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Business Organization and Nature of Operations

Business Organization and Nature of Operations
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Business Organization and Nature of Operations

Note 1 – Business Organization and Nature of Operations


Allied Esports Entertainment Inc., (“AESE” or “the Company”), operates a public esports and entertainment company, consisting of the Allied Esports and World Poker Tour businesses. Allied Esports operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries Allied Esports International, Inc., (“AEII”), Esports Arena Las Vegas, LLC (“ESALV”) and ELC Gaming GMBH (“ELC Gaming”). AEII operates global competitive esports properties designed to connect players and fans via a network of connected arenas. ESALV operates a flagship gaming arena located at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. ELC Gaming operates a mobile esports truck that serves as both a battleground and content generation hub and also operates a studio for recording and streaming gaming events. AESE’s wholly owned subsidiaries, Peerless Media Limited, Club Services, Inc. (“CSI”) and WPT Enterprises, Inc., operate the poker-related business of AESE and are collectively referred to herein as “World Poker Tour” or “WPT”. The World Poker Tour is an internationally televised gaming and entertainment company that has been involved in the sport of poker since 2002 and created a television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments.


On January 19, 2021, the Company entered into a stock purchase agreement (the “SPA”) for the sale of 100% of the capital stock of its wholly-owned subsidiary, CSI. CSI owns 100% of each of the legal entities which comprise the World Poker Tour.


As the result of the Company’s entry into the SPA, the Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, and the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, present the results and accounts of World Poker Tour as discontinued operations and the related assets and liabilities are presented as held for sale. See Note 4 – Discontinued Operations.