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Quotations about Gambling


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Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.  ~From the movie The Color of Money


If you ain't just a little scared when you enter a casino, you are either very rich or you haven't studied the games enough.  ~VP Pappy


For most men (till by losing rendered sager)
Will back their own opinions by a wager.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, "Beppo"


Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing from something.  ~Wilson Mizner


The subject of gambling is all encompassing.  It combines man's natural play instinct with his desire to know about his fate and his future.  ~Franz Rosenthal, Gambling in Islam, 1975


The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.  ~Damon Runyon, "More Than Somewhat," in reference to Ecclesiastes 9:11, "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all."


In a bet there is a fool and a thief.  ~Proverb


The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.  ~Kin Hubbard


Someone once asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do, and I gave the common-sensical reply that we don't have as much money.  That was a true but incomplete answer.  In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.  ~Gloria Steinem


The typical gambler might not really understand the probabilistic nuances of the wheel or the dice, but such things seem a bit more tractable than, say, trying to raise a child in this lunatic society of ours.  ~Arthur S. Reber, The New Gambler's Bible


No wife can endure a gambling husband, unless he is a steady winner.  ~Thomas Robert Dewar


The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice is so pleasurable, that I assume it must be evil.  ~Heywood Broun


If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.  ~Chinese Proverb


There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune:  go there with a large one.  ~Jack Yelton


Baccarat is a game whereby the croupier gathers in money with a flexible sculling oar, then rakes it home.  If I could have borrowed his oar I would have stayed.  ~Mark Twain


In most betting shops you will see three windows marked "Bet Here," but only one window with the legend "Pay Out."  ~Jeffrey Bernard


A gambler is nothing but a man who makes his living out of hope.  ~William Bolitho


I met with an accident on the way to the track; I arrived safely.  ~Joe E. Lewis


In the case of an earthquake hitting Las Vegas, be sure to go straight to the Keno Lounge.  Nothing ever gets hit there.  ~Author Unknown


Man is a gaming animal.  He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.  ~Charles Lamb, Essays of Elia, 1823


Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit.  ~R.E. Shay


 
 
The house doesn't beat the player.  It just gives him the opportunity to beat himself.  ~Nick Dandalos


Dear Lord, help me to break even.  I need the money.  ~Author Unknown


A race track is a place where windows clean people.  ~Danny Thomas


You cannot beat a roulette table unless you steal money from it.  ~Albert Einstein


A dollar picked up in the road is more satisfaction to us than the 99 which we had to work for, and the money won at Faro or in the stock market snuggles into our hearts in the same way.  ~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


Luck never gives; it only lends.  ~Swedish Proverb


By gaming we lose both our time and treasure - two things most precious to the life of man.  ~Owen Felltham


At the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons.  ~Chinese Proverb


Lottery:  A tax on people who are bad at math.  ~Author Unknown


You know horses are smarter than people.  You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.  ~Will Rogers


No dog can go as fast as the money you bet on him.  ~Bud Flanagan


Horse racing is animated roulette.  ~Roger Kahn


I bet on a horse at ten-to-one.  It didn't come in until half-past five.  ~Henny Youngman


One of the healthiest ways to gamble is with a spade and a package of garden seeds.  ~Dan Bennett


A racehorse is an animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time.  ~Author Unknown


The better the gambler, the worse the man.  ~Publilius Syrus


A number of moralists condemn lotteries and refuse to see anything noble in the passion of the ordinary gambler.  They judge gambling as some atheists judge religion, by its excesses.  ~Charles Lamb, Essays of Elia, 1832


There is but one good throw upon the dice, which is, to throw them away.  ~Author Unknown


Games of chance are traps to catch school boy novies and gaping country squires, who begin with a guinea and end with a mortgage.  ~Author Unknown


Betting is the manure to which the enormous crop of horse-races and racehorse breeding in this and other countries is to a large extent due.  ~Richard Blackmore, The Jockey Club and its Founders, 1891


Horse sense is a good judgment which keeps horses from betting on people.  ~W.C. Fields


The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.  ~Ambrose Bierce



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