Outrageous pronouncements, simple statements and words of wisdom.

“You can’t lose 3 million people in May and not have some impact on numbers. The question though is: how high is up?”
Rob Goldstein, chairman and CEO, Las Vegas Sands Corp., on the slow return of visitation to Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

“The government will slowly relax the measures after zero cases, but it is impossible to relax them all at once. … Relevant plans will be announced in the future.”
Leong Iek Hou, Macau Health Bureau, on ongoing management of Covid-19 in the Chinese gaming hub. A recent surge of cases has been reduced to single digits

“(They were) squatters and trespassers who had no business holding office in Okada Manila, much less inside the golden ballroom.”
Lawyers for Kazuo Okada, describing the leadership team ousted from Okada Manila when the Philippine high court restored control to the Japanese billionaire

“We won’t be seeing any tourists. At the rate things are going, tourists may not come back until mid- or late-August.”
Stephen Lau, Macau union leader, on the dismal state of the casino business in the Chinese SAR

“Investor appetite for Macau names remains zilch.”
Stephen Wieczynski, Stifel Financial gaming analyst, on the nonexistent appeal of Macau for investors

“And when we nail New Jersey, we’ll start going to other states.
Alex Kane, Sporttrade CEO on choosing New Jersey as the first for the company’s different approach to sports wagering.

“I don’t know one constituent who wants a casino.
Brad Hoylman, New York State Senator who represents parts of Manhattan where developers want to locate a casino.