by Hillary LaClair, Senior Editor
Following a deal with Cantor Gaming, the $1 billion M Resort, Spa and Casino in Las Vegas may soon see on-premises mobile gaming. The server-based gaming system that would be exclusive M Resort is still subject to the approval of the Nevada Gaming Commission and Nevada Control Board.
If approved, Cantor’s mobile gaming software, complete with full “back-office” infrastructure and a wide array of games, is scheduled to be launched in the spring of 2009. The system would have an online casino feel to players, offering games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and poker. Customers can open and fund a player account straight from the mobile device. Guests will still have to play within the casino’s property, but areas outside of the casino floor like the pool, lobby, bars, restaurants and convention centers, providing for an easily accessible gaming platform. Additionally, using portable apparatus within the designated areas, players can make unique bets in M Resort’s race books and sports books.
Cantor Gaming, through years spent developing and testing this technology, and lobbying with the Nevada Gaming Commission, received a manufacturer’s license in May of 2006; the first of its kind. Cantor is largely responsible for Nevada legislation that allows wireless mobile gaming in a casino resort. They are an affiliate of Cantor Fitzgerald LP, and offer cutting-edge technology for both mobile gaming as well as online gaming. By making use of the mobile gaming platform, casinos will turn their down time into revenue.
Cantor Gaming also offers a fully outsourced, online “white label” gaming to companies outside of the U.S. wishing to “leverage consumer brands.” The online gaming solution is fully compliant with gambling laws worldwide. The online casinos that Cantor supports offer a multiplayer format, a mobile casino, online poker, a safe and secure payment interface, advanced management information reporting system, banking and accounting functions and a bonus management system.
M Resort, Spa and Casino encompass 90 acres of land on the corner of the St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard. It provides a superb view for guests of the Las Vegas Skyline. The resort has over 92,000 square feet of gaming space and 60,000 square feet of conference space. M Resort holds 390 guest rooms, a spa and fitness center, eight restaurants, four bars, an entertainment venue, retail outlets, a 100,000 square feet pool area, and a 63,000 square foot movie entertainment theatre with 14 screens. If the mobile gaming platform is added to the mix, it would surely make an ideal vacation area.
“We want to provide our guests with the best overall gaming experience available. Cantor Gamin is an industry leader in the mobile gaming market and shares in our commitment to provide guests with an unparalleled gaming experience,” said M Resort’s Executive Vice President, Joseph A. Magliarditi.
“We are excited to have entered into a long-term partnership with the M Resort, Spa and Casino,” said Lee Amaitis, Cantor Gaming President. “Cantor has long been committed to developing and delivering state-of-the-art technology to enhance the gaming experience. We are looking forward to bringing this advanced gaming technology to the M Resort.”