Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERI) (“Eldorado,” “Eldorado Resorts” or the “Company”) announced today that the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) has accepted a proposed consent order, which concludes the FTC’s Hart-Scott-Rodino review of Eldorado’s pending merger (the “Merger”) with Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR) (“Caesars”). The FTC’s acceptance of the consent order satisfies all required antitrust clearances for the Merger.
The consummation of the Merger remains subject to the satisfaction of other closing conditions, including receipt of all consents and approvals from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Nevada Gaming Commission, New Jersey Casino Control Commission, Indiana Gaming Commission and Indiana Horse Racing Commission.
“We are delighted to announce the FTC’s approval of our planned Merger with Caesars, which is expected to create the largest owner and operator of U.S. gaming assets. We look forward to completing the Merger, subject to receipt of the remaining consents and approvals from regulators in Nevada, New Jersey and Indiana,” said Tom Reeg, Chief Executive Officer of Eldorado Resorts.