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Exterior of casino resort Belterra Park in Cincinnati will be part of a $315-million sale-leaseback with GLPI.

WYOMISSING, PA—Weeks after rumors surfaced on discussions between Penn National Gaming Inc. and Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., the two casino operators confirmed Monday that they plan to merge. Penn National has agreed to acquire Pinnacle in a cash-and-stock transaction that’s valued at approximately $2.8 billion and which is expected to close in the second half of 2018.

Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny is managing editor of Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com. He has been reporting on business since 1988 and on commercial real estate since 2007. He is based at ALM Real Estate Media Group's offices in New York City.

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