Outrageous pronouncements, simple statements and words of wisdom.

“There is no greater priority for our MGM China management team right now and for MGM Resorts as majority shareholder than seeing us through to a successful conclusion.”
Jonathan Halkyard, chief financial officer, MGM Resorts International, who is confident the company will win a new 10-year gaming concession in Macau

“You are the majority. Get your act together. If you say, ‘Stop POGO,’ we will support you.”
Aquilino Pimentel III, Philippines Senate Minority Leader, who supports a ban on iGaming after operations allegedly engaged in human trafficking of workers

“We have assets and we should utilize them, that’s what our riders and taxpayers expect.”
Kevin Corbett, NJ Transit CEO on the agency signing a naming rights deal with BetMGM

“You know a measure is bad news when both the Democratic and Republican parties oppose it.”
Rob Stutzman, a spokesman for the No on 27 committee, which supports Proposition 26 in the November election in California. Prop 26 favors tribal casino sports betting plans

“The idea of having to issue notices to honorably operating businesses that didn’t happen to make our final cut is just untenable to me.”
Cathy Judd-Stein, chairwoman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, talking about having too many temporary sports betting licenses