As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 28, 2020

Registration No. 333-[●]


UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

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FORM S-3

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

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FULL HOUSE RESORTS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

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Delaware

 

One Summerlin

1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Suite 680

Las Vegas, Nevada 89135

(702) 221-7800

 

13-3391527

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

 

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

Lewis Fanger

Chief Financial Officer

Full House Resorts, Inc.

One Summerlin

1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Suite 680

Las Vegas, Nevada 89135

(702) 221-7800

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

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Copy to:

Michael J. Bonner, Esq.

John C. Jeppsen, Esq.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

3773 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 400 North

Las Vegas, Nevada 89169

(702) 792-3773

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: From time to time after the effective date of this registration statement.

If the only securities being registered on this Form are to be offered pursuant to dividend or interest reinvestment plans, please check the following box. o


If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), other than securities offered only in connection with dividend or interest reinvestment plans, check the following box. þ

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. o

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. o

If this Form is a registration statement pursuant to General Instruction I.D. or a post-effective amendment thereto that shall become effective upon filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 462(e) under the Securities Act, check the following box. o

If this Form is a post-effective amendment to a registration statement filed pursuant to General Instruction I.D. filed to register additional securities or additional classes of securities pursuant to Rule 413(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box. o 

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

Large accelerated filer o

 

Accelerated filer o

 

Non-accelerated filer o

(Do not check if smaller reporting company)

 

Smaller reporting company þ

Emerging growth company o

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. o

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

Title of Each Class of Securities

to be Registered

 

Amount to be

Registered(1)

 

Proposed maximum

offering price per

share(1)

 

Proposed maximum

aggregate offering

price(1)(2)

 

Amount of

registration fee(3)

Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share

 

 

 

 

Debt securities

Warrants

Rights

Purchase contracts

Units(4)

Total

$125,000,000

$125,000,000

$13,637.50 (3)

(1)

Information as to each class of security has been omitted pursuant to General Instruction II.D to Form S-3 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). An unspecified aggregate initial offering price and number or amount of the securities of each identified class of securities is being registered for possible offering in primary or secondary offerings from time to time at indeterminate prices. The proposed maximum offering price per security will be determined from time to time by the registrant in connection with, and at the time of, offering by the registrant of the securities registered hereby. Separate consideration may or may not be received for securities that are issuable on exercise, conversion or exchange of other securities or that are offered in units. Securities may be denominated in U.S. dollars or the equivalent thereof in foreign currency or currency units.

(2)

Estimated solely for purposes of calculating the registration fee under Rule 457 of the Securities Act and exclusive of accrued interest, distributions and dividends, if any. Includes an indeterminate amount of our securities as may be issued


upon conversion of debt securities or warrants registered under this registration statement. In addition, pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities Act, the securities being registered hereunder include such indeterminate number of shares of common stock as may be issuable with respect to the shares being registered hereunder as a result of stock splits, stock dividends or similar transactions. The aggregate maximum offering price of all securities issued pursuant to this registration statement shall not have a maximum aggregate offering price that exceeds $125,000,000 in U.S. dollars or the equivalent at the time of offering in any other currency.

(3)

Calculated pursuant to Rule 457(o) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Pursuant to Rule 415(a)(6), the securities registered pursuant to this Registration Statement include unsold securities previously registered by the Registrant on the Registrant’s Form S-3 Registration Statement, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, on March 12, 2018 (SEC File No. 333-222390), and declared effective by the SEC on January 2, 2018 (the “Prior Registration Statement”), which included $125,000,000 of shares of (a) common stock, (b) debt securities, (c) warrants to purchase common stock or debt securities of the Registrant, (d) rights to purchase common stock or other securities, (e) purchase contracts to purchase securities or other property from the Registrant and (f) units, comprising two or more other securities in any combination, as may be sold from time to time by the Registrant (all such registered securities, collectively, the “Shelf Securities”), of which Shelf Securities having an aggregate offering price of $113,170,001 remain unsold as the date of filing of this Registration Statement. The Registrant has determined to include in this Registration Statement such Shelf Securities that were unsold under the Prior Registration Statement (the “Unsold Securities”). Pursuant to Rule 415(a)(6), the registration fees in the amount of $14,089.67 previously paid with respect to such Unsold Securities will continue to be applied to such Unsold Securities. The Registrant is also registering new securities on this Registration Statement with an aggregate initial offering price of $11,829,999, which aggregate offering price is not specified as to each class of security. To the extent that, after the filing date hereof and prior to the effectiveness of this Registration Statement, the Registrant sells any Unsold Securities pursuant to the Prior Registration Statement, the Registrant will identify in a pre-effective amendment to this Registration Statement the updated amount of Unsold Securities from the Prior Registration Statement to be included in this Registration Statement pursuant to Rule 415(a)(6) under the Securities Act and the updated amount of securities to be registered on this Registration Statement. Pursuant to Rule 415(a)(6) under the Securities Act, the offering of the Unsold Securities under the Prior Registration Statement will be deemed terminated as of the date of effectiveness of this Registration Statement.

(4)

Each unit will represent an interest in two or more other securities, which may or may not be separable from one another.

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The registrant hereby amends this registration statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this registration statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with section 8(a) of the Securities Act, or until the registration statement shall become effective on such date as the Securities and Exchange Commission, acting pursuant to said section 8(a), may determine.



The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed. We may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and we are not soliciting offers to buy these securities in any state where the offer or sale of these securities is not permitted.

Subject to completion, dated December 28, 2020

PROSPECTUS

GRAPHIC

FULL HOUSE RESORTS, INC.

$125,000,000

Common stock

Debt securities

Warrants

Rights

Purchase contracts

Units

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From time to time, we may offer the securities described in this prospectus separately or together in any combination, in one or more classes or series, in amounts, at prices and on terms that we will determine at the time of the offering. The aggregate initial offering price of all securities sold under this prospectus will not exceed $125,000,000.

This prospectus provides a general description of the securities we may offer. Each time we sell securities, we will provide the specific terms of such securities in a supplement to this prospectus, including the specific plan of distribution for such sale of securities. Prospectus supplements may also add, update or change information in this prospectus. You should read this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement carefully before you invest in our securities. This prospectus may not be used to offer and sell our securities unless accompanied by an applicable prospectus supplement.

We may offer and sell the securities directly, through agents we select from time to time, or to or through underwriters or dealers we select, or through a combination of these methods. If we use any agents, underwriters or dealers to sell the securities, we will name them and describe their compensation in a prospectus supplement. The price to the public of those securities and the net proceeds we expect to receive from that sale will also be set forth in a prospectus supplement.

Our common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol FLL.

Other than for our common stock, there currently is no market for the other securities we may offer.

Investing in our securities involves a high degree of risk. You should read the section entitled “Risk Factors” beginning on page 3 of this prospectus, the “Risk Factors” section in applicable prospectus supplement and the other information included in and incorporated by reference in this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement.

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

No gaming authority has passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this prospectus or the investment merits of the securities offered. Any representation to the contrary is unlawful.

The date of this prospectus is [____], 2020.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS2

ABOUT FULL HOUSE RESORTS, INC.2

RISK FACTORS3

CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS3

USE OF PROCEEDS5

THE SECURITIES WE MAY OFFER5

DESCRIPTION OF COMMON STOCK6

DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES7

DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS15

DESCRIPTION OF RIGHTS17

DESCRIPTION OF PURCHASE CONTRACTS18

DESCRIPTION OF UNITS19

CERTAIN ANTI-TAKEOVER AND INDEMNIFICATION PROVISIONS OF OUR CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION AND BY-LAWS AND DELAWARE LAW19

LEGAL MATTERS23

EXPERTS23

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION23

INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE23

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Important Notice about the Information Presented in this Prospectus

You should rely only on the information contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus or any applicable prospectus supplement. We have not authorized any other person to provide you with different information. If anyone provides you with different or inconsistent information, you should not rely on it. We take no responsibility for, and can provide no assurance as to the reliability of, any other information that others may give you.

You should assume that the information contained in this prospectus or any applicable prospectus supplement is accurate only as of the date on their respective front cover, and that any information incorporated by reference is accurate only as of the date of the document incorporated by reference, unless we indicate otherwise. Our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed since those dates. We are not making offers to sell, or soliciting offers to buy, the securities described in this prospectus in any jurisdiction in which an offer or solicitation is not authorized or in which the person making such offer or solicitation is not qualified to do so or to anyone to whom it is unlawful to make an offer or solicitation.

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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

This prospectus is part of a registration statement on Form S-3 that we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) using the “shelf” registration process. Under this shelf registration process, we may offer up to $125,000,000 in aggregate offering price of any combination of securities described in this prospectus in one or more offerings. This prospectus provides you with a general description of the securities we may offer. Each time we use this prospectus to offer securities, we will provide a prospectus supplement that will contain specific information about the securities being offered and the terms of that offering. The prospectus supplement may also add to, update or change information contained in this prospectus. You should read carefully both this prospectus and any prospectus supplement together with additional information described under the heading “Where You Can Find More Information” and “Incorporation of Certain Documents by Reference.”

Reference in this prospectus to the terms “we,” “us,” “our,” “the Company,” “Full House” or other similar terms mean Full House Resorts, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries, unless we state otherwise or the context indicates otherwise.

ABOUT FULL HOUSE RESORTS, INC.

Our primary business is the ownership and/or operation of casino and related hospitality and entertainment facilities, which includes offering gaming, hotel, dining, entertainment, retail and other amenities. We own, lease and/or operate five casino properties in four states, including Mississippi, Colorado, Indiana and Nevada. We view our Mississippi, Colorado and Indiana properties as distinct operating segments and both of our Nevada properties as one operating segment.

Our portfolio consists of the following:

    

Acquisition

    

Property

Date

Location

Silver Slipper Casino and Hotel

 

2012

 

Hancock County, MS
(near New Orleans)

Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel

 

2016

 

Cripple Creek, CO
(near Colorado Springs)

Rising Star Casino Resort

 

2011

 

Rising Sun, IN
(near Cincinnati)

Stockman’s Casino

 

2007

 

Fallon, NV
(one hour east of Reno)

Grand Lodge Casino (leased and part of the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino)

 

2011

 

Incline Village, NV
(North Shore of Lake Tahoe)

The casino resort industry is highly regulated, and each of our casinos is subject to extensive regulation under the laws, rules and regulations of the jurisdiction in which it is located.  In many jurisdictions, gaming laws can require any of our stockholders to file an application, be investigated and qualify or have his, her or its suitability determined by gaming authorities. Gaming authorities have very broad discretion in determining whether an applicant should be deemed suitable.  In addition, our certificate of incorporation imposes certain obligations on holders of our common stock relating to compliance with gaming laws and findings of the gaming authorities and empowers the Company to redeem shares of common stock under certain limited circumstances. For additional information, see “Description of Governmental Gaming Regulations” in Exhibit 99.1 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

For each of the past four fiscal years, we have experienced losses from operating our business. As of September 30, 2020, we had an accumulated deficit (unaudited) of approximately $10.1 million. For the year ended December 31, 2019, we had a net loss of approximately $5.8 million, and for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, we had net loss (unaudited) of approximately $3.4 million. While we have generated cash flow

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from operations, we have invested in our properties and potential growth projects. If we are unable to operate on a cash flow breakeven basis in the future, we may need to raise additional capital in order to sustain our operations, defer capital expenditures or investments in growth projects, or sell certain assets. In addition, as of September 30, 2020, we had an aggregate of approximately $112.7 million of outstanding debt (unaudited), consisting of $107.1 million of senior secured notes and $5.6 million of unsecured notes related to the CARES Act. We also have $3.9 million outstanding related to a finance lease related to an auxiliary hotel at Rising Star Casino Resort. Please see “Risk Factors.”

We were incorporated in Delaware on January 5, 1987. Our principal executive offices are located at Full House Resorts, Inc., One Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Suite 680, Las Vegas, Nevada 89135, and our telephone number is (702) 221-7800. Our website address is www.fullhouseresorts.com. We have included our website as a textual reference only. The information contained on, or that can be accessed through, our website is not incorporated by reference into this prospectus and should not be considered to be part of this prospectus.

For additional information regarding our business, financial condition, results of operations, and other important information regarding our company, we refer you to our filings with the SEC incorporated by reference in this prospectus. For instructions on how to find copies of these documents, see “Where You Can Find More Information.”

RISK FACTORS

Investing in our securities involves a high degree of risk. Before making an investment decision, you should carefully consider all risk factors set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement and the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus, including the factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Item 1A in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and in each subsequently filed quarterly report on Form 10-Q, which may be amended, supplemented or superseded from time to time by the other reports we file with the SEC in the future. See “Where You Can Find More Information” and “Incorporation by Reference.” The risks and uncertainties we have described are not the only risks we face. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also affect our operations and financial condition. If any of these risks actually occurs, our business, results of operations and financial condition could be materially and adversely affected, which could cause the trading price of our securities to decline, and you could lose all or a part of your investment in our securities.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This prospectus, including the documents incorporated herein by reference, contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, (the “Exchange Act”) for which the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, representations and intentions and are not historical facts and typically are identified by use of terms such as “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “plans,” “intends,” “objectives,” “goals,” “aims,” “projects,” “forecasts,” “possible,” “seeks,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “might,” “likely,” “enable,” or similar words or expressions, as well as statements containing phrases such as “in our view,” “we cannot assure you,” “although no assurance can be given,” or “there is no way to anticipate with certainty.” Among others, this prospectus, including the documents incorporated herein by reference, contains forward-looking statements relating to:

our plans, beliefs or expectations regarding our growth strategies;
the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and our expectations regarding the future performance of our casinos and the potential for additional measures (including additional shutdowns of our casinos) that state government authorities may enact to control the spread of the pandemic;

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our development and expansion plans, including a planned expansion of Bronco Billy’s, our budget and ability to obtain financing for such expansion and the timing for commencement (or recommencement in the case of the parking garage) or completion of such expansion;
our investments in capital improvements and other projects, including the amounts of such investments, the timing of commencement or completion of such capital improvements and projects and the resulting impact on our financial results;
our sports wagering agreements, including expected revenues and expenses, duration of terms and expected timing for launch, in the case of the remaining online sports betting agreements yet to launch in Indiana and Colorado;
the Waukegan proposal;
management’s expectation to exercise its buyout option on the Silver Slipper Casino and Hotel;
adequacy of our financial resources to fund operating requirements and planned capital expenditures and to meet our debt and contractual obligations;
expected sources of revenue;
expectations for cash interest expense;
anticipated sources of funds;
anticipated legislative pursuits;
the operation of our ferry boat service at Rising Star Casino Resort;
belief that Bronco Billy’s is amongst the largest of the seven gaming facilities operating in Cripple Creek;
beliefs in connection with our marketing efforts;
factors that affect the financial performance of our properties;
adequacy of our insurance;
competitive outlook;
outcome of legal matters;
impact of recently issued accounting standards; and
estimates regarding certain accounting and tax matters, among others.

These statements are only our predictions and are based on our current expectations, assumptions and estimates about us and our industry. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and our actual results could differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements for many reasons, including the risks and uncertainties referred to under the caption “Risk Factors” below and appearing elsewhere in this prospectus, including those described in documents incorporated by reference herein, and those described in any applicable prospectus supplement. We believe these forward-looking statements are reasonable; however, you should not place undue

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reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations. If any of the risks or uncertainties referred to under the caption “Risk Factors” below and appearing elsewhere in this prospectus, including those described in documents incorporated by reference herein, and those described in any applicable prospectus supplement materialize, or if any of our underlying assumptions are incorrect, our actual results may differ significantly from the results that we express or imply by any of our forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made in this prospectus relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made. Because forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified, you should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Except as required by applicable laws, including the securities laws of the United States and the rules and regulations of the SEC, we do not plan and assume no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein after the date of this prospectus, whether as a result of any new information, future events or otherwise.

USE OF PROCEEDS

Unless the applicable prospectus supplement states otherwise, we intend to use the net proceeds from the sales of the securities registered hereby for general corporate purposes, including, among other things, working capital, financing of possible acquisitions or business expansion, and refinancing or repayment of existing debt obligations.

Any specific allocation of the net proceeds of an offering of securities to a specific purpose will be determined at the time of such offering and will be described in the related supplement to this prospectus.

THE SECURITIES WE MAY OFFER

The descriptions of the securities contained in this prospectus, together with the applicable prospectus supplements, summarize the material terms and provisions of the various types of securities that we may offer.  We will describe in the applicable prospectus supplement relating to any securities the particular terms of the securities offered by that prospectus supplement.  If we so indicate in the applicable prospectus supplement, the terms of the securities may differ from the terms we have summarized below.  We will also include in the prospectus supplement information, where applicable, about material United States federal income tax considerations relating to the securities, and the securities exchange, if any, on which the securities will be listed.

We may sell from time to time, in one or more offerings:

common stock;
debt securities;
warrants to purchase common stock or debt securities;
rights to purchase common stock or other securities offered hereby;
purchase contracts; or
units comprised of securities offered hereby in any combination.

In this prospectus, we refer to the common stock, debt securities, warrants, rights, purchase contracts and units collectively as “securities.” The total dollar amount of all securities that we may issue will not exceed $125,000,000.

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If we issue debt securities at a discount from their original stated principal amount, then, for purposes of calculating the total dollar amount of all securities issued under this prospectus, we will treat the initial offering price of the debt securities as the total original principal amount of the debt securities.

This prospectus may not be used to consummate a sale of securities unless it is accompanied by a prospectus supplement.

DESCRIPTION OF COMMON STOCK

The following describes the material rights of our common stock, provisions of our amended and restated certificate of incorporation, as amended, referred to as our “certificate of incorporation,” and our amended and restated by-laws, referred to as our “by-laws,” and certain provisions of applicable Delaware law. The following is only a summary, does not purport to be complete, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of our certificate of incorporation, by-laws, any amendment to our certificate of incorporation, and such applicable provisions of Delaware law. Our certificate of incorporation and by-laws are incorporated by reference in this prospectus. Please see the section titled “Where You Can Find More Information.”

General

Under our certificate of incorporation, we have authority to issue 100,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share.  As of December 28, 2020, there were 27,124,292 shares of common stock issued and outstanding.  All shares of common stock will, when issued, be duly authorized, fully paid and nonassessable.  Accordingly, the full price for the outstanding shares of common stock will have been paid at issuance and any holder of our common stock will not be later required to pay us any additional money for such common stock.

In addition, as of December 28, 2020:

there were outstanding warrants to purchase an aggregate of up to 1,006,568 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $1.67 per share. The warrants also provide for redemption rights, preemptive rights under certain circumstances to maintain the warrant holders’ combined 5% beneficial ownership interest in the Company, piggyback registration rights and mandatory registration rights;
there were an aggregate of 3,183,708 shares of our common stock subject to outstanding stock options at a weighted average exercise price of $1.71 per share;
102,002 shares of our common stock were reserved for future issuances under our stock option plans and other equity compensation arrangements.

Under our certificate of incorporation, we also have authority to issue 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share.  We do not have any shares of preferred stock outstanding as of the date of this prospectus. Prior to the issuance of any shares of our preferred stock, an amendment to our certificate of incorporation must be adopted by our board of directors and approved by our stockholders to designate one or more series of such preferred stock and to fix, for each series, the designations, powers and preferences and the relative, participating, optional or other special rights of the shares of each series and any qualifications, limitations and restrictions thereof, as are permitted by Delaware law.  Our certificate of incorporation does not include a “blank check” provision that would otherwise authorize our board of directors to issue preferred stock in any number or series and to determine the rights of each series without needing additional stockholder approval.

Dividends

The holders of our common stock are entitled to receive such dividends, if any, as may be declared from time to time by our board of directors out of legally available funds.  In the event we are dissolved and our affairs are wound up,

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after we pay or make adequate provision for all of our debts and liabilities in accordance with applicable law, each holder of common stock will receive dividends pro rata out of assets that we can legally use to pay distributions.

Voting Rights

Holders of common stock will have the exclusive power to vote on all matters presented to our stockholders, including the election of directors, except as otherwise provided by Delaware law or as provided with respect to any other class or series of stock, as discussed in more detail below.  Holders of common stock are entitled to one vote per share.  There is no cumulative voting in the election of our directors, which means that an affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast at a meeting of stockholders at which a quorum is present and entitled to vote thereon is sufficient to elect a director.

Other Rights

Subject to the preferential rights of any other class or series of stock, all shares of common stock have equal dividend, distribution, liquidation and other rights, and have no preference or appraisal rights, except for any appraisal rights provided by Delaware law.  Furthermore, holders of common stock have no conversion, sinking fund or redemption rights, or rights to subscribe for any of our securities, except that our certificate of incorporation imposes certain obligations on holders of our common stock relating to compliance with the gaming authorities and empowers the Company to redeem shares of common stock under certain limited circumstances. For additional information, see “Description of Governmental Gaming Regulations” in Exhibit 99.1 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Transfer Agent

The transfer agent and registrar for our common stock is American Stock Transfer and Trust Company.

Listing

Our common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “FLL.” Other than for our common stock, there currently is no market for the other securities we may offer.

DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES

The following describes the material terms and provisions of the debt securities to which any applicable prospectus supplement may relate. When we offer to sell a particular series of debt securities, we will describe the specific terms of the series in a supplement to this prospectus. We will also indicate in the supplement to what extent the general terms and provisions described in this prospectus apply to a particular series of debt securities. In this description of the debt securities, the words “the Company,” “we,” “us” or “our” refer only to Full House Resorts, Inc. and not to any subsidiary.

We may issue debt securities either separately, or together with, or upon the conversion or exercise of or in exchange for, other securities described in this prospectus. Debt securities may be our senior, senior subordinated or subordinated obligations and, unless otherwise specified in a supplement to this prospectus, the debt securities will be our direct, unsecured obligations. Because we are a holding company, our right, and accordingly, the right of our creditors and shareholders, including the holders of the securities offered by this prospectus and any prospectus supplement, to participate in any distribution of assets of any of our subsidiaries upon its liquidation, reorganization or similar proceeding is subject to the prior claims of creditors of that subsidiary, except to the extent that our claims as a creditor of the subsidiary may be recognized.

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The debt securities will be issued under an indenture between us and a trustee that we will select, and the form of the indenture, referred to as the indenture, has been filed as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus forms part. The following description summarizes the material provisions of the indenture and the debt securities and does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to, the full text of the indenture, including the definitions of specified terms used in the indenture and the debt securities. Wherever we refer to particular articles, sections or defined terms of the indenture, it is intended that those articles, sections or defined terms will be incorporated herein by reference, and the statement in connection with which reference is made is qualified in its entirety by the article, section or defined term in the indenture.

General

We can issue an amount of debt securities under the indenture that may be in one or more series with the same or various maturities, at par, at a premium, or at a discount. The terms of each series of debt securities will be established by or pursuant to a resolution of our board of directors and set forth in an officer’s certificate or a supplemental indenture. The particular terms of each series of debt securities will be described in a prospectus supplement relating to such series (including any pricing supplement or term sheet), including the following terms, if applicable:

the title and ranking of the debt securities (including the terms of any subordination provisions);
the price or prices (expressed as a percentage of the principal amount) at which we will sell the debt securities;
the aggregate principal amount of the debt securities being offered and any limit on the aggregate principal amount of such series of debt securities;
the date or dates on which the principal of the securities of the series is payable;
the interest rate, if any, and the method for calculating the interest rate;
the dates from which interest will accrue, the interest payment dates and the record dates for the interest payments;
the place or places where principal of, and any interest on, the debt securities will be payable (and the method of such payment), where the securities of such series may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange, and where notices and demands to us in respect of the debt securities may be delivered;
any mandatory or optional redemption terms;
any obligation we have to redeem or purchase the debt securities pursuant to any sinking fund or analogous provisions or at the option of a holder of debt securities, the periods and prices at which we must redeem or purchase such securities, and the terms and conditions upon which securities of the series shall be redeemed or purchased, in whole or in part, pursuant to such obligation;
the dates, if any, on which, and the price or prices at which, we will repurchase debt securities at the option of the holders of debt securities and other detailed terms and provisions of such repurchase obligations;
the denominations in which the debt securities will be issued;
whether the debt securities will be issued in the form of certificated debt securities or global debt securities;
the currency of denomination of the debt securities, which may be U.S. dollars or any foreign currency, and if such currency of denomination is a composite currency, the agency or organization, if any, responsible for overseeing such composite currency;

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the designation of the currency, currencies or currency units in which payment of the principal of, and any interest on, the debt securities will be made;
if payments of principal of, or any interest on, the debt securities will be made in one or more currencies or currency units other than that or those in which the debt securities are denominated, the manner in which the exchange rate with respect to such payments will be determined;
the manner in which the amounts of payment of principal of, or any interest on, the debt securities will be determined, if these amounts may be determined by reference to an index based on a currency or currencies or by reference to a commodity, commodity index, stock exchange index or financial index;
any provisions relating to any security provided for the debt securities;
any addition to, deletion of or change in the events of default described in this prospectus or in the indenture with respect to the debt securities and any change in the acceleration provisions described in this prospectus or in the indenture with respect to the debt securities;
any addition to, deletion of or change in the covenants described in this prospectus or in the indenture with respect to the debt securities;
any depositaries, interest rate calculation agents, exchange rate calculation agents or other agents appointed with respect to the debt securities;
the provisions, if any, relating to conversion or exchange of any series of debt securities, including if applicable, the conversion or exchange price and period, the securities or other property into which the debt securities will be convertible, provisions as to whether conversion or exchange will be mandatory, at the option of the holders thereof or at our option, the events requiring an adjustment of the conversion price or exchange price and provisions affecting conversion or exchange if such series of debt securities are redeemed; and
any other terms of the series of debt securities that may supplement, modify or delete any provision of the indenture as it applies to that series, including any terms that may be required under applicable law or regulations or advisable in connection with the marketing of the debt securities.

We may issue debt securities that provide for an amount less than their stated principal amount to be due and payable upon maturity or a declaration of acceleration of their maturity following an event of default pursuant to the terms of the indenture. We will provide you with information on the federal income tax considerations and other special considerations applicable to any of these debt securities in the applicable prospectus supplement.

If we denominate the purchase price of any of the debt securities in a foreign currency or currencies or a foreign currency unit or units, or if the principal of and any premium and interest on any series of debt securities is payable in a foreign currency or currencies or a foreign currency unit or units, we will provide you with information on the restrictions, elections, general tax considerations, specific terms and other information with respect to that issue of debt securities and such foreign currency or currencies or foreign currency unit or units in the applicable prospectus supplement.

Redemption and Repayment

The debt securities may be subject to optional or mandatory redemption on terms and conditions described in the applicable prospectus supplement. Subject to such terms, we may opt at any time to partially or entirely redeem the debt securities. If there are any provisions regarding redemption or repayment applicable to the debt securities that we offer, we will describe them in the applicable prospectus supplement.

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We or our affiliates may purchase debt securities from investors who are willing to sell from time to time, either in the open market at prevailing prices or in private transactions at negotiated prices. Debt securities that we or they purchase may be held, resold or canceled at our or their discretion.

Transfer and Exchange

Each debt security will be represented by either one or more global securities registered in the name of The Depository Trust Company, or the depositary, or a nominee of the depositary (we will refer to any such debt security as a “global debt security”), or a certificate issued in definitive registered form (we will refer to any debt security represented by a certificate as a “certificated debt security”), as set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement. Except as set forth below, global debt securities will not be issuable in certificated form.

Certificated Debt Securities. You may transfer or exchange certificated debt securities at any office we maintain for this purpose in accordance with the terms of the indenture. No service charge will be made for any transfer or exchange of certificated debt securities, but we may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge payable in connection with a transfer or exchange.

You may effect the transfer of certificated debt securities and the right to receive the principal of, premium and interest on certificated debt securities only by surrendering the certificate representing those certificated debt securities and either reissuance by us or the trustee of the certificate to the new holder or the issuance by us or the trustee of a new certificate to the new holder.

Global Debt Securities and Book-Entry System. Each global debt security will be deposited with, or on behalf of, the depositary, and registered in the name of the depositary or a nominee of the depositary. Beneficial interests in global debt securities will not be issuable in certificated form unless (i) the depositary has notified us that it is unwilling or unable to continue as depositary for such global debt security or has ceased to be qualified to act as such as required by the indenture and we fail to appoint a successor depositary within 90 days of such event, (ii) we determine, in our sole discretion, not to have such securities represented by one or more global securities or (iii) any other circumstances shall exist, in addition to or in lieu of those described above, as may be described in the applicable prospectus supplement. Unless and until a global debt security is exchanged for certificated debt securities under the limited circumstances described in the previous sentence, a global debt security may not be transferred except as a whole by the depositary to its nominee or by the nominee to the depositary, or by the depositary or its nominee to a successor depositary or to a nominee of the successor depositary.

Certain Covenants

Reports. We will deliver to the trustee, within 15 days after we are required to file same with the SEC, copies of our annual reports and the information, documents and other reports that we are required to file with the SEC pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act or pursuant to Section 314 of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended (the “TIA”).

Additional Covenants. We will set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement any additional covenants applicable to any issue of debt securities.

No Protection in the Event of a Change of Control

Unless we state otherwise in the applicable prospectus supplement, the debt securities will not contain any provisions which may afford holders of the debt securities protection in the event we have a change in control or in the event of a highly leveraged transaction (whether or not such transaction results in a change in control) which could adversely affect holders of debt securities.

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Consolidation, Merger and Sale of Assets

Except as otherwise set forth in the prospectus supplement, pursuant to the terms of the indenture, we may not consolidate with or merge with or into, or convey, transfer or lease all or substantially all of our assets to any person (a “successor person”) unless:

We are the surviving corporation or the successor person (if other than us) is a corporation organized and validly existing under the laws of any U.S. domestic jurisdiction and expressly assumes our obligations on the debt securities and under the indenture; and
immediately after giving effect to the transaction, no default or event of default, shall have occurred and be continuing.

Notwithstanding the above, any of our subsidiaries may consolidate with, merge into or transfer all or part of its properties to us.

Events of Default

Unless otherwise specified in the applicable prospectus supplement, the following events will be events of default under the indenture with respect to debt securities of any series:

we fail to pay any interest upon any debt security of that series when it becomes due and payable, and continue to not pay for a period of 30 days (unless the entire amount of the payment is deposited by us with the trustee or with a paying agent prior to the expiration of the 30-day period);
we fail to pay principal of any security of that series at its maturity;
we fail to comply with any other covenant in the debt securities or the indenture (other than defaults described above or defaults relating to a covenant that has been included in the indenture solely for the benefit of a series of debt securities other than that series), which default continues uncured for a period of 60 days after we receive written notice from the trustee or the holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of that series;
certain voluntary or involuntary events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization of us or any of our significant subsidiaries; and
any other event of default provided with respect to a series of debt securities or subsidiaries that is described in the applicable prospectus supplement.

No event of default with respect to a particular series of debt securities (except as to certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization) necessarily constitutes an event of default with respect to any other series of debt securities. The occurrence of certain events of default or an acceleration under the indenture may constitute an event of default under certain indebtedness of ours or our subsidiaries outstanding from time to time.

If an event of default with respect to any series of debt securities at the time outstanding occurs and is continuing (other than an event of default resulting from certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization), then the trustee or the holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of that series may, by a notice in writing to us (and to the trustee if given by the holders), declare to be due and payable immediately the principal of (or, if the debt securities of that series are discount securities, that portion of the principal amount as may be specified in the terms of that series) and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on all debt securities of that series. In the case of an event of default resulting from certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization, the principal amount (or such specified amount) of and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on all outstanding debt

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securities will become and be immediately due and payable without any declaration or other act on the part of the trustee or any holder of outstanding debt securities.

At any time after a declaration of acceleration with respect to debt securities of any series has been made, but before a judgment or decree for payment of the money due has been obtained by the trustee, the holders of a majority in principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of that series, by written notice to us and the trustee, may rescind and annul such acceleration and its consequences if all events of default, other than the non-payment of accelerated principal and interest, if any, with respect to debt securities of that series, have been cured or waived as provided in the indenture. We refer you to the prospectus supplement relating to any series of debt securities that are discount securities for the particular provisions relating to acceleration of a portion of the principal amount of such discount securities upon the occurrence of an event of default.

The indenture provides that the trustee will be under no obligation to perform any duty or exercise any of its rights or powers under the indenture unless the trustee receives indemnity satisfactory to it against any cost, liability or expense which might be incurred by it in performing such duty or exercising such right of power. Subject to certain rights of the trustee, the holders of a majority in principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of any series will have the right to direct the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the trustee or exercising any trust or power conferred on the trustee with respect to the debt securities of that series.

No holder of any debt security of any series will have any right to institute any proceeding, judicial or otherwise, with respect to the indenture or for the appointment of a receiver or trustee, or for any remedy under the indenture, unless:

that holder has previously given to the trustee written notice of a continuing event of default with respect to debt securities of that series;
the holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of that series have made written request to the trustee to institute the proceedings in respect of such event of default in its own name as trustee under the indenture;
such holder or holders have offered to the trustee indemnity or security satisfactory to the trustee against the costs, expenses and liabilities which might be incurred by the trustee in compliance with such request;
the trustee has failed to institute any such proceeding for 60 days after its receipt of such notice, request and offer of indemnity; and
no direction inconsistent with such written request has been given to the trustee during such 60-day period by holders of a majority in principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of that series.

These limitations do not apply, however, to a suit instituted for payment or redemption on debt securities of any series on or after the due dates expressed in the debt securities.

The indenture requires us, within 120 days after the end of our fiscal year, to furnish to the trustee a statement as to compliance with the indenture from our principal executive officer, principal financial officer or principal accounting officer. If a default or event of default occurs and is continuing with respect to the debt securities of any series and if it is actually known to a responsible officer of the trustee, the trustee shall mail to each holder of the debt securities of that series notice of a default or event of default within 60 days after it occurs or, if later, after a responsible officer of the trustee has knowledge of such default or event of default. The indenture provides that the trustee may withhold notice to the holders of debt securities of any series of any default or event of default (except in payment on any debt securities of that series) with respect to debt securities of that series if the trustee determines in good faith that withholding notice is in the interest of the holders of those debt securities.

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Modification and Waiver

We and the trustee may modify and amend or supplement the indenture or the debt securities of one or more series without the consent of any holder of any debt security:

to add guarantees with respect to debt securities of a series or secure debt securities of a series;
to surrender any of our rights or powers under the indenture;
to add covenants or events of default for the benefit of the holders of any series of debt securities;
to comply with the applicable procedures of the applicable depositary;
to cure any ambiguity, defect or inconsistency;
to comply with covenants in the indenture described above under the heading “Consolidation, Merger and Sale of Assets”;
to provide for uncertificated securities in addition to or in place of certificated securities;
to make any change that does not materially adversely affect the rights of any holder of debt securities;
to provide for the issuance of and establish the form and terms and conditions of debt securities of any series as permitted by the indenture;
to effect the appointment of a successor trustee with respect to the debt securities of any series and to add to or change any of the provisions of the indenture to provide for or facilitate administration by more than one trustee;
to comply with requirements of the SEC in order to effect or maintain the qualification of the indenture under the TIA; and
for certain other reasons set forth in any prospectus supplement.

We may also modify and amend the indenture with the consent of the holders of at least a majority in principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of each series affected by the modifications or amendments. We may not make any modification or amendment without the consent of the holders of each affected debt security then outstanding if that amendment will:

reduce the principal amount of debt securities whose holders must consent to an amendment, supplement or waiver;
reduce the rate of or extend the time for payment of interest (including default interest) on any debt security;
reduce the principal of, or change the fixed maturity of, any debt security or reduce the amount of, or postpone the date fixed for, the payment of any sinking fund or analogous obligation with respect to any series of debt securities;
reduce the principal amount of discount securities payable upon acceleration of maturity;
waive a default in the payment of the principal of, or interest, if any, on any debt security (except a rescission of acceleration of the debt securities of any series by the holders of at least a majority in principal amount of

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the then outstanding debt securities of that series and a waiver of the payment default that resulted from such acceleration);
make the principal of, or any interest on, any debt security payable in currency other than that stated in the debt security;
make any change to certain provisions of the indenture relating to, among other things, the right of holders of debt securities to receive payment of the principal of, and any interest on, those debt securities and to institute suit for the enforcement of any such payment;
make any change to certain provisions of the indenture relating to waivers or amendments; or
waive a redemption payment with respect to any debt security, unless such redemption is made at our option.

Except for certain specified provisions, the holders of at least a majority in principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of any series may, on behalf of the holders of all debt securities of that series, by written notice to the trustee, waive our compliance with provisions of the indenture or the debt securities with respect to such series. The holders of a majority in principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of any series may, on behalf of the holders of all the debt securities of such series, waive any past default under the indenture with respect to that series and its consequences, except a default in the payment of the principal of, or any interest on, any debt security of that series; provided, however, that the holders of a majority in principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of any series may rescind an acceleration and its consequences, including any related payment default that resulted from the acceleration.

Satisfaction and Discharge; Defeasance of Debt Securities and Certain Covenants in Certain Circumstances

Satisfaction and Discharge. We may be discharged from our obligations on the debt securities of any series that have matured or will mature or be redeemed within one year if we irrevocably deposit with the trustee enough cash to pay all principal, interest and any premium due to the stated maturity date or redemption date of the debt securities.

Legal Defeasance. The indenture provides that, unless otherwise provided by the terms of the applicable series of debt securities, we may be discharged from any and all obligations in respect of the debt securities of any series (subject to certain exceptions). We will be so discharged upon the deposit with the trustee, in trust, of money and/or U.S. government obligations or, in the case of debt securities denominated in a single currency other than U.S. dollars, government obligations of the government that issued or caused to be issued such currency, that, through the payment of interest and principal in accordance with their terms, will provide money in an amount sufficient in the opinion of a nationally recognized firm of independent public accountants or investment bank to pay and discharge each installment of principal and interest, if any, on and any mandatory sinking fund payments in respect of the debt securities of that series on the stated maturity of those payments in accordance with the terms of the indenture and those debt securities. This discharge may occur only if, among other things, we have delivered to the trustee an opinion of counsel stating that we have received from, or there has been published by, the United States Internal Revenue Service a ruling or, since the date of execution of the indenture, there has been a change in the applicable United States federal income tax law, in either case to the effect that, and based thereon such opinion shall confirm that, the holders of the debt securities of that series will not recognize income, gain or loss for United States federal income tax purposes as a result of the deposit, defeasance and discharge and will be subject to United States federal income tax on the same amounts and in the same manner and at the same times as would have been the case if the deposit, defeasance and discharge had not occurred.

Defeasance of Certain Covenants. The indenture provides that, unless otherwise provided by the terms of the applicable series of debt securities, upon compliance with certain conditions:

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we may omit to comply with the covenant described under the heading “Consolidation, Merger and Sale of Assets” and certain other covenants set forth in the indenture, as well as any additional covenants which may be set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement; and
any omission to comply with those covenants will not constitute a default or an event of default with respect to the debt securities of that series (“covenant defeasance”).

The conditions include:

depositing with the trustee money and/or U.S. government obligations or, in the case of debt securities denominated in a single currency other than U.S. dollars, government obligations of the government that issued or caused to be issued such currency, that, through the payment of interest and principal in accordance with their terms, will provide money in an amount sufficient in the opinion of a nationally recognized firm of independent public accountants or investment bank to pay and discharge each installment of principal of, and interest, if any, on and any mandatory sinking fund payments in respect of the debt securities of that series on the stated maturity of those payments in accordance with the terms of the indenture and those debt securities; and
delivering to the trustee an opinion of counsel to the effect that the holders of the debt securities of that series will not recognize income, gain or loss for United States federal income tax purposes as a result of the deposit and related covenant defeasance and will be subject to United States federal income tax on the same amounts and in the same manner and at the same times as would have been the case if the deposit and related covenant defeasance had not occurred.

Governing Law

The indenture and the debt securities, including any claim or controversy arising out of or relating to the indenture or the securities, will be governed by the laws of the State of New York (without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof other than Section 5-1401 of the General Obligations Law).

Regarding the Trustee

We will identify the trustee with respect to any series of debt securities in the prospectus supplement relating to the applicable debt securities. You should note that if the trustee becomes a creditor of ours, the indenture and the TIA limit the rights of the trustee to obtain payment of claims in certain cases, or to realize on certain property received in respect of any such claim, as security or otherwise. The trustee and its affiliates may engage in, and will be permitted to continue to engage in, other transactions with us and our affiliates. If, however, the trustee acquires any “conflicting interest” within the meaning of the TIA, it must eliminate such conflict or resign.

The holders of a majority in principal amount of the then outstanding debt securities of any series may direct the time, method, and place of conducting any proceeding for exercising any remedy available to the trustee. If an event of default occurs and is continuing, the trustee, in the exercise of its rights and powers, must use the degree of care and skill of a prudent person in the conduct of his or her own affairs. Subject to that provision, the trustee will be under no obligation to exercise any of its rights or powers under the indenture at the request of any of the holders of the debt securities, unless they have offered to the trustee reasonable indemnity or security.

DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS

The following describes the terms of warrants that we may offer from time to time in one or more series. The specific terms of a series of warrants will be described in the applicable prospectus supplement relating to that series of warrants along with any general provisions applicable to that series of warrants. The following description of the warrants and any description of the warrants in a prospectus supplement may not be complete and is subject to, and

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qualified in its entirety by reference to, the underlying warrant agreement, which we will file with the SEC at or prior to the time of the sale of the warrants. You should refer to, and read this summary together with, the warrant agreement and the applicable prospectus supplement to review the terms of a particular series of warrants. You can obtain copies of any form of warrant agreement or other agreement pursuant to which the warrants are issued by following the directions described under the caption “Where You Can Find More Information.”

We may issue warrants for the purchase of common stock, debt securities or any combination thereof. We may issue warrants independently or together with any other securities offered by any prospectus supplement, and warrants may be attached to or separate from the other offered securities. Each series of warrants will be issued under a separate warrant agreement to be entered into by us with a warrant agent. The warrant agent will act solely as our agent in connection with the series of warrants and will not assume any obligation or relationship of agency or trust for or with any holders or beneficial owners of the warrants. In addition, each series of warrants issued, if any, will be evidenced by a warrant certificate(s) issued under the applicable warrant agreement. Forms of warrant certificates and warrant agreements containing the terms of the warrants being offered will be incorporated by reference into the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part from reports we file with the SEC. Further terms of the warrants and the applicable warrant agreements will be set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement.

We will describe in the applicable prospectus supplement the terms relating to a series of warrants. If warrants for the purchase of debt securities are offered, the prospectus supplement will describe the following terms, to the extent applicable:

the offering price and the aggregate number of warrants offered;
the currencies in which the warrants are being offered;
the designation, aggregate principal amount, currencies, denominations and terms of the series of debt securities that can be purchased if a holder exercises a warrant;
the designation and terms of any series of debt securities with which the warrants are being offered, including whether such debt securities are guaranteed, and the number of warrants offered with each such debt security;
the date on and after which the holder of the warrants can transfer them separately from the related series of debt securities;
the terms of any rights to redeem or call the warrants;
the date on which the right to exercise the warrants begins and the date on which that right expires;
federal income tax consequences of holding or exercising the warrants; and
any other specific terms, preferences, rights or limitations of, or restrictions on, the warrants.

Warrants for the purchase of debt securities will be in registered form only.

If warrants for the purchase of shares of common stock are offered, the prospectus supplement will describe the following terms, to the extent applicable:

the offering price and the aggregate number of warrants offered;
the total number of shares of common stock that can be purchased if a holder of the warrants exercises them;
the number of warrants being offered with each share of common stock;

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the number of shares of common stock that can be purchased if a holder exercises the warrant and the price at which those shares may be purchased upon exercise, including, if applicable, any provisions for changes to or adjustments in the exercise price and in the securities or other property receivable upon exercise;
the terms of any rights to redeem or call, or accelerate the expiration of, the warrants;
the date on which the right to exercise the warrants begins and the date on which that right expires;
federal income tax consequences of holding or exercising the warrants; and
any other specific terms, preferences, rights or limitations of, or restrictions on, the warrants.

Warrants for the purchase of shares of common stock will be in registered form only.

A holder of warrant certificates may exchange them for new certificates of different denominations, present them for registration of transfer and exercise them at the corporate trust office of the warrant agent or any other office indicated in the applicable prospectus supplement. Prior to the exercise of their warrants, holders of warrants will not have any of the rights of holders of the respective underlying securities purchasable upon exercise of the warrants.

DESCRIPTION OF RIGHTS

The following description summarizes only the general features of the rights that we may offer from time to time under this prospectus. The specific terms of a series of rights will be described in the applicable prospectus supplement relating to that series of rights along with any general provisions applicable to that series of rights. We may issue rights to our shareholders to purchase shares of our common stock and/or any of the other securities offered hereby. Each series of rights will be issued under a separate rights agreement to be entered into between us and a bank or trust company, as rights agent. The following description of the rights and any description of the rights in a prospectus supplement may not be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by reference to, the underlying rights agreement, which we will file with the SEC at or prior to the time of the sale of the rights. You should refer to, and read this summary together with, the rights agreement and the applicable prospectus supplement to review the terms of a particular series of rights. You can obtain copies of any form of rights agreement or other agreement pursuant to which the rights are issued by following the directions described under the caption “Where You Can Find More Information.” The applicable prospectus supplement relating to any rights will describe the terms of the offered rights, including, where applicable, the following:

the date for determining the persons entitled to participate in the rights distribution;
the exercise price for the rights;
the aggregate number or amount of underlying securities purchasable upon exercise of the rights;
the number of rights issued to each shareholder and the number of rights outstanding, if any;
the extent to which the rights are transferable;
the date on which the right to exercise the rights will commence and the date on which the right will expire;
the extent to which the rights include an over-subscription privilege with respect to unsubscribed securities;
anti-dilution provisions of the rights, if any; and

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any other material terms of the rights, including terms, procedures and limitations relating to the distribution, exchange and exercise of the rights.

Holders may exercise rights as described in the applicable prospectus supplement. Upon receipt of payment and the rights certificate properly completed and duly executed at the corporate trust office of the rights agent or any other office indicated in the prospectus supplement, we will, as soon as practicable, forward the securities purchasable upon exercise of the rights. If less than all of the rights issued in any rights offering are exercised, we may offer any unsubscribed securities directly to persons other than existing stockholders, to or through agents, underwriters or dealers or through a combination of such methods, including pursuant to standby underwriting arrangements, as described in the applicable prospectus supplement.

DESCRIPTION OF PURCHASE CONTRACTS

The following description summarizes the general features of the purchase contracts that we may offer from time to time under this prospectus. The specific terms of particular purchase contracts will be described in the applicable prospectus supplement relating to that particular series of purchase contracts along with any general provisions applicable to such purchase contracts. The following description of the purchase contracts and any description of the purchase contracts in a prospectus supplement may not be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by reference to, the actual form of purchase contract, which we will file with the SEC at or prior to the time of the sale of the purchase contracts. You should refer to, and read this summary together with the applicable purchase contract and the applicable prospectus supplement to review the terms of a particular series of purchase contracts. You can obtain copies of any form of purchase contract by following the directions described under the caption “Where You Can Find More Information.”

We may issue purchase contracts, including contracts obligating holders to purchase from us, and for us to sell to holders, a specific or variable number of our securities at a future date or dates. Alternatively, the purchase contracts may obligate us to purchase from holders, and obligate holders to sell to us, a specific or varying number of our securities.

If we offer any purchase contracts, the material terms of that series of purchase contracts will be described in the applicable prospectus supplement, including, without limitation, the following:

the price of the securities or other property subject to the purchase contracts (which may be determined by reference to a specific formula described in the purchase contracts);
whether the purchase contracts are issued separately, or as a part of units each consisting of a purchase contract and one or more of our other securities or securities of an unaffiliated entity, including U.S. Treasury securities, securing the holder’s obligations under the purchase contract;
any requirement for us to make periodic payments to holders or vice versa, and whether the payments are unsecured or pre-funded;
any provisions relating to any security provided for the purchase contracts;
whether the purchase contracts obligate the holder or us to purchase or sell, or both purchase and sell, the securities subject to purchase under the purchase contract, and the nature and amount of each of those securities, or the method of determining those amounts;
whether the purchase contracts are to be prepaid or not;
whether the purchase contracts are to be settled by delivery, or by reference or linkage to the value, performance or level of the securities subject to purchase under the purchase contract;

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any acceleration, cancellation, termination or other provisions relating to the settlement of the purchase contracts;
a discussion of certain United States federal income tax considerations applicable to the purchase contracts;
whether the purchase contracts will be issued in fully registered or global form; and
any other terms of the purchase contracts and any securities subject to such purchase contracts.

DESCRIPTION OF UNITS

We may issue units comprising two or more securities described in this prospectus in any combination. For example, we might issue units consisting of a combination of debt securities and warrants to purchase common stock. The following description sets forth certain general terms and provisions of the units that we may offer pursuant to this prospectus. The particular terms of the units and the extent, if any, to which the general terms and provisions may apply to the units so offered will be described in the applicable prospectus supplement.

Each unit will be issued so that the holder of the unit also is the holder of each security included in the unit. Thus, each unit will entitle the holder thereof to the rights and obligations of a holder of each security included in such unit. Units will be issued pursuant to the terms of a unit agreement, which may provide that the securities included in the unit may not be held or transferred separately at any time or at any time before a specified date. A copy of the forms of the unit agreement and the unit certificate relating to any particular issue of units will be filed with the SEC each time we offer units, and you should read those documents for provisions that may be important to you. For more information on how you can obtain copies of the forms of the unit agreement and the related unit certificate, see “Where You Can Find More Information.”

The prospectus supplement relating to any particular issuance of units will describe the terms of those units, including, to the extent applicable, the following:

the designation and terms of the units and the securities comprising the units, including whether and under what circumstances those securities may be held or transferred separately;
any provision for the issuance, payment, settlement, transfer or exchange of the units or of the securities comprising the units; and
whether the units will be issued in fully registered or global form.

CERTAIN ANTI-TAKEOVER AND INDEMNIFICATION PROVISIONS OF OUR CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION AND BY-LAWS AND DELAWARE LAW

The following is a summary of certain anti-takeover and indemnification provisions of Delaware law and our certificate of incorporation and by-laws which affect us and our stockholders. The description below is intended as only a summary. You can access complete information by referring to General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “Delaware General Corporation Law”) and our certificate of incorporation and by-laws, and the following summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to such documents and the applicable provisions of the Delaware General Corporation Law.

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Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law

We are subject to the provisions of Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law.  In general, Section 203 prohibits a Delaware corporation that is listed on a national securities exchange or held of record by more than 2,000 stockholders from engaging in a “business combination” with an “interested stockholder” for a three-year period following the time that such stockholder becomes an interested stockholder, unless the business combination is approved in a prescribed manner.  A “business combination” includes, among other things, certain mergers, asset or stock sales or other transactions resulting in a financial benefit to the interested stockholder.  An “interested stockholder” is a person who, together with affiliates and associates, owns, or did own within three years prior to the determination of interested stockholder status, 15% or more of the corporation’s outstanding voting stock.  Under Section 203, a business combination between a corporation and an interested stockholder is prohibited unless it satisfies one of the following conditions:

before the stockholder became interested, the board of directors approved either the business combination or the transaction which resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder;
upon consummation of the transaction which resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder, the interested stockholder owned at least 85% of the voting stock of the corporation outstanding at the time the transaction commenced, excluding for purposes of determining the voting stock outstanding, shares owned by persons who are directors and also officers, and employee stock plans, in some instances; or
at or after the time the stockholder became interested, the business combination was approved by the board of directors of the corporation and authorized at an annual or special meeting of the stockholders by the affirmative vote of at least 662/3% of the outstanding voting stock which is not owned by the interested stockholder.

Authorized but Unissued Shares

Our authorized but unissued shares of common stock are generally available for our board of directors to issue without stockholder approval. We may use these additional shares for a variety of corporate purposes, including future offerings to raise additional capital, corporate acquisitions and employee benefit plans. The existence of our authorized but unissued shares of common stock could render more difficult or discourage an attempt to obtain control of our company by means of a proxy contest, tender offer, merger or other transaction.

Indemnification of Directors and Officers

Section 102 of the Delaware General Corporation Law allows a corporation to eliminate the personal liability of directors of a corporation to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for a breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except where the director breached his duty of loyalty, failed to act in good faith, engaged in intentional misconduct or knowingly violated a law, authorized the payment of a dividend or approved a stock repurchase or redemption in violation of Delaware corporate law or obtained an improper personal benefit.  We have included such a provision in our certificate of incorporation which reads as follows:

“No director shall be personally liable to the Corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for any breach of fiduciary duty by such director as a director. Notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, a director shall be liable to the extent provided by applicable law (i) for breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to the Corporation or its stockholders, (ii) for acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, (iii) pursuant to Section 174 of the Delaware General Corporation Law or (iv) for any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit. No amendment to or repeal of this Article shall apply to or have any effect on the liability or alleged liability of any director of the Corporation for or with respect to any acts or omissions of such director occurring prior to such amendment.”

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Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law provides, generally, that a corporation has the power to indemnify a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation and certain other persons serving at the request of the corporation in related capacities against expenses incurred and, in certain cases, amounts paid, in connection with an action or proceeding to which he is or is threatened to be made a party by reason of such position, if such person shall have acted in good faith and in a manner he reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, in any criminal proceeding, if such person had no reasonable cause to believe his conduct was unlawful; provided that, in the case of actions brought by or in the right of the corporation, no indemnification shall be made with respect to any matter as to which such person shall have been adjudged to be liable to the corporation unless and only to the extent that the adjudicating court determines that such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnification under the circumstances. Our by-laws provide that the Company shall indemnify and advance expenses on behalf of its officers and directors to the fullest extent permitted by law in existence either now or hereafter.

However, insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers, or persons controlling us pursuant to Delaware state law, as well as the foregoing provisions of our certificate of incorporation and bylaws, we have been informed that in the opinion of the SEC, such indemnification as it relates to federal securities laws is against public policy and, therefore, unenforceable.  Further, insofar as limitations may be so permitted pursuant to Delaware state law, as well as the foregoing provisions of our certificate of incorporation and bylaws, such limitation of liabilities does not apply to any liabilities arising under federal securities laws.

We have purchased directors’ and officers’ liability insurance which would indemnify our directors and officers against damages arising out of certain kinds of claims which might be made against them based on their negligent acts or omissions while acting in their capacity as such.

In addition certain directors and officers have been granted contractual indemnification rights, pursuant to which they will be entitled to indemnification from us under certain circumstances.

PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

We may sell the securities from time to time pursuant to underwritten public offerings, negotiated transactions, block trades or a combination of these methods or through underwriters or dealers, through agents and/or directly to one or more purchasers. The securities may be distributed from time to time in one or more transactions:

at a fixed price or prices, which may be changed;
at market prices prevailing at the time of sale;
at prices related to such prevailing market prices (including in “at-the-market” offerings in accordance with Rule 415(a)(4));
at negotiated prices; or
through a rights offering, forward contracts or similar arrangements.

We may directly solicit offers to purchase the securities being offered by this prospectus. We may also designate agents to solicit offers to purchase the securities from time to time. We will name in a prospectus supplement any agent involved in the offer or sale of our securities.

If we utilize a dealer in the sale of the securities being offered by this prospectus, the securities will be sold to the dealer, as principal. The dealer may then resell the securities to the public at varying prices to be determined by the dealer at the time of resale.

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If we utilize an underwriter in the sale of the securities being offered by this prospectus, we will execute an underwriting agreement with the underwriter at the time of sale and provide the name of any underwriter in the prospectus supplement that the underwriter will use to make resales of the securities to the public. In connection with the sale of the securities, we, or the purchasers of securities for whom the underwriter may act as agent, may compensate the underwriter in the form of underwriting discounts or commissions. The underwriter may sell the securities to or through dealers, and those dealers may receive compensation in the form of discounts, concessions or commissions from the underwriters and/or commissions from the purchasers for which they may act as agent. Unless otherwise indicated in a prospectus supplement, an agent will be acting on a best efforts basis and a dealer will purchase securities as a principal, and may then resell the securities at varying prices to be determined by the dealer.

Any compensation paid to underwriters, dealers or agents in connection with the offering of the securities, and any discounts, concessions or commissions allowed by underwriters to participating dealers will be provided in the applicable prospectus supplement. Underwriters, dealers and agents participating in the distribution of the securities may be deemed to be underwriters within the meaning of the Securities Act, and any discounts and commissions received by them and any profit realized by them on resale of the securities may be deemed to be underwriting discounts and commissions. We may enter into agreements to indemnify underwriters, dealers and agents against civil liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act, or to contribute to payments they may be required to make in respect thereof and to reimburse those persons for certain expenses.

The securities offered under this prospectus may or may not be listed on a national securities exchange. The securities being offered under this prospectus, other than our common stock, will be new issues of securities with no established trading market, unless otherwise specified in the applicable prospectus supplement. It has not presently been established whether the underwriters, if any, as identified in a prospectus supplement, will make a market in the securities. If the underwriters make a market in the securities, the market making may be discontinued at any time without notice. We cannot provide any assurance as to the liquidity of the trading market for the securities.

To facilitate the offering of securities, certain persons participating in the offering may engage in transactions that stabilize, maintain or otherwise affect the price of the securities. This may include over-allotments or short sales of the securities, which involve the sale by persons participating in the offering of more securities than were sold to them. In these circumstances, these persons would cover such over-allotments or short positions by making purchases in the open market or by exercising their over-allotment option, if any. In addition, these persons may stabilize or maintain the price of the securities by bidding for or purchasing securities in the open market or by imposing penalty bids, whereby selling concessions allowed to dealers participating in the offering may be reclaimed if securities sold by them are repurchased in connection with stabilization transactions. The effect of these transactions may be to stabilize or maintain the market price of the securities at a level above that which might otherwise prevail in the open market. These transactions may be discontinued at any time.

If indicated in the applicable prospectus supplement, underwriters or other persons acting as agents may be authorized to solicit offers by institutions or other suitable purchasers to purchase the securities at the public offering price set forth in the prospectus supplement, pursuant to delayed delivery contracts providing for payment and delivery on the date or dates stated in the prospectus supplement. These purchasers may include, among others, commercial and savings banks, insurance companies, pension funds, investment companies and educational and charitable institutions. Delayed delivery contracts will be subject to the condition that the purchase of the securities covered by the delayed delivery contracts will not at the time of delivery be prohibited under the laws of any jurisdiction in the United States to which the purchaser is subject. The underwriters and agents will not have any responsibility with respect to the validity or performance of these contracts.

The underwriters, dealers and agents may engage in transactions with us, or perform services for us, in the ordinary course of business for which they receive compensation.

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LEGAL MATTERS

Certain legal matters with respect to the validity of the securities offered under this prospectus and any supplement hereto will be passed upon for us by Greenberg Traurig, LLP, or such other counsel identified in any applicable prospectus supplement. Counsel for any underwriter or agents will be noted in the applicable prospectus supplement.

EXPERTS

The consolidated financial statements of Full House Resorts, Inc. and Subsidiaries as of and for the year ended December 31, 2018, as included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Full House Resorts, Inc. for the year ended December 31, 2019, have been incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-3 in reliance upon the report of Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern, independent registered public accounting firm, as experts in accounting and auditing.

The financial statements, and the related financial statement schedules, incorporated in this Prospectus by reference from the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 have been audited by Deloitte & Touche LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as stated in their report, which are incorporated herein by reference. Such financial statements and financial statement schedules have been so incorporated in reliance upon the reports of such firm given upon their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

This prospectus is a part of a registration statement we have filed with the SEC under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). As permitted by SEC rules, this prospectus does not contain all of the information we have included in the registration statement and the accompanying exhibits and schedules we file with the SEC. You may refer to the registration statement, exhibits and schedules for more information about us and the securities. The registration statement, exhibits and schedules are available through the SEC’s website or at its Public Reference Room and by the other methods discussed below.

We are required to comply with the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act, and, in accordance with those requirements, we file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. You may read and copy any document we file at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC’s toll-free number at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information about the Public Reference Room. Our SEC filings are also available to the public from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and can be found by searching the EDGAR archives on the website. Our common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol FLL, and you can read and inspect our SEC filings at the offices of NASDAQ at One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York, New York, 10006. Our SEC filings may also be accessed on our website at www.fullhouseresorts.com under the heading “Investors.” Information contained on our website is not incorporated by reference into this prospectus, and you should not consider information contained on our website to be part of this prospectus or the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part.

INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE

The SEC allows us to incorporate by reference information into this prospectus, which means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to other documents. The information incorporated by reference is an important part of this prospectus, and is deemed to be part of this prospectus except for any information superseded by this prospectus or any other document incorporated by reference into this prospectus. Any statement, including financial statements, contained in future filings, shall be deemed to be modified or superseded to the extent that a statement, including financial statements, contained in this prospectus or in any other later incorporated document modifies or supersedes that statement. We incorporate by reference the documents listed below and any future filings

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made by us with the SEC under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act after the date of the initial registration statement and prior to effectiveness of the registration statement and any such future filings after the date of this prospectus and before the date that the offerings of the securities by means of this prospectus are terminated (other than any filing or portion thereof that is furnished, rather than filed, under applicable SEC rules):

our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, filed with the SEC on March 30, 2020, including the information specifically incorporated by reference into the Annual Report on Form 10-K from our Definitive Proxy Statement for the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders;
our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2020, filed with the SEC on May 13, 2020;
our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2020, filed with the SEC on August 13, 2020;
our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020, filed with the SEC on November 9, 2020;
our Current Reports (other than any portion thereof furnished or deemed furnished) on Form 8-K filed on March 17, 2020, March 18, 2020, April 17, 2020, April 17, 2020, April 24, 2020, April 29, 2020, May 27, 2020, June 12, 2020, July 2, 2020, and December 4, 2020 (as amended on December 9, 2020); and
the description of our common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, contained in our Registration Statement on Form 8-A filed under the Exchange Act on February 12, 2013, and any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description.

Any statement contained in the filings (or portions of filings) incorporated by reference in this prospectus will be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this prospectus to the extent that a statement contained in this prospectus or in any filing by us with the SEC prior to the completion of this offering modifies, conflicts with or supersedes such statement. Any statement so modified or superseded will not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this prospectus.

You may request a copy of these filings, at no cost, by writing or telephoning us at the following address or phone number:

Full House Resorts, Inc.

One Summerlin

1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Suite 680

Las Vegas, Nevada 89135

Telephone: (702) 221-7800

Attention: Investor Relations


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GRAPHIC

FULL HOUSE RESORTS, INC.

$125,000,000

Common stock

Debt securities

Warrants

Rights

Purchase contracts

Units

_________________________

PROSPECTUS

, 2020

_________________________

You should rely only on the information contained in or incorporated by reference into this prospectus (as it may be supplemented and amended). We have not authorized anyone to provide you with different information. This document may only be used where it is legal to sell these securities. You should not assume the information contained in this prospectus is accurate as of any date other than the date of this prospectus, regardless of the time of delivery of the prospectus or any sale of our common stock.


PART II

INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS

Item 14. Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution.

The following table sets forth the estimated expenses payable by Full House Resorts, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company” or the “Registrant”), in connection with the offering described in this Registration Statement. All amounts are estimates except the registration fee.

SEC Registration fee

$13,638

Legal fees and expenses

*

Accounting fees and expenses

*

Trustee fees and expenses

*

Rating agency fees

*

Stock exchange listing fees

*

Printing fees and expenses

*

Miscellaneous

*

Total

$13,638

* These fees are calculated based on the securities offered and the number of issuances and accordingly cannot be estimated at this time. The foregoing table sets forth general categories of expenses (other than underwriting discounts and commissions) that we anticipate we may incur in connection with the offering of securities under this registration statement. An estimate of the aggregate expenses in connection with the issuance and distribution of the securities being offered will be included in the applicable prospectus supplement.

Item 15. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

Section 102 of the Delaware General Corporation Law allows a corporation to eliminate the personal liability of directors of a corporation to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for a breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except where the director breached his duty of loyalty, failed to act in good faith, engaged in intentional misconduct or knowingly violated a law, authorized the payment of a dividend or approved a stock repurchase in violation of Delaware corporate law or obtained an improper personal benefit.  The registrant has included such a provision in our certificate of incorporation which reads as follows:

“No director shall be personally liable to the Corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for any breach of fiduciary duty by such director as a director. Notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, a director shall be liable to the extent provided by applicable law (i) for breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to the Corporation or its stockholders, (ii) for acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, (iii) pursuant to Section 174 of the Delaware General Corporation Law or (iv) for any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit. No amendment to or repeal of this Article shall apply to or have any effect on the liability or alleged liability of any director of the Corporation for or with respect to any acts or omissions of such director occurring prior to such amendment.”

Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law provides, generally, that a corporation has the power to indemnify a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation and certain other persons serving at the request of the corporation in related capacities against expenses incurred and, in certain cases, amounts paid, in connection with an action or proceeding to which he is or is threatened to be made a party by reason of such position, if such person shall have acted in good faith and in a manner he reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, in any criminal proceeding, if such person had no reasonable cause to believe his conduct was unlawful; provided that, in the case of actions brought by or in the right of the corporation, no indemnification shall be made with respect to any matter as to which such person shall have been adjudged to be liable to the corporation

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unless and only to the extent that the adjudicating court determines that such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnification under the circumstances. The registrant’s by-laws provide that the Company shall indemnify and advance expenses on behalf of its officers and directors to the fullest extent permitted by law in existence either now or hereafter.

The registrant has purchased directors’ and officers’ liability insurance which would indemnify our directors and officers against damages arising out of certain kinds of claims which might be made against them based on their negligent acts or omissions while acting in their capacity as such.

In addition certain directors and officers have been granted contractual indemnification rights, pursuant to which they will be entitled to indemnification from the registrant under certain circumstances.

Item 16. Exhibits.

A list of exhibits filed herewith is contained in the Exhibit Index that immediately precedes such exhibits and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 17. Undertakings.

(a) The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:
(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:
i. To include any prospectus required by section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”);
ii. To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the Registration Statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective Registration Statement; and
iii. To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the Registration Statement or any material change to such information in the Registration Statement.

provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i), (a)(1)(ii) and (a)(1)(iii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to section 13 or section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), that are incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, or is contained in a form of prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) that is part of the Registration Statement.

(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered
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therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.
(4) That, for the purpose of determining liability under the Securities Act of 1933 to any purchaser:
i. Each prospectus filed by the registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) shall be deemed to be part of the registration statement as of the date the filed prospectus was deemed part of and included in the registration statement; and
ii. Each prospectus required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2), (b)(5) or (b)(7) as part of a registration statement in reliance on Rule 430B relating to an offering made pursuant to Rule 415(a)(l)(i), (vii) or (x) for the purpose of providing the information required by Section 10(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 shall be deemed to be part of and included in the registration statement as of the earlier of the date such form of prospectus is first used after effectiveness or the date of the first contract of sale of securities in the offering described in the prospectus. As provided in Rule 430B, for liability purposes of the issuer and any person that is at that date an underwriter, such date shall be deemed to be a new effective date of the registration statement relating to the securities in the registration statement to which that prospectus relates, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof. Provided, however, that no statement made in a registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement or made in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into the registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement will, as to a purchaser with a time of contract of sale prior to such effective date, supersede or modify any statement that was made in the registration statement or prospectus that was part of the registration statement or made in any such document immediately prior to such effective date.
(5) That, for purpose of determining liability of the registrant under the Securities Act of 1933 to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities:

The undersigned registrant undertakes that in a primary offering of securities of the undersigned registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means of any of the following communications, the undersigned registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser:

i. Any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the undersigned registrant relating to the offering required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424;
ii. Any free writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant or used or referred to by the undersigned registrant;
iii. The portion of any other free writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information about the undersigned registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant; and
iv. Any other communication that is an offer in the offering made by the undersigned registrant to the purchaser.
(b) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the

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Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(c) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
(d) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that:
(1) For purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, the information omitted from the form of prospectus filed as part of this registration statement in reliance upon Rule 430A and contained in a form of prospectus filed by the registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(1) or (4), or 497(h) under the Securities Act shall be deemed to be part of this registration statement as of the time it was declared effective.
(2) For the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each post-effective amendment that contains a form of prospectus shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(e) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes to file an application for the purpose of determining the eligibility of the trustee to act under subsection (a) of Section 310 of the Trust Indenture Act in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the Commission under Section 305(b)(2) of the Act.

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Las Vegas, State of Nevada, on this 28th day of December, 2020.

 

FULL HOUSE RESORTS, INC.

By:

/s/ Daniel R. Lee

Daniel R. Lee

 

President and Chief Executive Officer


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POWER OF ATTORNEY

Each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints, jointly and severally, Daniel R. Lee and Lewis Fanger, and each one of them acting individually, his true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, each with full power of substitution, for his and in his name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this registration statement, and any registration statement related to the offering contemplated by this registration statement that is to be effective upon filing pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, and all post-effective amendments thereto, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto and all other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done with respect to the offering of securities contemplated by this registration statement, as fully to all intents and purposes as he might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that each of said attorneys-in-fact and agents or any of them, or his or their substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

Name

 

Title

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Carl G. Braunlich

 

 

 

 

Carl G. Braunlich

 

Chairman of the Board and Director

 

December 28, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Daniel R. Lee

 

 

 

 

Daniel R. Lee

 

Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer) and Director

 

December 28, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Lewis A. Fanger

 

 

 

 

Lewis A. Fanger

 

Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Principal Accounting Officer) and Director

 

December 28, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Kenneth R. Adams

 

 

 

 

Kenneth R. Adams

 

Director

 

December 28, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Eric J. Green

 

 

 

 

Eric J. Green

 

Director

 

December 28, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Michael A. Hartmeier

 

 

 

 

Michael A. Hartmeier

 

Director

 

December 28, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Kathleen M. Marshall

 

 

 

 

Kathleen M. Marshall

 

Director

 

December 28, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Michael P. Shaunnessy

 

 

 

 

Michael P. Shaunnessy

 

Director

 

December 28, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Bradley M. Tirpak

 

 

 

 

Bradley M. Tirpak

 

Director

 

December 28, 2020

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EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.

 

Description of Exhibit

1.1

Form of Underwriting Agreement (1)

3.1

Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended (2)

3.2

Amended and Restated By-laws of Full House Resorts Inc. effective as of July 1, 2020 (3)

4.1

Form of Common Stock Certificate (4)

4.2

Form of Debt Indenture (5)

4.3

Form of Debt Security (1)

4.4

Form of Deposit Agreement (1)

4.5

Form of Warrant Agreement (including form of warrant certificate) (1)

4.6

Form of Rights Agreement (including form of rights certificate) (1)

4.7

Form of Purchase Contract (1)

4.8

Form of Unit Agreement (1)

5.1

Opinion of Greenberg Traurig, LLP (5)

23.1

Consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP (5)

23.2

Consent of Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern (5)

23.3

Consent of Greenberg Traurig, LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1) (5)

24.1

Power of Attorney (included on signature page) (5)

25.1

Form of T-1 Statement of Eligibility and Qualification under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 under the Indenture (6)

(1) To be filed by amendment or as an exhibit to a current report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein
(2) Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 9, 2011
(3) Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 2, 2020
(4) Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed on August 15, 2016
(5) Filed herewith
(6) To be filed separately pursuant to Section 305(b)(2) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, if applicable

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