Outrageous pronouncements, simple statements and words of wisdom.
“This gives us an opportunity to move into the e-commerce side of gaming. We feel that’s where it’s going in the future.”
—Jose “Moke” Simon III, chairman of the Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians, a small, rural tribe in California that supports Proposition 27, which would legalize online sports betting in the Golden State
“This has always been a ballot initiative that is going to be won with an air and ground game. This opposition speaks more to the ground game than anything else. However, there is still roughly 30 percent of the vote that doesn’t identify with a party sitting out there.”
—Brendan Bussmann of Las Vegas-based B Global, commenting on the competitiveness of Proposition that would legalize online sports betting in California, and the formidable opposition ranged against it
“The cost of simply doing business is rising at an exponential rate. If urgent action isn’t taken soon, continued energy price increases could have a catastrophic impact across the hospitality and leisure sector, including hitting our members.”
—Michael Dugher, chief executive officer of the U.K. Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) on the devastating effects of rising energy costs
“If I’m sending them 1,000 customers a month, I’m important. And if I’m sending them 10,000 customers a month, I am something between important and critical.
—Chris Grove, a sports betting investor and co-founder at Acies Investments, talking about a new service called OddsJam which finds favorable odds for bettors.