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"Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Gamblers and lovers really play to lose." - Lawrence Durrell

"All gamblers are paranoid, though they call it superstition." - Mario Puzo

"One to 2 percent of the population becomes addicted gamblers" - John Warren Kindt

"Quit while you're ahead. All the best gamblers do." - Baltasar Gracian

"It is peculiar but a fact nevertheless, that the gamblers in chess have enthusiastic followers." - Mikhail Botvinnik

"I have a notion that gamblers are as happy as most people - being always excited." - Lord Byron

"God rewards gamblers and fools. The crucial thing, when you win, is knowing which you were." - Mark Twain

"This is an industry that generates addicted gamblers and they are desperate to get money" - John Warren Kindt

"Thirty-seven percent of gamblers dip into their savings to fulfill their habit" - John Warren Kindt

"The social costs, and the increased tax costs due to addicted gamblers, stay behind" - John Warren Kindt

"27 percent to 55 percent of casino revenues come from problem or pathological gamblers" - John Warren Kindt

"I like playing roulette, I like dice. I grew up with gamblers." - Chazz Palminteri

"They haven't given too many gamblers a second chances in the world of baseball." - Pete Rose

"Producers are not gamblers. They want a good return on their investment." - Max Von Sydow

"Everyone except gamblers knows that gambling never pays. ... Losing, like winning, only increased his determination to play." - Firoozeh Dumas

"Gamblers play just as lovers make love and drunkards drink - blindly and of necessity, under domination of an irresistible force." - Anatole France

"Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair." - Gautama Buddha

"Noble passions are like vices: the more they are satisfied, the greater they grow, Mothers and gamblers are insatiable." - Honore De Balzac

"Gamblers spend 10 percent less on food; 25 percent less on clothing and 35 percent less on savings" - John Warren Kindt

"Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair." - Charles Caleb Colton

"When I first went to Vegas, there were just high-rollers and gamblers and the wise guys treated you great." - Don Rickles

"Nations, like individuals, cannot become desperate gamblers with impunity. Punishment is sure to overtake them sooner or later." - Charles Mackay

"The problem is that to be a producer, one must be a gambler, and the greatest French producers were gamblers." - Marcel Carne

"If it wasn't for hustlers, gangsters & gamblers there'd be no Jazz. Wasn't middle~class who said Let's go hear Bird tonight." - Betty Carter

"It's different for every writer. It's not a career for anyone who needs security. It's a career for gamblers. It's a career of ups and downs." - George R R Martin

"Finding patterns is easy in any kind of data-rich environment; that's what mediocre gamblers do. The key is in determining whether the patterns represent signal or noise" - Nate Silver

"But gamblers know how a man can sit for almost twenty-four hours at cards, without looking to right, or to left." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"A politician taking campaign money from gamblers in Nevada is like one taking campaign money from the auto people in Michigan. Gambling is our legal business." - Paul Laxalt

"The lightning spread of 'Western-style' gambling overseas has increased the problems of addicted and problem gamblers, organized crime and alleged corruption in Asia and the Middle East" - John Warren Kindt

"Clothing sales plummet, rent delinquencies mount and even grocery sales shrink as gamblers, having tapped out their entertainment budgets, dip into dollars set aside for necessities" - John Warren Kindt

"I joined gamblers anon., they gave me 2 to 1 I wouldn't make it! I joined AA, there was a two drink minimum!" - Rodney Dangerfield

"Who do you think I am, Pete Rose? I don't bet. I come from a long line of compulsive gamblers. Gambling scares me." - Mario Cantone

"At the first rumors of war, timid investors in various government stock, being panic-stricken, sell out, to their loss and the gamblers' gain." - Randal Cremer

"All gamblers lose regularly, but they rarely discuss it in public. Losing is bad for the image, dude. Nobody buys Hot Tips from Losers. Remember that." - Hunter S Thompson

"Everybody knows that England is the world of betting men, who are of a higher class than mere gamblers: to bet is in the English temperament." - Jules Verne

"I miss the personalization that Vegas was - there were showroom captains and all the dealers knew the gamblers by their first names." - Wayne Newton

"Where were all the women gamblers? It wasn't as if being a woman wasn't a huge risk all by itself. Twenty-eight percent of female homocide victims were killed by husbands or lovers. Which, come to think of it, was probably why there weren't any women gamblers. Living with men was enough of a gamble." - Jennifer Crusie

"So the story goes, so I'm told The people he knew were Less than golden hearted Gamblers and robbers Drinkers and jokers, all soul searchers Like you and me" - Dave Matthews

"Many gamblers think they're being singled out by fate as a target for cruel jokes. They feel they alone in all the universe are being tortured, experimented upon by some unknown force." - Mike Caro

"Besides creating more compulsive gamblers, money spent on lotteries isn't spent on other goods such as clothing or computers, which would trickle through to retailers, manufacturers and other parts of the economy" - John Warren Kindt

"Sociologists almost uniformly report that increased gambling activities, which are promoted as sociologically 'acceptable' and which are made 'accessible' to larger numbers of people will increase the number of pathological gamblers" - John Warren Kindt

"The engine driving the Kelly system is the law of large numbers. In a 1713 treatise on probability, Swiss mathematician Jakob Bernoulli propounded a law that has been misunderstood by gamblers (and investors) ever since." - William Poundstone

"If it wasn't for [pimps, prostitutes, hustlers, gangsters, and gamblers] there wouldn't be no jazz! They supported the club owners who bought the music. It wasn't the middle-class people who said Let's go hear Charlie Parker tonight." - Betty Carter

"Money, again, has often been a cause of the delusion of the multitudes. Sober nations have all at once become desperate gamblers, and risked almost their existence upon the turn of a piece of paper." - Charles Mackay

"The engine driving the Kelly system is the "law of large numbers." In a 1713 treatise on probability, Swiss mathematician Jakob Bernoulli propounded a law that has been misunderstood by gamblers (and investors) ever since." - William Poundstone

"The real things to know is that folks will stand to lose more than they will to win. That?s the most important percentage there is. I mean, if they lose, they?re willin? to lose everything. If they win, they?re usually satisfied to win enough to pay for dinner and a show. The best gamblers know that." - Puggy Pearson

"Leaving out the gamblers, the burglars, and the plumbers, perhaps we do put our trust in God after a fashion. But, after all, it is an overstatement. If the cholera or black plague should come to these shores, perhaps the bulk of the nation would pray to be delivered from it, but the rest would put their trust in The Health Board..." - Mark Twain

"I have a notion that gamblers are as happy as most people, being always excited; women, wine, fame, the table, even ambition, sate now and then, but every turn of the card and cast of the dice keeps the gambler alive - besides one can game ten times longer than one can do any thing else." - Lord Byron

"The system of banking have[for]ever reprobated. I contemplate it as a blot left in all our Constitutions, which, if not covered, will end in their destruction, which is already hit by the gamblers in corruption, and is sweeping away in its progress the fortunes and morals of our citizens." - Thomas Jefferson

"The impulse to acquisition, pursuit of gain, of money, of the greatest possible amount of money, has in itself nothing to do with capitalism. This impulse exists and has existed among waiters, physicians, coachmen, artists, prostitutes, dishonest officials, soldiers, nobles, crusaders, gamblers, and beggars." - Max Weber

"The real things to know is that folks will stand to lose more than they will to win. That's the most important percentage there is. I mean, if they lose, they're willin' to lose everything. If they win, they're usually satisfied to win enough to pay for dinner and a show. The best gamblers know that." - Puggy Pearson

"Any online gamblers here? Well, Congress is looking in shutting that down.There's going to be a massive congressional investigation of online gambling and they're going to shut it down. And when they get done with that, they're going to look into this North Korean thing." - David Letterman

"Gamblers wager for the sake of playing. Among those who fish for pleasure, the best fisherman is not the one who catches the most fish but the one who enjoys fishing the most. The point of playing is that the play has no point." - John N. Gray

"I started out as a teenager I was a snooker player, or pool player. Through that I met some other teenagers that were gamblers, if you will, who started basement games. I was just sort of learning on the go, losing my $10." - Daniel Negreanu

"I don't like fantasy where a king snaps his fingers and suddenly a whole army appears and goes off to war - he's got to feed them, he's got to pay them, he's got to take care of the camp followers and the gamblers and the people who cause disorder." - Raymond E Feist

"With gamblers, it's never enough. You keep thinking on a conscious level that the prize is whatever the pot is. In poker, you may have a certain goal for the day. But the truth is, as soon as you win, more often than not the first thing that comes to mind is: If I'd bet more, I would have won more." - Jason Gedrick

"When I played the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve, I got to bring Wiley, my 85-pound black lab. He's responsible for my favorite New Year's memory of all: At the end of the show, he ran onstage and then out across all the tables in the showroom, sending champagne glasses and gamblers flying." - Elayne Boosler

"Some mechanism in my sub-consciousness took the dominant characteristics of various prize-fighters, gunmen, bootleggers, oil field bullies, gamblers, and honest workmen I had come in contact with, and combining them all, produced the amalgamation I call Conan the Cimmerian." - Robert E Howard

"I actually went to some Gamblers Anonymous classes, and I sat there for three or four of them, and I'm trying to figure out what I have in similarities with these other people, and I could never find anything. It just seems like it wasn't the right place for me." - Pete Rose

"On banks, I make no apology for attacking spivs and gamblers who did more harm to the British economy than Bob Crow could achieve in his wildest Trotskyite fantasies, while paying themselves outrageous bonuses underwritten by the taxpayer. There is much public anger about banks and it is well deserved." - Vince Cable

"I am not surprised that there are gambling houses, like so many snares laid for human avarice; like abysses where many a man's money is engulfed and swallowed up without any hope of return; like frightful rocks against which the gamblers are thrown and perish." - Jean De La Bruyere

"[Cannery Row's] inhabitants are, as the man once said, 'whores, pimps, gamblers, and sons of bitches,' by which he meant everybody. Had the man looked through another peephole he might have said, 'saints and angels and martyrs and holy men,' and he would have meant the same thing." - John Steinbeck

"In this acausal world, scientists are helpless. Their predictions become post-dictions. Their equations become justifications, their logic, illogic. Scientists turn reckless and mutter like gamblers who cannot stop betting. Scientists are buffoons, not because they are rational but because the cosmos is irrational. Or perhaps it is not because the cosmos is irrational but because they are rational. Who can say which, in an acausal world?" - Alan Lightman

"In this acausal world, scientists are helpless. Their predictions become postdictions- Their equations become justifications, their logic, illogic. Scientists turn reckless and mutter like gamblers who cannot stop betting. Scientists are buffoons, not because they are rational but because the cosmos is irrational. Or perhaps it is not because the cosmos is irrational but because they are rational. Who can say which, in an acausal world?" - Alan Lightman

"Slot machines provide a classic example of variable rewards of the hunt. Gamblers plunk $1 billion per day into slot machines in American casinos, which is a testament to the machines' power to compel players.[lxxxiv] By awarding money in random intervals, games of chance entice players with the prospect of a jackpot. Of course, winning is entirely outside the gambler's control - yet the pursuit can be intoxicating.
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"All in all it's a pretty great day for major league sports. At long last they've decided that gay people are fit to be included in their elite club-one that's already allowed in adulterers, wife-swappers, gamblers, cheaters, rapists, racists and slaughterers of man. Those who've abused spouses, drugs, alcohol, family members and animals. Congratulations, gay athletes. Are you sure you want to hang out with these people?" - Jon Stewart

"I made mistakes. I can't whine about it. I'm the one that messed up and I'm paying the consequences. However, if I am given a second chance, I won't need a third chance. And to be honest with you, I picked the wrong vice. I should have picked alcohol. I should have picked drugs or I should have picked up beating up my wife or girlfriend because if you do those three, you get a second chance. They haven't given too many gamblers second chances in the world of baseball." - Pete Rose

"It is no defense of superstition and pseudoscience to say that it brings solace and comfort to people. . . . If solace and comfort are how we judge the worth of something, then consider that tobacco brings solace and comfort to smokers; alcohol brings it to drinkers; drugs of all kinds bring it to addicts; the fall of cards and the run of horses bring it to gamblers; cruelty and violence bring it to sociopaths. Judge by solace and comfort only and there is no behavior we ought to interfere with." - Isaac Asimov

"I made mistakes. I ca' whine about it. I'm the one that messed up and I'm paying the consequences. However, if I am given a second chance, I wo' need a third chance. And to be honest with you, I picked the wrong vice. I should have picked alcohol. I should have picked drugs or I should have picked up beating up my wife or girlfriend because if you do those three, you get a second chance. They have' given too many gamblers second chances in the world of baseball." - Pete Rose



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