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Las Vegas Sands in Trouble for Advertising Cantor Gaming App

Dec 16, 2013

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The advertising of Cantor Gaming’s new gambling app on the Venetian and Palazzo websites was a point of contention during a House subcommittee hearing on the Poker Freedom Act. The hypocrisy of Las Vegas Sands opposition to online gaming while at the same time allowing Cantor Gaming to advertise its mobile apps on their websites, was highlighted.

The two websites are owned by Las Vegas Sands, therefore Andy Abboud, Senior Vice President of the company, was a witness at the hearing. Rep. Jan Schakowsky discussed the connection between Las Vegas Sands and Cantor Gaming, which provides mobile sports betting through LVS’ websites.

He qualified the situation saying, “It feels to me a little hypocritical”, because the ads were allowed by the company, which supposedly oppose online gaming. In addition the sponsor of the bill, Rep. Joe Barton, provided actual materials showing the promotional materials.

One of the discussed products provided by Cantor Gaming is a casino game app that allows players to bet on mobile casino games through a mobile device, as long as they are on the host property. Therefore, the app only works when the device is on a resort serviced by Cantor Gaming.

The other app in question is the Cantor Gaming Sports app, that is more appealing to Nevadans. Using this product players can place bets on sport events anywhere in Nevada through mobile sportsbooks. Therefore, betters don’t have to worry about visiting betting shops, turning the app into a real hit among players. Still, participants should create their account in person and deposit cash.

Going back to the hearing, while LVS allowing Cantor Gaming on its premises was pointed out as a hypocrisy, the apps are legal and their popularity is booming. Not surprisingly, Cantor Gaming did not comment the case.

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