Cantor Data Services Launches Two Daily Fantasy Basketball Leagues On Cantor Fantasy Sports(TM)

Unique fantasy handicap combines fair play with competitive balance and offers the ultimate fantasy sports experience for NBA enthusiasts

Oct 30, 2012, 09:00 ET from Cantor Data Services

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantor Data Services, a subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald, today announced the launch of two daily fantasy basketball leagues: Cantor 5™ and Cantor Top Tier™ for NBA, now available at:  Both leagues offer the ultimate fantasy basketball experience and combine fair play with competitive balance.    Registered users can enjoy a range of interactive features available at Cantor Fantasy Sports™, including public chat sessions, managed friendship lists, leaderboards and scoreboards.


"We are pleased to introduce two daily fantasy basketball leagues that offer fantasy enthusiasts the latest in flexible play and entertainment," said Matthew Holt, Vice President of Fantasy Games.  He continued: "The launch of Cantor 5™ and Cantor Top Tier™ for NBA, follows the launch last month of two weekly fantasy football leagues and reaffirms our commitment to providing a revolutionary, social fantasy sports platform that combines fair play with competitive balance."

Cantor 5™ offers a daily fantasy basketball league.  Participants can select a team of five players consisting of one center, two forwards and two guards. A fantasy line will be given for two teams. The fantasy scores of all users will be added up and the fantasy line is applied to determine the winner.

Also a daily fantasy basketball league, Cantor Top Tier™ for NBA allows participants to select from tiers, rather than through a fantasy line.  Tiers of basketball players are grouped by a similar fantasy value and participants can select one player from each tier to form their fantasy team. After the first game begins, participants can monitor their fantasy points based performance on a side by side live scoreboard. Participants can draft as many rosters and enter them in as many leagues as they would like.

For more details or to register for an account, please visit the Cantor Fantasy Sports™ website at:  

Players can learn to play by entering one of many free leagues.  Those competing in a pay league must be at least 18 years old and reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Alaska, California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

About Cantor Fitzgerald

Cantor Fitzgerald, a leading global financial services firm at the forefront of financial and technological innovation, has been a proven and resilient leader for over 65 years. Cantor is a preeminent capital markets investment bank serving more than 5,000 institutional clients around the world, recognized for its strengths in institutional equity and fixed income sales and trading and for its expanding presence serving the middle market with investment and banking services, prime brokerage, and commercial real estate financing. Cantor Fitzgerald also is a leader in new businesses including advisory and asset management services, gaming technology, e-commerce and other ventures.

Note to Editors: Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. is the parent entity of Cantor Data Services.

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