Archive for the ‘XBlog’ Category

Foxwoods Casino Arriving At Biloxi, Mississippi, Announces Mashantucket Pequot Operator

Samstag, Februar 29th, 2020

Foxwood <a href="https://buddha.kunsttick.com/2020/02/29/foxwoods-casino-arriving-at-biloxi-mississippi-46/#more-11511" class="more-link"><span aria-label="Foxwoods Casino Arriving At Biloxi, Mississippi, Announces Mashantucket Pequot Operator weiterlesen">(mehr …)</span></a>

UFC Sold for the Eye-Gouging $4 Billion. The Fertittas have sold

Samstag, Februar 29th, 2020

UFC Sold for the Eye-Gouging $4 Billion. The Fertittas have sold UFC for $4 billion in one of the largest deals into the past reputation for sport.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship, which Station Casinos‘ Fertitta brothers took from a fringe company as soon as described by John McCain as ‚human cockfighting,‘ to a sports that are global, happens to be sold by the brothers for $4 billion.

The championships brand new owner is US talent agency WME-IMG, that has been backed in the deal by private equity groups Silver Lake and KKR, since well as the household investment office of Michael Dell, founder of Dell computers.

The Fertittas, who’ll retain minority that is passive in the organization, paid simply $2 million for the brand name and its assets in 2001, at a low point for the championships.

Being a Heavyweight

UFC was dogged by accusations of brutality and vilified by politicians during the time, maybe not least of which was senior U.S. Senator John McCain from Arizona, who helped persuade 36 states to ban ’no-holds-barred fighting‘ and spend per view carriers to eliminate it from their schedules.

It ended up being banned in New York just before UFC 12 was due to kick off, forcing organizers to find a venue that is new in Alabama. New York only lifted that ban earlier in the day this 12 months.

But under the Fertittas‘ stewardship, UFC gained a new level of respectability as promoters worked with state athletics commissions to impose brand new rules that curbed a number (mehr …)