Harrah's Entertainment stockholders on April 5 approved the leveraged buyout of the gaming company by a partnership between two private equity firms. Harrah's board had agreed in December to a $17.1 billion buyout offer, or $90 per share, by Hamlet Holdings. The deal would be the biggest private equity buyout of a publicly held gaming company and the seventh-largest leveraged buyout in history. It still must gain approval from gambling regulators in more than a dozen states and several ...

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