Outrageous pronouncements, simple statements and words of wisdom.

“They’re free independent travelers, they’re gamblers, they’re premium mass, they’re tourists, they’re Chinese and non-Chinese.”
— Rob Goldstein, president and CEO, Las Vegas Sands Corp., on the wide range of guests he expects will patronize the new Macau, in particular, the Londoner on Cotai

“As the regulatory process enters its final stages, we are still not convinced that decision-makers understand that legitimate institutional investors will not seek licenses in Brazil without the guarantee of sustainable and fair regulation, which enables fair competition between operators.”
— Brazilian Institute of Responsible Gaming (IBJR), in a letter sharing its concerns over delays in implementing a regulatory framework for sports betting in Brazil

“The vast majority of the population no longer wants alcohol advertising, they demand a stop to all sponsorship of tobacco products or by sports betting providers in football. Politicians can no longer ignore that.”
— Burkhard Blienert, Germany’s Federal Drug Commissioner, proposing a ban on all public advertising of gambling, alcohol and tobacco products

“There is no place for money laundering or terrorism financing at Crown or anywhere within our communities, and we will continue to invest in developing a sophisticated and robust framework, supported by the right capabilities to combat this illegal behavior.”
— Ciarán Carruthers, CEO of Crown Resorts, in a statement responding to the company’s $294 million fine for anti-money laundering violations

“We hear a lot of words coming from Albany about ‘New York values, social equality, health care as a human right, housing for all,’ but our people do not survive on words. It is time for New York to honor its relationship with the Seneca Nation. It’s time for the state to complete fair negotiations with the Seneca.”
— Tina Abrams, senior member of the Seneca Nation of Indians tribal council, speaking at a press conference at the New York Capitol regarding the ongoing compact negotiations between the tribe and Governor Kathy Hochul.