revenue of $606.2 million, an increase of 9.7% year-over-year
  • Record Casinos & Resorts revenue of $333.2 million, up 11.1% year-over-year
  • International Interactive revenue of $247.8 million, up 5.6% year-over-year
  • Announced deal with the Oakland A's of MLB to construct a new stadium onto a portion of our Tropicana Las Vegas site
  • Rhode Island legalized iGaming naming Bally's as the sole provider in the State. Expecting March 2024 launch


Robeson Reeves, Bally's Chief Executive Officer, said "Bally's made significant strides this quarter, announcing new initiatives, achieving important project milestones, and building on our strong foundation for 2023 and beyond. Our core Casinos & Resorts segment produced record second-quarter revenues of $333.2 million, an 11.1% increase compared to the second quarter of 2022. International Interactive also remained solid, with revenues increasing 5.6% year-over-year, led by our robust UK business, which grew revenues by 11.5% year-over-year.

North America Interactive iGaming is ramping up positively, driven primarily by New Jersey and our successful June launch in Pennsylvania. Additionally, we are extremely pleased that the Rhode Island legislature legalized iGaming, naming Bally's as the sole provider in the State with an anticipated launch in March 2024. In addition, we have made significant progress transitioning Bally Bet onto the Kambi and White Hat technology platforms, which is on track to rollout later this summer. 

Bally's had a consolidated net loss in the quarter of $25.7 million and generated Adjusted EBITDAR of $161.4 million, up 8.7% from last year, and Adjusted EBITDA of $130.0 million. For the six-month period through June 2023, net income was $152.7 million with Adjusted EBITDAR of $319.0 million, up 16.1% from last year, and Adjusted EBITDA of $256.4 million.  

Giving some segment contribution highlights for the quarter, Casinos & Resorts generated net income of $26.7 million, Adjusted EBITDAR of $111.0 million, up 11.6%, and Adjusted EBITDA of $79.7 million. International Interactive generated Adjusted EBITDA of $84.6 million this quarter compared with $82.6 million last year. North America Interactive reported an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $(17.7) million this quarter compared with $(20.9) million loss for the prior year period." 

George Papanier, Bally's President, added, "Our core Casinos & Resorts customer base remains resilient. While we are keeping a close eye on spending trends and the health of the consumer generally, we are pleased with how our overall portfolio is performing, with significant year-over-year revenue growth and margin expansion. We are looking forward to the opening of our Chicago Temporary Casino in September and the unveiling of our property redevelopment in Kansas City as well. Importantly, our portfolio's near-term capex cycle has peaked as our Twin River Lincoln project was completed in late April, as will the Chicago Temporary Casino and Kansas City expansion projects through this quarter. We expect to be mining the returns from those expansion plans in the back-half of 2023, particularly in the fourth quarter."

2023 Guidance

Bally's is maintaining its Revenue guidance provided on May 9, 2023, which remains in the range of $2.5 billion to $2.6 billion and its Adjusted EBITDAR guidance range of $665 million to $700 million. This includes somewhat better performance from our core Casinos & Resorts and International Interactive business units versus our original expectations, as it now includes a new range of $50 million to $60 million of Adjusted EBITDA losses in North America Interactive, a $10 million higher loss at the midpoint, as we are investing in the business. This includes our Pennsylvania iGaming launch, our Bally Bet rollout and our omni-channel. Guidance for rent expense remains at $125 million (actual cash rent of $119 million) for the year.  

We are also maintaining our 2023 Capital Expenditure guidance of $160 million, with maintenance capex at Casinos & Resorts of $50 million, growth capex at Casinos & Resorts of $70 million, and Software Development Costs (SDC) costs of $40 million. This amount excludes the investment in the Chicago Temporary Casino development project which is largely complete. 

Bally's guidance is based on current plans and expectations and contains several assumptions. The guidance is subject to a number of known and unknown uncertainties and risks, including those discussed under "Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements" set forth below.

Source: PR Newswire