GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 54 - November 2022

QUOTABLES Q U O T A B L E S “Sports betting is a part of what our younger, say, under-35 sports audience is telling us theywant as part of their sports lifestyle …We’re working very hard on that.” —Bob Chapek, CEO of Walt Disney, when asked if the company was developing an ESPN sports-betting app “Research shows that themajority of players are unaware of whether an online site is legal in their province or not. This is a significant amount of money that could be staying right here in our region to fund public services, but instead continues to be taken away fromhelping our communities to the sole benefit of illegal operators.” —Patrick Daigle, President and CEO of Atlantic Lottery Corporation, which is part of a coalition calling on the federal government to protect Canadians from misleading advertising and the operation of illegal gambling websites “I increasinglywonder whether we offer sufficient protection and safety to players with the current interpretation of the duty of care . . . I see that the behavior of gambling providers still leaves a lot to be desired.” —René Jansen, Chairman of Kansspelautoriteit, the Netherlands’ gaming regulator, after urging the government to impose a spending limit on online gaming as a consumer protection measure “The bill seeks to prohibit online gambling and the placing of wagers or bets through the internet or any formof online gambling activities to prevent further deterioration of morals and values, encourage people towork instead of relying on a game of chance, stop addiction and save lives.” —Joel Villanueva, Philippines Senate Majority Leader, after filing Senate Bill 1281, also known as the Anti-Online Gambling Act G P W A t i m e s . o r g 10