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DHCC Diamondhead Casino

Filed: 27 Sep 21, 10:47am

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021

 

or

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

 For the transition period fromto

 

Commission File No: 0-17529

 

 

 

DIAMONDHEAD CASINO CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

 

Delaware 59-2935476
(State of Incorporation) (I.R.S. EIN)

 

1013 Princess Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 703-683-6800

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b)-2 of the Exchange Act.:

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol 

Name of each exchange on which registered

None    

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☐ No ☒

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes ☐ No ☒

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer ☐Accelerated filer ☐
Non-accelerated filer ☒Smaller reporting company ☒
 Emerging growth company ☐

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ☐ No ☒

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the Issuer’s classes of common equity as of the latest practicable date: Number of shares outstanding as of September 24, 2021: 36,297,576.

 

 

 

 
 

 

DIAMONDHEAD CASINO CORPORATION

AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  Page
PART 1:FINANCIAL INFORMATION 
   
ITEM 1:Financial Statements (Unaudited) 
   
 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 20201
   
 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 20202
   
 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Deficiency for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 20203
   
 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 20204
   
 Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements5
   
ITEM 2:Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Financial Results15
   
ITEM 3:Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk18
   
ITEM 4:Controls and Procedures18
   
PART II:OTHER INFORMATION 
   
ITEM 1:Legal Proceedings18
   
ITEM 1A:Risk Factors18
   
ITEM 2:Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds18
   
ITEM 3:Default Upon Senior Securities18
   
ITEM 4:Mine Safety Disclosures19
   
ITEM 5:Other Information19
   
ITEM 6:Exhibits19
   
 Signatures20

 

 

 

DIAMONDHEAD CASINO CORPORATION

AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)

 

  March 31,  December 31, 
  2021  2020 
ASSETS      
Current assets:        
Cash $82,499  $88,711 
Total current assets  82,499   88,711 
Land (Note 3)  5,476,097   5,476,097 
Other assets  80   80 
Total assets $5,558,676  $5,564,888 
         
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable and accrued expenses due related parties (Note 4) $5,999,561  $5,729,129 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses - others (Note 4)  3,935,519   3,833,680 
Convertible notes and line of credit payable (Note 5)  1,962,500   1,962,500 
Debenture payable (Note 6)  50,000   50,000 
Convertible debenture payable (Note 6)  1,800,000   1,800,000 
Short term notes and interest bearing advance (Note 7)  80,504   80,504 
Notes payable due related parties (Note 8)  636,605   636,605 
Notes payable due others (net of unamortized debt discount of $50,527 and $46,135, respectively) (Note 9)  181,974   130,115 
Stock issuance liability (Note 9)  40,000   26,250 
Total liabilities  14,686,663   14,248,783 
         
Commitments and contingencies (Notes 3 and 11)        
         
Stockholders’ deficit:        
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; shares authorized 5,000,000, outstanding 2,086,000 at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020  (aggregate liquidation preference of $2,519,080 at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020)  20,860   20,860 
Common stock, $0.001 par value; shares authorized 50,000,000, issued: 39,052,472 at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 outstanding: 36,297,576 at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020  39,052   39,052 
Additional paid-in capital  36,042,139   36,042,139 
Unearned ESOP shares  (2,846,468)  (2,846,468)
Accumulated deficit  (42,217,456)  (41,773,364)
Treasury stock, at cost, 845,796 shares at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020  (166,114)  (166,114)
Total stockholders’ deficit  (9,127,987)  (8,683,895)
Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit $5,558,676  $5,564,888 

 

See the accompanying notes to these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

DIAMONDHEAD CASINO CORPORATION

AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31,

(UNAUDITED)

 

  2021  2020 
COSTS AND EXPENSES        
Administrative and general $169,458  $193,428 
Other  16,912   16,912 
Total costs and expenses  186,370   210,340 
         
OTHER EXPENSE        
Interest expense:        
Related parties  152,844   124,974 
Other  79,478   78,121 
Total other expense  232,322   203,095 
         
NET LOSS  (418,692)  (413,435)
         
PREFERRED STOCK DIVIDENDS  (25,400)  (25,400)
         
NET LOSS APPLICABLE TO COMMON STOCKHOLDERS $(444,092) $(438,835)
         
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic and diluted  36,297,576   36,297,576 
Net loss per common share - basic and diluted $(0.012) $(0.012)

 

See the accompanying notes to these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

  

DIAMONDHEAD CASINO CORPORATION

AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIENCY

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021 AND 2020

(UNAUDITED)

 

              Additional                 Total 
  Preferred Stock  Common Stock  Paid-in  Unearned ESOP  Accumulated  Treasury Stock  Stockholders’ 
  Shares  Amount  Shares  Amount  Capital  Shares  Amount  Deficit  Shares  Amount  Deficit 
                                  
Balances at December 31, 2019  2,086,000  $20,860   39,052,472  $39,052  $35,313,037   1,988,645  $(2,965,070) $(39,448,219)  766,251  $(149,410) $       (7,189,750)
Dividends  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   (25,400)  -   -   (25,400)
Net loss  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   (413,435)  -   -   (413,435)
Balances at March 31, 2020  2,086,000  $20,860   39,052,472  $39,052   35,313,037   1,988,645  $(2,965,070) $(39,887,054)  766,251  $(149,410) $(7,628,585)
                                             
Balances at December 31, 2020  2,086,000  $20,860   39,052,472  $39,052  $36,042,139   1,909,100  $(2,846,468) $(41,773,364)  845,796  $(166,114) $(8,683,895)
Dividends  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   (25,400)  -   -   (25,400)
Net loss  -   -   -   -   -   -   -   (418,692)  -   -   (418,692)
Balances at March 31, 2021  2,086,000  $20,860   39,052,472  $39,052   36,042,139   1,909,100  $(2,846,468) $(42,217,456)  845,796  $(166,114) $(9,127,987)

 

See the accompanying notes to these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

DIAMONDHEAD CASINO CORPORATION

AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31,

(UNAUDITED)

 

  2021  2020 
Cash flows from operating activities:        
Net loss $(418,692) $(413,435)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:        
Amortization  15,609   7,313 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:        
Accounts payable and accrued expenses - related parties  245,032   216,765 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses - other  101,839   185,510 
Net cash used in operating activities  (56,212)  (3,847)
Cash flows from financing activities:        
Proceeds from note payable - others  50,000   - 
Proceeds from notes payable issued to related parties  -   2,115 
Net cash provided by financing activities  50,000   2,115 
Net decrease in cash  (6,212)  (1,732)
Cash at beginning of period  88,711   1,966 
Cash at end of period $82,499  $234 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:        
Cash paid for interest $-  $- 
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing activities:        
Unpaid preferred stock dividends in accounts payable and accrued expenses $25,400  $25,400 
Stock issuance liability $13,750  $- 

 

See the accompanying notes to these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

  

DIAMONDHEAD CASINO CORPORATION

AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

 

Note 1. Organization and Business

 

The Company owns, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mississippi Gaming Corporation, an approximate 400-acre undeveloped property located at 7051 Interstate 10, Diamondhead, Mississippi 39525 (hereafter the Diamondhead Property or the Property). The Companys intent was and is to construct a casino resort and other amenities on the Property unilaterally or in conjunction with one or more joint venture partners. However, the Company has been unable, to date, to obtain financing to move the project forward and/or enter into a joint venture partnership. There can be no assurance that the substantial funds required for the design and construction of the project can be obtained or that such funds can be obtained on acceptable terms. In addition, the Company has been unable to obtain financing to sustain the Company. Due to its lack of financial resources and certain lawsuits filed by creditors against the Company, the Company was forced to explore other alternatives, including a sale of part or all of the Property. The Companys preference is to sell only part of the Property inasmuch as this would appear to be in the best interest of the stockholders of the Company. However, there can be no assurance the Company will be able to sell only part of the Property. The Company intends to continue to pursue a joint venture partnership and/or other financing while seeking a viable purchaser for part or all of the Property. Finally, there can be no assurance that if the requisite financing for the project were obtained and the project were constructed, that the project would be successful.

 

Note 2. Liquidity and Going Concern

 

These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the basis that the Company is a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. The Company has incurred losses over the past several years, has no operations, generates no operating revenues, and as reflected in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, incurred a net loss applicable to common stockholders of $444,092 for the three months ended March 31, 2021. In addition, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $42,217,456 at March 31, 2021. Due to its lack of financial resources and certain lawsuits filed against it, the Company has been forced to explore other alternatives, including a sale of part or all of the Property.

 

The Company has had no operations since it ended its gambling cruise ship operations in 2000. Since that time, the Company has concentrated its efforts on the development of its Diamondhead, Mississippi property. That development is dependent upon the Company obtaining the necessary capital, through either equity and/or debt financing, unilaterally or in conjunction with one or more partners, to master plan, design, obtain permits for, construct, open, and operate a casino resort.

 

In the past, in order to raise capital to continue to pay on-going costs and expenses, the Company has borrowed funds, through Private Placements of convertible instruments as well as through other secured notes which are more fully described in Notes 5 through 9 to these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. The Company is in default with respect to payment of both principal and interest under the terms of most of these instruments. In addition, at March 31, 2021, the Company had $9,935,080 of accounts payable and accrued expenses and $82,499 in cash on hand.

 

The above conditions raise substantial doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

 

COVID-19

 

The Company had no casino or other operations in 2020 and 2021 when COVID-19 surfaced. Therefore, the Company did not experience the adverse consequences that other casino companies experienced from COVID-19 based on their cessation of casino-related operations. However, as a result of COVID, the Company’s sole employee, its President, was unable to travel domestically or internationally to meet with potential investors or potential joint venture partners or to meet with outside, independent contractors. The extent to which COVID-19 may have affected the market for financing new construction in the hospitality, hotel and casino industries given the impact of COVID-19 on this segment of the economy is unknown. The Company did not incur any extraordinary expenses as a result of COVID-19, nor did it obtain any loans under the CARES Act.

 

Note 3. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and in conformity with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 8-03 of Regulation S-X and the related rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Accordingly, certain information and note disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. However, we believe that the disclosures included in these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements included in this document have been prepared on the same basis as the annual consolidated financial statements and, in our opinion, reflect all adjustments, which include normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair presentation in accordance with GAAP and SEC regulations for interim financial statements. The results for the three months ended March 31, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results that we will have for any subsequent period. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and the notes to those statements for the year ended December 31, 2020, attached to our annual report on Form 10-K.

 

 

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Diamondhead Casino Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

Estimates

 

The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Land

 

Land held for development is carried at cost. Costs directly related to site development, such as licensing, permitting, engineering, and other costs, are capitalized.

 

Land development costs, which have been capitalized, consist of the following at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020:

 

Land $4,934,323 
Licenses  77,000 
Engineering and costs associated with permitting  464,774 
     
Total land $5,476,097 

 

Fair Value Measurements

 

The Company follows the provisions of ASC Topic 820 “Fair Value Measurements” for financial assets and liabilities. This standard defines fair value, provides guidance for measuring fair value and requires certain disclosures. The standard discusses valuation techniques, such as the market approach (comparable market prices), the income approach (present value of future income or cash flow), and the cost approach (cost to replace the service capacity of an asset or replacement cost). The standard utilizes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value into three broad levels. The following is a brief description of those three levels:

 

Level 1: Observable inputs such as quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

Level 2: Input other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly. These include quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets and quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active.

 

Level 3: Unobservable input that reflects management’s own assumptions.

 

Financial instruments included in current assets and liabilities are reported in the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets, which approximate fair value due to their short term nature.

 

The fair value measurement of the derivative indemnification liability at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 listed in Note 8 below was developed using Level 1 inputs.

 

The fair value measurement of the stock issuance liability was developed using Level 1 inputs as the liability was valued using quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

Long-Lived Assets

 

The Company reviews long-lived assets whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of an asset may not be recoverable. Recoverability of long-lived assets is measured by comparing the carrying amount of the assets to the estimated undiscounted future cash flows projected to be generated by the assets. If such assets are considered impaired, the impairment to be recognized is measured by the amount the carrying value exceeds the fair value of such assets determined by appraisal, discounted cash flow projections, or other means. No impairment existed at March 31, 2021.

 

Net Loss per Common Share

 

Basic loss per share is computed by dividing net loss applicable to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding. Diluted earnings per share is calculated by using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding, plus other potentially dilutive securities. Potentially dilutive securities are excluded from the computation of diluted loss per shares since their effect would be antidilutive. Common shares outstanding consist of issued shares, including allocated and committed shares held by the ESOP trust, less shares held in treasury. The dilutive securities below do not include 5,055,555 potentially convertible Debentures since the requirements for possible conversion have not yet been met and may never be met.

 

The table below summarizes the components of potential dilutive securities at March 31, 2021 and 2020.

 

  March 31,  March 31, 
Description 2021  2020 
       
Convertible Preferred Stock  260,000   260,000 
Options to Purchase Common Shares  4,555,000   3,415,000 
         
Total  4,815,000   3,675,000 

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet Adopted

 

In November 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-10, Financial Instruments—Credit Losses (Topic 326), Derivative and Hedging (Topic 815, and Leases (Topic 841). This new guidance is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those annual reporting periods. This pronouncement was amended under ASU 2019-10 to allow an extension on the adoption date to entities that qualify as a small reporting company. The Company has elected this extension and the effective date for the Company to adopt this standard will be for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022. The Company has not completed its assessment of the standard, but does not expect the adoption to have a material impact on the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.

 

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

 

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes (Topic 740)(“ASU 2019-12”). The objective of the standard is to improve areas of GAAP by removing certain exceptions permitted by ASC Topic 740 Income Taxes and clarifying existing guidance to facilitate consistent application. The standard will become effective for the Company beginning on January 1, 2021. Effective January 1, 2021, the Company has adopted this standard and it does not have a material impact on the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.

 

No other recent accounting pronouncements were issued by FASB and the SEC that are believed by management to have a material impact on the Company’s present or future financial statements.

 

 

 

Note 4. Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses

 

The table below outlines the elements included in accounts payable and accrued expenses at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020:

 

  March 31,  December 31, 
  2021  2020 
Related parties:        
Accrued payroll due officers $3,044,711  $2,969,711 
Accrued interest due officers and directors  1,834,996   1,682,152 
Accrued director fees  681,250   658,750 
Base rents due to the President  308,060   294,458 
Associated rental costs  113,236   106,750 
Other  17,308   17,308 
Total related parties $5,999,561  $5,729,129 
         
Non-related parties:        
Accrued interest  2,333,397  $2,269,530 
Accrued dividends  990,600   965,200 
Accrued fines and penalties  243,650   220,750 
Other  367,872   378,200 
Total non-related parties $3,935,519  $3,833,680 

 

Note 5. Convertible Notes and Line of Credit

 

Line of Credit

 

In 2008, the Company entered into an agreement with an unrelated third party for an unsecured Line of Credit up to a maximum of $1,000,000. The Line of Credit carries an interest rate on amounts borrowed of 9% per annum. All funds originally advanced under the facility were due and payable by November 1, 2012. As an inducement to provide the facility, the lender was awarded an immediate option to purchase 50,000 shares of common stock of the Company at $1.75 per share. In addition, the lender received an option to purchase a maximum of 250,000 additional shares of common stock of the Company at $1.75 per share. The options expire following repayment in full by the Company of the amount borrowed. The Company is in default under the repayment terms of the agreement. At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the unpaid principal and accrued interest due on the obligation totaled $2,055,614 and $2,033,175, respectively.

 

Convertible Notes

 

Pursuant to a Private Placement Memorandum dated March 1, 2010, the Company offered Units consisting of a two year unsecured, convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $25,000 with interest at 12% per annum. The Promissory Notes were convertible into 50,000 shares of common stock of the Company upon issuance and for a period of five years at the option of the investor. The conversion rights have expired.

 

 

 

Pursuant to an additional Private Placement Memorandum dated October 25, 2010, the Company offered Units consisting of a two year unsecured, convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $25,000. The Promissory Notes bear interest at 9% per annum and were convertible into 50,000 shares of common stock of the Company upon issuance and for a period of five years at the option of the investor. The conversion rights have expired.

 

The Convertible Notes issued pursuant to the two Private Placements discussed above total $962,500 in principal and became due and payable beginning in March 2012 and extending to various dates through June 2013.As of the date of the filing of this report, all of the aforementioned debt obligations remain unpaid and in default under the repayment terms of the notes. In November 2020, the Superior Court of the State of Delaware awarded Judgments in favor of certain holders of these Promissory Notes who filed suit against the Company. As a result, the Company must carry an aggregate of $486,796 (total principal and interest) as debt owed to these noteholders. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, all Notes issued had a total outstanding principal of $962,500 and accrued interest, including the additional interest awarded pursuant to the Court Judgments of $878,463 and $854,847, respectively.

 

The table below summarizes the Company’s debt arising from the above-described sources as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020:

 

  March 31, 2021  December 31, 2020 
Private placements - March 1, 2010* $475,000  $475,000 
Private placements - October 25, 2010  487,500   487,500 
  $962,500  $962,500 

 

*Of the 2010 placements above, $75,000 is due to a related party.

 

Note 6. Convertible Debentures

 

Pursuant to a Private Placement Memorandum dated February 14, 2014 (the “Private Placement”), the Company offered up to a maximum of $3,000,000 of Collateralized Convertible Senior Debentures to accredited or institutional investors. The Offering was conducted contingent on the deposit into Escrow of the purchase price for all of the Debentures offered in the principal amount of $3,000,000. The Debentures, once issued, originally bore interest at 4% per annum after 180 days, mature six years from the date of issuance, and were secured by a lien on the Company’s Mississippi property. The interest rate on these debentures was raised pursuant to a settlement agreement. The debentures were offered in three tranches as follows:

 

(a) $1,000,000 of First Tranche Collateralized Convertible Senior Debentures convertible into an aggregate of 3,333,333 shares of Common Stock of the Company at a conversion price of $.30 per share (the “First Tranche Debentures”);

 

(b) $1,000,000 of Second Tranche Collateralized Convertible Senior Debentures, convertible into an aggregate of 2,222,222 shares of Common Stock of the Company at a conversion price of $.45 per share (the “Second Tranche Debentures”); and

 

(c) $1,000,000 of Third Tranche Collateralized Convertible Senior Debentures, convertible into either 1,818,182 shares of Common Stock or 1,333,333 shares of Common Stock of the Company, at a conversion price of $.55 or $.75 per share depending upon certain conditions described in the Private Placement Memorandum (the “Third Tranche Debentures”).

 

The conversion rights on each issued Debenture carry an Anti-Dilution Provision. If the Company issues any shares of Common Stock or other securities after March 31, 2014 at a price per security that is less than the conversion price of a Debenture, then the Debenture shall have a new conversion price equal to the price per security that is less than the Conversion Price of the Debenture. The foregoing provision shall not apply to the following:

 

(a) The issuance of any of the other Debentures in the Offering or the issuance of shares of Common Stock upon conversion of any of the Debentures in the Offering;

 

(b) The issuance of any shares of Common Stock if such issuance relates to an agreement, arrangement or grant to issue shares of Common Stock entered into by the Company prior to the Issue Date of the First Tranche Debentures in the Offering, including but not limited to, for example, previously issued convertible promissory notes, previously issued warrants, previously issued options to purchase Common Stock, or common stock vested or to be issued pursuant to a pre-existing Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

 

 

 

The Anti-Dilution Provisions with respect to a Debenture terminate the earlier of (a) the date (if ever) the Company receives an “Approval to Proceed” from the Mississippi Gaming Commission to develop a casino/hotel on the Property, (b) the date on which the Debenture is converted in full, (c) the date on which the Debenture is paid in full, or (d) the Final Maturity Date of the Debenture (as defined in the Debenture).

 

Since the issuance of the Debentures, there have been no events that would trigger the above anti-dilution provisions.

 

When originally issued, in the event the Company failed to meet the conditions for conversion of the Debentures, the First Tranche Convertible Debentures, which total $950,000, would have been due on March 31, 2020 and the Second Tranche Convertible Debentures, which total $850,000, would have been due December 31, 2020. The sole remaining non-convertible Debenture in the amount of $50,000 would have been due March 31, 2020. However, the Company is in default with respect to interest payments due under the Debenture agreements in the amount of $445,581 and as a result, the Debentures payable are reported as current liabilities. Certain Debenture holders sued the Company for failing to make payments due under the terms of the Debentures and the case was settled. Total accrued interest due on all outstanding Debentures amounted to $445,581 and $427,081 at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

 

Note 7. Short Term Notes and Interest-Bearing Advance

 

Promissory Notes

 

On June 9, 2017, the Company entered into a Promissory Note with an unrelated lender in exchange for proceeds in the amount of $15,000. Interest on the note is 12.5% per annum and payable March 1 of each year the note remains outstanding. Payment in full of the Note is due June 9, 2019. Mississippi Gaming Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, guaranteed the Note. In addition, the President of the Company agreed to personally guarantee the Note and to personally secure the Note with an assignment of proceeds due to her under the first lien on the Diamondhead property. The interest payment, which was due March 1, 2018, was not made. Accrued interest due on this obligation amounted to $7,150 and $6,677 at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

 

Bank Credit Facility

 

Wells Fargo Bank provides an unsecured credit facility of up to $15,000 to the Company. The facility requires a variable monthly payment of amounts borrowed plus interest, which is applied at 11.24% on direct charges and 24.99% on any cash advanced through the facility. At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, a principal balance of $18,004 remained outstanding on the facility. The lending bank has since cancelled privileges under the facility for non-payment.

 

 

 

Interest Bearing Advances

 

In 2016, the Company received cash advances totaling $47,500 from seven lenders which included $22,500 from third parties (see Note 8 for related party advances). The proceeds from the cash advances were earmarked for the payment of accounting and auditing fees and other expenses required to file the Company’s Form 10-Q. On August 25, 2016, the Company issued a Note to the foregoing lenders, which matures four years from the date of issuance and bears interest at 8% per annum, with a full year of interest accruing in any year in which the advance remains unpaid. Accrued interest due on the above notes amounted to $12,000 and $9,800 at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

 

On February 2, 2017, the Company borrowed $25,000 from an unrelated third party. The Note carries an annual interest rate of approximately 12.5% and is past due. The Company is in default and as such, the lender may increase the interest rate due by an amount of up to 3% per annum in excess of the rate then otherwise applicable. The Company does not have the funds to repay the advance. The President of the Company has agreed to personally secure the note with an assignment of proceeds due to her under the first lien on the Property. Accrued interest on this obligation amounted to $13,005 and $12,217 at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

 

Of the amounts discussed above, $80,504 in short-term notes and advances are in default under the original agreed to terms.

 

Note 8. Current Notes Payable Due Related Parties

 

In 2016, the Company received cash advances totaling $47,500 from seven lenders which included $25,000 from three Current Directors of the Company (see Note 7). The proceeds from the cash advances were earmarked for the payment of accounting and auditing fees and other expenses required to file the Company’s Form 10-Q. On August 25, 2016, the Company issued a Note to the foregoing lenders, which matures four years from the date of issuance and bears interest at 8% per annum, with a full year of interest accruing in any year in which the advance remains unpaid. Accrued interest due on the above notes amounted to $12,000 and $10,000 at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. These amounts are included in current liabilities on the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020. This note is secured by a second lien on the Diamondhead Property.

 

In the third quarter of 2016, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company loaned the Company $90,000. On August 25, 2016, the Company issued a Note to the Chairman of the Board. The Note bears interest at 14% per annum effective August 1, 2016 and matures four years from the date of issuance. The proceeds of the loan were used for the payment of Mississippi property taxes and auditing, accounting and other corporate expenses. Accrued interest due on the above note amounted to $58,788 and $55,682 at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

 

In July 2017, at the request of the Company, the current Chairman of the Board of Directors, who is also a Vice President of the Company (“the Chairman”), paid all property taxes due, together with all interest due thereon, to Hancock County, Mississippi on an approximate 400-acre tract of land, owned by Mississippi Gaming Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. The total amount advanced was $67,628.

 

The Chairman is one of the secured parties under that Land Deed of Trust recorded on September 26, 2014 in Hancock County, Mississippi, to secure Tranche I and Tranche II Debentures issued by the Company in 2014. Under paragraph 5 of the Land Deed of Trust, a secured party who advances sums for taxes due on the Property is secured by the same Land Deed of Trust, but only at that interest rate specified in the note representing the primary indebtedness, namely 4% per annum.

 

The Chairman advanced the $67,628 on condition that: (is) the advance constitute a lien with interest at 4% per annum under that Land Deed of Trust recorded September 26, 2014; (ii) he be paid additional interest of 11% per annum on the amount advanced and owing and that the full 11% interest per annum is payable during any calendar year in which all or part of the amount advanced and owing or interest due thereon remains unpaid; (iii) this additional interest obligation be treated as a separate and secured debt of the Company, to be evidenced by a separate note and is secured with a separate and third lien to be placed on the Property (hereafter “the Third Lien”); (iv) the entire obligation will be treated as an advance to be paid out of any subsequent incoming financing obtained by the Company or any amounts recovered by the Company from a defendant in that collection action brought by the Company in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Maryland; and (v) he be indemnified for any losses sustained on the sale of that common stock sold to cover the payment of real estate property taxes and any credit card fees associated with payment. The Chairman has identified the common stock to be sold and will provide the Company with the documentation required to document the sale of said stock and to calculate the future loss, if any, on said stock. The fair value measurement of the derivative indemnification liability at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 was developed using Level 1 inputs, which was valued at $0. On June 30, 2018, Mississippi Gaming Corporation issued a secured promissory note, due one year from the date of issue, to the Chairman for an amount up to $100,000 to cover the principal and interest due with respect to this note. On August 21, 2018, Mississippi Gaming Corporation placed a third lien on the Property to secure this obligation for $100,000. Accrued interest on the note amounted to $47,171 and $39,050 at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

 

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In March of 2018, the Board of Directors voted to increase up to an additional $200,000 the amount secured by the third lien in favor of the Chairman of the Board, for amounts advanced by the Chairman on behalf of the Company, on the following terms and conditions, namely, that (is) the advance constitutes a lien on the Property with interest at 15% per annum; (ii) that the full interest of 15% per annum is payable during any calendar year in which all or part of the amount advanced is due and owing or interest due thereon remains unpaid; (iii) that this debt be evidenced by a separate promissory note and is to be included in and secured with a third lien that is to be placed on the Diamondhead Property to secure previous advances made to the Company (hereafter “the Third Lien”); (iv) that he be indemnified for any losses sustained on the sale of his common stock in an unrelated publicly-traded company to be sold to cover this advance based on a sales price of approximately $2.80 per share with a cap on the maximum loss per share to be at a sales price of $10.00 per share; and (v) that the Chairman’s previous indemnification approved by the Board of Directors on July 24, 2017 with respect to any loss on the sale of the same stock also be capped at a maximum of $10.00 per share. The Chairman will provide the Company with the documentation required to document the sale of said stock and to calculate the losses on said stock for all amounts loaned to the Company from the sale of said stock. On June 30, 2018, Mississippi Gaming Corporation issued a secured promissory note, due one year from the date of issue to the Chairman, for an amount up to $200,000 to cover the principal and interest due with respect to this note. On August 21, 2018, Mississippi Gaming Corporation placed a third lien on the Diamondhead Property to secure this obligation for $200,000.

 

In November of 2018, the Board of Directors voted to increase up to an additional $100,000 of advances from the Chairman and in March of 2019, the Board of Directors voted to increase the limit of the advances to $200,000. The terms of this advance are identical to the terms as approved above in March 2018.

 

In July 2020, the Chairman of the Board of the Company paid a total of $67,076 for property taxes due for the year 2019 on the Company’s 400-acre Diamondhead, Mississippi Property plus $1,573 in related fees. The Company placed a fourteenth lien on the Property in July 2021 to secure a promissory note in the amount of $150,000 issued to the Chairman of the Board of the Company to secure the payment of these taxes and interest due thereon (see Note 12).

 

At March 31, 2021, the Chairman had advanced a total of $467,953, net of repayment of $16,250, under both the March 2018 and March 2019 arrangements and was owed accrued interest in the amount of $200,482 and $140,433 at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

 

On July 24, 2017, the President of the Company, who is a Director of the Company, agreed to advance the Company up to $20,000 for the payment of expenses. In March of 2018, the Board of Directors voted to increase to up to $100,000 the amount to be secured by a third lien in favor of the President of the Company for amounts advanced by the President under this note, on the following terms and conditions, namely, that (i) she be paid interest of 15% per annum on the amount advanced and owing and that the full 15% interest per annum is payable during any calendar year in which all or part of the amount advanced and owing or interest due thereon remains unpaid; (ii) the obligation in the maximum principal amount of $100,000 with interest due thereon be treated as a secured debt of the Company, to be evidenced by a separate note and to be secured with a separate lien to be placed on the Diamondhead Property (“the Third Lien”) together with the Chairman’s Third Lien, as well as a first lien to be placed on the residential lot owned by the Company; (iii) that the Third Lien on the Diamondhead Property also include the two loans ($25,000 and $15,000) and interest due thereon and credit facilities in the maximum amount of $15,000; and (iv) that the foregoing will be treated as advances to be paid out of any subsequent incoming financing obtained by the Company or any amounts recovered by the Company from a defendant in that collection action brought by the Company in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Maryland.

 

As of March 31, 2021, the President had advanced a total of $53,652, net of repayments of $19,917, under this agreement. The President previously agreed to secure a $25,000 loan and interest due thereon and to secure and guarantee a $15,000 loan and interest due thereon due non-related parties discussed above. The President is also personally liable for certain bank-issued credit cards used by the Company to pay expenses incurred by the Company in the approximate amount of $18,000. On June 30, 2018, Mississippi Gaming Corporation issued a secured promissory note, due one year from date of issue, to the President for an amount up to $100,000 to cover the principal and interest due with respect to this note. On August 21, 2018, Mississippi gaming Corporation placed a third lien on the Diamondhead Property to secure this obligation for $100,000. Accrued interest due on this note amounted to $33,945 and $22,925 at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

 

The third lien placed on the Diamondhead Property, which secures the above three promissory notes, totals up to $400,000 and is payable to the Chairman of the Board ($300,000) and President ($100,000) of the Company.

 

The principal balance of the notes payable due to the officers and directors discussed above was $636,605 as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, $636,605 was past due.

 

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Note 9. Notes Payable Due Others

 

In October 2017, the Company entered into a settlement with a holder of $150,000 of convertible notes as described in Note 5 above. As part of the settlement, the Company agreed to pay legal fees in the amount of $50,000 and issued a four year note at 0% interest to satisfy this obligation.

 

In December 2020, the Company entered into three promissory notes with unrelated lenders in exchange for an aggregate principal amount of $126,250. The Company received proceeds of $100,000, resulting in an original issue discount of $26,250. This original issue discount was recorded as a debt discount, which will be amortized to interest expense over the life of the notes. The notes are non-interest bearing and mature in December 2021, one year after the notes’ issuances.

 

In January and February 2021, the Company entered into two additional promissory notes with unrelated lenders in exchange for a principal amount of $25,000 and $31,250, respectively. The Company received total proceeds of $50,000, resulting in an original issue discount of $6,250. This original issue discount was recorded as a debt discount, which will be amortized to interest expense over the life of the notes. The notes are non-interest bearing and mature in January and February 2022, respectively, one year after the notes’ issuances.

 

In April 2021, five liens were placed on the Property to secure these notes (see Note 12). There is a call for the issuance of a total of 200,000 shares of common stock in connection with the notes and liens, however, no shares have been issued to date. In connection with the potential issuance of common shares, the Company determined that a liability existed as of the date of the loans pursuant to ASC 480-10. In December 2020, the Company recorded an initial fair value of the stock issuance liability of $22,050, which was determined by the fair value of the Company’s common stock at the date of each loan issuance. In 2021, the Company recorded an initial fair value of the stock issuance liability pertaining to the 2021 notes of $13,750. The stock issuance liability was recorded as a debt discount, which will be amortized to interest expense over the life of the notes. At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the fair value of the stock issuance liability was $40,000 and $26,250, respectively.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2021, $15,609 of the debt discount was amortized to interest expense. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, total notes payable due others, net of unamortized discount was $181,974 and $130,115, respectively.

 

Note 10. Related Party Transactions

 

As of March 31, 2021, the President of the Company is owed deferred salary in the amount of $2,841,996 and the Vice President and the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company is owed deferred salary in the amount of $121,140. The Board of directors agreed to pay interest at 9% per annum on the foregoing amounts owed. Interest expense under this agreement amounted to $64,648 and $57,990 during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Total interest accrued under this agreement totaled $1,404,447 and $1,339,799 as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

 

The Company has a month-to-month lease with the President and then-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company, for office space in a furnished and fully equipped townhouse office building owned by the President in Alexandria, Virginia. The lease calls for monthly base rent in the amount of $4,534 and payment of associated costs of insurance, real estate taxes, utilities and other expenses. Rent expense associated with this lease amounted to base rent in the amount of $13,602 and associated rental costs of $6,485 for a total of $20,087 for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and base rent of $13,602 and associated rental costs of $6,088 for a total of $19,690 for the three months ended March 31, 2020. No payments associated with the base rents were made in the quarter ended March 31, 2021. At March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, amounts owing for base rent and associated rental costs totaled $421,296 and $401,208, respectively.

 

In January 2021, a fourth lien in the amount of $2,000,000 was placed on the Property to secure a non-interest-bearing note payable in the amount of $2,000,000, issued to secure amounts owed to the President of the Company for accrued, but unpaid, salary, rent and other expenses.

 

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Directors of the Company are entitled to a director’s fee of $15,000 per year for their services. The Company has been unable to pay directors’ fees to date. A total of $681,250 and $658,750 was due and owing to the Company’s current and former directors as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. Directors have previously been compensated and may, in the future, be compensated for their services with cash, common stock, or options to purchase common stock of the Company.

 

In February 2021, a fifth lien in the amount of $658,750 was placed on the Property to secure a non-interest-bearing note payable in the amount of $658,750 as of December 31, 2020, issued to secure amounts owed to nine directors, including the Company’s six current directors.

 

See Notes 4, 5, 7, 8 and 11 for other related party transactions.

 

Note 11. Commitments and Contingencies

 

Liens

 

As of March 31, 2021, there were five liens on the Company’s Diamondhead, Mississippi Property as follows:

 

The Company’s obligations under the Collateralized Convertible Senior Debentures are secured by a first lien on the Company’s Diamondhead, Mississippi property (the “Investors Lien”). On March 31, 2014, the Company issued $1 million of First Tranche Collateralized Convertible Senior Debentures and, on December 31, 2014, the Company issued $850,000 of Second Tranche Collateralized Convertible Senior Debentures. Thus, on September 26, 2014, a first lien was placed on the Diamondhead Property in favor of the Investors to secure the principal due in the amount of $1,850,000 and interest due thereon. The Investors Lien is in pari passu with a first lien placed on the Property in favor of the President of the Company, the Vice President of the Company, and certain directors of the Company, for past due wages, compensation, and expenses owed to them in the maximum aggregate amount of $2,000,000 (the “Executives Lien”). The CEO will serve as Lien Agent for the Executives Lien.

 

On December 16, 2016, the Company filed a second lien on the Diamondhead Property in the maximum amount of $250,000 to secure certain notes payable, including notes to related parties, totaling $137,500 in principal and accrued interest incurred.

 

On August 21, 2018, the Company filed a third lien on the Diamondhead Property for up to $400,000 to secure notes issued to the Chairman and President of the Company arising in the third quarter of 2017 and during 2018, as more fully described in Notes 8.

 

On January 26, 2021, a fourth lien in the amount of $2,000,000 was placed on the Property to secure a non-interest-bearing note payable in the amount of $2,000,000, issued to secure amounts owed to the President of the Company for accrued, but unpaid, salary, rent and other expenses.

 

On February 17, 2021, a fifth lien in the amount of $658,750 was placed on the Property to secure a non-interest-bearing note payable in the amount of $658,750 as of December 31, 2020, issued to secure amounts owed to nine directors, including the Company’s six current directors.

 

Additional liens were secured subsequent to March 31, 2021. See Note 12.

 

Other

 

The Company is currently delinquent in filing those documents and forms required to be filed in connection with its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) for the year ended December 31, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015. The Company did not have the funds to pay professionals to prepare, audit and file these documents and forms when due. Although these required filings normally do not result in any tax due to an agency of the government, the Company could be subject to significant penalties for failure to file these forms when due. Penalties are assessed by the Department of Labor on a per diem basis from the original due dates for the required informational filings until the filings are actually made. The Company has accrued $243,650 and $220,750 on the current delinquent filings as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. The Company intends to bring its ESOP-required filings current and when current, will attempt to enroll in a voluntary compliance program with the Department of Labor with respect to any penalties or fines incurred. However, there can be no assurance the Company will be able to enroll in any such program or obtain a reduction of the fines and penalties that may be due.

 

The Company and its subsidiaries file their federal tax return on a consolidated basis. The Company has not filed its consolidated federal tax returns for the years ended December 31, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016. The Company believes no tax will be due with these federal returns. The Company has not filed its annual reports together with its franchise tax due with the state of Delaware for 2020, 2019 and 2018. Mississippi Gaming Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, has not filed its annual reports, together with its franchise tax due, with the state of Delaware for 2020, 2019 and 2018. Casino World, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, has not filed its annual reports, together with its franchise tax due, with the state of Delaware for 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016. Mississippi Gaming Corporation has not filed its corporate income and franchise tax returns, together with the tax due, with the state of Mississippi for 2020, 2019, or 2018. Casino World, Inc. has not filed its corporate income and franchise tax returns, together with the tax due, with the state of Mississippi for 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016.

 

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Management Agreement

 

On June 19, 1993, two subsidiaries of the Company, Casino World Inc. and Mississippi Gaming Corporation, entered into a Management Agreement with Casinos Austria Maritime Corporation (CAMC). Subject to certain conditions, under the Management Agreement, CAMC would operate, on an exclusive basis, all of the Company’s proposed dockside gaming casinos in the State of Mississippi, including any operation fifty percent (50%) or more of which is owned by the Company or its affiliates. Unless terminated earlier pursuant to the provisions of the Agreement, the Agreement terminates five years from the first day of actual Mississippi gaming operations and provides for the payment of an annual operational term management fee of 1.2% of all gross gaming revenues between zero and $100,000,000; plus 0.75% of gross gaming revenue between $100,000,000 and $140,000,000; plus 0.5% of gross gaming revenue above $140,000,000; plus two percent of the net gaming revenue between zero and $25,000,000; plus three percent of the net gaming revenue above twenty-five million dollars $25,000,000. The Company believes this Agreement is no longer in effect. However, there can be no assurance that CAMC will not attempt to maintain otherwise which would lead to litigation.

 

Note 12. Subsequent Events

 

In April 2021, six liens were placed on the Property to secure six non-interest-bearing notes payable to be issued to six lenders bringing total liens on the Property to eleven. The six notes issued total $252,500 in principal and call for the issuance of 250,000 shares of common stock. The notes are not convertible. As of the issuance date of these financial statements, no shares have been issued.

 

In June 2021, a twelfth and thirteenth lien were placed on the Property to secure two non-interest bearing notes issued in May of 2021 which total $50,000 in principal and call for the issuance of a total of 100,000 shares of common stock. The notes are not convertible. As of the issuance date of these financial statements, no shares have been issued.

 

In July 2021, a fourteenth lien was placed on the Property to secure a promissory note in the amount of $150,000 issued to the Chairman of the Board of the Company to secure the payment of Property taxes and interest due thereon that were paid by the Chairman in July 2020.

 

In May 2021, the Chairman of the Board of the Company paid a total of $62,610 for property taxes due for the year 2020 on the Company’s 400-acre Diamondhead, Mississippi Property plus $1,468 in related fees. The Company placed a fifteenth lien on the Property in July 2021 to secure a promissory note in the amount of $100,000 issued to the Chairman of the Board of the Company to secure the payment of these taxes and interest due thereon.

 

In May 2021, the Chairman of the Board of the Company loaned the Company $50,000 on the same terms and conditions as loans made by certain unrelated third parties in 2020 and 2021. A sixteenth lien was placed on the Property in July 2021 to secure this non-interest bearing note which totals $50,000 in principal and calls for the issuance of 100,000 shares of common stock. The notes are not convertible. As of the issuance date of these financial statements, no shares have been issued.

 

In July 2021, a seventeenth lien was placed on the Property to secure a non-interest bearing note issued in July 2021 for $25,000 in principal and which calls for the issuance of 50,000 shares of common stock. The note is not convertible. As of the issuance date of these financial statements, no shares have been issued.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Financial Results

 

Forward Looking Statements

 

This section should be read together with the consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto, for the year ended December 31, 2020 included with our annual report filed on Form 10-K.

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for which the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, representations and intentions and are not historical facts and typically are identified by use of terms such as “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “plans,” “intends,” “objectives,” “goals,” “aims,” “projects,” “forecasts,” “possible,” “seeks,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “might,” “likely,” “enable,” or similar words or expressions, as well as statements containing phrases such as “in our view,” “there can be no assurance,” “although no assurance can be given,” or “there is no way to anticipate with certainty.” These statements include, among other things, statements regarding our ability to implement our business plan and business strategy, our ability to obtain financing to sustain the Company, our ability to finance any future development, construction or operations, our ability to attract key personnel, and our ability to operate profitably in the future. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties which could cause our actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. In evaluating these forward-looking statements, you should consider risks and uncertainties relating to various factors, including, but not limited to, financing, licensing, construction and development, competition, legal actions, federal, state, county and/or city government actions, general financing conditions, and general economic conditions.

 

The Company’s actual results may differ significantly from results projected in the forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to revise or update forward-looking statements, except as required by law. Given these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

 

Throughout this Annual Report references to “we,” “our,” “us,” “Diamondhead Casino Corporation,” the “Company,” and similar terms refer to Diamondhead Casino Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

 

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The Company’s current priority is the development of a casino resort on its Property located in Diamondhead, Mississippi. The Company’s management, financial resources and assets will be devoted towards the development of this Property. There can be no assurance that the property can be developed or, that if developed, that the project will be successful.

 

Liquidity

 

The Company has incurred continued losses over the years and certain conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The Company has had no operations since it ended its gambling cruise ship operations in 2000. Since that time, the Company has concentrated its efforts on the development of its Diamondhead, Mississippi Property. The development of the Diamondhead Property is dependent on obtaining the necessary capital, through equity and/or debt financing, unilaterally, or in conjunction with one or more partners, to master plan, design, obtain permits for, construct, staff, open, and operate a casino resort. In the past, the Company has been able to sustain itself through various short term borrowings, however, as of March 31, 2021, the Company had cash of $82,499, while accounts payable and accrued expenses totaled $9,935,080 and the Company had an accumulated deficit of $42,217,456. In addition, the Company reported a net loss applicable to common shareholders of $444,092 for the three months ended March 31, 2021. Therefore, in order to sustain itself, it is imperative that the Company secure a source of funds to provide further working capital.

 

Management of the Company believes it will be difficult to secure suitable financing that would allow it to continue to pursue ultimate development of the Property. Therefore, on March 25, 2019, Mississippi Gaming Corporation entered into a brokerage agreement with an unrelated third party to seek a buyer for all or part of the Property or, alternatively, to seek a joint venture partner for the project. The brokerage agreement has expired, but the Company continues to work with the broker on the same terms that applied under the contract.

 

The above conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern and its ability to generate cash to meet its cash requirements for the following twelve months as of the date of this Form 10-Q.

 

COVID-19

 

The Company had no casino or other operations in 2020 and 2021 when COVID-19 surfaced. Therefore, the Company did not experience the adverse consequences that other casino companies experienced from COVID-19 based on their cessation of casino-related operations. However, as a result of COVID, the Company’s sole employee, its President, was unable to travel domestically or internationally to meet with potential investors or potential joint venture partners or to meet with outside, independent contractors. The extent to which COVID-19 may have affected the market for financing new construction in the hospitality, hotel and casino industries given the impact of COVID-19 on this segment of the economy is unknown. The Company did not incur any extraordinary expenses as a result of COVID-19, nor did it obtain any loans under the CARES Act.

 

Financial Results and Analysis

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company incurred net losses applicable to common stockholders of $444,092 and $438,835, respectively.

 

Administrative and general expenses incurred totaled $169,458 and $193,428 for the three months ending March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The table below depicts the major categories comprising these expenses:

 

  March 31,  March 31, 
  2021  2020 
Payroll and Related Taxes $75,000  $75,000 
Director Fees  22,500   22,500 
Professional Services  23,740   49,980 
Rents and Insurances  20,851   19,690 
Fines and Penalties  22,900   18,400 
All Other Expenses  4,467   7,858 
Total General and Administrative Expenses $169,458  $193,428 

 

Other Income and Expense

 

Interest expense incurred totaled $232,322 and $203,095 for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, an increase of $29,277. The increase in 2021 is primarily attributable to the impact of accrued interest on unpaid wages which continues to accrue yearly, the impact from new borrowings and amortization of debt discount arising during the last three quarters of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021.

 

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

Management Agreement

 

On June 19, 1993, two subsidiaries of the Company, Casino World Inc. and Mississippi Gaming Corporation, entered into a Management Agreement with Casinos Austria Maritime Corporation (CAMC). Subject to certain conditions, under the Management Agreement, CAMC would operate, on an exclusive basis, all of the Company’s proposed dockside gaming casinos in the State of Mississippi, including any operation fifty percent (50%) or more of which is owned by the Company or its affiliates. Unless terminated earlier pursuant to the provisions of the Agreement, the Agreement terminates five years from the first day of actual Mississippi gaming operations and provides for the payment of an annual operational term management fee of 1.2% of all gross gaming revenues between zero and $100,000,000; plus 0.75% of gross gaming revenue between $100,000,000 and $140,000,000; plus 0.5% of gross gaming revenue above $140,000,000; plus two percent of the net gaming revenue between zero and $25,000,000; plus three percent of the net gaming revenue above twenty-five million dollars $25,000,000. The Company believes this Agreement is no longer in effect. However, there can be no assurance that CAMC will not attempt to maintain otherwise which would lead to litigation.

 

Brokerage Agreement

 

On March 25, 2019, Mississippi Gaming Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company and the title owner of the Diamondhead Property (the “Owner”), entered into an agreement with an unrelated commercial real estate brokerage firm to sell all or part of the Diamondhead, Mississippi Property or, alternatively, to find a joint venture partner for the project. The agreement provides for an exclusive right to sell all or part of the Property beginning March 25, 2019 and ending October 31, 2019, unless extended by the parties. The agreement provides for a commission equal to three percent (3%) of the gross sales price for property sold if the Buyer does not have a broker or four percent (4%) of the gross sales price of property sold if the Buyer does have a broker, in which case the commission due will be split between the brokers. In the event the Owner consummates and closes a deal with a Joint Venture Partner introduced to the Owner by the broker, the Owner will pay the broker a commission equal to four percent (4%) of the amount contributed by the Joint Venture Partner as its capital contribution. This will not apply in the event the Owner consummates a deal with a Joint Venture Partner who is not introduced to the Owner by the broker. The agreement does not apply to loans obtained by or on behalf of the Owner using the Property as collateral or as security for a loan. The agreement also provides for a reduced commission to the broker in the event of a sale to certain potential purchasers already involved in discussions with the Owner. The brokerage agreement has expired, but the Company continues to work with the broker on the same terms that applied under the contract.

 

There are no other off-balance sheet arrangements that have, or are reasonably likely to have, a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues and expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources, that are material to our stockholders.

 

Related Party

 

In July, 2017, the Chairman of the Board paid $67,628 for all property taxes due, together with all interest due thereon, to Hancock County, Mississippi for an approximate 400-acre tract of land (“the Diamondhead Property”), owned by Mississippi Gaming Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. In 2018, the Chairman advanced additional funds totaling $205,250 to the Company. In 2019, the Chairman advanced additional funds totaling $125,396 to the Company. In 2020, the Chairman advanced additional funds totaling $69,679 to the Company. The conditions of the notes under which the Chairman agreed to make the foregoing payments and advances are discussed in full detail in Note 8 of attached unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

Of particular note to those conditions is item (v) which calls for the Chairman to be indemnified for any loss sustained on the sale of certain common stock sold to cover the property taxes paid. The Chairman has identified the common stock sold and has provided the Company with the documentation required to document the sale of said stock and to calculate the contingent future loss, if any, on said stock.

 

Had the Company paid the note in full at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, in addition to the principal and interest due, the Company would not have been liable for any additional funds to indemnify the Chairman pursuant to the terms of the notes.

 

There are no other off-balance sheet arrangements that have, or are reasonably likely to have, a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues and expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources, that are material to our stockholders.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

Refer to Note 3 of the notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure about Market Risk

 

As a smaller reporting company, information under this item is not required to be presented.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

In connection with the preparation of this quarterly report on Form 10-Q, our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer, who also serves as Chief Financial Officer, carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2021. Disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act, are controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that the information that we are required to disclose in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s Rules and Forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer/Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Based on the results of this evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer/Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective at the reasonable assurance level as of December 31, 2020, and there have been no changes through March 31, 2021.

 

The Company does not have an effective control environment, in part, because it has only one employee and does not have formalized internal control policies and procedures as they relate to financial reporting. The Company does not have sufficient resources to provide appropriate segregation of duties relating to the preparation and review of information used in financial reporting, as well as review controls over the financial statement reporting process. The Company has not been timely in its financial reporting or obtaining approval for certain new loans and liens placed on the Property in 2021 to secure financing. In addition, the Company failed to correctly record and account for certain complex debt and equity transactions, including stock-based compensation expenses relating to new options granted in 2020, the modification expense of options whose expiration dates were extended from 2020 to 2023 and loan fees, debt discount and stock issuance liability relating to new loans entered into in December 2020. Management understands the need to establish an effective system of internal controls over financial reporting and intends to take steps to implement appropriate changes.

 

We do not expect that our disclosure controls and procedures will prevent all errors or instances of fraud. Disclosure controls and procedures, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the disclosure controls and procedures are met. Further, the design of controls and procedures must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints and the benefits must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all disclosure controls and procedures, no evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures can provide absolute assurance that we have detected all our control deficiencies and instances of fraud, if any. The design of disclosure procedures also is also based, in part, on certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) during the quarter ended March 31, 2021 that are expected to materially affect, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

PART II: OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

None.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

As a smaller reporting company, information under this item is not required to be presented.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

None.

 

Item 3. Default Upon Senior Securities

 

Refer to the footnotes for all defaults on the Company’s indebtedness.

 

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The Company is in arrears on the payment of dividends due on its three series of preferred stock currently issued and outstanding. The Company has not paid preferred dividends due in the first three months of 2020 in the amount of i) $7,500 on its Series S preferred stock; ii) $7,500 on its Series S-NR preferred stock; and iii) $10,400 on its Series S-PIK preferred stock. The table below summarizes total preferred stock dividends in arrears at March 31, 2021.

 

  Total Amount 
Description In Arrears 
    
Series S $292,500 
Series S-NR  292,500 
Series S-PIK  405,600 
     
Total In Arrears $990,600 

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

None.

 

Item 6. Exhibits

 

Exhibits 31.1 and 31.2

 

Attached to this report is the certification of the Chief Executive Officer/Chief Financial Officer of the Company pursuant to Rule 13a-14 and Rule15d-14.

 

Exhibits 32.1 and 32.2

 

Attached to this report is the certification of the Chief Executive Officer/Chief Financial Officer of the Company as required by 18 U.S.C. Section 1350.

 

101.INS XBRL Instance Document
101.SHC XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CAL XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEF XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
101.PRE XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

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SIGNATURES

 

In accordance with Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, the Registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

 

 DIAMONDHEAD CASINO CORPORATION
  
Date: September 27, 2021 /s/ Deborah A. Vitale
 By:Deborah A. Vitale
  Chief Executive Officer

 

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