I think the original quote was correct, as the latinum you won (which may be a lot if its high-stakes) would be able to purchase a high-cost item like a Ferengi vessel. That said, it appears that anything Dan said as EP should not be assumed as the gameplan anymore (see up to 10 Feature Episode series a year dropping to *maybe* 3).
Yeah, I guess I should keep my hopes down. Sometimes it seems like the Cryptic EP goes to a tarot card reader and then bases their predictions on how many FE's they'll get done on what the reader told them. Sigh.