A little snooping leads this writer to believe that, after working on the deal for a long time, these rumors are likely true and that January 1st would begin the dawn of a new era with Caesars' sportsbooks.
Since this is still in the rumor stage nothing has been officially announced. But, a January 1 date would give time for Cantor Gaming to have their systems in place at the nine Las Vegas Caesars properties and possibly properties in Reno, Lake Tahoe and Laughlin, too. Just in time for the Super Bowl.
Since Cantor Gaming is an outside vendor, they don't provide drink tickets or comps for the casinos they're located inside of. We haven't placed a wager on a game at an MGM Resorts property recently but, at a minimum, this consolidation will bring an end to any chance at scoring a free drink with any of your sports bets at half the casinos on The Strip.
On the positive side, Cantor Gaming renovating any Caesars Entertainment sportsbook will bring beautiful, crisp TV screens. And, half the fun of betting on sports is being able to watch the games. We'll keep an eye on an official announcement.