GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 45 - October 2019

QUOTABLES Q U O T A B L E S “Awordof caution.Wemade adecision inNewJerseya long time ago: If youengage in takingoffshorebets, or if youengagewith or support companies that takebets outsideof theU.S. [from Americancustomers]withanoffshore site . . . . You’ll never get licensed inNewJersey. Sodon’twasteyour time. You’vemadeyour bed in thepast, andyou’ll have to livewith it for avery long time.” —New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Director David Rebuck at the All American Sports Betting Summit in June. “Manywill argue that the closure of these betting shops will benefit society as a whole. I would counter that a lot of the FOBT customers will insteadmove their losses online, while thousands more will suffer due to redundancy.” —Owen Rees, who worked for a U.K. bookmaker for 12 years, about U.K. betting shops closing due to stricter FOBT rules, including cutting the maximum stake per spin from £100 to £2. “Gambling with borrowedmoney is known to be a risk factor for consumers, sowe think there is a need for action. This consultationwill help us decide what that action should be.” —Paul Hope, Executive Director at the U.K. Gambling Commission, about gambling online with credit cards. “Thepurposeof the ‘When the funstops, stop’warning labels is toencouragemore responsible gamblingbehavior. Yet there is hardlyanyevidence suggesting that such labels are effective.” —Dr. Lukasz Walasek, Assistant Professor of Psychology at The University of Warwick, in reference to a Be Gamble Aware slogan designed to warn gamblers about addiction. G P W A t i m e s . o r g 10