The deal that will see William Hill, the giant bookmaker, become a Caesars company, has edged closer.

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A general meeting saw the necessary majority of shareholders voting to approve the acquisition and passed a special resolution to implement it. The poll saw 86.64 per cent of the shareholding voting in favour and 13.36 per cent against.

The battle to buy out the UK bookmakers’ shops from Caesars will now commence. The US company has indicated that it would seek offers for the bookies’ shops.