We want to continue getting out of the real estate business and more into the fee business.
We are pleased with the court's decision giving shareholders their rightful opportunity to control the fate of their company.
Events change, and events have changed a lot in the last couple of weeks.
We've been working on this deal one way or another for the past 10 years.
We like to have an investment grade ... now one of our objectives is to grow income and pay down debt.
We can now use our brands that we have spent so much time and money to develop in the U.S. to expand internationally.
We don't intend to make any sort of counter-offer.
While we expect to post significant quarter-over-quarter increases at our major gaming properties in Las Vegas and Atlantic City (N.J.), the fact is that (those) markets -- including some of our own properties -- have not performed to expectations during this period.
He is a terrific guy. It is easy to be friendly with him.