Caesars Entertainment announced that it has received clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) to acquire UK-based gambling group William Hill. Caesars (CZR) 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.” However, the largest casino-entertainment company in the US still requires regulatory approvals from other local agencies. Caesars had announced the acquisition of William Hill (WMH) 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.