Shares in gaming operators Tabcorp and Tatts Group climbed in Sydney Monday after the companies said that they expect to finalise their AUD$6.4bn merger on November 1st.

Tabcorp said that the majority of pre-implementation regulatory approvals are now in place, with a meeting of Tatts shareholders, convened by the Supreme Court of Victoria, scheduled for October 18th to vote on the proposal.

Ahead of the Victoria shareholders meeting, Tatts has released a Scheme Booklet explaining how the merger can deliver substantial financial benefits for customers, business partners and shareholders.

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