Thomas Reeg, chief executive of Eldorado Resorts, told analysts on Wednesday that he expects the company to complete its $17.3bn acquisition of Caesars Entertainment within the first three months of next year.
“We’re still targeting a first half of 2020 closing date,” Reeg said during the company’s third-quarter earnings conference call.
“If I were to place a bet today, I’d be betting on a first-quarter close versus a second-quarter close,” Reeg told analysts. “But we’re going through regulatory and antitrust in real time.”
Reeg’s comments came after Eldorado reported third-quarter net revenue of $663.2m, an increase of 36.1 percent on a GAAP basis and decrease of 4.1 percent on a same-store basis.