Cantor Gaming CEO Under Possible Investigation by Feds
CEO Lee Amaitis (center) recently opened the Cantor Gaming Atlantis sports book; some say he is under federal scrutiny now
Maybe Not a day goes by in the gaming world without someone in a position of power somewhere being scrutinized by the feds anymore, this indicates. Now Cantor Gaming CEO Lee Amaitis is under the spotlight, according to the The Wall Street Journal, on the coating 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 from the Top
Parent business Cantor Fitzgerald was quick to deny the rumor, however, saying in an issued statement: ‘We feel compelled to address this irresponsible and baseless rumor. The notion that Lee Amaitis is a target of federal prosecutors or which he participated in illegal bookmaking is false and baseless.’
Of course, Anthony Weiner additionally vehemently denied he was still sexting, so there you go with regards to denials of rumors.
Accepting wagers from ‘runners’ people who spot wagers for an operation is illegal in Nevada, where Cantor Gaming is headquartered.
It might definitely behoove the sports book company to distance themselves from any further insinuations of illegalities, given that Amaitis just attended opening ceremonies for the Cantor that is new Gaming and recreations books at the Atlantis Casino on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The company now has eight sports books in Las Vegas, runs the Palms Casino poker space, and offers mobile betting apps, along with the new Atlantis book, that is their first run outside of Nevada.