The Las Vegas Review Journal recently reported that Cantor Gaming filed a lawsuit accusing William Hill and the its US CEO Joseph Asher of having deliberately poached trade secrets and potential clients following the acquisition of Brandywine Bookmaking in 2011.
According to court papers seen by the LVRJ, Joseph Asher, who started Brandywine in 2008 after being from 2004 to 2007 the main Cantor's man in Nevada, usurped proprietary ideas and corporate opportunities that rightfully belonged to Cantor Gaming.
The sportsbook operator claims that Asher was given the opportunity of a lifetime to participate as a partner in Cantor's high technology entry into the gaming industry and in the process he became privy to revolutionary ideas in mobile gaming and sports wagering.
"I left Cantor over four years ago and Brandywine has been operating for over three years. Cantor didn't file its complaint until after we signed a deal to sell the company to William Hill. The timing says a lot. Any allegation that I have done anything wrong is ridiculous and totally false," Asher told the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Cantor Gaming, affiliate of global financial services company Cantor Fitzgerald, is a race and sportsbook operator and mobile casino games developer.
William Hill is UK’s largest bookmaker and was the first British bookmaker to be granted a license in Nevada, after it entered the US market through the acquisitions of American Wagering Inc, Brandywine Bookmaking LLC and Club Cal Neva sportsbooks.