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Gambling Quotes

"Gambling on football has never been really good for you; but on some days, it can be serious fun. That is how it works for some people; and on Monday night, I was one of them. I won big on Indianapolis, and came dangerously close to winning a mysterious woman from a visiting gambler. She almost went crazy when he said he would leave her here as collateral until he could pay off his losses in cash, which has been standard gambling procedure out here in the sporting West for 200 years, and nobody has ever called it White Slavery." - Hunter S. Thompson

"Casino: A gaudy smokefilled den presided over by men with no necks and patronized by busloads of genital optimists." - Rick Bayan, "The Cynic's Dictionary"

"Whether he likes it or not, a man's character is stripped bare at the poker table; if the other poker players read him better than he does, he has only himself to blame. Unless he is both able and prepared to see himself as others do, flaws and all, he will be a loser in poker, as in life." - Anthony Holden, author of Big Deal (1990)

"Video Poker is here to stay, and if it is here to stay then it is taking in far more money than it's giving out." - Rob Singer, gaming author

"Most players unfortunately go to the casinos with an attitude that makes it even easier for casinos to psyche them into losing. Most except to lose; therefore, it's not too surprising when they achieve their goal." - Henry Tamburin on Casino Gambling

"The action is everything. More consuming than sex, more immediate than politics; more important always than the acquisition of money, which is never for the gambler, the true point of the exercise." - Joan Didion, "The White Album"

"When you're in a hole, stop digging." - Anonymous

"More skullduggery goes on in a pool room than anywhere. It's the greatest place in the world to learn what life is all about." - Billy Walters

Besides lovemaking and singing in the shower, there aren't many human activities where there is a greater difference between a person's self-delusional ability and actual ability than in poker. - Steve Badget

"I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here." - Captain Louis Renault, "Casablanca"

"Betting is the only moral thing you can do. It is an intellectual pursuit, as good as The Times crossword. For millions, it is the only uninfluenced democratic decision they take." - Lord Wyatt

"There are card players and racetrack betters who are genuine professionals, but no one makes a profession out of shooting craps." -Peter L. Bernstein, Against The Odds

"Some players prefer to rely on hunches and superstition. That's okay, but it's expensive. - Basil Nestor, "Casino Player"

"Gambling has held human beings in thrall for millennia. It has been engaged in everywhere, from the dregs of society to the most respectable circles." -Peter L Bernstein, Against the Gods

"Wander through a modern casino and gaze upon the squadrons of machines, sitting like idols to some neon God." - Gambling For Dummies

"Having an ATM in a casino is like having a lap-dancer at a Hell's Angels Convention." - Mark Twain impersonator McAvoy Layne

"Some people are actually paranoid about giving their names and addresses to a casino." - Gambling For Dummies

"Most people probably think casino games are for fun and can be played without considering serious things like payback percentage, expert strategy or bankroll management." - Frank Legato "Strictly Slots"

"Life is a gamble, like crossing the road. One day chicken, next day feathers." - Unknown

"Why keep betting more when you are losing? Only idiots do that and there are plenty of them around." - Mike Goodman, "How To Win"

"A casino is like a beehive. You know there is honey in it, but to get at it, you have to endure many stings." -VP Pappy

One day a chump, the next day a champion. What a difference a day makes in tournament poker. - Mike Sexton

"I've often thought, if I got really hungry for a good milk shake, how much would I pay for one? People will pay a hundred dollars for a bottle of wine; to me that's not worth it. But I'm not going to say it is foolish or wrong to spend that kind of money, if that's what you want. So if a guy wants to bet twenty or thirty thousand dollars in a poker game, that is his privilege." - Jack Binion

Gambling quote of the week: "When you enter a casino, remember that you are entering a place of business run by very shrewd business people who understand human emotions." - Henry Tamburin

Gambling Quotes

  • "Life is a gamble, like crossing the road. One day chicken, next day feathers."- Unknown

  • "Having an ATM in a casino is like having a lap-dancer at a Hell's Angels Convention. - McAvoy Layne

  • "Gambling has held human beings in thrall for millennia. It has been engaged in everywhere, from the dregs of society to the most respectable circles."- Peter L. Bernstein

  • Besides lovemaking and singing in the shower, there aren't many human activities where there is a greater difference between a person's self-delusional ability and actual ability than in poker.- Steve Badget

  • "Betting is the only moral thing you can do. It is an intellectual pursuit, as good as The Times crossword. For millions, it is the only uninfluenced democratic decision they take."- Lord Wyatt

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