LAS VEGAS, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantor Gaming® today announced the appointment of Jeff Burge as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Burge will be responsible for strategic management of accounting and finance operations at Cantor Gaming, reporting to President and CEO Lee Amaitis. He replaces Ms. Coreen Sawdon who has resigned from Cantor Gaming to pursue other interests.
Mr. Burge joins Cantor Gaming from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, where he served as Chief Financial Officer since 2009. Mr. Burge served as Vice President of Finance at Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s Palazzo and Venetian from 2007 to 2009. Prior to this, Mr. Burge held the Vice President of Finance position at Ameristar Casino-St. Charles. Mr. Burge began his career at Harrah's Entertainment, where he held increasingly senior positions, making his way to Vice President of Finance.
Lee M. Amaitis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Gaming, said: "We are pleased to welcome Jeff to our management team. We are confident that his extensive financial knowledge and deep industry expertise will be beneficial to our business as we seek continued opportunities for growth." He continued: "In addition, we thank Corie for her work at Cantor Gaming and wish her all the best in her future pursuits."
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Burge stated: "I'm delighted to join Cantor Gaming at such an exciting time and I look forward to playing a prominent role in the management and success of Cantor Gaming's business operations."
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 operate race and sports books across seven Las Vegas resorts, providing our patrons with an array of over the counter and account-based race and sports wagering at betting carrels and on mobile phones and tablets, as well as casino-style mobile gaming. Cantor Gaming offers casinos the convenience of complete mobile gaming and race and sports book solutions, including proprietary wireless gaming and sports book system, full back-office infrastructure and a portfolio of casino games and wagering products. 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.