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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

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FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 21, 2022

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EBET, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

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Nevada 001-40334 85-3201309

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

197 E. California Ave Ste 302, Las Vegas, NV 89104

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (888) 411-2726

 

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

☐     Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

☐     Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

☐     Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

☐     Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company ☒

 

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

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class Trading Symbols(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.001 per share EBET The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

 

 

     

 

Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.

 

On November 29, 2021, EBET, Inc. (the “Company”) received a deficiency letter from the Listing Qualifications Department (the “Staff”) of the Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) notifying the Company that for the last 30 consecutive business days the bid price for the Company’s common stock had closed below the minimum $1.00 per share requirement for continued inclusion on the Nasdaq Capital Market pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (the “Bid Price Rule”). The deficiency letter does not result in the immediate delisting of the Company’s common stock from the Nasdaq Capital Market.

 

In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A) (the “Compliance Period Rule”), the Company has been provided an initial period of 180 calendar days, or until May 22, 2023 (the “Compliance Date”), to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule. If, at any time before the Compliance Date, the bid price for the Company’s common stock closes at $1.00 or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days as required under the Compliance Period Rule, the Staff will provide written notification to the Company that it complies with the Bid Price Rule, unless the Staff exercises its discretion to extend this 10 day period pursuant to Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(H).

 

If the Company is not in compliance with the Bid Price Rule by May 22, 2023, the Company may be afforded a second 180 calendar day period to regain compliance. To qualify, the Company would be required to meet the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for The Nasdaq Capital Market, except for the minimum bid price requirement. In addition, the Company would be required to notify Nasdaq of its intent to cure the minimum bid price deficiency, which may include, if necessary, implementing a reverse stock split.

 

If the Company does not regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule by the Compliance Date and is not eligible for an additional compliance period at that time, the Staff will provide written notification to the Company that its common stock may be delisted. The Company would then be entitled to appeal the Staff’s determination to a NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel and request a hearing. There can be no assurance that, if the Company does appeal the delisting determination by the Staff to the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel, that such appeal would be successful.

 

The Company intends to monitor the closing bid price of its common stock and may, if appropriate, consider available options to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule, which could include effecting a reverse stock split. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to regain compliance with the Bid Price Rule.

 

Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant's Certifying Accountant.

 

On November 21, 2022, the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Audit Committee”) of the Company dismissed PWR CPA, LLP (“PWR”) as its independent registered public accounting firm, effective as of such date.

 

The report of PWR on the Company’s financial statements as of September 30, 2020 and 2021 did not contain an adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, and was not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope, or accounting principles, other than an explanatory paragraph relating to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. During the Company’s two most recent fiscal years ended September 30, 2020 and 2021, and through November 21, 2022, the date of PWR’s dismissal, there were no: (1) disagreements (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions to Item 304 of Regulation S-K) with PWR on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedures, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of PWR , would have caused PWR to make reference to the matter in its report on the financial statements for such year.

 

 

 

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The Company has provided PWR with a copy of the foregoing disclosures and requested that it furnish a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether or not it agrees with the above statements, and, if not, stating the respects in which it does not agree. A copy of such letter is filed as Exhibit 16.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 

On November 21, 2022, the Audit Committee approved the appointment of BF Borgers CPA, PC (“BF Borgers”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2022.

 

During the Company’s two most recent fiscal years ended September 30, 2020 and 2021, and through November 21, 2022, neither the Company nor anyone on their behalf consulted with BF Borgers with respect to either (i) the application of accounting principles to a specific transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Company’s financial statements, and neither written nor oral advice was provided to the Company that BF Borgers concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to any accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue; (ii) any matter that was either the subject of disagreement (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions to Item 304 of Regulation S-K) or a reportable event (as described in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K).

 

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit No. Description

 

16.1 Letter dated November 23, 2022 from PWR CPA, LLP to the SEC
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

 

EBET, INC.

Date:  November 23, 2022  
  By:       /s/ Matthew Lourie                    
               Matthew Lourie
               Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EX-16.1 2 ebet_ex1601.htm LETTER DATED NOVEMBER 23, 2022 FROM PWR CPA, LLP TO THE SEC

Exhibit 16.1

 

 

United States Securities and Exchange Commission

Office of the Chief Accountant

100 F Street, N.E.

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Ladies and Gentleman:

 

We have read the statements under Item 4.01 in the Form 8-K dated November 23, 2022, of EBET, Inc. (the “Company”) to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and we agree with such statements therein as related to our firm. We have no basis to agree or disagree with the other statements made by the Company in the Form 8-K.

 

Sincerely,

 

/s/ PWR CPA, LLP

PWR CPA, LLP

 

Houston, Texas

November 23, 2022