New Costs to Pressure Margins at Station Casinos

In December, Station Casinos announced a company-wide new benefits package, immediately after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced there was going to be a union election at the company’s flagship Red Rock Casino. We estimate the new benefits would add nearly $70 million in operating costs on an annual basis, or a 400-bps hit […]

Red Rock Resorts Silent on Sports Betting

Public investors in Red Rock Resorts should ask: Does management have plans to pursue sports betting or other gaming opportunities outside of Nevada? If not, why not?

Amidst chaos at Palms, Fertittas’ UBS margin loan collateral fell 38%

While Red Rock has not disclosed why the Fertittas needed the UBS margin loan in the fall last year, UBS promotes its securities-backed loans as useful for purchasing yachts, among other things.

How much has Palms cost Red Rock Resorts shareholders?

With the Palms project, Red Rock management wiped out $1 billion of shareholder equity. More than $8.00 per share of equity value evaporated because of the Palms project.  

Fertitta Capital’s sports betting deal highlights disclosure dilemma at Red Rock Resorts

Investors in Red Rock Resorts (NASDAQ: RRR) lack the necessary information to know if they lost a business opportunity to Fertitta Capital, the investment firm founded in 2017 and run by Red Rock Resorts controlling owners, according to letters sent by the Culinary Union to the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and NASDAQ Stock Market.

Who’s on the Hook for the Palms?

Red Rock Resorts has set a big ROI target for its Palms Casino Resort. Can they get there? Investors should ask management to set clear markers: who will be held accountable if the post-renovation Palms doesn’t generate the kind of ROI management has projected?