Cantor Gaming® And Celebrity Cruises® Team Up For Cruise Industry’s First Mobile Gaming App
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 24, 2013 — Cantor Gaming® and Celebrity Cruises® are announcing today that they have entered into an agreement to provide the cruise industry’s first complete mobile casino gaming solution. Known for its authentic, premium vacation experiences, Celebrity’s ships are an ideal setting for Cantor Gaming’s innovative mobile gaming technology, offering a wide selection of casino-style games to Celebrity’s guests. The new program will offer Celebrity’s guests yet another opportunity to enjoy rich entertainment in a convenient, fun way while onboard.
“We are excited to partner with Celebrity Cruises and bring our premier mobile gaming technology to its high-end ships, allowing passengers to play our popular suite of casino games while enjoying their vacation,” said Lee M. Amaitis, President and CEO of Cantor Gaming®. “This is an important milestone for us, as it marks our first venture bringing our mobile gaming platform to the cruise industry.”
Celebrity’s guests will be able to play the full suite of Cantor Gaming® mobile casino games on their personal smartphones and tablets by downloading the application, which is compatible with Apple® and Android™ devices. The free download will be available to Celebrity customers across its shipboard wi-fi network. These games will include a selection of slots, table games and video poker, all of which will be available on the Cantor Gaming mobile gaming platform. The new technology will be installed on Celebrity’s five award-winning Solstice Class ships and four popular, recently “Solsticized” Millennium Class ships, in the coming months.
Celebrity Cruises’ Senior Vice President of Operations Greg Purdy said, “We are delighted to bring Cantor Gaming’s innovative mobile gaming solution into our modern luxury vacation offering. This state-of-the-art technology allows guests to play outside of the action-filled casino, whether relaxing by the pool, or waiting for their partner to get ready for their night of onboard dining and drinks, and will be an excellent addition to the edgy entertainment we offer onboard.” He continued: “Cantor Gaming’s modern approach to mobile gaming will help us ensure that our guests have an unmatched experience on our luxurious ships.”
Once guests have downloaded the Cantor Mobile Casino™ application they will be invited to create a “virtual wallet” at the ship’s casino desk to activate and fund their account, following which they can enjoy a broad selection of games on their personal mobile devices anywhere onboard the ship while it is in international waters.
About Cantor Gaming®
At Cantor Gaming®, we have built upon Cantor Fitzgerald’s legacy of integrity and excellence and its unmatched financial technology to create an innovative and unique gaming system that is revolutionizing the gaming experience in Las Vegas. Cantor Gaming® is the first company licensed by the Nevada Gaming Commission to manufacture, distribute and operate a mobile gaming system in the state. We operate race and sports books across eight Las Vegas resorts, providing our patrons with an array of over the counter and account-based race and sports wagering at betting carrels, as well as casino-style mobile gaming.
Cantor Gaming® offers casinos the convenience of complete mobile gaming and race and sports book solutions, including proprietary wireless gaming and sports book system, full back-office infrastructure and a portfolio of casino games and wagering products. In addition, sports betting fans can wager on-the-go from anywhere within the state of Nevada with our mobile sports wagering application compatible with Android™ and Apple® computer software and peripherals, or by using their personal computing devices, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones with our Wi-Fi enabled sports wagering solution. We are passionate about applying technology to transform gaming and we are continuously using innovations in the operation of our race and sports books, and enhancing our products and technology, to offer customers a unique and memorable gaming experience. Cantor Gaming® is an affiliate of the global financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, which has over 65 years experience and unparalleled expertise of highly secure, real-time financial transaction processing, management, and execution. Known globally for superior financial technology and real-time and secure execution of financial transactions, Cantor’s clients include the world’s leading banks and trading firms. Cantor’s technology drives over $500 billion in transactions for the world’s capital markets every day.
About Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide, all created to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers’ precious time. Celebrity Cruises’ 11 ships offer modern luxury vacations visiting all seven continents. Celebrity also presents immersive cruisetour experiences in Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Europe and South America. Celebrity is one of five cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL). For more information, dial 1-800-437-3111 or call your travel agent.