VICI Properties to Acquire Jack Cincinnati Casino for $745M, Lease to Hard Rock
CINCINNATI — VICI Properties Inc. (NYSE: VICI), together with a subsidiary of Hard Rock International, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Jack Cincinnati Casino in downtown Cincinnati for approximately $745 million. VICI Properties will acquire 100 percent of the membership interests of a subsidiary of Jack Cincinnati that owns the land and real estate assets of the casino for $558 million. Hard Rock will acquire the operating assets of Jack Cincinnati for $187 million. Simultaneous with the transaction, VICI will enter into a triple-net-lease agreement with Hard Rock.
Jack Cincinnati opened in 2013 and features 100,000 square feet of gaming space with approximately 1,800 gaming machines and 100 table games. The property also contains 33,000 square feet of meeting space, six restaurants and two bars.
The transaction is expected to close late this year. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC is serving as financial advisor and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is serving as legal advisor to VICI.