By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Business Reporter
Atlantis’ new $5 million sports book has been going “gangbusters” since it opened three weeks ago, Brookfield Hospitality’s president and managing director said yesterday.
George Markantonis said: “It opened three weeks ago. It’s a 9,000 square foot brand new facility. We have brought in the same people who did it at the Venetian and Hard Rock Hotel at Las Vegas.
“It’s state-of-the-art technology. It is a casino area. It’s betting on horse racing and sports all over the world. It came at a cost of over $5 million in capital expenditures and it’s been doing gangbusters since it opened.”
The new sports book and horse race wagering facility for Atlantis customers at the property is operated by Las Vegas-based Cantor Gaming.
Atlantis reached an agreement with Cantor Gaming earlier this year to provide a complete mobile casino gaming and mobile sports wagering solution, marking the first time that the Bahamas has offered mobile gaming to tourists.
Cantor Gaming, an affiliate of Cantor Fitzgerald, operates seven sports books in Las Vegas, as well as a poker room at the Palms and mobile wager apps.
Mr Markantonis noted that the new sports book option will help to further the credibility of Atlantis’ gaming options and also make the resort much more competitive in that segment.