The Plaza Hotel and Casino and Cantor Gaming have entered into a long-term agreement for Cantor Gaming to operate the race and sports book at the recently renovated Plaza Hotel property. This transaction will also introduce mobile gaming to the heart of downtown Las Vegas.

The exclusive long term agreement, commencing in early 2012, will bring Cantor Gaming's cutting edge technology-including mobile gaming, dynamic in-running technology and wagering options-to sports betting customers at the Plaza, in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.

“By teaming with Cantor Gaming, we will not only have the best sports book in the area, but will also be the first resort in downtown Las Vegas to introduce mobile gaming, a truly exciting milestone,” said Tony Santo, president and CEO of Santo Gaming, the licensee of Play LV, the operator of the Plaza Hotel and Casino. “We are excited to offer a fully refurbished race and sports book next year. We are confident that with Cantor Gaming, we will introduce an unforgettable sports wagering experience in downtown Las Vegas that matches the stylish, comfortable and classic Las Vegas experience that we have created at the Plaza.”

The Plaza Hotel is just the latest in a string of Las Vegas properties signed by Cantor. Recently, the company announced it has received final licensing approval by the Nevada Gaming Commission and Gaming Control Board to operate the Race & Sports Books at The Venetian and The Palazzo. With these approvals in place, Cantor Gaming will begin operating the Race & Sports book at Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo on Sept. 1. Cantor is constructing an entirely new race and sports book at The Venetian that will feature its technology platform and sports trading environment, providing patrons with a luxury sports trading experience.

Completion of the Venetian race and sports book is expected in early November.

Cantor Gaming is an affiliate of the global financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, which has over 65 years experience and expertise of highly secure, real-time financial transaction processing, management and execution. Cantor Gaming is the first company licensed by the Nevada Gaming Commission to manufacture, distribute and operate a mobile gaming system in the state and provides casinos with a complete mobile gaming solution, including a proprietary wireless gaming system, full back-office infrastructure and a portfolio of casino games.