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30 Gambling Quotes

30 Gambling Quotes
1. In gambling the many must lose in order that the few may win. -George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

2. True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home. -John Milton Hay


3. Victory is a fleeting thing in the gambling business. Today’s winners are tomorrow’s blinking toads, dumb beasts with no hope. -Hunter S. Thompson


4. 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


5. The gambling interests like to point to the construction jobs, but those jobs go away. -John Warren Kindt

John Warren Kindt

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


7. You bring in gambling into a major population base, and the more people you have going into a casino, the more people you have hooked on gambling. -John Warren Kindt


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


9. 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


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

Chinese Proverb

11. Gambling operates under the premise that greed can be satisfied by luck. -Rita Mae Brown


12. Gambling is not a vice, it is an expression of our humanness. We gamble. Some do it at the gaming table, some do not. You play, you win, you play, you lose. You play. -Jeanette Winterson


13. Gambling is the great leveller. All men are equal at cards. -Nikolai Gogol


14. The gambling supply house catalog is distinctly not the safest place to learn about cheating devices, beware of catalog men. -John Scarne


15. At gambling, the deadly sin is to mistake bad play for bad luck. -Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming

16. Gambling makes boys selfish and cruel as well as men. -Thomas Hughes


17. Gambling can turn into a dangerous two-way street when you least expect it. Weird things happen suddenly, and your life can go all to pieces. -Hunter S. Thompson



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


19. Gambling is not as destructive as war or as boring as pornography. It is not as immoral as business or as suicidal as watching television. And the percentages are better than religion. -Mario Puzo


20. Gambling is entertainment. People go to casinos to be entertained. -Eric Schneiderman

Eric Schneiderman

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


22. Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It’s getting money without giving an equivalent for it. -Henry Ward Beecher


23. It’s hard to walk away from a winning streak, even harder to leave the table when you’re on a losing one. -Cara Bertoia


24. I want people to understand, gambling is not a bad thing if you do it within the framework of what it’s meant to be, which is fun and entertaining. -Michael Jordan


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

Owen Feltham

26. Gambling is an act of faith of gamblers. Prophecy is an act of faith of the saints. -Toba Beta


27. Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized. -Dean Inge


28. All gambling is the telling of a fortune, but of a monstrously depleted fortune, empty of everything save one numerical circumstance, shorn of all such richness as a voyage across the water, a fair man that loves you, a dark woman that means you harm. -Rebecca West


29. Time spent in a casino is time given to death, a foretaste of the hour when one’s flesh will be diverted to the purposes of the worm and not of the will. -Rebecca West


30. Gambling is a principle inherent in human nature. -Edmund Burke
Edmund Burke

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