Caesars Entertainment Corporation
CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT Corp (Form: 10-Q, Received: 11/09/2015 17:52:37)

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
_________________________
FORM 10-Q
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(Mark One)
x
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the Quarterly Period Ended September 30, 2015
or
o
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from _________ to __________
Commission File No. 1-10410
 _________________________
CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 _________________________
 
Delaware
 
62-1411755
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
One Caesars Palace Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada
 
89109
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(702) 407-6000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
N/A
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
 _________________________
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 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   x     No   o
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Large accelerated filer
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Accelerated filer
o
 
 
 
 
Non-accelerated filer
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Smaller reporting company
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes   o     No   x
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.
Class
Outstanding at November 1, 2015
Common stock, $0.01 par value
144,908,313



CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
INDEX
 
 
 
Page
Item 1.
 
 
 
Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations  and Comprehensive Income/(Loss)
 
 
 
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
Item 1A.
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
Item 5.
Item 6.


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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Unaudited Financial Statements

CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)
(In millions, except par value)

 
September 30, 2015

December 31, 2014
Assets
 

 
Current assets
 

 
Cash and cash equivalents ($1,042 and $944 attributable to our VIE)
$
1,609


$
2,806

Restricted cash ($4 and $15 attributable to our VIE)
56

 
76

Receivables, net ($138 and $97 attributable to our VIE)
208


518

Due from affiliates ($39 and $0 attributable to our VIE)
39

 

Deferred income taxes ($5 and $5 attributable to our VIE)
149


5

Prepayments and other current assets ($51 and $27 attributable to our VIE)
144


225

Inventory ($4 and $3 attributable to our VIE)
14


43

Total current assets
2,219


3,673

Property and equipment, net ($2,623 and $2,570 attributable to our VIE)
7,630


13,456

Goodwill ($294 and $291 attributable to our VIE)
1,696


2,366

Intangible assets other than goodwill ($260 and $289 attributable to our VIE)
565


3,150

Restricted cash ($10 and $25 attributable to our VIE)
66


109

Deferred income taxes ($22 and $13 attributable to our VIE)
22

 
14

Deferred charges and other assets ($257 and $46 attributable to our VIE)
454


563

Total assets
$
12,652


$
23,331

 
 
 
 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity/(Deficit)
 

 
Current liabilities
 

 
Accounts payable ($143 and $79 attributable to our VIE)
$
192


$
349

Due to affiliates ($17 and $0 attributable to our VIE)
17

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities ($263 and $242 attributable to our VIE)
612


1,199

Accrued restructuring and support expenses
1,000

 

Interest payable ($53 and $37 attributable to our VIE)
200


736

Deferred income taxes ($8 and $2 attributable to our VIE)
8


217

Current portion of long-term debt ($70 and $20 attributable to our VIE)
189

 
15,779

Total current liabilities
2,218


18,280

Long-term debt ($2,273 and $2,292 attributable to our VIE)
6,788


7,230

Deferred income taxes ($7 and $8 attributable to our VIE)
1,208


2,079

Deferred credits and other liabilities ($124 and $124 attributable to our VIE)
179


484

Total liabilities
10,393


28,073

Commitments and contingencies (Note 11)


 


Stockholders’ equity/(deficit)
 

 
Caesars stockholders’ equity/(deficit)
1,052


(4,997
)
Noncontrolling interests
1,207


255

Total stockholders’ equity/(deficit)
2,259


(4,742
)
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity/(deficit)
$
12,652


$
23,331

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements.

3


CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)
(UNAUDITED)
(In millions, except per share data)

 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Revenues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Casino
$
535

 
$
1,389

 
$
1,738

 
$
4,028

Food and beverage
211

 
395

 
639

 
1,144

Rooms
220

 
301

 
663

 
915

Interactive entertainment
192

 
162

 
555

 
431

Management fees

 
16

 
2

 
45

Other
117

 
183

 
351

 
486

Reimbursed management costs

 
61

 
10

 
190

Less: casino promotional allowances
(134
)
 
(295
)
 
(423
)
 
(854
)
Net revenues
1,141

 
2,212

 
3,535

 
6,385

Operating expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Direct expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Casino
279

 
834

 
913

 
2,413

Food and beverage
102

 
183

 
303

 
516

Rooms
59

 
82

 
171

 
242

Platform fees
54

 
46

 
154

 
122

Property, general, administrative, and other
336

 
562

 
982

 
1,565

Reimbursable management costs

 
61

 
10

 
190

Depreciation and amortization
98

 
165

 
296

 
471

Impairment of goodwill

 
289

 

 
289

Impairment of tangible and other intangible assets

 
210

 

 
260

Corporate expense
40

 
74

 
131

 
192

Other operating costs (1)
34

 
34

 
106

 
175

Total operating expenses
1,002

 
2,540

 
3,066

 
6,435

Income/(loss) from operations
139

 
(328
)
 
469

 
(50
)
Interest expense
(147
)
 
(708
)
 
(531
)
 
(1,954
)
Deconsolidation and restructuring of CEOC and other
(935
)
 
(66
)
 
6,162

 
(94
)
Income/(loss) from continuing operations, before income taxes
(943
)
 
(1,102
)
 
6,100

 
(2,098
)
Income tax benefit/(provision)
187

 
170

 
(1
)
 
480

Income/(loss) from continuing operations, net of income taxes
(756
)
 
(932
)
 
6,099

 
(1,618
)
Discontinued operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loss from discontinued operations

 
(46
)
 
(7
)
 
(189
)
Income tax benefit/(provision)

 
(2
)
 

 
11

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

 
(48
)
 
(7
)
 
(178
)
Net income/(loss)
(756
)
 
(980
)
 
6,092

 
(1,796
)
Net (income)/loss attributable to noncontrolling interests
(35
)
 
72

 
(94
)
 
35

Net income/(loss) attributable to Caesars
$
(791
)
 
$
(908
)
 
$
5,998

 
$
(1,761
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings/(loss) per share - basic and diluted:



 






Basic earnings/(loss) per share from continuing operations
$
(5.44
)

$
(5.96
)

$
41.46


$
(11.16
)
Basic loss per share from discontinued operations


(0.33
)

(0.04
)

(1.25
)
Basic earnings/(loss) per share
$
(5.44
)
 
$
(6.29
)
 
$
41.42

 
$
(12.41
)
Diluted earnings/(loss) per share from continuing operations
$
(5.44
)
 
$
(5.96
)
 
$
40.92

 
$
(11.16
)
Diluted loss per share from discontinued operations

 
(0.33
)
 
(0.04
)
 
(1.25
)
Diluted earnings/(loss) per share
$
(5.44
)
 
$
(6.29
)
 
$
40.88

 
$
(12.41
)
Weighted-average common shares outstanding - basic
145

 
144

 
145

 
142

Weighted-average common shares outstanding - diluted
145

 
144

 
147

 
142

Comprehensive income/(loss):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive loss, net of income taxes
$

 
$
(1
)
 
$

 
$
(4
)
Comprehensive income/(loss)
(756
)
 
(981
)
 
6,092

 
(1,800
)
Comprehensive (income)/loss attributable to noncontrolling interests
(35
)
 
72

 
(94
)

35

Comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to Caesars
$
(791
)
 
$
(909
)
 
$
5,998

 
$
(1,765
)
_______________________
(1)  
Other operating costs primarily consists of write-downs, reserves and project opening costs, net of recoveries, and acquisition and integration costs.
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements.

4


CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY/(DEFICIT)
(UNAUDITED)
(In millions)

 
Caesars Stockholders’ Equity/(Deficit)
 
 
 
 
 
Common
Stock
 
Treasury
Stock
 
Additional
Paid-in-
Capital
 

Accumulated
Deficit
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income/(Loss)
 
Total
Caesars
Stockholders’
Equity/(Deficit)
 
Noncontrolling
Interests
 
Total Equity/(Deficit)
Balance as of December 31, 2013
$
1

 
$
(16
)
 
$
7,231

 
$
(10,321
)
 
$
(17
)
 
$
(3,122
)
 
$
1,218

 
$
(1,904
)
Net loss

 

 

 
(1,761
)
 

 
(1,761
)
 
(35
)
 
(1,796
)
Share-based compensation

 
(3
)
 
31

 

 

 
28

 

 
28

Common stock issuances
1

 

 
136

 

 

 
137

 

 
137

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax

 

 

 

 
(4
)
 
(4
)
 

 
(4
)
Allocation of minority interest resulting from sales and conveyances of subsidiary stock

 

 
754

 

 
4

 
758

 
(744
)
 
14

Bond distribution to noncontrolling interest owners

 

 

 

 

 

 
(160
)
 
(160
)
Contribution to noncontrolling interest from retirement of debt

 

 
(45
)
 

 

 
(45
)
 
45

 

Other

 

 
(3
)
 

 

 
(3
)
 
(26
)
 
(29
)
Balance as of September 30, 2014
$
2

 
$
(19
)
 
$
8,104

 
$
(12,082
)
 
$
(17
)
 
$
(4,012
)
 
$
298

 
$
(3,714
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance as of December 31, 2014
$
1

 
$
(19
)
 
$
8,140

 
$
(13,104
)
 
$
(15
)
 
$
(4,997
)
 
$
255

 
$
(4,742
)
Net income

 

 

 
5,998

 

 
5,998

 
94

 
6,092

Elimination of CEOC noncontrolling interest and deconsolidation   (1)

 

 

 

 
16

 
16

 
854

 
870

Share-based compensation

 
(2
)
 
41

 

 

 
39

 

 
39

Decrease in noncontrolling interests, net of distributions and contributions

 

 

 

 

 

 
(13
)
 
(13
)
Other

 

 
(4
)
 

 

 
(4
)
 
17

 
13

Balance as of September 30, 2015
$
1

 
$
(21
)
 
$
8,177

 
$
(7,106
)
 
$
1

 
$
1,052

 
$
1,207

 
$
2,259

____________________
(1)  
See Note 4 .


See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements.

5


CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
(In millions)

 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
 
2015
 
2014
 
 
 
 
Cash flows provided by/(used in) operating activities
$
250

 
$
(422
)
 
 
 
 
Cash flows used in investing activities
 
 
 
Acquisitions of property and equipment, net of change in related payables
(285
)
 
(817
)
Deconsolidation of CEOC cash
(958
)
 

Change in restricted cash
25

 
320

Proceeds from sale of assets

 
32

Proceeds from the sale and maturity of investments
25

 
17

Payments to acquire investments
(30
)
 
(23
)
Other
(3
)
 
(2
)
Cash flows used in investing activities
(1,226
)
 
(473
)
 
 
 
 
Cash flows provided by/(used in) financing activities
 
 
 
Proceeds from long-term debt
271

 
4,175

Debt issuance and extension costs and fees

 
(225
)
Repayments of long-term debt
(391
)
 
(2,689
)
Payment of contingent consideration
(32
)
 

Repurchase of management shares
(54
)
 

Issuance of common stock, net of fees

 
138

Distributions to noncontrolling interest owners
(26
)
 
(36
)
Other
18

 
4

Cash flows provided by/(used in) financing activities
(214
)
 
1,367

 
 
 
 
Cash flows used in discontinued operations
 
 
 
Cash flows used in operating activities
(7
)
 
(59
)
Cash flows used in investing activities

 
(2
)
Cash used in discontinued operations
(7
)
 
(61
)
 
 
 
 
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
(1,197
)
 
411

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
2,806

 
2,771

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$
1,609

 
$
3,182

 
 
 
 
Supplemental Cash Flow Information:
 
 
 
Cash paid for interest
$
480

 
$
1,552

Cash paid for income taxes
55

 
40

Non-cash investing and financing activities: Change in accrued capital expenditures
(20
)
 
(1
)

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements.

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CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)

In this filing, the name “CEC” refers to the parent holding company, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, exclusive of its consolidated subsidiaries and variable interest entities, unless otherwise stated or the context otherwise requires. The words “Company,” “Caesars,” “Caesars Entertainment,” “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to Caesars Entertainment Corporation, inclusive of its consolidated subsidiaries and variable interest entities, unless otherwise stated or the context otherwise requires.
This Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 (“ 2014 10-K”).
Note 1 - Organization
Organization
CEC is primarily a holding company with no independent operations of its own. It owns Caesars Entertainment Resort Properties, LLC (“CERP”) and an interest in Caesars Growth Partners, LLC (“CGP”). As of September 30, 2015 , CERP and CGP owned a total of 12 casino properties in the United States, eight of which are in Las Vegas. These eight casino properties represented 53% and 52% of consolidated net revenues for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 , respectively.
CEC also holds a majority interest in Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. (“CEOC”). As described in Note 4 , the results of CEOC and its subsidiaries are no longer consolidated with Caesars subsequent to CEOC’s voluntarily filing for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”) on January 15, 2015 .
Caesars Enterprise Services, LLC
In 2014, CERP, CEOC and Caesars Growth Properties Holdings, LLC (“CGPH” and, collectively, the “Members”) formed Caesars Enterprise Services, LLC (“CES”), a services joint venture. CES provides certain corporate and administrative services for the Members’ casino properties, including substantially all of the 28 casino properties owned by CEOC, and ten casinos owned by unrelated third parties (including four Indian tribes). CES manages certain assets for the casinos to which it provides services and the other assets it owns, licenses or controls, and employs certain of the corresponding employees. Under the terms of the joint venture and the Omnibus License and Enterprise Services Agreement, we believe that CEC and its operating subsidiaries will continue to have access to the services historically provided to us by CEOC and its employees, its trademarks, and its programs despite the CEOC bankruptcy filing. Expenses incurred by CES are allocated to the casino properties directly or to the Members according to their allocation percentages, subject to annual review. Therefore, CES is a "pass-through" entity that serves as an agent on behalf of the Members at a cost-basis, and is contractually required to fully allocate its costs. CES is designed to have no operating cash flows of its own, and any net income or loss is generally immaterial and is typically subject to allocation to the Members in the subsequent period.
Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. (“CIE”)
We also consolidated the results of CIE, a majority owned subsidiary of CGP that operates an online games business providing social games on Facebook and other social media websites and mobile application platforms; certain real money games in Nevada and New Jersey; and “play for fun” offerings in other jurisdictions. CIE also owns the World Series of Poker (“WSOP”) tournaments and brand and licenses trademarks for a variety of products and businesses related to this brand.
Reportable Segments
We view each casino property and CIE as operating segments and currently aggregate all such casino properties and CIE into three reportable segments based on management’s view of these casino properties, which aligns with their ownership and underlying credit structures: CERP, Caesars Growth Partners Casino Properties and Developments (“CGP Casinos”), and CIE. CGP Casinos is comprised of all subsidiaries of CGP excluding CIE. CEOC remained a reportable segment until its deconsolidation effective January 15, 2015 .

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CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
(UNAUDITED)


Going Concern
Overview
The circumstances described in “ CEC Liquidity ” and “Litigation” below raise substantial doubt as to CEC’s ability to continue as a going concern. The accompanying consolidated condensed financial statements have been prepared assuming that Caesars will continue as a going concern and do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of any uncertainties related to our going concern assessment. The following provides our analysis and the factors that were considered in reaching this conclusion.
Financial Condition as of December 31, 2014
Over the three-year period ended December 31, 2014 , we incurred cumulative net losses totaling $7.2 billion , primarily due to $7.0 billion of interest expense resulting from our highly-leveraged capital structure. As of December 31, 2014 , we had a total accumulated deficit of $13.1 billion and long term debt totaled $23.0 billion , including current portion of $15.8 billion . Our cumulative cash flows from operating activities were negative $772 million over the three-year period, primarily due to total cash paid for interest of $5.7 billion .
The substantial majority of the preceding negative financial factors occurred in our largest operating subsidiary, CEOC, which incurred cumulative net losses totaling $7.1 billion resulting from interest expense of $6.2 billion over the three-year period ended December 31, 2014 . As of December 31, 2014, CEOC had a total accumulated deficit of $11.4 billion , and long term debt totaled $15.9 billion , including current portion of $15.8 billion . CEOC had experienced negative cash flows from operating activities over the three-year period, primarily due to cash paid for interest.
CEOC Reorganization
All of the foregoing factors raised substantial doubt about CEOC’s ability to continue as a going concern as of December 31, 2014 , and contributed to the decision for CEOC and certain of its United States subsidiaries (the “Debtors”) to voluntarily file for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code on January 15, 2015, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for Northern District of Illinois in Chicago (the “Bankruptcy Court”) (see Note 4 ).
Commitments Under the First Lien RSAs . As previously disclosed in Current Reports on Form 8-K, CEC and the Debtors are party to the (a) Fourth Amended and Restated Restructuring Support and Forbearance Agreement dated July 31, 2015, with certain holders of claims in respect of claims under CEOC’s first lien notes (the “First Lien Bond RSA”) (see also Note 19 ) and (b) Restructuring Support and Forbearance Agreement dated August 21, 2015, with certain holders of claims in respect of claims under CEOC’s first lien credit agreement (the “First Lien Bank RSA” and, together with the First Lien Bond RSA, the “First Lien RSAs”).
The Effective Date of the CEOC’s plan of reorganization (the “Restructuring”) (the material terms of which are contained in the First Lien RSAs as they may be modified by their terms) is the date upon which all required conditions of the Restructuring have been satisfied or waived and on which the CEOC reorganization and related transactions will become effective.
CEOC filed a plan of reorganization on October 7, 2015, with the Bankruptcy Court (the “Plan”) that reflects the terms of the First Lien RSAs. Under the Plan, CEC has agreed to pay the following amounts and take other actions:
$406 million for forbearance fees in connection with the Restructuring, general corporate purposes and to fund sources and uses (“Fixed Payments”);
$75 million to CEOC if there is insufficient liquidity as of the Effective Date;
$25 million per month for the period from February 1, 2016 through the Effective Date for the benefit of the First Lien Noteholders (“Additional Consideration”);
Up to $63 million in upfront payments to certain First Lien Bank Lenders (“Upfront Payments”);
Purchase from the Settling First Lien Bank Lenders 100% of their respective First Lien Bank Obligations that survive the Effective Date (“Bank Guaranty Settlement”);

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CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
(UNAUDITED)


Purchase up to all of OpCo equity for $700 million pursuant to the put rights, where holders of over 85% of the First Lien Notes have already indicated their intent to put their OpCo equity to CEC once received (“OpCo” refers to the proposed entity resulting from the Restructuring that will operate the CEOC Properties under a lease with PropCo. CEOC Properties refers to those properties owned by CEOC as of the Petition Date. See Note 4 .);
Purchase up to 14.8% of PropCo equity for $269 million pursuant to the put rights (“PropCo” refers to the proposed entity resulting from the Restructuring that will own the CEOC Properties as of the Effective Date.);
Give PropCo a right of first refusal on all new domestic non-Las Vegas opportunities, with CEC or OpCo leasing such properties;
Give PropCo a call right to purchase Harrah’s Atlantic City and Harrah’s Laughlin;
Guarantee OpCo’s monetary obligations to PropCo under the leases; and
Enter into a guaranty of collection of the OpCo debt received by the First Lien Bank Lenders and First Lien Noteholders.
The Restructuring is subject to approval by the Bankruptcy Court and the receipt of required gaming regulatory approvals. Because more than a majority of the first lienholders have approved the First Lien RSAs, we believe it is probable that the contingent obligations will be paid and, therefore, we have accrued the items below in Deconsolidation and Restructuring of CEOC and Other in the consolidated condensed statements of operations:
Description (in millions)
 
Amount
Fixed payments (1)
 
$
406

Additional consideration (2)
 
138

Upfront payments (3)
 
63

Bank guaranty settlement
 
359

Total accrued restructuring and support expenses
 
$
966

____________________
(1)  
$85 million was paid in fourth quarter of 2015
(2)  
For the purposes of determining this amount, the Effective Date is estimated to be in the third quarter of 2016; however this date is outside of our control and is highly subject to change.  
(3)  
$57 million was paid in fourth quarter of 2015
Additional Potential Commitments . In addition to terms described above relative to the First Lien RSAs, under the terms of the Plan, CEC will pay the following if certain classes of CEOC’s unsecured creditors vote in favor of the Plan and if the Plan is approved by the Court:
Up to $450 million in principal amount of 5% convertible notes to be issued by CEC;
Up to 9.8% of PropCo equity purchased pursuant to the PropCo put rights and/or cash in an amount equal to the shortfall from 9.8% of PropCo equity (at Plan value) if the PropCo put rights are not fully exercised;
The consideration CAC would have received under the Plan on account of CEOC’s unsecured notes held by CAC; and
Give PropCo a call right to purchase Harrah’s New Orleans.
Payment to CEOC . In addition, and separate from the transactions and agreements described above, if there is not a comprehensive out of court restructuring of CEOC's debt securities or a prepackaged or prearranged in-court restructuring with requisite voting support from each of the first and second lien secured creditor classes by February 15, 2016, CEC will be obligated upon demand to make an additional payment to CEOC of $35 million . During the first quarter of 2015, we accrued this liability in Accrued Restructuring and Support Expenses on the consolidated condensed balance sheet.

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CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
(UNAUDITED)


Caesars’ Financial Condition
During the nine months ended September 30, 2015 , we recognized net income of $6.0 billion , which includes a $7.1 billion gain recognized upon the deconsolidation of CEOC, and generated operating cash flows of $250 million , which includes $220 million of negative operating cash flow attributable to CEOC prior its deconsolidation. As of September 30, 2015 , subsequent to the deconsolidation of CEOC, we had a total accumulated deficit of $7.1 billion and long term debt totaled $7.0 billion , including current portion of $189 million .
CEC Liquidity
CEC is primarily a holding company with no independent operations, employees, or material debt issuances of its own. Its primary assets at September 30, 2015 , consist of $349 million in cash and cash equivalents and its ownership interests in CEOC, CERP and CGP. The restrictions included in certain debt arrangements entered into by CERP and CGP (and/or their respective subsidiaries) generally do not allow for CERP, CGP, or their subsidiaries to provide dividends to CEC. In addition, CEC does not receive any financial benefit from CEOC during CEOC’s bankruptcy, as all earnings and cash flows are retained by CEOC for the benefit of its creditors.
CEC has no requirement to fund the operations of CERP, CGP, or their subsidiaries. Accordingly, CEC cash outflows are primarily used for corporate development opportunities and other corporate-level activity. CEC is generally limited to raising additional capital through borrowings or equity transactions because it has no operations of its own and the restrictions on its subsidiaries under lending arrangements generally prevent the distribution of cash from the subsidiaries to CEC, except for certain restricted payments that CERP and CGPH are authorized to make in accordance with their lending arrangements.
While we do have sufficient liquidity at present to meet existing obligations and continue operations, we made material commitments under the Restructuring described above that have been accrued as of September 30, 2015 . The completion of the previously announced merger of Caesars and CAC is expected to aid CEC in meeting these commitments; however, based on our current forecasts, we estimate that CEC will require additional sources of funding to meet its commitments because CEC has no operations of its own or through its subsidiaries that contribute to its liquidity. We are evaluating additional sources of liquidity that will ensure that CEC can meet its commitments under the Restructuring, but have not yet secured additional funding. Furthermore, if the merger with CAC is not completed for any reason, CEC would still be liable for these contributions.
Guarantee of Collection
In 2014, CEOC amended its senior secured credit facilities (the “Bank Amendment”) resulting in, among other things, a modification of CEC’s guarantee under the senior secured credit facilities such that CEC’s guarantee was limited to a guarantee of collection (“CEC Collection Guarantee”) with respect to obligations owed to the lenders who consented to the Bank Amendment. The CEC Collection Guarantee requires the creditors to exhaust all rights and remedies at law and in equity that the creditors or their agents may have against CEOC or any of its subsidiaries and its and their respective property to collect, or obtain payment of, the guaranteed amounts. As part of the Bank Guaranty Settlement disclosed above, the CEOC creditors have agreed to eliminate the CEC Collection Guarantee, and we recorded $359 million as an estimate of the liability based on the terms of the agreement.
Litigation
In addition to financial commitments described above, we have the following outstanding uncertainties for which we have not accrued any amounts, all of which are described in Note 5 :
Litigation commenced by Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB on August 4, 2014 (the “Delaware Second Lien Lawsuit”);
Litigation commenced by parties on September 3, 2014 and October 2, 2014 (the “Senior Unsecured Lawsuits”);
Litigation commenced by UMB Bank on November 25, 2014 (the “Delaware First Lien Lawsuit”);
Demands for payment made by Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB on February 13, 2015 (the “February 13 Notice”);
Demands for payment made by BOKF, N.A., on February 18, 2015 (see “February 18 Notice”);
Litigation commenced by BOKF, N.A. on March 3, 2015 (the “New York Second Lien Lawsuit”);
Litigation commenced by UMB Bank on June 15, 2015 (the “New York First Lien Lawsuit”);

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Litigation commenced by Wilmington Trust, National Association on October 20, 2015 (the “New York Senior Notes Lawsuit”); and
Litigation commenced by Trustees of the National Retirement Fund in January 2015 (“NRF Litigation”).
Summary
The circumstances described in “ CEC Liquidity above raise substantial doubt as to CEC’s ability to continue as a going concern beyond the Effective Date while continuing to meet its commitments under the Restructuring. Additionally, in each of the litigation matters, claims have been made or could be made against CEC that, if resolved against us, raise substantial doubt about CEC’s ability to continue as a going concern. Under the terms of the Plan that was filed with the Bankruptcy Court, all of the above litigation should be resolved. However, in the event of a material adverse ruling on one or all of the litigation matters set forth above, it is likely that a reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code would be necessary.
Note 2 Basis of Presentation and Consolidation
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited consolidated condensed financial statements of Caesars have been prepared under the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) applicable for interim periods, and therefore, do not include all information and footnotes necessary for complete financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). The results for the interim periods reflect all adjustments (consisting primarily of normal recurring adjustments) that management considers necessary for a fair presentation of financial position, results of operations, and cash flows. The results of operations for our interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that may be achieved for the entire 2015 fiscal year. All amounts presented in these consolidated condensed financial statements and notes thereto exclude the operating results and cash flows of CEOC subsequent to January 15, 2015 , and the assets, liabilities, and equity of CEOC as of September 30, 2015 .
Consolidation of Subsidiaries and Variable Interest Entities
We consolidate into our financial statements the accounts of all subsidiaries in which we have a controlling financial interest and variable interest entities (“VIEs”) for which we or one of our consolidated subsidiaries is the primary beneficiary. Control generally equates to ownership percentage, whereby (1) affiliates that are more than 50% owned are consolidated; (2) investments in affiliates of 50% or less but greater than 20% are generally accounted for using the equity method where we have determined that we have significant influence over the entities; and (3) investments in affiliates of 20% or less are generally accounted for using the cost method.
We consolidate a VIE when we have both the power to direct the activities that most significantly impact the results of the VIE and the right to receive benefits or the obligation to absorb losses of the entity that could be potentially significant to the VIE. For VIEs that are under common control with affiliates, in lieu of an assessment of the power to direct the activities that most significantly impact the results of the VIE, we may be required to assess a number of other factors to determine the consolidating entity, including the following: (i) the closeness of the association that the VIE has with the businesses of the affiliated entities, (ii) the entity from which the VIE obtained its assets; (iii) the nature of ongoing management and other agreements; and (iv) the obligation to absorb losses and the right to receive residual returns that could potentially be significant to the VIE. Along with the VIEs that are consolidated in accordance with the above guidelines, we also hold variable interests in other VIEs that are not consolidated because we are not the primary beneficiary. We continually monitor both consolidated and unconsolidated VIEs to determine if any events have occurred that could cause the primary beneficiary to change. A change in determination could have a material impact on our financial statements.
Despite a majority financial interest, we may only possess non-substantive voting rights that do not confer upon us the ability to control key activities of the entity, such as determining operating budgets, payment of obligations, management of assets, and/or other activities necessary for the ordinary course of business. We continually monitor both consolidated and unconsolidated VIEs to determine if any events have occurred that could cause the primary beneficiary to change.
Consolidation of Caesars Growth Partners
Because the equity holders in CGP receive returns disproportionate to their voting interests and substantially all the activities of CGP are related to Caesars, CGP has been determined to be a VIE. CAC is the sole voting member of CGP. Common control exists between CAC and Caesars through the majority beneficial ownership of both by Hamlet Holdings (as defined in Note 18 ). The

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assets held by CGP originally came from Caesars and continue to be intrinsically closely associated with Caesars through the nature of the business, as well as ongoing service and management agreements. Additionally, Caesars is expected to receive the majority of the benefits or absorb the majority of the losses from its higher economic participation in CGP. Since Caesars is more closely associated with CGP than CAC, we have determined that Caesars is the primary beneficiary of CGP and is required to consolidate them. Neither CAC nor CGP guarantees any of CEC’s debt, and the creditors or beneficial holders of CGP have no recourse to the general credit of CEC.
CGP generated net revenues of $601 million and $486 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and $1.7 billion and $1.1 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Net loss attributable to Caesars related to CGP was $6 million and $32 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and September 30, 2014 , respectively. There was no material net income attributable to Caesars related to CGP for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 compared with net loss of $119 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 .
CGP is obligated to issue additional non-voting membership units to CEC in 2016 to the extent that the earnings from CIE’s social and mobile games business exceeds a specified threshold amount in 2015. CGP recorded a liability representing the fair value of the additional contingently issuable non-voting membership units of $238 million and $347 million as of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 , respectively. Such liability is eliminated in our consolidation of CGP.
Consolidation of Caesars Enterprise Services
A steering committee acts in the role of a board of managers for CES with each Member entitled to appoint one representative to the steering committee. Each Member, through its representative, is entitled to a single vote on the steering committee, accordingly, the voting power of the Members does not equate to their ownership percentages. We have determined that because Caesars consolidates two of the Members (CERP and CGPH), Caesars is deemed to have a controlling financial interest in CES through our ownership of that interest.
As described in Note 4 , effective January 15, 2015 , CEOC is no longer a consolidated subsidiary. Therefore, CEOC’s ownership interest in CES, totaling $16 million , is accounted for as noncontrolling interest.
Consolidation Considerations for Caesars Entertainment Operating Company
As described in Note 4 , CEOC’s filing for reorganization was a reconsideration event for Caesars Entertainment to reevaluate whether consolidation of CEOC continued to be appropriate. We have concluded that CEOC is a VIE and that we are not the primary beneficiary of CEOC. See Note 18 for additional information on the carrying amounts and classification of assets and liabilities that relate to our variable interest in CEOC.
Note 3 Liquidity Considerations
We are a highly-leveraged company and had $7.1 billion in face value of debt outstanding as of September 30, 2015 . As a result, a significant portion of our liquidity needs are for debt service, including significant interest payments. Our estimated consolidated debt service obligation for the remainder of 2015 is $274 million , consisting of $62 million in principal maturities and $212 million in required interest payments. Our estimated consolidated debt service obligation for 2016 is $710 million , consisting of $141 million in principal maturities and $569 million in required interest payments.
Consolidated cash and cash equivalents, excluding restricted cash, as of September 30, 2015 as shown in the table below, includes amounts held by CERP, CGP, and CES, which are not readily available to CEC. Parent reflects CEC and its various non-operating subsidiaries.
Cash and Available Revolver Capacity
 
September 30, 2015
(In millions)
CERP
 
CES
 
CGP
 
Parent
Cash and cash equivalents
$
218

 
$
141

 
$
901

 
$
349

Revolver capacity
270

 

 
160

 

Revolver capacity drawn or committed to letters of credit
(81
)
 

 
(45
)
 

Total
$
407

 
$
141

 
$
1,016

 
$
349


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Future Maturities of Long-Term Debt
(In millions)
2015
 
2016
 
2017
 
2018
 
2019
 
Thereafter
 
Total
CERP
$
11

 
$
117

 
$
26

 
$
25

 
$
25

 
$
4,500

 
$
4,704

CGP
51

 
24

 
21

 
26

 
203

 
2,086

 
2,411

Total
$
62

 
$
141

 
$
47

 
$
51

 
$
228

 
$
6,586

 
$
7,115


Future Estimated Interest Payments
(In millions)
2015
 
2016
 
2017
 
2018
 
2019
 
Thereafter
 
Total
CERP
$
149

 
$
384

 
$
383

 
$
391

 
$
396

 
$
485

 
$
2,188

CGP
63

 
185

 
184

 
188

 
192

 
318

 
1,130

Total
$
212

 
$
569

 
$
567

 
$
579

 
$
588

 
$
803

 
$
3,318

See Note 12 for details of our debt outstanding and related restrictive covenants, including the restrictions on our subsidiaries to pay dividends to CEC or otherwise transfer cash to CEC. This detail includes, among other information, a table presenting details of our individual borrowings outstanding as of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, as well as discussion of recent changes in our debt outstanding, and changes in the terms of existing debt subsequent to September 30, 2015 .
Note 4 Deconsolidation of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company
Chapter 11 Filing for Reorganization
As previously disclosed in our 2014 10-K, on January 15, 2015 (the “Petition Date”), CEOC and certain of its United States subsidiaries (the “Debtors”) voluntarily filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in order to implement a restructuring plan for balance sheet deleveraging. The Debtors will continue to operate their businesses as “debtors-in-possession” under the jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Court and in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and orders of the Bankruptcy Court. CEC, exclusive of its subsidiaries, CERP, and CGP are separate entities with independent capital structures and have not filed for bankruptcy relief. In addition, all Caesars Entertainment properties, and those owned by CEOC, are continuing to operate in the ordinary course. Under the proposed plans, Caesars Entertainment will make substantial cash and other contributions as part of implementing the ultimate restructuring plans if they are agreed upon by the applicable parties and approved by the Bankruptcy Court (see “ CEOC Reorganization ” in Note 1 ).
Deconsolidation of CEOC
CEOC’s filing for reorganization was a reconsideration event for Caesars Entertainment to reevaluate whether consolidation of CEOC continued to be appropriate. We have concluded that CEOC is a VIE, subsequent to its filing for bankruptcy, because the holders of equity at risk (including us) as a group no longer had the power to make the primary decisions. Our assessment focused on indicators that CEC did not have significant influence over the operating and financial policies of CEOC, primarily including:
CEOC expanded its board of directors and added two independent directors. The CEOC board then delegated certain key decision-making authority regarding the bankruptcy and related party matters to two committees, which are comprised of primarily the independent directors. Additionally, as a result of the bankruptcy proceedings, critical decisions are now subject to the overall jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Court and the Creditors Committee (described below).
The Bankruptcy Court established the Creditors Committee to represent the rights of the creditors during the bankruptcy proceedings. Through the Creditors Committees, creditors have the right to object to recommendations presented by CEOC’s management or the Board of Directors.
CEOC’s executive leadership is comprised of individuals who are independent of CEC.
Accordingly, we are not the primary beneficiary of CEOC because we have concluded that the equity owners, including CEC, only possess non-substantive voting rights; CEC is not operating CEOC as debtor-in-possession as the CEC Board has ceded its authority to the Bankruptcy Court; CEC management cannot carry on activities necessary for the ordinary course of business without Bankruptcy Court approval; and CEOC still manages day-to-day operations, but does not have discretion to make significant capital or operating budgetary changes or decisions, purchase or sell significant assets, or approve management or employee

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compensation arrangements. Ultimately, CEOC’s material decisions are still subject to review by the Creditors Committees and the Bankruptcy Court.
In addition to the above, we assessed the inherent uncertainties associated with the outcome of the Chapter 11 reorganization process and the anticipated duration thereof, and concluded that it was appropriate to deconsolidate CEOC effective on the Petition Date.
We further considered how to account for our continuing investment in CEOC after deconsolidation and concluded that for similar reasons, we do not have significant influence over CEOC during the pendency of the bankruptcy; therefore, Caesars Entertainment accounts for its investment in CEOC as a cost method investment subsequent to the deconsolidation.
Upon the deconsolidation of CEOC, Caesars Entertainment recognized a $7.1 billion gain and recorded a cost method investment in CEOC of zero due to the negative equity associated with CEOC’s underlying financial position. In addition, as of December 31, 2014, CEOC represented total assets of $11.0 billion , total liabilities of $18.6 billion , and total long-term debt of $15.9 billion . For the 2015 period prior to the deconsolidation, CEOC segment net revenues totaled $158 million , net loss attributable to Caesars totaled $76 million , and negative cash flow from operating activities totaled $220 million .
During the third quarter of 2015, we recorded a $32 million increase to the gain recognized on the deconsolidation of CEOC due to a correction to the allocation of deferred taxes to CEOC determined as part of our return to provision reconciliation.
Related Party Relationship
Subsequent to the Petition Date, CEOC will continue to fund all expenses related to its operations that are being provided by CES and can continue to perform on its intercompany obligations to all Caesars entities. However, upon filing for Chapter 11 and the subsequent deconsolidation, transactions with CEOC are no longer eliminated in consolidation and are treated as related party transactions for Caesars Entertainment. These transactions include items such as casino management fees paid to CEOC, insurance expenses related to insurance coverage provided to CEOC by Caesars Entertainment, and rent payments by CEOC to CERP under the Octavius Tower lease agreement (see Note 18 ).
Note 5 Litigation
Litigation
Noteholder Disputes
On August 4, 2014, Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, solely in its capacity as successor Indenture Trustee for the 10.00% Second-Priority Senior Secured Notes due 2018 (the "10.00% Second-Priority Notes"), on behalf of itself and, it alleges, derivatively on behalf of CEOC, filed a lawsuit (the "Delaware Second Lien Lawsuit") in the Court of Chancery in the State of Delaware against CEC and CEOC, CGP, CAC,CERP, CES, Eric Hession, Gary Loveman, Jeffrey D. Benjamin, David Bonderman, Kelvin L. Davis, Marc C. Rowan, David B. Sambur, and Eric Press. The lawsuit alleges claims for breach of contract, intentional and constructive fraudulent transfer, breach of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty, and corporate waste. The lawsuit seeks (1) an award of money damages; (2) to void certain transfers, the earliest of which dates back to 2010; (3) an injunction directing the recipients of the assets in these transactions to return them to CEOC; (4) a declaration that CEC remains liable under the parent guarantee formerly applicable to the 10.00% Second-Priority Notes; (5) to impose a constructive trust or equitable lien on the transferred assets; and (6) an award to plaintiffs for their attorneys’ fees and costs. CEC believes this lawsuit is without merit and will defend itself vigorously. A motion to dismiss this action was filed by CEC and other defendants in September 2014, and the motion was argued in December 2014. During the pendency of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, the action has been automatically stayed with respect to CEOC. The motion to dismiss with respect to CEC was denied on March 18, 2015. Subsequently, plaintiffs advised the judge presiding over the CEOC bankruptcy proceeding that they would pursue in this litigation only those claims alleging that CEC remains liable under the parent guarantee formerly applicable to the 10.00% Second-Priority Notes. We believe that fact discovery in the case is substantially complete. No trial date has been set.
On August 5, 2014, CEC, along with CEOC, filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, against certain institutional first and second lien note holders. The complaint states that such institutional first and second lien note holders have acted against the best interests of CEOC and other creditors, including for the purpose of inflating the value of their credit default swap positions or improving other unique securities positions. The complaint asserts claims for tortious interference with prospective economic advantage, declaratory judgment and breach of contract and seeks, among other things, (1) money damages; (2) a declaration that no default or event of default has occurred or is occurring and that CEC and CEOC have not breached their fiduciary duties or engaged in fraudulent transfers or other violation of law; and (3) a preliminary and permanent

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injunction prohibiting the defendants from taking further actions to damage CEC or CEOC. Defendants filed motions to dismiss this action in October 2014. On January 16, 2015, the claims against the first lien note holder defendant were voluntarily dismissed and on June 29, 2015, the declaratory judgment claim against the second lien note holder defendants was also voluntarily dismissed. On July 6, 2015, the claim for tortious interference with prospective economic advantage brought by CEOC against the second lien note holders was voluntarily dismissed as well, without prejudice, leaving in the action only the tortious interference with prospective economic advantage claim brought by CEC against the second lien note holder defendants. On July 20, 2015, the Court granted the second lien note holder defendants’ motion to dismiss that claim and ordered that the action be marked disposed.
On September 3, 2014, holders of approximately $21 million of CEOC 6.50% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2016 and 5.75% Senior Unsecured Noted due 2017 (collectively, the “Senior Unsecured Notes”) filed suit in federal district court in Manhattan against CEC and CEOC, claiming broadly that an August 12, 2014 Note Purchase and Support Agreement between CEC and CEOC (on the one hand) and certain other holders of the Senior Unsecured Notes (on the other hand) impaired their own rights under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 and the indentures governing the Senior Unsecured Notes. The lawsuit seeks both declaratory and monetary relief. On October 2, 2014, a holder of CEOC’s 6.50% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2016 purporting to represent a class of all persons who held these Notes from August 11, 2014 to the present filed a substantially similar suit in the same court, against the same defendants, relating to the same transactions. Both lawsuits (the "Senior Unsecured Lawsuits") have been assigned to the same judge. The claims against CEOC have been automatically stayed during its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. The court denied a motion to dismiss both lawsuits with respect to CEC. The parties have completed fact discovery with respect to both plaintiffs' claims against CEC. Plaintiffs in the action that involves both tranches of Senior Unsecured Notes have moved for summary judgment, and under the schedule imposed by the court, briefing on such motion will be completed by December 2, 2015. Plaintiffs in the other action, brought on behalf of holders of CEOC’s 6.50% Senior Unsecured Notes, have indicated that they will move for class certification, and under the schedule imposed by the court for this motion, briefing will be completed by February 1, 2016.
On November 25, 2014, UMB Bank (“UMB”), as successor indenture trustee for CEOC's 8.50% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 (the “8.50% Senior Secured Notes”), filed a verified complaint (the "Delaware First Lien Lawsuit") in Delaware Chancery Court against CEC, CEOC, CERP, CAC, CGP, CES, and against individual past and present Board members Loveman, Benjamin, Bonderman, Davis, Press, Rowan, Sambur, Hession, Colvin, Kleisner, Swann, Williams, Housenbold, Cohen, Stauber, and Winograd, alleging generally that defendants improperly stripped CEOC of certain assets, wrongfully affected a release of CEC’s parent guarantee of the 8.50% Senior Secured Notes and committed other wrongs. Among other things, UMB Bank asked the court to appoint a receiver over CEOC. In addition, the suit pleads claims for fraudulent conveyances/transfers, insider preferences, illegal dividends, declaratory judgment (for breach of contract as regards to the parent guarantee and also as to certain covenants in the bond indenture), tortious interference with contract, breach of fiduciary duty, usurpation of corporate opportunities, and unjust enrichment, and seeks monetary, equitable and declaratory relief. The lawsuit has been automatically stayed with respect to CEOC during its Chapter 11 bankruptcy process. Pursuant to the First Lien Bond RSA, the lawsuit also has been stayed in its entirety, with the consent of all of the parties to it. The consensual stay will expire upon the termination of the First Lien Bond RSA.
On February 13, 2015, Caesars Entertainment received a Demand For Payment of Guaranteed Obligations (the “February 13 Notice”) from Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, in its capacity as successor Trustee for CEOC’s 10.00% Second-Priority Notes. The February 13 Notice alleges that CEOC’s commencement of its voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy case constituted an event of default under the indenture governing the 10.00% Second-Priority Notes; that all amounts due and owing on the 10.00% Second-Priority Notes therefore immediately became payable; and that Caesars Entertainment is responsible for paying CEOC’s obligations on the 10.00% Second-Priority Notes, including CEOC’s obligation to timely pay all principal, interest, and any premium due on these notes, as a result of a parent guarantee provision contained in the indenture governing the notes that the February 13 Notice alleges is still binding. The February 13 Notice accordingly demands that Caesars Entertainment immediately pay Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, cash in an amount of not less than $3.7 billion, plus accrued and unpaid interest (including without limitation the $184 million interest payment due December 15, 2014 that CEOC elected not to pay) and accrued and unpaid attorneys’ fees and other expenses. The February 13 Notice also alleges that the interest, fees and expenses continue to accrue.
On February 18, 2015, Caesars Entertainment received a Demand For Payment of Guaranteed Obligations (the “February 18 Notice”) from BOKF, N.A. (“BOKF”), in its capacity as successor Trustee for CEOC’s 12.75% Second-Priority Senior Secured Notes due 2018 (the “12.75% Second-Priority Notes”). The February 18 Notice alleges that CEOC’s commencement of its voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy case constituted an event of default under the indenture governing the 12.75% Second-Priority Notes; that all amounts due and owing on the 12.75% Second-Priority Notes therefore immediately became payable; and that CEC is responsible for paying CEOC’s obligations on the 12.75% Second-Priority Notes, including CEOC’s obligation to timely pay all principal,

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interest and any premium due on these notes, as a result of a parent guarantee provision contained in the indenture governing the notes that the February 18 Notice alleges is still binding. The February 18 Notice therefore demands that CEC immediately pay BOKF cash in an amount of not less than $750 million, plus accrued and unpaid interest, accrued and unpaid attorneys’ fees, and other expenses. The February 18 Notice also alleges that the interest, fees and expenses continue to accrue.
In accordance with the terms of the applicable indentures and as previously disclosed under Item 8.01 in our Current Report on Form 8-K filed August 22, 2014, CEC is not subject to the above-described guarantees. As a result, we believe the demands for payment are meritless.
On March 3, 2015, BOKF filed a lawsuit (the “New York Second Lien Lawsuit”) against CEC in federal district court in Manhattan, in its capacity as successor trustee for CEOC’s 12.75% Second-Priority Notes. On June 15, 2015, UMB filed a lawsuit (the “New York First Lien Lawsuit”) against CEC, also in federal district court in Manhattan, in its capacity as successor trustee for CEOC’s 11.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2017, 8.50% Senior Secured Notes due 2020, and 9.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2020. Plaintiffs in these actions allege that CEOC’s filing of its voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy case constitutes an event of default under the indenture governing these notes, causing all principal and interest to become immediately due and payable, and that CEC is obligated to make those payments pursuant to a parent guarantee provision in the indentures governing these notes that plaintiffs allege are still binding. Both plaintiffs bring claims for violation of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, breach of contract, breach of duty of good faith and fair dealing and for declaratory relief and BOKF brings an additional claim for intentional interference with contractual relations. The cases have both been assigned to the same judge presiding over the other Parent Guarantee Lawsuits (as defined below) that are taking place in Manhattan. CEC filed its answer to the BOKF complaint on March 25, 2015, and to the UMB complaint on August 10, 2015. On June 25, 2015, and June 26, 2015, BOKF and UMB, respectively, moved for partial summary judgment, specifically on their claims alleging a violation of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, seeking both declaratory relief and damages. On August 27, 2015, those motions were denied. The court, on its own motion, certified its order with respect to the interpretation of the Trust Indenture Act for interlocutory appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where it remains pending. Meanwhile, the parties have completed fact discovery in both actions and currently are engaged in expert discovery.
On October 20, 2015, Wilmington Trust, National Association (“Wilmington Trust”), filed a lawsuit (the “New York Senior Notes Lawsuit” and, together with the Delaware Second Lien Lawsuit, the Delaware First Lien Lawsuit, the Senior Unsecured Lawsuits, the New York Second Lien Lawsuit, and the New York First Lien Lawsuit, the “Parent Guarantee Lawsuits”) against CEC in federal district court in Manhattan in its capacity as successor indenture trustee for CEOC’s 10.75% Senior Notes due 2016 (the “10.75% Senior Notes”). Plaintiff alleges that CEC is obligated to make payment of amounts due on the 10.75% Senior Notes pursuant to a parent guarantee provision in the indenture governing those notes that plaintiff alleges is still in effect. Plaintiff raises claims for violations of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, breach of contract, breach of the implied duty of good faith and fair dealing, and for declaratory judgment, and seeks monetary and declaratory relief. CEC's initial response to the complaint is currently scheduled to be filed on or before November 12, 2015.
On March 11, 2015, CEOC filed an adversary proceeding in bankruptcy court requesting that the Parent Guarantee Lawsuits be enjoined against all defendants through plan confirmation; in subsequent submissions, CEOC stated that it sought a temporary stay of those lawsuits until 60 days after the issuance of a final report by the Bankruptcy Examiner. CEOC argued that contemporaneous prosecution of related claims against CEC would impair the bankruptcy court’s jurisdiction over the Debtors’ reorganization by threatening the Debtors’ ability to recover estate property for the benefit of all creditors, diminishing the prospects of a successful reorganization, and depleting property of the estate. On July 22, 2015, the bankruptcy court denied CEOC’s request. The denial was affirmed by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in October 2015, and currently is on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, with oral arguments scheduled for December 10, 2015. The bankruptcy court’s ruling does not address the merits of the Parent Guarantee Lawsuits.
We believe that the claims and demands described above against CEC are without merit and we intend to defend the company vigorously. The claims against CEOC have been stayed due to the Chapter 11 process and, in some instances, the actions against CEC have been allowed to continue. See additional disclosure relating to CEOC’s Chapter 11 filing in Note 4. We believe that the Noteholder Disputes and the Parent Guarantee Lawsuits have a reasonably possible likelihood of an adverse outcome, but should these matters ultimately be resolved through litigation outside of the financial restructuring of CEOC (the “Financial Restructuring”), and should a court find in favor of the claimants in some or all of the Noteholder Disputes, such determination would likely lead to a reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code (see Note 1). We are not able to estimate a range of reasonably possible losses should any of the Noteholder Disputes ultimately be resolved against us, although they could potentially exceed $11 billion.

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CEC-CAC Merger Litigation
On December 30, 2014, Nicholas Koskie, on behalf of himself and, he alleges, all others similarly situated, filed a lawsuit (the “Merger Lawsuit”) in the Clark County District Court in the State of Nevada against CAC, CEC and members of the CAC board of directors Marc Beilinson, Philip Erlanger, Dhiren Fonseca, Don Kornstein, Karl Peterson, Marc Rowan, and David Sambur (the individual defendants collectively, the “CAC Directors”). The Merger Lawsuit alleges claims for breach of fiduciary duty against the CAC Directors and aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty against CAC and CEC. It seeks (1) an order directing the CAC Directors to fulfill alleged fiduciary duties to CAC in connection with the proposed merger between CAC and CEC announced on December 22, 2014 (the “Proposed Merger”), specifically by announcing their intention to (a) cooperate with bona fide interested parties proposing alternative transactions, (b) ensure that no conflicts exist between the CAC Directors’ personal interests and their fiduciary duties to maximize shareholder value in the Proposed Merger, or resolve all such conflicts in favor of the latter, and (c) act independently to protect the interests of the shareholders; (2) an order directing the CAC Directors to account for all damages suffered or to be suffered by plaintiff and the putative class as a result of the Proposed Merger; and (3) an award to plaintiff for his costs and attorneys’ fees. It is unclear whether the Merger Lawsuit also seeks to enjoin the Proposed Merger. CEC believes that this lawsuit is without merit and will defend itself vigorously. The deadline to respond to the Merger Lawsuit has been adjourned without a date by agreement of the parties.
Employee Benefit Obligations
In December 1998, Hilton Hotels Corporation (“Hilton”) spun-off its gaming operations as Park Place Entertainment Corporation (“Park Place”). In connection with the spin-off, Hilton and Park Place entered into various agreements, including an Employee Benefits and Other Employment Allocation Agreement dated December 31, 1998 (the “Allocation Agreement”) whereby Park Place assumed or retained, as applicable, certain liabilities and excess assets, if any, related to the Hilton Hotels Retirement Plan (the “Hilton Plan”) based on the benefits of Hilton employees and Park Place employees. CEOC is the ultimate successor to this Allocation Agreement. In 2013, a lawsuit was settled related to the Hilton Plan, which retroactively and prospectively increased total benefits to be paid under the Hilton Plan. In 2009, we received a letter from Hilton, notifying us of a lawsuit related to the Hilton Plan that alleged that CEC had a potential liability for the additional claims under the terms of the Allocation Agreement. Based on conversations between our representative and a representative of the defendants, we recorded a charge of $25 million during the second quarter 2010, representing CEC’s (including subsidiaries) allocated share of the total damages estimate.
In December 2013, we received a letter from Hilton notifying us that all final court rulings have been rendered in relation to this matter. We were subsequently informed that CEC’s obligation under the Allocation Agreement was approximately $54 million , and that approximately $19 million relates to contributions for historical periods and approximately $35 million relates to estimated future contributions. We met with Hilton representatives in March 2014 and had discussions subsequently. We cannot currently predict the ultimate outcome of this matter, but continue to believe that we may have various defenses against such claims, including defenses as to the amount of liabilities. On November 21, 2014, in response to a letter from Hilton, we agreed to attempt to mediate a resolution of the matter. On December 24, 2014, Hilton sued CEC and CEOC in federal court in Virginia primarily under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), and also under state contract and unjust enrichment law theories, for monetary and equitable relief in connection with this ongoing dispute. Hilton amended its lawsuit in January 2015 to remove CEOC as a defendant. We moved to dismiss the lawsuit in February 2015, and that motion was argued in March 2015. On April 14, 2015, the Court issued an Opinion dismissing with prejudice the unjust enrichment claim, and transferring the purported contract and ERISA claims to the Northern District of Illinois, as had been requested by CEC. The Northern District of Illinois subsequently referred the case to the Bankruptcy Court presiding over the CEOC bankruptcy, and the matter remains pending.
Other Matters
In January 2015, a majority of the Trustees of the National Retirement Fund (“NRF”), a multi-employer defined benefit pension plan, voted to expel CEC and its participating subsidiaries (“CEC Group”) from the plan. NRF claims that CEOC’s bankruptcy presents an “actuarial risk” to the plan because, depending on the outcome of the bankruptcy proceeding, CEC might no longer be liable to the plan for any partial or complete withdrawal liability. NRF has advised the CEC Group that its expulsion has triggered withdrawal liability with a present value of approximately $360 million, payable in 80 quarterly payments of about $6 million.
Prior to NRF’s vote, the CEC Group reiterated its commitment to remain in the plan and not seek rejection of any collective bargaining agreements in which the obligation to contribute to NRF exists. It is completely current with respect to pension contributions. We opposed the NRF actions in the appropriate legal forums including seeking a declaratory judgment in federal district court challenging NRF’s authority to expel the CEC Group and also seeking relief in the CEOC bankruptcy proceeding. The parties entered into a Standstill Agreement in March 2015 staying the CEC Group’s obligation to commence quarterly payments and instead continue making its monthly contributions, and also setting a briefing schedule in the bankruptcy proceeding for both

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CEOC’s motion that NRF’s action violated the automatic stay and our motion to extend the stay to encompass NRF’s collection lawsuit against CEC. Both matters have been fully briefed, but the Bankruptcy Court has yet to rule. NRF has filed a motion to dismiss the federal district court action asserting that the governing statute requires that the issue must first be arbitrated. All briefs have been submitted, but the court has yet to rule.
We believe our legal arguments against the actions undertaken by NRF are strong and will pursue them vigorously. Because legal proceedings with respect to this matter are at the preliminary stages, we cannot currently provide assurance as to the ultimate outcome of the matters at issue.
In recent years, governmental authorities have been increasingly focused on anti-money laundering (“AML”) policies and procedures, with a particular focus on the gaming industry. In October 2013, CEOC’s subsidiary, Desert Palace, Inc. (the owner of and referred to herein as Caesars Palace), received a letter from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the United States Department of the Treasury (“FinCEN”), stating that FinCEN was investigating Caesars Palace for alleged violations of the Bank Secrecy Act to determine whether it is appropriate to assess a civil penalty and/or take additional enforcement action against Caesars Palace. Caesars Palace responded to FinCEN’s letter in January 2014. Additionally, we were informed in October 2013 that a federal grand jury investigation regarding anti-money laundering practices of the Company and its subsidiaries had been initiated. CEC and Caesars Palace have been cooperating with FinCEN, the Department of Justice and the Nevada Gaming Control Board (the “GCB”) on this matter. On September 8, 2015, FinCEN announced a settlement pursuant to which Caesars Palace agreed to an $8 million civil penalty for its violations of the Bank Secrecy Act, which penalty shall be treated as a general unsecured claim in Caesars Palace’s bankruptcy proceedings. In addition, Caesars Palace agreed to conduct periodic external audits and independent testing of its AML compliance program, report to FinCEN on mandated improvements, adopt a rigorous training regime, and engage in a “look-back” for suspicious transactions. The terms of the FinCEN settlement are subject to bankruptcy court approval.
CEOC and the GCB reached a settlement on the same facts as above, wherein CEC agreed to pay $1.5 million and provide to the GCB the same information that is reported to FinCEN and to resubmit its updated AML policies. On September 17, 2015, the settlement agreement was approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission.
CEOC continues to cooperate with the Department of Justice in its investigation of this matter. We do not believe the outcome will have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.
Caesars is party to other ordinary and routine litigation incidental to our business. We do not expect the outcome of any such litigation to have a material effect on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, or cash flows, as we do not believe it is reasonably possible that we will incur material losses as a result of such litigation.
Note 6 Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
In May 2014, the FASB issued authoritative guidance amending the FASB Accounting Standards Codification and creating a new Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers . The new guidance is intended to clarify the principles for recognizing revenue and to develop a common revenue standard for United States GAAP applicable to revenue transactions. This guidance provides that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. Existing industry guidance will be eliminated, including revenue recognition guidance specific to the gaming industry. In addition, interim and annual disclosures will be substantially revised. In August 2015, the FASB issued an update to defer the effective date to annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within those reporting periods. Earlier application is permitted only as of annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim reporting periods within that reporting period. We will adopt this standard effective January 1, 2017. We are currently assessing the impact the adoption of this standard will have on our disclosures and results of operations.
In August 2014, the FASB issued authoritative guidance amending the existing requirements for disclosing information about an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern. This guidance explicitly requires management to assess an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern and to provide related footnote disclosure in certain circumstances. This guidance is effective for annual reporting periods ending after December 15, 2016, and for annual and interim reporting periods thereafter. Early adoption is permitted. We are currently assessing the impact the adoption of this standard will have and expect to adopt this standard effective for our year ending December 31, 2016.
In February 2015, the FASB issued authoritative guidance amending Topic 810, Consolidation . The amendments affect reporting entities that are required to evaluate whether they should consolidate certain legal entities. In addition to reducing the number of consolidation models from four to two, the new standard simplifies the accounting standard by placing more emphasis on risk of

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loss when determining a controlling financial interest. A reporting organization may no longer have to consolidate a legal entity in certain circumstances based solely on its fee arrangement, when certain criteria are met. Further, the ASU reduces the frequency of the application of related-party guidance when determining a controlling financial interest in a variable interest entity ("VIE") and changes consolidation conclusions in several industries that typically make use of VIEs. The ASU will be effective for periods beginning after December 15, 2015 for public companies. Early adoption is permitted, including adoption in an interim period. We are currently assessing the impact the adoption of this standard will have on our disclosures and results of operations.
Note 7 Discontinued Operations
Discontinued Operations
Discontinued operations primarily include properties owned by CEOC, which was deconsolidated effective January 15, 2015 (see Note 4 ).

 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
(In millions)
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Net revenues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Showboat Atlantic City
$

 
$
34

 
$

 
$
115

Harrah’s Tunica

 

 

 
46

Other

 

 

 
2

Total net revenues
$

 
$
34

 
$

 
$
163

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pre-tax income/(loss) from operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Showboat Atlantic City
$

 
$
(24
)
 
$
(6
)
 
$
(36
)
Harrah’s Tunica

 
(23
)
 

 
(119
)
Other

 
1

 
(1
)
 
(34
)
Total pre-tax loss from discontinued operations
$

 
$
(46
)
 
$
(7
)
 
$
(189
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income/(loss), net of income taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Showboat Atlantic City
$

 
$
(26
)
 
$
(6
)
 
$
(25
)
Harrah’s Tunica

 
(23
)
 

 
(119
)
Other

 
1

 
(1
)
 
(34
)
Total loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes
$

 
$
(48
)
 
$
(7
)
 
$
(178
)
Note 8 Property and Equipment
(In millions)
September 30, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
Land and land improvements
$
3,582

 
$
6,218

Buildings, riverboats, and improvements
4,113

 
7,506

Furniture, fixtures, and equipment
1,321

 
2,685

Construction in progress
41

 
302

Total property and equipment
9,057

 
16,711

Less: accumulated depreciation
(1,427
)
 
(3,255
)
Total property and equipment, net
$
7,630

 
$
13,456

Capitalized interest was $11 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 , primarily related to the Atlantic City Convention Center construction and room renovation at The LINQ Hotel & Casino and Bally’s Hotel & Casino. Capitalized interest was $39 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 , primarily related to The LINQ Promenade and Horseshoe Baltimore.
Depreciation Expense
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
(In millions)
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Depreciation expense (1)
$
76

 
$
168

 
$
224

 
$
435

____________________
(1)  
Included in depreciation and amortization, corporate expense, and income/(loss) from discontinued operations
Tangible Asset Impairments
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
(In millions)
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Continuing operations
$

 
$
53

 
$

 
$
61

Discontinued operations

 

 

 
68

Total
$

 
$
53

 
$

 
$
129

We recorded tangible asset impairment charges related to continuing operations totaling $53 million and $61 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, respectively. In the third quarter of 2014, due to a decline in recent performance and downward adjustments to expectations of future performance, we determined it was necessary to perform an assessment for impairment for certain of our properties, which resulted in an impairment charge of $50 million .
We recorded tangible asset impairment charges of $67 million in the first quarter of 2014, as a result of our decision to close Harrah's Tunica. We have presented the operations of the Harrah's Tunica casino as discontinued operations in the Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations.
Note 9 Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets
Changes in Carrying Value of Goodwill and other Intangible Assets
 
Amortizing Intangible Assets
 
Non-Amortizing Intangible Assets
(In millions)
 
Goodwill
 
Other
Balance as of December 31, 2014
$
636

 
$
2,366

 
$
2,514

Additions

 
3

 

Amortization
(67
)
 

 

CEOC goodwill and intangible assets
(152
)
 
(673
)
 
(2,366
)
Balance as of September 30, 2015
$
417

 
$
1,696

 
$
148

Intangible Asset Impairment Charges - Continuing Operations
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
(In millions)
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Goodwill
$

 
$
289

 
$

 
$
289

Trademarks

 

 

 
13

Gaming Rights and other

 
157

 

 
186

Total
$

 
$
446

 
$

 
$
488

During the first quarter of 2015, we completed the fair value analysis related to the goodwill of certain properties that had a triggering event in the fourth quarter of 2014 but we were not able to finalize in 2014, which confirmed there was no additional goodwill impairment required as of December 31, 2014.
During the first and second quarters of 2014, as a result of declining financial results in certain of our markets, we recorded impairment charges related to certain gaming rights and trademarks. During the third quarter of 2014, as a result of a decline in

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recent performance and downward adjustments to expectations of future performance in certain of our markets, we recognized impairment charges related to goodwill and gaming rights for certain of our properties.
Gross Carrying Value and Accumulated Amortization of Intangible Assets Other Than Goodwill
 
September 30, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
(Dollars in millions)
Weighted
Average
Remaining
Useful Life
(in years)
 
Gross
Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Net
Carrying
Amount
 
Gross
Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Net
Carrying
Amount
Amortizing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Customer relationships
5.6
 
$
893

 
$
(552
)
 
$
341

 
$
1,265

 
$
(736
)
 
$
529

Contract rights
9.3
 
3

 
(1
)
 
2

 
84

 
(81
)
 
3

Developed technology
2.4
 
118

 
(67
)
 
51

 
188

 
(109
)
 
79

Gaming rights
8.8
 
43

 
(20
)
 
23

 
47

 
(22
)
 
25

 
 
 
$
1,057

 
$
(640
)
 
417

 
$
1,584

 
$
(948
)
 
636

Non-amortizing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaming rights
 
22

 
 
 
 
 
934

Trademarks
 
126

 
 
 
 
 
1,580

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
148

 
 
 
 
 
2,514

Total intangible assets other than goodwill
 
$
565

 
 
 
 
 
$
3,150

Note 10 Fair Value Measurements
Investments
(In millions)
Balance 
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
September 30, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equity securities
$
4

 
$
4

 
$

 
$

Government bonds
70

 

 
70

 

Total assets at fair value
$
74


$
4

 
$
70

 
$

 


 


 


 


December 31, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equity securities
$
15

 
$
15

 
$

 
$

Government bonds
70

 

 
70

 

Total assets at fair value
$
85

 
$
15

 
$
70

 
$

Investments consist of equity and debt securities that are traded in active markets, have readily determined market values and have maturity dates of greater than three months from the date of purchase. The majority of these investments are in deferred charges and other assets in our Consolidated Balance Sheets, while a portion is included in prepayments and other current assets. As of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 , gross unrealized gains and losses on marketable securities were not material.
Derivative Instruments
Interest Rate Swap Agreements
As of December 31, 2014 , CEOC had eight interest rate swap agreements that were not designated as accounting hedges and had notional amounts totaling $5.8 billion and a total fair value liability of $6 million . These interest rate swaps expired and were settled for $17 million by Caesars during the first quarter of 2015. We did not renew the swap agreements or enter into any replacement instruments.

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Effect of Non-designated Derivative Instruments on Net Loss
(In millions)
 
 
 
Three Months Ended September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended September 30,
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments
 
Location of Loss Recognized in Net Loss
 
2015
 
2014
 
2015
 
2014
Net periodic cash settlements and accrued interest   (1)
 
Interest expense
 
$

 
$
45

 
$

 
$
133

Total expense related to derivatives
 
Interest expense
 

 
3

 
7

 
12

___________________
(1)  
The derivative settlements under the terms of the interest rate swap agreements were recognized as interest expense and were paid monthly or quarterly prior to their expiration in January 2015.
Items Measured at Fair Value on a Non-recurring Basis
We had contingent earnout liabilities totaling $66 million as of December 31, 2014 , primarily related to the CIE acquisition of Pacific Interactive. The liabilities were paid during the first and second quarter of 2015.
We classify the items measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis within level 3 in the fair value hierarchy.
Note 11 Contractual Commitments and Contingent Liabilities
Contractual Commitments
Except as described in Note 1 , during the nine months ended September 30, 2015 , we have not entered into any material contractual commitments outside of the ordinary course of business that have materially changed our contractual commitments as compared to December 31, 2014 .
Interest Payments
As of September 30, 2015 , our estimated interest payments for the rest of the year ending December 31, 2015 are $212 million , for the years ended December 31, 2016 through 2019 are $569 million , $567 million , $579 million , and $588 million , respectively, and $803 million in total thereafter through maturity. See Note 12 for details of our debt outstanding.
Contingent Liabilities
Self-Insurance
Prior to the deconsolidation of CEOC, we were self-insured for employee medical (health, dental and vision) and risk insurance, including workers compensation, and our insurance claims and reserves included accruals of estimated settlements for known claims, as well as accruals of actuarial estimates of incurred but not reported claims. As of December 31, 2014 , we had total self-insurance liability accruals of $185 million . We continue to be self-insured for workers compensation and other risk insurance as of September 30, 2015 , with a total estimated self-insurance liability of $158 million , and estimated employee medical insurance claims of $15 million have been funded as of September 30, 2015 .
Deferred Compensation and Employee Benefits
Deferred Compensation Plans
As of September 30, 2015 , certain current and former employees of Caesars, and our subsidiaries and affiliates, have balances under the Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. Executive Supplemental Savings Plan, the Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. Executive Supplemental Savings Plan II, the Park Place Entertainment Corporation Executive Deferred Compensation Plan, the Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. Deferred Compensation Plan, and the Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. Executive Deferred Compensation Plan. These plans are deferred compensation plans that allow certain employees an opportunity to save for retirement and other purposes.
Each of the plans is now frozen and is no longer accepting contributions. However, participants may still earn returns on existing plan balances based upon their selected investment alternatives, which are reflected in their deferral accounts.
Plan obligations in respect of all of these plans were previously included in Caesars’ consolidated financial statements as liabilities due to the consolidation of CEOC. As of September 30, 2015 , Caesars has recorded in the accompanying financial statements $46

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million in liabilities, representing the estimate of its obligations under the deferred compensation plans described above. The additional liability in respect of these plans that Caesars has not recorded is approximately $27 million , as it was determined that this portion of the liability was attributable to CEOC.
Trust Assets
CEC is a party to a trust agreement and an escrow agreement, each structured as so-called “rabbi trust” arrangements, which hold assets that may be used to satisfy obligations under the deferred compensation plans above. Amounts held pursuant to the trust agreement were approximately $64 million as of September 30, 2015 , and amounts held pursuant to the escrow agreement were approximately $53 million as of September 30, 2015 .
The accompanying financial statements record the assets held pursuant to the trust agreement as long-term restricted assets on CEC’s balance sheet. The accompanying financial statements do not record the assets held pursuant to the escrow agreement on CEC’s balance sheet as we continue to assess the escrow agreement and the propriety of the funds that were contributed in accordance with the agreement.
The amounts recorded as assets and liabilities are based upon Caesars’ current conclusions regarding ownership of assets and obligation to pay liabilities in respect of the plans and trust assets described above. These amounts may change as a result of many factors, including but not limited to the following: further analyses by Caesars, events occurring in connection with discussions with CEOC creditors, and CEOC’s Chapter 11 cases. Such changes, if they occur, could eliminate or reduce the assets or liabilities recorded on Caesars’ balance sheet, increase the asset for all or some portion of the assets held pursuant to the escrow agreement, or increase the liabilities not recorded. Caesars believes that it may have claims to all or some portion of the assets held pursuant to the escrow agreement.
Note 12 Debt
Summary of Debt by Financing Structure
 
September 30, 2015
 
December 31, 2014

(In millions)
Face Value
 
Book Value
 
Book Value
CEOC
$

 
$

 
$
15,930

CERP
4,704

 
4,634

 
4,754

CGP
2,411

 
2,343

 
2,312

CEC

 

 
13

Total Debt
7,115

 
6,977

 
23,009

Current Portion of Long-Term Debt
(189
)
 
(189
)
 
(15,779
)
Long-Term Debt
$
6,926

 
$
6,788

 
$
7,230

Current Portion of Long-Term Debt
The current portion of long-term debt is $189 million as of September 30, 2015 . For CERP, the current portion of long-term debt is $119 million , which includes the $81 million outstanding under CERP’s revolving credit facility as well as principal payments on its senior secured loan, other unsecured borrowings, and capitalized lease obligations. For CGP, the current portion of long-term debt is $70 million , which includes the $45 million outstanding under the CGPH revolving credit facility as well as principal payments on term loans, special improvement district bonds, and various capitalized lease obligations.
Borrowings under the revolving credit facilities are each subject to separate note agreements executed based on the provisions of the applicable credit facility agreements, and each note has a contractual maturity of less than one year. The applicable credit facility agreements each have a contractual maturity of greater than one year, and we have the ability to rollover the outstanding principal balances on a long-term basis; however, we currently intend to repay the principal balances within the following 12 months. Amounts borrowed under the revolving credit facilities are intended to satisfy short term liquidity needs and are classified as current.

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Debt Discounts and Deferred Finance Charges
Debt discounts and deferred finance charges incurred in connection with the issuance of debt are capitalized and amortized to interest expense based on the related debt agreements primarily using the effective interest method. Unamortized discounts are written off and included in our gain or loss calculations to the extent we retire debt prior to its original maturity date. Effective for our quarter ended June 30, 2015, we adopted authoritative guidance amending the existing requirements for the presentation of deferred finance charges. The amendments to the guidance require that deferred finance charges related to a recognized debt liability be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from that debt liability, consistent with the presentation of a debt discount. As of December 31, 2014, we have reclassified $204 million of unamortized deferred finance charges from deferred charges and other assets to long-term debt on our Consolidated Balance Sheets.
As of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 , book values of debt are presented net of total unamortized discounts of $107 million and $2.4 billion , respectively, and total unamortized deferred finance charges of $31 million and $204 million , respectively.
Fair Value
As of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 , our outstanding debt had fair values of $6.5 billion and $17.5 billion , respectively, and face values of $7.1 billion and $25.6 billion , respectively. We estimated the fair value of debt based on borrowing rates available as of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 for debt with similar terms and maturities, and based on market quotes of our publicly traded debt. We classify the fair value of debt within level 1 and level 2 in the fair value hierarchy.
CEOC Debt
As described in Note 4 , we deconsolidated CEOC effective January 15, 2015 . Therefore, no amounts are reported for CEOC debt as of September 30, 2015 .
 
 
 
December 31, 2014
(In millions)
 
 
Book Value
Secured Debt
 
$
9,884

Credit Facilities (1)
 
5,106

Subsidiary-Guaranteed Debt
 
477

Unsecured Senior Debt
 
463

Other Unsecured Borrowings
 
77

Total CEOC Debt
 
16,007

Additional Debt Discount
 
(77
)
Total CEOC Debt, as consolidated
 
$
15,930

___________________
(1) CEC guarantees collection of amounts under the CEOC Credit Facilities (see Note 1 )
CERP Debt
 
September 30, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
Detail of Debt (Dollars in millions)
Final
Maturity
 
Rate(s)
 
Face Value
 
Book Value
 
Book Value
Secured Debt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CERP Term Loan
2020
 
7.00%
 
$
2,456

 
$
2,407

 
$
2,420

CERP Revolving Credit Facility
2018
 
various
 
81

 
81

 
180

CERP First Lien Notes
2020
 
8.00%
 
1,000

 
991

 
990

CERP Second Lien Notes
2021
 
11.00%
 
1,150

 
1,138

 
1,137

Capitalized Lease Obligations and other
to 2017
 
various
 
17

 
17

 
27

Total CERP Debt
 
4,704

 
4,634

 
4,754

Current Portion of CERP Long-Term Debt
 
(119
)
 
(119
)
 
(39
)
CERP Long-Term Debt
 
$
4,585

 
$
4,515

 
$
4,715


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CERP Financing
CERP Credit Facilities
As of September 30, 2015 , the CERP Credit Facilities provided for an aggregate principal amount of up to $2.7 billion , composed of (i) senior secured term loans in an aggregate principal amount of $2.5 billion (the “CERP Term Loans”) and (ii) a senior secured revolving credit facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to $270 million . The CERP Term Loans require scheduled quarterly payments of $6 million , with the balance due at maturity. As of September 30, 2015 , $81 million of borrowings were outstanding under the CERP revolving credit facility, and no amounts were committed to outstanding letters of credit.
CERP Notes
As of September 30, 2015 , the CERP Notes had an aggregate face value of $2.2 billion . The CERP Notes consist of (i) $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 8.0% first-priority senior secured notes due 2020 (the “CERP First Lien Notes”) and (ii) $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of 11.0% second-priority senior secured notes due 2021 (the “CERP Second Lien Notes”).
CERP pledged a significant portion of its assets as collateral under the CERP Credit Facilities and the CERP Notes.
Registration Statement
In connection with the original financing of CERP, CERP committed to register the CERP Notes originally issued pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), under a registration statement with the SEC by November 17, 2014. Accordingly, CERP registered the CERP Notes pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-4, which was declared effective on February 10, 2015.
The terms of the registered CERP Notes are substantially identical to those of the originally-issued CERP Notes, except that the registered CERP Notes no longer have transfer restrictions or registration rights. The CERP Notes are co-issued, as well as fully and unconditionally guaranteed, jointly and severally, by CERP and each of its subsidiaries on a senior secured basis. CERP is a holding company that owns no operating assets and has no significant operations independent of its subsidiaries.
CERP Restrictive Covenants
The CERP Notes and CERP Credit Facilities include negative covenants, subject to certain exceptions, and contain customary events of default, subject to customary or agreed-upon exceptions, baskets and thresholds (including equity cure provisions in the case of the CERP Credit Facilities).
The CERP Credit Facilities also contain certain customary affirmative covenants and require that CERP maintains a senior secured leverage ratio (“SSLR”) of no more than 8.00 to 1.00, which is the ratio of first lien senior secured net debt to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted as defined (“CERP Adjusted EBITDA”). CERP is in compliance with the CERP Credit Facilities covenant as of September 30, 2015 .

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
(UNAUDITED)

CGP Debt
 
September 30, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
Detail of Debt (Dollars in millions)
Final
Maturity
 
Rate(s)
 
Face Value
 
Book Value
 
Book Value
Secured Debt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CGPH Term Loan (1)
2021
 
6.25%
 
$
1,160

 
$
1,127

 
$
1,133

CGPH Revolving Credit Facility
2019
 
various
 
45

 
45

 

CGPH Notes   (1)
2022
 
9.38%
 
675

 
660

 
659

Horseshoe Baltimore Credit and FF&E Facilities
2019
to 2020
 
8.25% - 8.75%
 
329

 
316

 
316

Cromwell Credit Facility
2019
 
11.00%
 
178

 
172

 
178

Other Secured Debt
2018
 
8.00%
 
5

 
4

 
4

Special Improvement District Bonds
2037
 
5.30%
 
14

 
14

 
14

Capital Lease Obligations and other
2015 to 2017
 
various
 
5

 
5

 
8

Total CGP Debt   (2)
 
2,411

 
2,343

 
2,312

Current Portion of CGP Long-Term Debt
 
(70
)
 
(70
)
 
(20
)
CGP Long-Term Debt
 
$
2,341

 
$
2,273

 
$
2,292

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(1)  
Guaranteed by an indirect subsidiary of Caesars Growth Partners, LLC and certain of its wholly owned subsidiaries
(2)  
As of September 30, 2015 , CIE had $20 million drawn under a revolver arrangement with Caesars Entertainment. Accordingly, such debt is not considered outstanding in the above presentation. This balance was subsequently paid in October 2015.
CGPH Credit Facilities
As of September 30, 2015 , the CGPH Credit Facilities provided for an aggregate principal amount of up to $1.3 billion , composed of (i) senior secured term loans in an aggregate principal amount of the with a face value of $1.2 billion (“CGPH Term Loans”) and (ii) a senior secured revolving credit facility in aggregate principal of up to $150 million . As of September 30, 2015 , $45 million of borrowings were outstanding under the CGPH revolving credit facility, and no material amounts were committed to outstanding letters of credit.
The CGPH Term Loan is guaranteed by the direct parent of CGPH and certain subsidiaries of CGPH, and is secured by the direct parent’s equity interest in CGPH and substantially all of the existing and future assets of CGPH and the subsidiary guarantors.
The CGPH Term Loan includes customary negative covenants, subject to certain exceptions, and contains customary affirmative covenants and customary events of default, subject to customary or agreed-upon exceptions, baskets and thresholds (including equity cure provisions).
The CGPH Term Loan also requires that CGPH maintains an SSLR of no more than 6.00 to 1.00, which is the ratio of first lien senior secured net debt to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted as defined (“CGPH Adjusted EBITDA”). CGP is in compliance with the CGPH Term Loan covenants as of September 30, 2015 .
CGPH Notes
As of September 30, 2015 , the CGPH Notes had a face value of $675 million . The CGPH Notes include negative covenants, subject to certain exceptions, and contains affirmative covenants and events of default, subject to exceptions, baskets and thresholds (including equity cure provisions), all of the preceding being customary in nature.
The CGPH Notes are secured by substantially all of the existing and future property and assets of CGPH and the subsidiary guarantors (subject to exceptions).
Registration Rights Agreement. In connection with the issuance of the CGPH Notes, CGPH committed to register the CGPH Notes by April 17, 2015, which were originally issued pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S of the Securities Act. Accordingly, CGPH registered the notes pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-4, which was declared effective on June 26, 2015.

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The terms of the registered CGPH Notes are substantially identical to those of the originally-issued CGPH Notes, except that the registered CGPH Notes have no transfer restrictions or registration rights. The CGPH Notes are guaranteed by CGPH and certain subsidiaries (subject to exceptions). In addition, CGPH is a holding company that owns no operating assets and has no significant operations independent of its subsidiaries.
Horseshoe Baltimore Credit and FF&E Facilities
As of September 30, 2015 , the Horseshoe Baltimore Credit Facility provided for an aggregate principal amount of up to $310 million , consisting of (i) a $300 million senior secured term facility with a seven-year maturity; and (ii) a $10 million senior secured revolving facility with a five-year maturity. The Horseshoe Baltimore Credit Facility is secured by substantially all material assets of CBAC Borrower, LLC and its wholly-owned domestic subsidiaries.
As of September 30, 2015 , the Horseshoe Baltimore FF&E Facility provided for an aggregate principal amount of up to $30 million to be used to finance or reimburse the purchase price and certain related costs of furniture, furnishings and equipment (referred to as “FF&E”) or refinance the purchase price of FF&E purchased with other funds as part of the development of the Horseshoe Baltimore casino. As of September 30, 2015 , $29 million was outstanding on the Horseshoe Baltimore FF&E Facility.
The Horseshoe Baltimore Credit and FF&E Facilities include negative covenants, subject to certain exceptions, and contains affirmative covenants and events of default, subject to exceptions, baskets and thresholds (including equity cure provisions), all of the preceding being customary in nature.
The Horseshoe Baltimore Credit and FF&E Facilities also require that CBAC maintains an SSLR no more than 7.5 to 1.0 for the first four quarters beginning in the first quarter of 2016, 6.0 to 1.0 for the next four quarters, and 4.75 to 1.0 for the remainder of the agreement.
Management believes that CGP is in compliance with the Horseshoe Baltimore Credit Facility and Horseshoe Baltimore FF&E Facility covenants as of September 30, 2015 .
Cromwell Credit Facility
As of September 30, 2015 , The Cromwell holds a  $178 million senior secured credit facility (the “Cromwell Credit Facility”). The Cromwell Credit Facility contains certain affirmative and negative covenants and requires The Cromwell to maintain, for each of the second and third full fiscal quarters following its opening date, at least $7.5 million in consolidated EBITDA (the “Cromwell EBITDA”). In addition, beginning in the second quarter of 2015, and continuing through the first quarter of 2016, the Cromwell SSLR may not exceed 5.25 to 1.00, defined as the ratio of The Cromwell’s first lien senior secured net debt to Cromwell EBITDA. The Cromwell SSLR for the four fiscal quarters from the second quarter of 2016 through the first quarter of 2017 may not exceed 5.00 to 1.00. The Cromwell SSLR beginning in the second quarter of 2017 and for each fiscal quarter thereafter, may not exceed 4.75 to 1.00.
The Cromwell Credit Facility allows the right to cure noncompliance with the covenant by making a cash cure payment, subject to certain limitations. CGP is in compliance with the Cromwell Credit Facility covenants as of September 30, 2015 .
Note 13 Earnings Per Share
Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing income from continuing operations and income from discontinued operations, respectively, net of income taxes, by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding for each period. Diluted earnings per share is computed by dividing income from continuing operations and income from discontinued operations, respectively, net of income taxes, by the sum of weighted-average number of shares of common shares outstanding and dilutive potential common shares.
For periods in which Caesars generated net losses, the weighted-average basic shares outstanding was used in calculating diluted loss per share from continuing operations and diluted loss per share from discontinued operations, as using diluted shares would be anti-dilutive to loss per share.

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