Eldorado Resorts becomes gambling giant with Caesars deal

  • Eldorado will be closing the deal over the next days and by doing so they will own 52 properties across the country
  • Eldorado’s biggest investor, billionaire Carl Icahn, owns 10% of the combined company’s shares. 
  • Eldorado announced that they will not be closing Caesars, Harrah’s and the Tropicana, dedicating $400 million to improving the properties over the next 3 years. 
  • Eldorado has its headquarters in Reno, Nevada and the company already agreed to partner with casinos in Nevada, Louisiana, West Virginia, and Missouri. 
  • Experts believe that the deal will eventually bring more investments to Atlantic City helping raise competition and the overall quality of service offered.

Last Friday, the biggest casino company agreed on closing a deal with New Jersey gambling regulators allowing Nevada’s Eldorado Resorts to buy Caesars Entertainment. 

Eldorado is offering to buy Caesars’ stock at $12.3 per share, paying $8.70 in cash and the rest in Eldorado shares. This arrangement will allow Eldorado to own 56% of the merged company. 

Furthermore, the company will continue to operate under the name Caesars Entertainment in the stock market. 

Commissioner Alisa Cooper said, “The stakes could not be any higher.”

Eldorado will be finalising the deal over the next days and by doing so they will own 52 properties across the country. 

Currently, Eldorado owns resorts like Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood, Flamingo, and Linq. 

It is worth mentioning that Eldorado’s biggest investor, Billionaire Carl Icahn, owns 10% of the combined company’s shares.  

Approval in New Jersey was the final hurdle

New Jersey managed to successfully remove restrictions blocking casino development by other property owners. 

Experts believe that this will eventually bring more investments to Atlantic City and help raise competition to elevate the quality of service offered.

Martin Perry, consultant and head of the economic department at the University of Illinois, said, “lifting restriction blocking other casino developments will help upgrade the casinos and hotel rooms which will attract more customers.”

He said, “These properties have to be invested in if they are going to be competitive with the other major resort in town.”

The Federal Trade Commission recently accepted Eldorado’s bid after the Nevada gambling regulators approved the buyout. 

Eldorado announced that they will not be closing Caesars, Harrah’s and the Tropicana. Over and above they will be investing $400 million in improving the properties over the next 3 years. 

Eldorado wins U.S. antitrust approval for Caesars casino deal

The Federal Trade Commission signed off on a deal after agreeing to sell casinos to resolve competition concerns. 

The new company will operate under Caesars’ name and according to Reeg, a former bond-fund analyst and merger, “The new company is expected to focus on the fast-growing business f sports betting, while cutting back on the customer incentives that have historically heated into casinos profit.”

Eldorado has its headquarters in Reno, Nevada. The company already agreed to partner with casinos in Nevada, Louisiana, West Virginia, and Missouri. 

I'm Adam Shaw, Senior Editor and one of the first members at VegasSlots. I'm a massive football sports fan but also love casinos and occasional trips to Las Vegas. Gaming runs in the family

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