CEO Lee Amaitis (center) recently opened the Cantor Gaming Atlantis sports book; some say he is under federal scrutiny now
Maybe Not a goes by in the gaming universe without someone in a position of power somewhere being scrutinized by the feds anymore, it seems day. Now Cantor Gaming CEO Lee Amaitis is under the limelight, according to the The Wall Street Journal, on the layer tail of colleague Michael Colbert Cantor's now released vice president of danger management who pled guilty month that is just last knowingly accepting unlawful bets.
Denial from the Top
Parent company Cantor Fitzgerald was quick to deny the rumor, however, saying in a issued statement: 'We feel compelled to address this irresponsible 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 course, Anthony Weiner also vehemently denied he was still sexting, so there you go regarding denials of rumors.
Accepting wagers from 'runners' people whom place wagers for an operation is illegal in Nevada, where Cantor Gaming is headquartered.
It could 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 into the Bahamas. The company now has eight sports publications in Las Vegas, runs the Palms Casino poker space, and provides mobile betting apps, combined with new Atlantis book, which is their first run outside of Nevada.