Resort is first to offer lines for all regular season games, Weeks 1 through 17
LAS VEGAS – (July 21, 2009) – The M Resort Spa & Casino announced that it is the first casino in America to offer sports bettors the opportunity to bet on all 2009 NFL regular season games before the games begin and throughout the 17-week season. The M Resort, which opened on March 1, has turned the tables on resort-casino architecture, amenities, service and now on the way guests bet on sporting events.
Joseph A. Magliarditi, M Resort Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, commented, “I am extremely pleased to offer our customers this rare opportunity. The ability to place bets on all NFL games in the upcoming season is only available at the M Resort. Our Race and Sports Book Director, Lou D’Amico, is an NFL odds making expert and his team extensively researched each matchup to produce these lines.”
Lou D’Amico has over 30 years of experience making odds for professional football, as well as handicapping thoroughbred horse racing. “Lou’s knowledge of all sports and professional football in particular is unsurpassed in the industry,” Mr. Magliarditi added.
Prior to the first game of the season the lines will move based on the money wagered, as well as any significant injuries that occur during training camps and the preseason. During the season the lines will update every Tuesday morning, taking into account the results of the previous week’s games. Mr. D’Amico noted that the following wagering rules apply:
• The bet numbers govern all wagers
• The odds are subject to change
• The game must be played within one week of scheduled date of action
• Tickets should be checked before leaving the counter
• No voids or changes will be made once the customer leaves the window
The M Resort will take bets of up to $1,000 for the NFL lines and parlays are available up to six teams. The parlay wagers can come from any game during the season and are not limited to only one particular week’s contests.
“One of our customers is a die hard Atlanta Falcons fan. He flew to Las Vegas to visit the M just so he could place bets on all 16 of the Falcons’ regular season games,” Mr. D’Amico said. “I think this speaks volumes about the excitement this product is generating. It’s truly unique and a perfect example of the innovative betting options available at the M Race and Sports Book,” he added.
The M Resort partnered with gaming technology innovator, Cantor Gaming, whose systems have been instrumental to implementing “In-Running™” betting at the M Race and Sports Book for sports including NCAA and NBA basketball, Major League Baseball, the U.S. Open of Golf and horse racing’s Triple Crown. In-Running™ enables the M’s patrons to bet on sporting events before and throughout the event. The NFL lines are a further extension of the impressive offerings the M is making available to its patrons to enhance their sports wagering experience.
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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