You have probably both said smart and stupid things while playing on your favourite casino, wheater it’s based on land or online. Or you might have heard some of your friends say something at the roulette table that cracked you up.
Gambling is very popular all over the world, and there is a never-ending amount of gambling sayings on the internet. Just put “gamble quotes” in your search engine, and you will find tons of quotes from real people and fictional ones from books and films.
We have put together a list of ten of our favourite quotes. They can be thoughtful, smart, funny, or just entertaining in some other way. Sometimes they need an explanation, and sometimes they speak for themselves.
Many of the sayings circulating on the web give credit to some famous person, although it’s oftentimes hard to actually know if they ever said those words. We've chosen some whose authors are known, and some whose origins are unfortunately unknown.
“Writing’s like gambling. Unpredictable and sporadic successes make you more addicted, not less.” – M. John Harrison
The English writer M. John Harrison is one of many writers who has commented on gambling.
“The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket.” – Kin Hubbard/Will Rogers
“If you don’t gamble, you’ll never win” – Aldous Huxley
It’s said that the English writer and philosopher came up with this timeless saying.
“No one can win at roulette unless he steals money from the table while the croupier isn’t looking.” – Albert Einstein
Half of the internet is full of quotes from Albert Einstein, one of the most famous scientists who have ever lived. This saying became public by the controversial reporter Ted Thackrey, Jr. after Einstein visited a casino in Las Vegas in 1968.
“Listen, here’s the thing. If you can’t spot the sucker in your first half-hour at the table, then you are the sucker. Guys around here will tell ya; you play for a living; it’s like any other job. You don’t gamble; you grind it out.” – Mike McDermot, played by Matt Damon in the movie Rounders.
Mike McDermot is a poker genius that chose to play cards for a living instead of finishing his studies.
“From the moment I slapped eyes on this hombre, I smelled trouble. And re-fried beans. Something else was telling me that this was not just a “chance” meeting.” – Bret Maverick, played by Mel Gibson, in the Western gambling film Maverick.
“I used to be a heavy gambler, but now I just make mental bets. That’s how I lost my mind.” – Steve Allen
The American television and radio personality, known for being the first host of The Tonight Show, once uttered these words.
“If there weren’t luck involved, I would win every time.” – Phil Hellmuth
There’s no doubt that the American professional poker player Phil Hellmuth thinks highly of himself.
“This was my first lesson about gambling: if you see somebody winning all the time, he isn’t gambling, he’s cheating.” – Malcolm X
We don’t know when the human rights activist Malcolm X actually uttered these words, but every site on the net claims that he’s the founder of the saying.
“Quit while you’re ahead. All the best gamblers do.” – Baltasar Gracián y Morales
The 17th-century Spanish prose writer and philosopher is said to be the first one to come up with this saying.
These are ten of our favourite quotes, but the list could go on forever. If you spend a lot of time in the casino world, you probably have some priceless sayings too. Say them enough, and you might one day be an online gambling sensation!