Friday, August 20, 2010

LVSC on New Path Without Kenny White

   by Matt Youmans
   Las Vegas Review-Journal
In the middle of the desert, Lee Amaitis and Kenny White, two powerful figures in Nevada's sports gaming industry, squared off for a Wild West-style shootout. When the smoke cleared, one was going down.

Movie trailers are dramatic like that. But in reality, that's not how White's dismissal from Las Vegas Sports Consultants went down.
No parting shots were fired, and, to be honest, the two men did not even exchange words before or after White, LVSC's former chief operating officer, was let go Aug. 3.
"I'm not going to comment on Kenny's departure," said Amaitis, president and chief executive officer of Cantor Gaming, which owns LVSC and operates the M Resort sports book. "It's not my policy to talk about people no longer in the firm."

It's an admirable policy, and White, a highly respected oddsmaker, also is choosing the high road.
"As long as I can remember, the sports gaming industry has been a huge passion for me. For 23 years I've devoted every ounce of energy to serving the sports books of Nevada to the best of my ability," White said. "I'd like to thank the many sports book directors, supervisors and my staff for making it a tremendously rewarding experience."

White added that he's "extremely happy" and looking into new business ventures on the other side of the counter. He's also a candidate to be the next baseball coach at Bishop Gorman High School.

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  1. It's about time this town moved on from the old regime. Maybe they can get rid of Art Manteris next, and the town can actually run some good sportsbooks. Nothing personal against White or Manteris, i'm sure they are decent guys, but this is a big step in the right direction for sportsbetting in Nevada.

  2. The M's theory of holding less while attempting to handle more definitey provides some value for the players.