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 universe without someone in a position of energy somewhere being scrutinized by the feds anymore, it appears. 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 risk management whom pled guilty just last month to knowingly accepting illegal bets.
Denial from the Top
Parent company Cantor Fitzgerald was fast to deny the rumor, however, saying within an issued statement: ‘We feel compelled to address this reckless and rumor that is baseless. The notion that Lee Amaitis is a target of federal prosecutors or that he participated in unlawful bookmaking is baseless and false.’
Of course, Anthony Weiner additionally vehemently denied he was still sexting, so there you go regarding denials of rumors.
Accepting wagers from ‘runners’ people who place bets for an operation is illegal in Nevada, where Cantor Gaming is headquartered.
It would certainly 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 competition and recreations books at the Atlantis Casino on Paradise Island within the Bahamas. The company now has eight sports publications in Las Vegas, operates the Palms Casino poker room, and provides mobile betting apps, along with the Atlantis that is new book that will be their first run outside of Nevada. Continue reading