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Business Organization and Nature of Operations

Business Organization and Nature of Operations
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Background [Abstract]  
Business Organization and Nature of Operations

Note 1 – Business Organization and Nature of Operations 


Allied Esports Entertainment Inc. (“AESE” and together with its subsidiaries, “the Company”) operates a public esports and entertainment company, consisting of the Allied Esports business and, until the sale of World Poker Tour (“WPT”) on July 12, 2021, the World Poker Tour business. 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., operated the poker-related business of AESE and are collectively referred to herein as “World Poker Tour” or “WPT”. 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 (as amended and restated, 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 World Poker Tour. On July 12, 2021, the Company consummated the sale of the World Poker Tour business. As the result of the Company’s sale of WPT, the condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss for the three months ended March 31, 2021, and the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2021, present the results and accounts of World Poker Tour as discontinued operations.


COVID-19 Pandemic. The magnitude and duration of the COVID19 pandemic has had a significant adverse effect on the Company. As a global entertainment company that hosts numerous live events with spectators and participants in destination cities, such outbreak has caused people to avoid traveling to and attending our events. Early on, the Allied Esports and WPT businesses had cancelled or postponed live events, and until Allied Esports’ flagship gaming arena located at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada reopened on June 25, 2020 these businesses were operating online only. Truck events in Europe have been slow to return but the Luxor arena is currently running at full capacity for daily play and weekly tournaments. and, given the positive effects of vaccines on the US and global populations along with relaxed restrictions on travel and social gatherings, we expect that such impacts will be less significant on our future operations and liquidity.