What’s next for Caesars, Eldorado merger now that shareholders have approved deal? David Danzis, Press of Atlantic City · November 25, 2019 at 6:06 am The multibillion-dollar merger of Eldorado Resorts Inc. and Caesars Entertainment Corp. was approved by shareholders of both companies last week, putting the completion of the deal to create the country’s largest gaming operator on the shoulders of federal and state regulators. The Federal Trade Commission will be the first regulatory body to review the details of the $17.3 billion merger that would create the United States’ largest owner and operator of gaming assets with nearly 60 properties in 18 states. The FTC will conduct a preliminary review of the merger to determine whether it raises any antitrust concerns that warrant closer examination, according to the agency. The FTC review is expected to take place in December.