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Top 50 Quotes about Gambling, Luck and Money



Remember this: The house doesn’t beat the player.
It just gives him the opportunity to beat himself.

Nicholas Dandolos, a.k.a. “Nick the Greek”
(1883-1966; Greek-born professional gambler and high roller)
Grinning man in a suit throwing red diceImage: Luis Louro (Shutterstock)
The urge to gamble is so universal
and its practice so pleasurable,
that I assume it must be evil.

Heywood Broun
(1888-1939; American sportswriter, newspaper columnist, and editor)
You don’t gamble to win.
You gamble so you can gamble the next day.

Bert Ambrose
(1896-1971; English bandleader and violinist)
One of the worst things that can happen to you in life is
to win a bet on a horse at an early age.

Danny McGoorty
(1901-1970; American pool and billiards hustler)
A race track is a place where windows clean people.
Danny Thomas
(1912-1991; American nightclub comedian, actor and producer)
My advice to the unborn is,
don’t be born with a gambling instinct
unless you have a good sense of probabilities.

Jack Dreyfus
(1913-2009; American financial expert)
Gambling is a way of buying hope on credit.
Alan Wykes
(1914-1993; English author of The Complete Illustrated Guide to Gambling)


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22 Responses to “Top 50 Quotes about Gambling, Luck and Money”

  1. Marianna
    28 October 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    Heads they win; tails we lose!

    I know of people who believe that winning is everything and that they have failed in a sense, if they do not win. Winning and losing are not mutually exclusive.

    Even if one should ‘lose’ there is so much that they could have ‘won’.

    If one’s perspective is grounded in respecting the journey then so much can be learnt from a loss. Winning and losing are not mutually exclusive and should not be perceived to be so.

  2. Lucky Mojo
    28 December 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    Don’t bet your eating money, that will save your life if you listen to it.

  3. Soccerwidow
    4 April 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    The excitement that a gambler feels when making a bet is equal to the amount he might win times the probability of winning it. (Blaise Pascal)

  4. thomaskendall
    27 July 2014 at 6:09 am #

    Great quotes, all of them are inspiring and real. People must really know when to quit. Thanks.

  5. Mauricio Delgado
    30 June 2015 at 6:35 pm #

    This is probably the best compilation of gambling quotes that I’ve seen, great job!

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