Gambling quotes page 2
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Gambling is the son of avarice and the father of despair.
What I am looking for: What is a great business that is trading at 90% off? Why did I buy
some casino stocks three weeks ago? I bought into a company that was off 90% and I didn't
think they were going under. And that stock has gone from $3 to $6 in three weeks. It's
taking going in the right places. If you don't know where to go, I always recommend that you
go into indexes.
David Bach, 2009
The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.
A dollar won is twice as sweet as a dollar earned.
A lottery is a salutary instrument and a tax... laid on the willing only, that is to say, on those
who can risk the price of a ticket without sensible injury, for the possibility of a higher prize.
Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich - something for nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
A casino is a place where you lose a hundred dollars in a slot machine and shrug your
shoulders, then lose one dollar in a Coke machine and swear like crazy.
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
Cards are war, in disguise of a sport.
One of the worst things that can happen to you in life is to win a bet on a horse at an early
I don't gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn't give me great pleasure. But losing
a hundred dollars pisses me off.
A weekend in Vegas without gambling and drinking is just like being a born-again Christian.
Gambling is a way of buying hope on credit.
Don't knock bingo. It's the only chance working-class people like me will ever have of owning
a giant ceramic cheetah.
In most betting shops you will see three windows marked "Bet Here," but only one window
with the legend "Pay Out."
When I get home from the racetrack my wife never asks any questions if I tell her I just ate
a $400 hot dog.
Gambling is the future on the internet. You can only look at so many dirty pictures.
When I was young, people called me a gambler. As the scale of my operations increased I
became known as a speculator. Now I am called a banker. But I have been doing the same
thing all the time.
Sir Ernest Cassel
One of the healthiest ways to gamble is with a spade and a package of garden seeds.
There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large
By gaming we lose both our time and treasure: two things most precious to the life of man.
Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want
excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.
God does not play dice, bankers do.
Look around the poker table. If you don't see a sucker, get up, because it must be you.
The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable, that I assume it must be
I've been writing a book for years called Horses That Owe Me Money.
I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That's how I lost my mind.
Women don't gamble as much as men because their total instinct for gambling is satisfied by
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.
Horse racing is animated roulette.
A gambler never makes the same mistake twice. It's usually three or more times.
Last year people won more than one billion dollars playing poker. And casinos made twenty-
seven billion just by being around those people.
I like to play blackjack. I'm not addicted to gambling. I'm addicted to sitting in a semi-circle.