System supplier Cantor Gaming, operator of the race and sports book at the new M Resort, is preparing for the first big test of its software that allows in-game wagering-the Major League Baseball season.
Cantor’s system will allow customers to make proposition bets on aspects of games while the game is in progress-wagers on the next hit, the next home run or RBI, etc.
“We’ve been applying our ideas to mobile gaming and in-running wagering for some time,” Cantor CEO Lee Amaitis said recently. “Finally, we got to a place where we can showcase products.”
The system will eventually offer bettors the option of using hand-held, mobile devices to make in-game wagers. That feature of the system is slated to be operational by May 2, the date of the Kentucky Derby.
Amaitis says the baseball season will allow the sports book to fine-tune the in-game wagering system in time for its next big test, the NFL season.
“You can do so many things in a baseball game,” he said. “I think it will enhance baseball betting and allow us to see what we need to do to improve the product when football arrives.”