ASSET ACQUISITIONS AND SIGNIFICANT TRANSACTIONS
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2012
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|ASSET ACQUISITIONS AND SIGNIFICANT TRANSACTIONS||
Acquisition of Prime Table Games assets. On October 4, 2011 we executed an asset purchase agreement (Prime Agreement) with Prime Table Games LLC and Prime Table Games UK (collectively Prime Table Games). Under the terms of the Prime Agreement we acquired over 20 different table games, including 21+3, Two-way Hold'em and Three Card Poker, which are currently played on approximately 500 tables in 200 casinos in the United States, the United Kingdom and in the Caribbean. (Three Card Poker rights are limited to the British Isles.) The intellectual property portfolio includes 36 patents, 11 patents pending, 96 worldwide trademark and design registrations and 47 domain name registrations. The two principals of Prime Table Games also executed with us a non-compete agreement.
The acquisition was accounted for using the acquisition method of accounting. The allocation of fair value of the purchase price, based on an independent valuation, is as follows:
Terms of the purchase included a down payment of $480,000, payable in the form of 2,000,000 shares of our common stock with the balance due in the form of two promissory notes. One of the notes is payable to Prime Table Games LLC in the amount of $12,200,000 (USD) and the other is payable to Prime Table Games UK in the amount of £6,400,000 (GBP). At the closing of the acquisition, the parties agreed to a conversion rate of one United States Dollar is equal to 64/100 British Pound Sterling, ($1.00USD = £0.64GBP). Interest on the promissory notes was 0% in 2011. The fair value of the notes, net of the debt discount was $20,670,000. The rate increases to 3% in 2012 and increases at 1% per year thereafter to maximum of 9%. Payments on each of the notes are as follows:
Prime Table Games LLC. Monthly payments are due under this note, commencing with $100,000 due on or before January 28, 2012. Subsequent payments are due on the 28th day of each month and the payment amount shall increase to $130,000 per month beginning 16 months after the closing, $160,000 per month beginning in 28 months, $190,000 per month beginning in 40 months and $220,000 beginning in 52 months until fully paid.
Prime Table Games UK. Monthly payments are due under this note, commencing with £64,000 due on or before January 28, 2012. Subsequent payments are due on the 28th day of each month and the payment amount shall increase to £76,800 per month beginning 16 months after the closing, £89,600 per month beginning in 28 months, £102,400 per month beginning in 40 months, £115,200 per month in 52 months until fully paid.
In the event future monthly revenue received by us from the Assets, as defined in the Prime Agreement is less than 90% of the notes monthly payment due to Prime Table Games, then the note payments may, at our option, be adjusted to the higher of $100,000 per month (for the Prime Table Games LLC note) and £64,000 per month (for the Prime Table Games UK note) or 90% of the monthly revenue amount. If we engage in this payment adjustment election, the note shall not be deemed in default and the interest rate of the note will increase 2% per annum for the duration of the note or until the standard payment schedule resumes.
The notes are collateralized by the all of the assets acquired from Prime Table Games LLC and Prime Table Games UK.
Acquisition of Lakes Entertainments assets. On November 1, 2011, we entered into an asset purchase agreement (the Lakes Agreement) with Lakes Entertainment, Inc., a Minnesota corporation (Lakes). Under the Lakes Agreement, we acquired certain business assets of Lakes. The acquisition includes a portfolio of patented casino table games, including Bonus Craps, Four The Money, Rainbow Poker, and Roulette Craps, together with an assignment of the Lakes rights under existing licensing agreements with various casinos throughout the United States. The assignment of some of the contractual rights included in the acquisition will require the consent of the licensee and may be subject to customary regulatory approvals.
The purchase price was $1 plus additional revenue sharing payments (Contingent Consideration), which we are obligated to pay. The Contingent Consideration is based upon differing percentages of the gross revenues generated by the acquired assets following the acquisition. Under the Lakes Agreement, Lakes has retained a perpetual, royalty-free license to install and offer for play any of the assigned casino games in any casino owned or managed by Lakes. The Lakes Agreement allows us the option at any time to buy-out Lakes right to the Contingent Consideration. In the event an agreed amount of Contingent Consideration has been not received within 18 months after the closing of the Lakes Agreement, Lakes will have the option to re-acquire all assets assigned under the Lakes Agreement and to collect all revenue generated by such assets going forward. In connection with the Lakes Agreement, Lakes has executed a non-competition agreement restricting Lakes participation in any business whose products are substantially similar to the casino games acquired by us under the Lakes Agreement for a period of two years.
TableMAX agreement. On February 21, 2011, we entered into a definitive agreement (TMAX Agreement) with TableMAX Corporation (TMAX) a provider of electronic table games and platforms headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and a principal investor in TMAX. Under the terms of the TMAX Agreement, we have exclusive worldwide rights (excluding one international territory and two U.S. states) to the TMAX electronic gaming platform and certain game titles. We created an operating division (the TableMAX Division) which conducts sales, distribution, marketing, engineering, sub-licensing and manufacturing related to the TMAX products and related intellectual property. The TableMAX Division is wholly owned by us and is not considered owned by, related to, a joint venture partner of or an agent of TMAX in any manner. The term of the TMAX Agreement is five years. At any time during the term of the TMAX Agreement, either TMAX or we may make a written offer to purchase the sole ownership of the TableMAX Division. Such offer shall be subject to the parties mutual agreement and neither party shall be under any obligation to accept such an offer. If such an agreement has not been consummated within six months of the expiration of the TMAX Agreement, then each party must indicate to the other party no later than six months from the scheduled expiration of the TMAX Agreement, their intent to renew the TMAX Agreement for a term of at least one year, or terminate.
TMAX agreed to assign, for the term of the TMAX Agreement, all of its existing gaming installations and usable inventory to the TableMAX Division. We agreed to furnish our intellectual property relating to our table game content for use by the TableMAX Division, royalty-free for the term of the TMAX Agreement. The TMAX Agreement specifies annual performance targets whereby we are required, on a cumulative basis, to have minimum table placements. If we fail to meet the performance criteria as defined in the TMAX Agreement, we will be required to pay TMAX the difference between TMAXs share of the actual profit obtained by the TableMAX Division and the estimated profit that would have been obtained if the minimum performance criteria had been obtained.
We are responsible for the losses of the TableMAX Division however; TMAX has agreed to reimburse us during the first 12 months from the date of the TMAX Agreement for operating expenses of the TableMAX Division up to a maximum of $600,000. Subsequent to the 12 months anniversary of the TMAX Agreement, TMAX notified us that they would continue to reimburse us for the losses attributed with the TableMAX Division. Net profits from the TableMAX Division will be split between TMAX and us on a sliding scale basis dependent upon the number of TableMAX Division table installations and profit results as defined in the TMAX Agreement.
Included in Miscellaneous receivables is $1,947 representing reimbursement due from TMAX at March 31, 2012.