Amazing Quotes About Gambling and Casinos
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Amazing Quotes About Gambling and Casinos

Amazing Quotes About Gambling and Casinos


Casinos have held a special place in the hearts of gamblers for many years. There’s a certain fascination with playing a game with a risk that some simply cannot deny.

There are no rules on who can and cannot gamble, as long as you’re betting with money you can afford to lose, you are welcome to join in the fun.

That’s why so many people absolutely love gambling and get hooked from the start.

The love of gambling and casinos shines in the way people talk about these subjects resulting in some fantastic quotes.

We’ve listed our favorites below, and hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed finding them. 


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

Chinese Proverbs really are the place to look for wisdom and knowledge. This one is all about managing your game so you don’t leave with a huge loss. 

Think about it: jumping straight into a game of poker without considering the risks is going to result in trouble.

However, collecting your thoughts beforehand to make sure you’re confident with the game, aware of the stakes and know your limits is the best way to come out of a casino game rewarded rather than depleted. 


Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives - Oscar Wilde

This quote was taken from The Picture of Dorian Gray, written by Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde in 1891. The book discusses the nature of personal beauty. There is an element of beauty about the casino and its ability to bring people together from all different walks of life.  This quote really does demonstrate that anyone who enters does so for a good reason.

Whether to win money that his family needs or simply to gain a reputation, there is always a good reason behind it. No one gambles in the hope of losing a lot of money.

Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid - John Dewey

American psychologist and educational reformer John Dewey really does have a point here. Many who love gambling claim it’s all in the luck of the game. However, that simply isn’t true.

Sure, it’s nice to believe that luck is on your side, but this luck really does seem to favor people who know the game the best and understand how to play for wins. So when you take a step back, is it really luck? Or just good knowledge and intelligence when it comes to risking money? We’ll leave that up to you to decide…


You can lead a gambler to a casino, but you can't make him think -  Terrence VP Pappy Murphy

This one comes from someone who really knows the game more than anyone. Famous Poker player Terrence VP Pappy Murphy claims that although anyone can enter the world of the casino, it takes a lifetime to master the game.

In the end, the moves a player makes are completely up to him.  Here, Terrence is saying that the actions of a player are completely his own, and he needs to know when it’s time to quit.


You don’t gamble to win. You gamble so you can gamble the next day - Bert Ambrose

This quote makes a really good point. There are a million and one ways to make money in the world, so it’s highly unlikely that anyone who caught themselves a little short would step through a casino’s doors as a first solution.

Instead, people gamble for the love of the game, the risk, and the adrenaline.

Sure, people make and lose money as they go along, but ultimately the money is only a pawn in a huge game of mental strength, agility, and the luck of the draw.


A dollar won is twice as sweet as a dollar earned… - Paul Newman in ‘The Color of Money’

It is true that winning money is much more thrilling than earning it. The thought of not doing much to earn some money is what people love. This is most prominent in today’s generation. People want convenience, so the thought of winning quick money draws many people into the world of gambling on a daily basis.

Sure there’s a great feeling behind having earned something for which you’ve worked hard. However, winning extra money simply from the luck of the game… that really is something else. 

The Color of Money movie follows former pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson (Paul Newman) as he returns to the game by taking on a pupil. 


Quit while you're ahead. All the best gamblers do - Baltasar Gracián Y Morales

This is pretty good gambling advice. It’s important for any gambler to realize his potential for loss before sinking to there, and to decide to leave the game with dignity before leaving with nothing. After all, according to Spanish Jesuit and baroque prose writer and philosopher Baltasar Gracián Y Morales, this is the way winners really win. Gambling is all about having a real awareness of what is going on around you.  Without it, you could end up losing so much money.


Eat your betting money but don’t bet your eating money - Horseracing Proverb

Once again we come back to the wise advice that all professional gamblers seem to give - only gamble the money you can afford to lose. After all, it’s much more important to be sensible and still have money to feed your family than it is to take huge risks that could result in having nothing left at all. 

We will leave you with this: no matter which gambling game, whether you are betting on a soccer game or sitting at a Poker table, never bet more money than you would be comfortable about losing.

Gambling is addictive, so it’s very important to be careful when it comes to how much you’re spending.


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