In news around the web this past week, Cantor Gaming and Palms Casino Resort announced the launch of a poker room. According to the press release, Cantor Gaming® and Palms Casino Resort signed a long-term agreement to operate a poker area within its Cantor Race & Sports Book, currently under construction at Palms, which is scheduled to open in early May.
This news is on the heels of a recent partnership forged by new hotel President Joe Magliarditi and officials at Cantor Gaming, for a new race and sports book being built into the space formerly occupied by the original book. The target date for a soft opening is May 3 or 4, with the official unveiling May 5, in time to take bets for the Kentucky Derby.
The poker room will be located within the newly refurbished Cantor Race & Sports Book at Palms. There will be eight poker tables in total, offering live poker and live dealers. The poker room will be significantly improved, set off by glass panels and open to the big-wallet players. “We’ll have 30-foot-high ceilings, new tables, rich wood and stone in there. The room should be a lot more appealing,” Magliarditi said. “We wanted the poker room integrated with the sports book because we think there is a lot of crossover play between sports players and poker players. We strongly believe we’ll get a lot of business from the Strip. If you can’t make a big bet at Mirage, you can come across the bridge (or the I-15 overpass on Flamingo Road) and make that bet at the Palms.”
Joseph A. Magliarditi, President of Palms, said, “We are excited to further our relationship with Cantor Gaming, reputed for its creative and innovative approach to sports wagering and mobile casino games. Our decision to relocate the poker room to the new race and sports book was a natural one given the synergies that exist between poker players and sports bettors. We are confident that a sleek new poker room will be a spectacular addition to our resort and one that offers poker fans the ultimate in poker playing experiences.”
Lee M. Amaitis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Gaming, said, “We are honored that Palms has chosen us to manage their poker area. There is a natural overlap between sports bettors and poker players and by situating poker within the sports book we can offer customers maximum entertainment and convenience.“
Reported by Maggie B.