You cannot survive without that intangible quality we call heart. The mark of a top player is not how much he wins when he is winning but how he handles his losses. If you win for thirty days in a row, that makes no difference if on the thirty-first you have a bad night, go crazy, and throw it all away.
Don’t gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don’t go up, don’t buy it.
My advice to the unborn is, don’t be born with a gambling instinct unless you have a good sense of probabilities.
A Smith & Wesson beats four aces.
If you want to cure a compulsive gambler, give him the Atlanta Falcons and four points.
You know what luck is? Luck is believing you’re lucky…to hold front position in this rat-race you’ve got to believe you’re lucky.
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The three biggest dreams of many men is to outsmart women, casinos, and reality.
Even though I had a lucrative contract with MGM, I had a husband who was drinking and gambling our money away faster than I could make it.
No gulls, no luck.
The most difficult aspects of playing poker professionally are coping emotionally with the losses and coping with the recurring idea that you’re not doing anything worthwhile.
Poker exemplifies the worst aspects of capitalism that have made our country so great.
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.
It’s like gambling somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don’t know where your going to end up the next day. It could work out good or it could be disastrous. It’s like the throw of the dice.
I am sorry I have not learned to play cards. It is very useful in life. It generates kindness and consolidates society.
I didn’t want to be a slave to any passion anymore. I gave up card playing altogether, even bridge and gambling – more or less. It took me a few years to get out of it.
Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional business and retail lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets. This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation that had dire consequences.
He who hopes to win what belongs to another deserves to lose.
The point is that it looks like gambling because the language of the game is money.
The evidence we have found has led us to the conclusion that the negative image of gamblers, of speculators and of gambling is due to prejudice, to the distorted image heavily promoted by some powerful groups who, however, have not had much evidence to support their views.
Reuven and Gabrielle
Most people bet with their hands, not over them, and realize that gambling and speculation are good servants and bad masters.
Reuven and Gabrielle a Brenner
Remember this: The house doesn’t beat the player. It just gives him the opportunity to beat himself.
There is in Hollywood, as in all cultures in which gambling is the central activity, a lowered sexual energy, an inability to devote more than token attention to the preoccupations of the society outside. 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.
No, that’s poker. To win, you’ve gotta get damned lucky.
Dear Lord, help me to break even. I need the money.
Poker is… a fascinating, wonderful, intricate adventure on the high seas of human nature.
David A Daniel
He said, “Son, I’ve made a life out of readin’ people’s faces, and knowin’ what their cards were by the way they held their eyes.
Kenny Rogers (The Gambler)
Poker is the game closest to the western conception of life, where life and thought are recognized as intimately combined, where free will prevails over philosophies of fate or of chance, where men are considered moral agents and where – at least in the short run – the important thing is not what happens but what people think happens.
The worst evil of gambling is that the odds are always with the house or the horse.
The commonest mistake in history is underestimating your opponent; happens at the poker table all the time.
General David Shoup
I mean there are usually no direct answers to how do you play such-and- such a hand when somebody raises in front. Every poker situation is different. The only way you can learn is to play.
In the casino, the cardinal rule is to keep them playing and to keep them coming back. The longer they play, the more they lose, and in the end, we get it all.
If I had the money and the drinking capacity, I’d probably live at a roulette table and let my life go to hell.
No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without condemning organized gambling.
The rulers of the country generally believed that betting eliminates strikes. Men had to work in order to gamble.
When God throws the dice are loaded.
I’ve always played cards. I can’t remember when there wasn’t a gambling game going on somewhere, even if it was a craps game in a wheelbarrow on the backside of the racetrack.
A gentleman in Nashville described his last Las Vegas vacation, “Out by jet. Back in debt.”
Limit poker is a science, but no-limit is an art. In limit, you are shooting at a target. In no-limit, the target comes alive and shoots back at you.
“How long does it take to learn poker, Dad?” “All your life, son.”
One who doesn’t throw the dice can never expect to score a six.
Navjot Singh Sidhu
The smarter you play, the luckier you’ll be.
But I also think that it does create a lot of revenue, but to me it’s a temporary revenue stream because it’s an industry that, if suddenly gambling started in Massachusetts, then a lot of our patrons who would gamble in New Hampshire if we had it, would disappear.
I bet on a horse at ten-to-one. It didn’t come in until half-past five.
No one has more faith than the person who plays a slot machine in the hope of avoiding work altogether.
Living in the past is a Jethro Tull album, not a smart poker strategy.
Just as outlawing alcohol did not work in the 1920s, current attempts to prohibit online gambling will not work, either.
Men of action are favored by the Goddess of luck.
George S. Clason
The world over, give a guy money and it goes to drinking, gambling, and women. When you give a woman money, it goes to feeding, clothing, helping people.
The guy who invented poker was bright, but the guy who invented the chip was a genius.
The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.
I’ve lost money so fast in these clubs it’s left me reeling. I’ve read every poker book ever written, but the only way to get better at the game is to go out and play with people who are really good. The problem is, you stand to lose a lot of money doing it.
The losses as well as the prizes must be drawn from the cheating lottery of life.
Luck never made a man wise.
Even as I approach the gambling hall, as soon as I hear, two rooms away, the jingle of money poured out on the table, I almost go into convulsions.
In the case of an earthquake hitting Las Vegas, be sure to go straight to the Keno Lounge. Nothing ever gets hit there.
Go and wake up your luck.
The only difference between a winner and a loser is character.
Nick (The Greek)
Putting a stop to internet gambling is a necessary reform that targets flagrant violations of state and federal laws.
Whether he likes it or not, a man’s character is stripped bare at the poker table; if the other 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 cards, as in life.