Cantor Gaming CEO Under Possible Investigation by Feds
CEO Lee Amaitis (center) recently launched the Cantor Gaming Atlantis sports book; some say he is under federal scrutiny now
Not a day goes by in the gaming world without someone in a position of energy someplace being scrutinized by the feds anymore, it seems. Now Cantor Gaming CEO Lee Amaitis is under the spotlight, according to the The Wall Street Journal, on the coat tail of colleague Michael Colbert Cantor’s now released vice president of risk management whom pled guilty just last month to knowingly accepting illegal bets.
Denial through the Top
Parent company Cantor Fitzgerald was fast to deny the rumor, however, saying in a issued statement: ‘We feel compelled to address this reckless and baseless rumor. The notion that Lee Amaitis is a target of federal prosecutors or that he participated in unlawful bookmaking is false and baseless.’
Of program, Anthony Weiner additionally vehemently denied he was still sexting, therefore there you go when it comes to denials of rumors.
Accepting wagers from ‘runners’ people whom spot bets for an operation is illegal in Nevada, where Cantor Gaming is headquartered.
It would definitely behoove the sports book company to distance themselves from any further insinuations of illegalities, given that Amaitis just attended opening ceremonies for a new Cantor Gaming race and sports books at the Atlantis Casino on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The company now has eight sports publications in Las Vegas, operates the Palms Casino poker space, and offers mobile betting apps, along with the Atlantis that is new book which is their first run outside of Nevada.