Famous Gambling Quotes

  • If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time. -Chinese Proverb
  • Is poker a game of chance? W.C. Fields: Not the way I play it. From My Little Chickadee
  • You call this one and it’s all over, baby. – Scotty Nguyen, during the 1998 World Series of Poker. Down to him and one other player, he said this to his opponent who called, and it was all over.
  • Money won is twice as sweet as money earned. -From the movie The Color of Money
  • If you can’t spot the sucker within the first half hour at the table, then you are the sucker. -Amarillo Slim
  • Baccarat is a game whereby the croupier gathers in money with a flexible sculling oar, then rakes it home. If I could have borrowed his oar I would have stayed. -Mark Twain
  • When your opponent’s sittin’ there holdin’ all the aces, there’s only one thing to do: kick over the table. – Dean Martin
  • In most betting shops you will see three windows marked “Bet Here,” but only one window with the legend “Pay Out.” -Jeffrey Bernard
  • Luck never gives; it only lends. -Swedish Proverb
  • You cannot beat a roulette table unless you steal money from it. -Albert Einstein
  • 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. -VP Pappy
  • Horse sense is a good judgment which keeps horses from betting on people. -W.C. Fields
  • Horse racing is animated roulette. -Roger Kahn
  • I bet on a horse at ten-to-one. It didn’t come in until half-past five. -Henny Youngman
  • Nobody is always a winner, and anybody who says he is, is either a liar or doesn’t play poker. – Amarillo Slim
  • Sometimes nothing can be a pretty cool hand. – Cool Hand Luke, showing his stone-cold bluff after winning a 7-card stud pot

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