GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 57 - November 2023

QUOTABLES Q U O T A B L E S “It’s as simple as this: people should not be betting with money they do not have. The Australian Government remains committed to protecting Australians from gambling harms. Legislating a ban on the use of credit cards for online gambling will help to protect vulnerable Australians and their loved ones.” —Hon. Michelle Rowland, Minister for Communications, after a ban on using credit cards for online gambling was proposed in September “Our research shows gamblingmarketing during Premier League weekends is inescapable. Football fans are bombardedwith gamblingmarketing through various channels, making it a normal part of football consumption.” —Dr. Raffaello Rossi, Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Bristol Business School in the U.K., following a study that monitored live televised coverage, sports programming, sports news radio, and social media over the weekend of 11-14 August “The belief that amonopolymodel is essential for safer gambling does not alignwith the current European trend. Nearly every other European country has implemented some formof licensing system, successfully prioritizing player safetywithin a regulatory framework that provides clear rules for companies to follow.” —Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of the European Gaming and Betting Association, after the EGBA encouraged Norway to transition from a monopoly system to a licensing model for online gambling “Iwould bet this deal gets terminated in three years for a lack ofmarket share. It’ll be too expensive for PENN if they’re seeing the projectedmarket share gains [or lack thereof ].” —David VanEgmond, founder and CEO of Bettor Capital and former EVP of strategy at Barstool Sports and FanDuel, regarding the PENN Entertainment ESPN Bet alliance G P W A t i m e s . o r g 10