FTC requests second review on Pinnacle’s proposed acquisition of Ameristar

Pinnacle Entertainment and Ameristar Casinos say they are complying with the Federal Trade Commission on a second request of information regarding Pinnacle's proposed acquisition of Ameristar.

Officials with both companies say this is not an unusual request in a merger.

Even as construction continues on the new casino site in Lake Charles, the FTC issued the request last month to ensure the companies were meeting anti-trust regulations.

The request imposed a 30-day waiting period which should be completed by next week.

The transaction is expected to close during the second or third quarter of this year.

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