25 Gambling Quotes

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25 Gambling Quotes for Occasional Gamblers making a Good Chance Bet

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Caravaggio, The Cardsharps, c. 1594

Many people like to gamble in one way or another. It is usually for money, that is, spend or put up a little bit of money with the hopes of winning a lot more money. There are lots of ways or potential things that could possibly accomplish that.

Here is a short explanation from Wikipedia:

Gambling is the wagering of money or something of value (referred to as “the stakes”) on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning money or material goods. Gambling thus requires three elements be present: consideration, chance and prize. The outcome of the wager is often immediate, such as a single roll of dice, a spin of a roulette wheel, or a horse crossing the finish line, but longer time frames are also common, allowing wagers on the outcome of a future sports contest or even an entire sports season.

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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.

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“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

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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.”

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~ 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

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“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)

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“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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