Icahn Bets on Caesars' Sale: Report

Caesars Entertainment Corp.'s (CZR) latest gamble could on be itself, according to a published report Thursday.

Carl Icahn -- the billionaire activist investor -- is urging the casino company to "explore a sale," according to The Wall Street Journal report, which said the company had received two recent offers. 

An email to a Caesars' spokesperson seeking comment was not immediately returned.

According to the Journal, Icahn, who owns about 10% of the company, is betting that other owners would better manage the company. It noted that Eldorado Resorts Inc. and Golden Nugget LLC both approached Caesars in recent months. 

Founded in Nevada in 1937, Caesars Entertainment runs resorts and casinos under the brands Caesars, Harrah's and Horseshoe.

The company is slated to release its fourth-quarter results on Feb. 21. The company is expected to report a loss of 15 cents a share on sales of $2.1 billion, based on a FactSet survey of 8 analysts. In the same period a year ago the company posted a loss of 4 cents a share on sales of $2 billion. 

The stock has fallen 6.21% since the company last reported earnings on Nov. 1.