Top 50 Quotes about Gambling, Luck and Money

In most betting shops you will see
three windows marked “Bet Here”,
but only one window with the legend “Pay Out”.

Jeffrey Bernard
(1932-1997; English journalist, magazine columnist, and chronic alcoholic)
Slot machines in the Palazzo Hotel in Las VegasSlot machines in the Palazzo Hotel, one of the most luxurious hotels in Las Vegas (Nick_Nick | Shutterstock)
Show me a wealthy gambler
and I’ll show you someone
who has made his money
from something other than gambling.

Terrence Murphy, a.k.a. “VP Pappy”
(*1937; American freelance writer)
A gambler never
makes the same mistake twice.
It’s usually three or more times.

Terrence Murphy, a.k.a. “VP Pappy”
(*1937; American freelance writer)
A gambler plays even
when the odds are
immutable and against him.

Roger “Lou Krieger” Lubin
(1938-2012, professional poker player and author)
You’ll always miss 100% of the shots
you don’t take.

Wayne Gretzky
(*1961; Canadian former professional ice hockey player and head coach)
One of the healthiest ways to gamble
is with a spade
and a package of garden seeds.

Dan Bennett
(*1962; American comedian and juggler)
I love blackjack.
But I’m not addicted to gambling.
I’m addicted to sitting in a semi circle.

Mitch Hedberg
(1968-2005; American stand-up comedian)
Last year people won
more than one billion dollars playing poker.
And casinos made twenty-seven billion
just by being around those people.

Samantha Bee
(*1969; Canadian comedic actress)
Gambling is the future on the internet.
You can only look
at so many dirty pictures.

Simon Noble
(*1971; English marketing wizard who co-founded,
the first online sportsbook)
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…

[Quote from the movie, “Casino”]
Robert De Niro
(*1943; American actor, director, producer, and voice actor)

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

  1. Mauricio Delgado

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

  2. thomaskendall

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

  3. Soccerwidow

    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. Lucky Mojo

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

  5. Marianna

    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.

  6. John L

    Quality reading. Thanks!

  7. orro

    There are so many ways to lose, but so few ways to win. Perhaps the best way to achieve victory is to master all the rules for disaster, and then concentrate on avoiding them.

    quoting Victor Niederhoffer

    • Julie B Mark

      No. The quickest route to failure is fear of trying.

    • Shaggy Frog

      Is it like concentrating on weakness and ignoring the strengths????

    • Edison

      If you believe that what you focus on you’ll get more of – you may be attracting more disaster.

      The first rule of avoiding disaster – don’t focus on mastering disaster. You may find yourself up to your butt in aligators for a long time!

      Put your focus more on enjoying the journey and less on crossing the finish line. The only winner when you don’t is your Ego.

  8. Calla

    Great resource, definitely inspiring and got me thinking. Thanks!

  9. Para

    I’d like to echo the thanks going out for this great collection. It is very helpful!

  10. Ricardo

    First of all congratulations for your website and your approach and observation you have about betting and sports.

    Do you believe between all kind of “traders” in sports betting the best guaranteed way “based on statistics, observation and real money” the sharpbet is the best to making profit in long term?

  11. TJ

    If you ain’t just a little scared when you enter a casino, you are either very rich or you haven’t studied the games enough.

    Great post. This one I think is especially important.

    Some people spend so much time gambling and forget their family and friends… I think these quotes say a lot about psychology of gambling.

  12. MarryMe

    Holy crap…so many good sayings.

  13. Johnny

    “Since human brain has some limits on its capacity for processing information…”

    Oh no… life is hard…

    Thanks a lot for the article! very good!

  14. Lica

    Phew! Got there in the end! It’s a great collection, Soccerwidow!

    I’m going to present my hubby with some of these quotes!! Hehehe

  15. wiseGEEK

    Considering whether or not you are a compulsive gambler can be really frightening. After all, no one likes to admit to being out of control.

    Gambling can become an addiction, and many individuals find the lure to gamble as powerful as any addictive drug.

  16. Italian

    A Ultimate List 😀

    I love this one… Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways: women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one.

    • Soccerwidow

      So, you don’t gamble then?

  17. Artisan

    An excellent compilation. Very comprehensive list. Thanks!

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