GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 33 - October 2015

“Amaya has always been confident that it would be cleared of any wrongdoing. Gaining a listing on a major exchange like the NASDAQ sends a message to investors. On a level, it signals that things are OK on the regulatory front.” – Eilers Research gaming analyst Adam Krejcik on Amaya’s listing on the NASDAQ in June. “We remain skeptical about the merits of the strategic review and proposed merger with Gala Coral, and see gamblers as the only beneficiaries of what could prove to be a marketing ‘race to the bottom.’” – Ian Rennardson, an analyst at U.K. stockbroker Jefferies, on Ladbrokes’ merger with Gala Coral. “If New Jersey-facing affiliates were previously unsure about the consequences of advertising both regulated and unregulated brands, the DGE’s June 4 statement makes the situation entirely clear.” – Income Access CEO Nicky Senyard on the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement’s June 4 memo, which gave affiliates 150 days to stop promoting sites not licensed in New Jersey to New Jersey players if they wish to obtain an affiliate license from the state. “These men allegedly manipulated the microcap market to make quick profits at the expense of unsuspecting investors, and they have been caught by law enforcement despite using aliases and other ploys in an attempt to cover their tracks.” – Andrew M. Calamari, director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s New York regional office, on the arrests of Gery Shalon and Zvi Orenstein, the owners of the Affactive and Revenue Jet affiliate programs, who are being charged with involvement in “pump and dump” stock manipulation schemes dating back to 2011. “I think we have satisfied the target company that we are a good, straightforward, honest, hard-working and fit company to go forward. Our growth has not come just from doing wacky things in illegal territories; it has come from driving customers through our CRM and marketing campaign.” – 888 Holdings Chairman Brian Mattingly on his company’s chances of beating GVC Holdings in a bid to acquire “Until iPoker is regulated in California, online players are going to play at unauthorized sites, which puts them at risk. Yes, there is risk in gambling, but when you play online poker, you should be able to play knowing that your financial information is protected and that you will be paid your winnings.” – Lee Jones, PokerStars’ director of poker communications, to the Napa Valley Register during the company’s Let California Play pro tour, a campaign to create awareness for the regulation of online poker in the state. “It has to happen because many other countries are doing it and like usual the U.S. is just missing out.” – Aspiring U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in an interview with Forbes in 2011, regarding his view of online gambling in the country. WEBMASTER NEWS & QUOTABLES “Quotables” Photo by Gage Skidmore Webmaster News & Quotables