Las Vegas – December 21, 2010 – Cantor Gaming, an affiliate of global financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, announces the opening of its newest race and sports book at the Tropicana Las Vegas. The initial phase of the Cantor Gaming race and sports book at the Tropicana will begin operations on Wednesday, Dec. 22. The temporary book is located adjacent to the site of Cantor’s brand new, approx. 4,200 square foot, state-of-the-art race and sports book, which is currently under construction. The complete new race and sports book is scheduled to open in January 2011.
In the meantime, guests can sample Cantor Gaming’s full suite of unique sports betting technology, including In-Running™, in the Ambhar Lounge at the Tropicana using Cantor Gaming’s mobile gaming devices.
Lee Amaitis, president and CEO of Cantor Gaming, commented: “The new Cantor Gaming race and sports book at the Tropicana will bring our revolutionary sports wagering technology to the all-new Tropicana on the Las Vegas strip when it opens in January 2011. Ahead of this, we are offering visitors to the Tropicana the opportunity to try our state-of-the-art In-Running™ wagering system at a satellite location within the casino. We are the only sports book operator in Las Vegas to have developed thousands of algorithms on individual player and team performances, transforming traditional wagering on a sporting event into the ability to bet on a wide range of sports in a real-time trading environment.”
The complete casino gaming experience involves a great race and sports book,” said Richard Day, Director of Player Services for Tropicana Las Vegas. “Cantor Gaming’s cutting-edge technology appeals to the Tropicana Las Vegas gamer, so we’re excited to attract players to experience the completely transformed, all-new, Tropicana Las Vegas.”
About Cantor Gaming
Cantor Gaming is an affiliate and gaming licensee of global financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald L.P., which has over 65 years of experience and unparalleled expertise of highly secure real-time, global financial transaction processing, management, and execution. Cantor and its affiliates process over $140 trillion of financial transaction securely every year over its proprietary technology platform.
Cantor Gaming is the first company licensed to manufacture, distribute, and operate a mobile gaming system by the state of Nevada and remains the world leader. Cantor Gaming was also the first company to introduce In-Running™ wagering to Las Vegas, enabling wagering on live sporting events throughout the event. Cantor Gaming is the exclusive provider of mobile gaming and In-Running™ wagering solutions to the Las Vegas Sands Corp. and is the exclusive race and sports book operator at the M Resort Spa Casino, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the Tropicana Las Vegas and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Cantor Gaming also offers mobile solutions to the gaming industry through its proprietary mobile gaming device, eDeck™ (known as Pocketcasino at the Las Vegas Sands’ Venetian and Palazzo), which offers casino customers the ability to play innovative casino games developed by Cantor Gaming including XtraOdds™ Baccarat and XtraOdds™ Blackjack, as well as new and exciting progressive jackpot games within designated areas of the casino property, away from the casino floor. For more information, please visit: www.cantorgaming.com
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About Tropicana Las Vegas
In the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip, Tropicana Las Vegas is redefining the expectations of today’s global travelers with a $180 million Phase 1 transformation scheduled for substantial completion in December 2010. The South Beach inspired changes include all new, best-in-class hotel rooms and suites, a new casino, 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting, catering and exhibit hall space, more than four acres of tropical pool area, new restaurants and bars, a new poker room, and a state-of-the-art race and sports book. Exceptional entertainment includes Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club and The Las Vegas Mob Experience, an interactive entertainment experience opening January 2011.
In addition to this transformation, the world’s largest Nikki Beach will debut in spring 2011, making it the city’s hottest destination. Nikki Beach at Tropicana Las Vegas will be the ultimate entertainment experience as the ultra lounge, nightclub and Cafe Nikki flow into the four-acre beach club.
The look and feel of the new Tropicana is vibrant and exciting, filled with the casual and sultry rhythm of a hot South Beach night. Tropicana Las Vegas is not affiliated with any other Tropicana property or brand. For additional information on events, amenities, or availability, call 1-800-GO2-TROP or visit www.troplv.com. Stay up-to-date on the latest Tropicana Las Vegas happenings by finding us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/troplv) or following along on Twitter (http://twitter.com/troplv).