Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment Complete Merger
Press release: Reno and Las Vegas, Nev. (July 20, 2020) – Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (“Caesars,” “Caesars Entertainment”, or the “Company”, formerly known as Eldorado Resorts, Inc. or “Eldorado”) announced today that it completed its acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (“CEC”). The transaction creates the largest casino and entertainment company in the U.S.
The transaction further enhances Caesars’ position as the leading regional and destination gaming operator in the U.S. The combined company owns and operates more than 55 casino properties worldwide, including an iconic portfolio of eight casino hotel properties on the Las Vegas Strip. Additionally, Caesars owns or operates casinos in 16 states across the U.S. including Nevada, Colorado, Missouri, Iowa, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Arizona, North Carolina, California and Maryland.
“We are pleased to have completed this transformative merger, thus making us the premier leader in gaming and hospitality. We look forward to executing on the numerous opportunities ahead to create value for all stakeholders,” said Tom Reeg, CEO of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. “Additionally, we are pleased to welcome all of our Team Members to the combined company, and we look forward to implementing all of the strategic initiatives that will position the company for continued growth.”
Combining CEC and Eldorado will further solidify the award-winning Caesars Rewards as the largest and most rewarding loyalty program in the industry with over 60 million members. This provides even more benefits to current and future Caesars Rewards members, offering more ways to play and earn reward credits and experiences. CEC is also known as a pioneer in the gaming industry for its longstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility. This includes an even greater emphasis on diversity and inclusion programs, and gender equity initiatives.
J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse and Macquarie Capital served as financial advisors to Eldorado.
Milbank LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP served as Eldorado’s legal counsel. PJT Partners LP served as financial advisor to CEC. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP served as legal counsel to CEC.