Penn National Gaming has received approvals from the Ohio Casino Control Commission and the Louisiana Gaming Control Board in connection with its acquisition of Pinnacle Entertainment.
The completion of the proposed transaction is contingent on receipt of additional regulatory approvals, as well as certain other conditions.
Timothy J. Wilmott, Chief Executive Officer of Penn National, said “We thank the Ohio Casino Control Commission and the Louisiana Gaming Control Board for their thorough and diligent review of our applications and filings related to our pending transaction with Pinnacle Entertainment. Our progress with the regulatory approval process remains on track, and we continue to expect the transaction to be completed in the second half of this year.”
Inclusive of the approvals from the OCCC and LGCB, Penn National has received approvals from eight gaming regulatory bodies in connection with its acquisition of Pinnacle Entertainment. In addition, on March 29, shareholders of both Penn National and Pinnacle Entertainment approved the proposed merger, with over 99% of all votes cast in flavor of the transaction.