Hard Rock International And VICI Properties’ $780 Million Acquisition Of Jack Cincinnati Casino And Turfway Park


Paul, Weiss is representing Jack Entertainment LLC, a portfolio company of Rock Ventures LLC, in its $780 million sale of Jack Cincinnati Casino and Turfway Park to Hard Rock International and VICI Properties.

JACK Entertainment LLC, an urban gaming company, focuses on the development and operation of gaming facilities.

Turfway Park, LLC owns and operates horse racing tracks and offers betting services. The company also organizes horse racing events, meetings, and parties.

Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc. owns and operates restaurants, hotels, casinos, and live music venues in the United States and internationally.

VICI Properties is an experiential real estate investment trust that owns one of the largest portfolios of market-leading gaming, hospitality and entertainment destinations, including the world-renowned Caesars Palace.

The Paul, Weiss team includes corporate partners Jeffrey Marell (Picture), Scott Barshay Mark Wlazlo, Brian Janson, Gregory Ezring and Raphael Russo and counsel Daniel Layfield, Kyle Seifried and Patricia Vaz de Almeida; real estate partner Peter Fisch and counsel Barry Langman; litigation partners Andrew Forman, Bruce Birenboim and Daniel Toal and counsel Daniel Mason; intellectual property partner Chuck Googe; tax partner Jeffrey Samuels; employee benefits Lawrence Witdorchic and counsel Jason Ertel; and environmental counsel William O’Brien.

Involved fees earner: Scott Barshay – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Bruce Birenboim – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Jason Ertel – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Gregory Ezring – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Peter Fisch – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Andrew Forman – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Chuck Googe – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Brian Janson – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Barry Langman – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Daniel Layfield – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Jeffrey Marell – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Daniel Mason – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; William O’Brien – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Raphael Russo – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Jeffrey Samuels – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Kyle Seifried – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Daniel Toal – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Patricia Vaz de Almeida – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Lawrence Witdorchic – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Mark Wlazlo – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Law Firms: Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Clients: Jack Entertainment LLC;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti