Outrageous pronouncements, simple statements and words of wisdom

“When you have a project of this size, it’s a huge economic generator. And, that money travels around six or seven times. It’s a multiplier effect. It will be huge.”
Raymond Hitchcock, chairman of the Wilton Rancheria of Northern California, commenting on the tribe’s decision to try to build a casino resort in Elk Grove

“Because Indian self-determination is the most successful federal policy in history, we sought to ensure tribes—not the federal government—have maximum authority to design and manage their own law enforcement, health, forestry, timber, energy, economic development, and other programs.”
Ben Nighthorse Campbell, former U.S. Senator and lobbyist for the National Indian Gaming Association, writing in support of the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

“Our position is rooted in shaping policy that protects tribal rights, not give a boost to the stock prices of publicly traded companies desperate to get iPoker at any cost.”
Mark Macarro, tribal chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, defending his tribe’s continued opposition to a bill that would legalize online poker in California

“Galaxy made an enormous mistake. The other companies will make big mistakes. They’re already making big mistakes. Now don’t ask me what they’re doing because I don’t want to stop them from making mistakes in the future.”
Sheldon Adelson, chairman, Las Vegas Sands Corp., in remarks made last summer. The bad blood lingers between the Macau competitors

“AREU has advised Resorts World Sentosa to consider alternative ways of managing its manpower where possible. These could include up-skilling employees and redesigning jobs, as well as redeploying affected workers to work in other functions within the company.”
Genting Singapore Plc and Singapore’s Attractions, Resorts and Entertainment Union, in a statement on the fate of 400 workers laid off from Resorts World Sentosa 

“My sense is that they are likely to be quite dangerous devices and they’re certainly not the kind of thing that’s going to attract your high-rollers and exotic gamblers. James Packer is not going to drop into Canberra Casino in his Aston Martin and play automated table games.”
Charles Livingstone, Australian gaming expert, on the impact of new semi-automated table games to Casino Canberra. The gaming hall is trying to woo international high rollers

“In an information age where the cost of trading is very low and so much information is available, the betting markets are going to be very efficient predictors. Betting markets tell us our most likely future, and they are better than any other way of doing that.
Leighton Vaughan Williams, director of political forecasting and betting research, Nottingham Business School, on UK bookies taking bets on the EU referendum. Williams added that betting markets “are not a crystal ball”

“In the past, manufacturers would come to GLI because they needed to get a certification to put their product into a market. Really what they’re focusing on now is how to make their product as high in quality and compliant with a range of regulations besides just the gaming regulations.
Gaming Laboratories International Vice President of Global Services Ian Hughes, speaking to GGRAsia on how the company has revised testing to include security-related issues like anti-money laundering compliance and protection against cyber-attack