MGM Resorts Reportedly Making New Entain Offer Push

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Earlier this year Entain's board of directors rejected a purchase offer from MGM Resorts, but it looks like the latter may be accumulating assets for a second bid on the business.

The earlier bid of $11 billion was rejected as being too low, but news this week showed that MGM Resorts sold its share of MGM Growth Properties. That movement could give MGM the cash it needs to put forth a more competitive offer. The closure of the sale would see MGM with $11.6 billion in domestic operations liquidity, which could help facilitate the financing of an Entain purchase.

Entain is a huge gaming operator that oversees mega-brands like Ladbrokes, Coral, Gala Casino, and more.

American betting groups have been going all-in with European online betting firms, as they're relying on them to help launch into the growing online gaming market throughout the United States. Caesars Entertainment recently purchased UK betting group William Hill, while Bally's Corporation has signed a purchase deal with Gamesys.

Both companies have not commented on the potential of a new offer, but Entain shares rose 8% on the news.

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