Gambling quotes and sayings

A weekend in Vegas without gambling and drinking is just like being a born-again Christian.
Artie Lange

One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.
Oscar Wilde

Man is a gaming animal.He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.
Charles Lamb

Capitalism is the joy of gambling.

When a gambler picks up a pack of cards or a pair of dice, he feels as though he has reduced an unmanageable world to a finite, visible and comprehensive size.
Annabel Davis-Goff

Part of the $10 million I spent on gambling, part on booze and part on women. The rest I spent foolishly.
George Raft

For Gamblers: Ace is not good, Ace is God.
William Wigstrom

A man’s gotta make at least one bet a day, else he could be walking around lucky and never know it.
Jim Jones

I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not.
Fran Lebowitz

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

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

Don’t get mad that you lost, get mad because you didn’t win.
Michael Gersitz

A casino slot machine is a steel trap for catching dumb animals.

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

One should always play fair when one has the winning cards.
Oscar Wilde

All gaming, since it implies a desire to profit at the expense of another, involves a breach of the tenth commandment.

No one is luckier than him who believes in his luck.
German proverb

A problem gambler was urged by a counselor to take the 20-question test for compulsive gambling. Upon completing it, the subject commented; “Boy, Gamblers Anonymous must be hard up for new members. They make qualifying so easy.

Never tell me the odds.

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

I look upon every man as a suicide from the moment he takes the dice-box desperately in his hand; and all that follows in his fatal career from that time is only sharpening the dagger before he strikes it to his heart.

Gambling s the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.
George Washington

The best part about poker is there’s no down side.
Samantha Bee

I invest, you bet, he gambles.
Traditional Motto

One way to stop a runaway horse is to bet on him.
Jeffrey Bernard

Ninety percent of the hands aren’t shown in a poker game.
Doyle Brunson

Sometimes a 3-1 favorite loses. That’s why they call it gambling, and that’s why they keep flipping over the cards.
Richard Roeper

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

I like to play blackjack. I’m not addicted to gambling. I’m addicted to sitting in a semi-circle.
Mitch Hedberg

Gambling houses are temples where the most sordid and turbulent passions contend; there no spectator can be indifferent. A card or a small square of ivory interests more than the loss of an empire, or the ruin of an unoffending group of infants, and their nearest relatives.
Johann Georg von Zimmermann

The majority of casino players leave to much to chance when playing in a casino. To put it bluntly, they don’t have a clue as to how to play.
Henry Tamburin

Harvard Medical School, the University of South Florida and the American Psychiatric Association have all conducted studies showing that the earlier one begins gambling, the more likely it is he or she will become an addicted, problem gambler.
Spencer Bachus

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

The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.
Ambrose Bierce

Shockingly, a University of Pennsylvania study says the number of young people addicted to gambling – largely due to increased exposure to the Internet and Internet gambling – grew by an alarming 20 percent between 2004 and 2005 alone.
Spencer Bachus

Never bet on a sure thing unless you can afford to lose.

If you are going to bluff, make it a big one.
Amarillo Slim

In fact, a University of Connecticut study showed that as many as three in four pre-teens and teens who are exposed to Internet gambling become addicted.
Spencer Bachus

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

A game of chance is a million to one.
Daniel Chan

The probability of winning is inversely proportional to the amount of the wager.
Las Vegas proverb

Luck never gives; it only lends.

With spots quadrangular of diamond form, ensanguined hearts, clubs typical of strife, and spades, the emblems of untimely graves.
William Cowper

I’m beginning to understand why you Earthmen enjoy gambling. No matter how carefully one computes the odds of success, there is still a certain exhilaration in the risk.
Star Trek

The strong point in poker is never to lose your temper, either with those you are playing with or, more particularly, with the cards. There is no sympathy in poker. Always keep cool. If you lose your head you will lose all your chips.
William J. Florence

Playing with dice is a shaky business.

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

Is it a reasonable thing, I ask you, for a grown man to run about and hit a ball? Poker’s the only game fit for a grown man. Then, your hand is against every man’s, and every man’s is against yours. Teamwork? Who ever made a fortune by teamwork? There’s only one way to make a fortune, and that’s to down the fellow who’s up against you.
Somerset Maugham

Gamblers are like toilets — broke one day and flush the next.

But I used to have a bit of a gambling problem. And that would have been the answer to my prayers. It got worse when I started playing this character, too.
Fisher Stevens

When we play, we must realize, before anything else, that we are out to make money.
David Sklansky

He was a degenerate gambler. That is, a man who gambled simply to gamble and must lose. As a hero who goes to war must die. Show me a gambler and I’ll show you a loser, show me a hero and I’ll show you a corpse.
Mario Puzo

Horse racing is animated roulette.
Roger Kahn

I do not support gambling in this state.
Craig Benson

Your best chance to get a Royal Flush in a casino is in the bathroom.
VP Pappy

Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.
Steven Wright

A Gentleman is a man who will pay his gambling debts even when he knows he has been cheated.
Leo Tolstoy

It’s hard work. Gambling. Playing poker. Don’t let anyone tell you different. Think about what it’s like sitting at a poker table with people who’s only goal is to cut your throat, take your money, and leave you out back talking to yourself about what went wrong inside. That probably sounds harsh. But that’s the way it is at the poker table. If you don’t believe me, then you’re the lamb that’s going off to the slaughter.
Stu Unger

The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.
Damon Runyon

For most men (till by losing rendered sager) Will back their own opinions by a wager.
George Gordon