Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. receive approval from gaming commission
LAS VEGAS – Caesars Entertainment Corporation, owners of Harrah’s Reno, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe and Harvey’s Lake Tahoe, and Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc., announced that the Nevada Gaming Commission has granted the necessary regulatory approvals required for the merger of Caesars Acquisition Company into Caesars Entertainment and for the reorganization of CEOC.
The approval granted by the Nevada Gaming Commission follows the recommendation earlier in the month of the Nevada Casino Control Board. In addition to Nevada, the companies have received approvals from gaming authorities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Caesars Entertainment and CEOC continue to engage with regulators in Louisiana and Missouri where approvals are required for certain aspects of CEOC’s restructuring.
“Gaining approval in our home state of Nevada is especially gratifying as we near the conclusion of CEOC’s restructuring process,” said Mark Frissora, President and Chief Executive Officer of Caesars Entertainment. “I am optimistic about the future of our company and its continued growth and contributions in Nevada.”
Stockholders of Caesars Entertainment and Caesars Acquisition have also approved the previously announced Merger of both companies, as well as a number of other matters related to the restructuring of CEOC and its emergence from bankruptcy.
The Merger of Caesars Entertainment and Caesars Acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including the completion of CEOC’s restructuring. CEOC’s restructuring is subject to the completion of the Merger, certain financing activities and lease documentation and other customary closing conditions. Caesars Entertainment currently anticipates completing the Merger and CEOC’s restructuring in the first week of October.
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