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“Our turnaround strategy has always been to identify our better customers and market to them. It’s to try to get the company away from depending on the day-trip gambler as opposed to someone who wants to come for a two- or three-day entertainment experience.”

-Trump Entertainment CEO Mark Juliano, on the company’s strategy to turn the fortunes around for its three Atlantic City casinos

 

“Asia will contribute the most to growth of the global gaming industry, and market share here is important for gaming companies and for Las Vegas Sands. Las Vegas Sands’ casinos in the U.S. are cash cows and will help fund its Asian expansion.”

Poh Huay Imm, an equity specialist at Deutsche Bank’s private wealth management group, on Las Vegas Sands’ future in Macau

 

“This slots issue is the legislative version of eternal life. It’s always on life support, but it never dies.”

Baltimore Sun columnist C. Fraser Smith, on Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s campaign to push the legislature into passing a buylasix.net bill to legalize slots in the state after several failures by the former administration

 

“Well I certainly do not know of another alternative that will create 3,500 jobs, receive £250m of investment and get two million visitors, unless we have missed it.”

Sir Howard Bernstein, chief executive of Manchester City council, speaking about Prime Minister Gor don Brown’s search for ways to regenerate the city’s economy other than with the now-controversial “super-casino”

 

“It doesn’t make a lot of sense. They’re trying to increase revenues in casinos, and at the same time they’re cutting back on smoking.”

Tom Swoik, executive director of the Illinois Casino Gaming Association, commenting on state lawmakers possibly expanding gaming just before a January smoking ban could cut casino play

 

“Our own people are the enemy. That’s never happened before.”

-Quechan tribal elder Preston Arrow-Weed on the divisiveness being caused by a planned October 17 vote on changing the site where the tribal council wants to build a casino near Yuma, Arizona, despite archaeological finds there

 

“If there’s a connection to gambling and a conviction, that’s somebody we don‘t want on our boats.”

-Mississippi Gaming Commission Director Gene McNary on the addition to the state’s black book of people convicted of crimes that are casino-related, but have no impact on the integrity of gaming in the state.

 

“The online gambling industry jumped the red light at the cross roads and got stuck in the round about and is not sure how to exit.   The industry needs to have strong leadership.   It needs to pull together successfully and move forward towards regulation and leadership.”
-Former BetonSports CEO David Carruthers-now under house arrest at a hotel in St. Louis-speaking via teleconference at the EiG online gambling conference in Barcelona

 

“We really underestimated just how many people would go there. It has sort of knocked our socks off.”

Barry Snyder Sr., Seneca Gaming Corp. chairman, commenting on the 90,000 players the temporary, 124-slot Seneca Buffalo Creek casino has drew during its first two months in Buffalo, New York

 

 

“We’ve seen this movie before and nothing has happened. Right now, there is no proposed legislation and the House has historically shown no inclination to approve casino gambling.”

Massachusetts state Rep. Eric T. Turkington, noting that despite daily casino headlines, casinos in the state are not as close as everyone thinks

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