Caesars said that the deal has also “received approvals from the Mississippi Gaming Commission on November 19, 2020, and the West Virginia Lottery on December 16, 2020.” Additionally, the combination requires the English High Court's final approval and administrative and post-closing approvals from other U.S. agencies.
Caesars had announced the acquisition of William Hill in a transaction worth £2.9 billion ($3.7 billion) in October. The deal is part of the company's plan to expand its presence in the fast-growing US sports-betting market. Caesars continues to expect to close the deal in March 2021.
Last week, Caesars announced the divestment of its Southern Indiana operation to Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for $250 million.