Casino operator Caesars Entertainment (CZR) - Get Report posted an adjusted loss of 6 cents a share in the second quarter, wider than analysts' calls for a loss of 3 cents.

Revenue in the quarter rose to $2.22 billion, up 4.9% from $2.12 billion a year ago, which was slightly better than expected.

Caesars said it remains committed to strengthening its operating performance.

"As we work toward successful completion of the proposed merger with Eldorado Resorts, the management team and I remain focused on improving the company's operations and financial profile through incremental revenue opportunities and operating efficiencies," said CEO Tony Rodio in a statement. "Caesars delivered solid financial results in the second quarter driven by the contribution from Centaur and strength from our Las Vegas hotel and food and beverage businesses."

This article is commentary by an independent contributor. At the time of publication, the author held TK positions in the stocks mentioned.