LAS VEGAS, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantor Gaming® said today that it looks forward to welcoming basketball fans on Christmas Day to the long awaited opening of the 2012 NBA season at its premier Las Vegas sports books. After months of waiting, fans will be treated to an extraordinary day of five matchups that feature the top seven vote-getters of last year's MVP award. Because of the recently resolved lockout this season will consist of 66 games rather than the normal 82. The lines for each game will be posted on the day it is played.
Mike Colbert, Race & Sports Book Risk Director at Cantor Gaming, said: "We are thrilled to have the NBA back. People are very excited to kick off the season with five extremely competitive games on Christmas Day."
Mr. Colbert added, "It will be interesting to see how the teams respond to a 66 game season. They will play more back to back nights than ever before and therefore the benches will be more important." As the season kicks off, Mr. Colbert also pointed to Cantor Gaming's outlook for the season, "The Heat are the favorite to win this year's championship, followed by the Lakers, Bulls, Thunder, and Mavs."
To make a wager on games in the 2012 NBA Season fans can go to the Cantor Gaming Race & Sports books at the M Resort Spa Casino, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the Tropicana Las Vegas, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Las Vegas Sands' The Palazzo and The Venetian Las Vegas. In addition, Cantor Gaming's Android®- compatible mobile sports wagering application enables gaming fans to place wagers on all Android® devices, including cell phones, laptops and tablets.
About Cantor Gaming
At Cantor Gaming, we have built upon Cantor Fitzgerald's legacy of integrity and excellence and its unmatched financial technology to create an innovative and unique gaming system that we believe is revolutionizing the gaming experience in Las Vegas. Cantor Gaming is the first company licensed by the Nevada Gaming Commission to manufacture, distribute and operate a mobile gaming system in the state. We provide casinos with a complete mobile gaming solution, including a proprietary wireless gaming system, full back-office infrastructure and a portfolio of casino games. We are passionate about applying technology to transform gaming and we are continuously using innovations in the operation of our race and sports books, and enhancing our products and technology, to offer customers a unique and memorable gaming experience.
Cantor Gaming is an affiliate of the global financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, which has over 65 years experience and unparalleled expertise of highly secure, real-time financial transaction processing, management, and execution. Known globally for superior financial technology and real-time and secure execution of financial transactions, Cantor's clients include the world's leading banks and trading firms. Cantor's technology drives over $500 billion in transactions for the world's capital markets every day.
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