Outrageous pronouncements, simple statements and words of wisdom.

“I was in Miami last week, where the restrictions have been lifted, and it was so explosive. It was busier than I’ve ever seen. I went to four or five clubs and it was wall-to-wall people, busier than any music festival than I’ve ever seen.”
Jason Strauss, Tao Group co-CEO, on the return of business to nightclubs

“The absence of many of the world’s largest gaming operators should have alarm bells ringing in Tokyo.”
Jonathan Strock, gaming consultant, on the withdrawal of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., Wynn Resorts and Caesars Resorts from IR bidding in Japan

“Workers risked their safety to make profits for NagaWorld during the pandemic and then when they need help, they’re abandoned.”
Chhim Sithar, union representative, on the planned layoffs of casino workers at NagaWorld in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

“When I look at our competition—the web, which is open and un-secure— I’d prefer sports betting be regulated within Canada, for the benefit of Canadians.”
David Wells, Canadian senator and sponsor of a bill to legalize single-event sports betting in the country

“I really hope that some of these small operators kind of turn into a David and Goliath story that we can come back in a year and talk about how well they’re doing.”
Jessica Welman, analyst, PlayMaryland.com, on sports betting legislation that provides for 60 licenses, far more than other states