25 Gambling Quotes

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25 Gambling Quotes for the Occasional Gambler

Life is a gamble at terrible odds, if it were a bet, you would not take it.

By Tom Stoppard



No woman can endure a gambling husband, unless he is a steady winner.

By Thomas Dewar

 

“True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest he who knows just when to rise and go home”

~ John Ray

 

Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit.

~ R.E. Shay

 

“Luck’s always to blame.”

~ Jean de la Fontaine

 

“Be ready when opportunity comes…Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.”

~ Pierre Elliott Trudeau

 

“Fortune favours the bold.”

~ Terence 190-159 BC.

 

“The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.”

~ Grantland Rice

 

They were burying a high-roller in Las Vegas and a few of his gambling cronies were gathered grave side when the minister said; “Gus is merely sleeping.” His best friend was heard muttering: “I’ve got a hundred that says he’s dead.”

~ Author unknown

 

“Stop cheating!” the dealer told the card player. “I’m not!” claimed the player. “You must be,” said the dealer. “That is not the hand that I dealt you.”

~ Author unknown

 

“Suckers have no business with money anyway.”

~ Canada Bill Jones, Legendary Three-card Monte Dealer

 

I hope to break even this week. I need the money.

~ Veteran Las Vegas Player

 

The Wampanoag Tribe has a machine, and they say, “It’s completely idiot proof.” I told them they’ve got it all wrong. I want a machine that is “idiot friendly.”

~ Former Massachusetts Governor William F. Weld

 

“Why otherwise would that dignified fellow dressed like a banker be sitting at a machine murmuring;

~ Author unknown

 

“Gambling is a principle inherent in nature.”

~ Edmund Burke, House of Commons speech (1780)

 

“Talk to me baby, I know you understand my needs.”

~ Roger Fleming

 

“He had the calm confidence of a Christian with four aces.”

~ Mark Twain

 

“Casinos and prostitutes have the same thing in common; they are both trying to screw you out of your money and send you home with a smile on you face.”

~ VP Pappy

 

“It can be argued that man’s instinct to gamble is the only reason he is still not a monkey up in the trees.”

~ Mario Puzo, Inside Las Vegas

 

“Look high, look low, and we see that gamblers actually form the majority of the world’s inhabitants.”

~ James Runciman, Side Lights (1893)

 

“I’ve learned the lesson that the worst thing that can happen to a gambler is to let his recent losses or wins knock him off keel emotionally.”

~ Andrew Beyer

 

“They (slot machines) sit there like young courtesans, promising pleasures undreamed of, your deepest desires fulfilled, all lusts satiated.”

~ Frank Scoblete

 

“Judged by the dollars spent, gambling is now more popular in America than baseball, the movies, and Disneyland-combined.”

~ Timothy L. O’Brien, Bad Bet (1998)

 

“Gambling itself will only end when human nature has changed completely and there are no more bets to win.”

~ Harold S. Smith Sr., I Want to Quit Winners

 

“A dollar won is twice as sweet as a dollar earned.”

~ Paul Newman, The Color of Money

 

“They gambled in the Garden of Eden, and they will again if there’s another one.”

~ Richard Albert

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