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Gambling Quotes


"The Devil invented gambling." - Saint Augustine

"I love online gambling." - Nicky Hilton

"Gambling undermines the moral fiber of society." - Gordon B Hinckley

"I recommend sports, I don't recommend gambling." - Rachel Maddow

"Gambling is being subsidized by the taxpayers" - John Warren Kindt

"Gambling is a catalyst for economic downturn" - John Warren Kindt

"Gambling is a bad deal for taxpayers" - John Warren Kindt

"Yes, I think poker really isn't gambling." - Al Alvarez

"Without gambling, I would not exist." - Hunter S Thompson

"There is no gambling like politics." - Benjamin Disraeli

"The next best thing to gambling and winning is gambling and losing." - Nick Dandolos

"The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling." - Ambrose Bierce

"Gambling is a principle inherent in human nature." - Edmund Burke

"We never talk about gambling around my house." - Doyle Brunson

"Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized." - William Ralph Inge

"Women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage" - Gloria Steinem

"Somebody tell my fam I got a gambling problem." - Ludacris

"You're gambling with something vital. Most writers get smashed egos." - Norman Mailer

"No reputable economist anywhere believes it's gambling an economic tool" - John Warren Kindt

"Casinos don't bring business except for the gambling boys" - John Warren Kindt

"If you want your 401k to come back, recriminalize gambling" - John Warren Kindt

"Another threat to stability is the rise of Internet gambling" - John Warren Kindt

"The ABCs of legalized gambling - addictions, bankruptcies and crime" - John Warren Kindt

"Legalized gambling is the leading cause of bankruptcy" - John Warren Kindt

"We beat the Great Depression without lotteries and legalized gambling" - John Warren Kindt

"Gambling: A sure way to get nothing from something." - Wilson Mizner

"Gambling is a most foolish and imprudent pursuit." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing from something." - Wilson Mizner

"At the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons." - Proverbs

"There is a deep, ancient connection between gambling and divination." - Aaron C. Brown

"Gambling makes boys selfish and cruel as well as men." - Thomas Hughes

"Whisky, gambling and Ferraris are better than housework." - Francoise Sagan

"Unfortunately, gambling and winning don't often go hand-in-hand." - Pete Rose

"Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized." - Dean Inge

"Oh, it's not really gambling when you never lose." - Jennifer Aniston

"I do not support gambling in this state." - Craig Benson

"Casino gambling is colorful and dramatic and theatrical." - Steve Wynn

"Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something." - Wilson Mizner

"The only business in the world bigger than gambling is religion...but gambling is not nearly so corrupt." - J.R. Miller

"Gambling addicts usually lose their focus at work and problem military gambling poses a national security threat" - John Warren Kindt

"In convenience gambling scenarios, discretionary spending and nondiscretionary addicted gambling dollars were transferred from other forms of consumer expenditures" - John Warren Kindt

"This was my first lesson about gambling: if you see somebody winning all the time, he isn't gambling, he's cheating. Later on in life, if I were continuously losing in any gambling situation, I would watch very closely." - Malcolm X

"While gambling addiction can be a social justice reason for some to ban gambling, the economic evidence suggests that the social and economic costs of gambling are $3 to the taxpayers for every $1 in benefits" - John Warren Kindt

"I don't see how you have the nerve to oppose this bill when you run the biggest gambling business in the world - gambling on the hereafter." - Loring M. Black, Jr.

"I'm crazy enough to believe in taking chances in every way, in making choices and gambling with your life. That's the kind of gambling I believe in." - Lauren Bacall

"I have a bad gambling problem. You're not in show business for 12 years and dress like this without a bad gambling problem." - Artie Lange

"Gambling has a zero-sum economic effect in its market and, like legalizing cocaine, the socio-economic costs of legalizing gambling overwhelm the benefits" - John Warren Kindt

"The faster the gambling activity, the more highly addictive it is; and the more addictive the gambling activity is, the more revenue it will generate for the industry" - John Warren Kindt

"You bring in gambling into a major population base, and the more people you have going into a casino, the more people you have hooked on gambling" - John Warren Kindt

"Gambling is part of the human condition. I love it. I have the best time gambling. I've been winning fortunes, and I've been losing them." - Jerry Lewis

"There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians." - Georges Pompidou

"Writings like gambling. Unpredictable and sporadic successes make you more addicted, not less." - M John Harrison

"There are three way of courting ruin - women, gambling, and calling in technicians." - Georges Pompidou

"No wife can endure a gambling husband; unless he is a steady winner." - Thomas R. Dewar

"The greatest advantage in gambling lies in not playing at all." - Gerolamo Cardano

"The point is that it looks like gambling because the language of the game is money." - Al Alvarez

"At gambling, the deadly sin is to mistake bad play for bad luck." - Ian Fleming

"No use gambling if you can't lose your head once in a while." - Larry Merchant

"I like gambling on stuff that you don't know anything about. That's when it's exciting." - Artie Lange

"I spent half my money on gambling, alcohol and wild women. The other half I wasted." - W C Fields

"We are, quite literally, gambling with the future of our planet- for the sake of hamburgers" - Peter Singer

"Gambling is the great leveller. All men are equal- at cards." - Nikolai Gogol

"Without knowledge and a workable plan, you are gambling, with little or no chance of success." - Robert G Allen

"Once you adopt a value-investment strategy, any other investment behavior starts to seem like gambling." - Seth Klarman

"If you don't like trading, gambling and betting, then you don't like living." - William C. Brown

"In short, they were gambling on their luck, and luck is not to be coerced." - Albert Camus

"War is the gambling table of governments, and citizens the dupes of the game." - Thomas Paine

"Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich-something for nothing." - George Bernard Shaw

"No wife can endure a gambling husband-unless he is a steady winner." - Thomas Dewar, 1st Baron Dewar

"There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident." - Benjamin Disraeli

"There's no such thing as a sure thing. That's why they call it gambling." - Neil Simon

"In gambling the many must lose in order that the few may win." - George Bernard Shaw

"Gambling operates under the premise that greed can be satisfied by luck." - Rita Mae Brown

"Guessing has never been widely acclaimed as a good gambling strategy." - Jan Garavaglia

"My idea of gambling was walking through Central Park, whistling show tunes." - Tommy Tune

"Football and gambling - two great American addictions working together. What could possibly go wrong?" - Froma Harrop

"There are two great pleasures in gambling: that of winning and that of losing." - Proverbs

"Every video [slot] gambling machine takes $60,000 out of the consumer economy" - John Warren Kindt

"The real loss by gambling is $180,000 to the consumer economy for each slot machine" - John Warren Kindt

"Studies in Australia have verified this drain on the economy by video gambling machines" - John Warren Kindt

"Therefore 5,000 new video gambling machines costs the economy 5,000 lost jobs each year" - John Warren Kindt

"Legalized gambling cost taxpayers $3 for every $1 in state revenue to government" - John Warren Kindt

"My bottom line is this is no time to be gambling with our economy" - John Warren Kindt

"Your addiction rate will go up if you have gambling in this area" - John Warren Kindt

"The socio-economic impact of gambling addiction is comparable to drug and alcohol addiction" - John Warren Kindt

"When governments legalize and encourage gambling, they are creating addictions among their citizens" - John Warren Kindt

"The gambling interests like to point to the construction jobs, but those jobs go away" - John Warren Kindt

"If the government wants to stimulate the economy, it should outlaw gambling" - John Warren Kindt

"The military should get rid of video gambling devices on nearly 100 overseas bases and posts" - John Warren Kindt

"Donald Trump he wanted casino gambling in Florida. Yes, you did." - Jeb Bush

"Gambling is the great leveller. All men are equal - at cards." - Nikolai Gogol

"All exchange stimulates productive activity, whether exchange by gift, gambling, barter, or money transaction." - Aaron C. Brown

"Snake eyes is a gambling term, and an animal term, too." - Mitch Hedberg

"[Gambling] is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief." - George Washington

"Gambling is the son of avarice and the father of despair." - Proverbs

"Suspense is torture ... but delightful-or there'd be no gambling in the world." - Ada Leverson

"A weekend in Vegas without gambling and drinking is just like being a born-again Christian." - Artie Lange

"No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without condemning organized gambling." - Ralph Nader

"No wife can endure a gambling husband; unless he is a steady winner." - Thomas Dewar

"I'm not a gambling-man. I have never bet a dollar in all my life." - John Forsythe

"I'm not going to go back to gambling; I mean, it's as simple as that." - Pete Rose

"Gambling is legal and betting is legal, for what I bet." - Michael Jordan

"As a close-up magician, I was using gambling cheating techniques." - Steve Truglia

"Uncertainty doesn't make life worth living, quite, but it does make striving and gambling worth attempting." - Walter Kirn

"Writing's like gambling. Unpredictable and sporadic successes make you more addicted, not less." - M John Harrison

"The only gambling tip which amounts to anything is to keep out of the game." - E W Howe

"The thing about online gambling is that it's never away, it's always accessible. And so, if you have an issue with gambling, it's designed to take advantage of that." - Ben Affleck

"There is no moral difference between gambling at cards or in lotteries or on the race track and gambling in the stock market. One method is just pernicious to the body politic as the other kind." - Theodore Roosevelt

"While advocates of legalized gambling say it brings in revenues needed for education and other uses, it actually has led to higher taxes, loss of jobs, economic disruption of non-gambling businesses, increased crime and higher social-welfare costs" - John Warren Kindt

"Shockingly, a University of Pennsylvania study says the number of young people addicted to gambling - largely due to increased exposure to the Internet and Internet gambling - grew by an alarming 20 percent between 2004 and 2005 alone." - Spencer Bachus

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

"Just as outlawing alcohol did not work in the 1920s, current attempts to prohibit online gambling will not work, either." - John Conyers

"Yeah man, they call gambling a disease, but it's the only disease where you can win a bunch of money." - Norm Macdonald

"The world is more than a game of cards. History is more than a record of gambling operations." - Arthur Twining Hadley

"The only monster here is the gambling monster that has enslaved your mother, and I call him Gamblor!" - Homer

" his gambling, he had one besetting weakness - faith in a system; and this made his damnation certain." - Jack London

"I am best described as just a guy with a very large bump of curiosity and a gambling instinct." - Clarence Birdseye

"Trading is more or less like betting or gambling, but only without the pleasure show of the game." - William C. Brown

"Nevada has a very dynamic economy, with gambling being the number-one industry, followed closely by blood donorship." - Dave Barry

"Part of the loot went for gambling, part for horses, and part for women. The rest I spent foolishly." - George Raft

"I find the only thing that really stands up, better than gambling, better than booze, better than women, is reading." - Mario Puzo

"A Gentleman is a man who will pay his gambling debts even when he knows he has been cheated." - Leo Tolstoy

"You cannot get anything out of nature or from God by gambling; only out of your neighbor." - John Ruskin

"Stock-picking is like gambling: those who win well, seldom bet, but when they do, they bet heavily." - Charlie Munger

"It's time to wipe the slate clean, recriminalize gambling, just like we did in this country 100 years ago" - John Warren Kindt

"State-sponsored gambling produces no product, no new wealth, and so it makes no genuine contribution to economic development" - John Warren Kindt

"What we really need is a federal intervention plan, which calls for a moratorium on gambling in the U.S." - John Warren Kindt

"Actually, they should just roll it all back get rid of gambling...It destabilizes the U.S. economy" - John Warren Kindt

"We are already too dependent on gambling revenue. If we continue, we will soon be owned by them." - Donald L Carcieri

"Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one." - Pope John Xxiii

"Cinema is gambling. It is better to gamble on a unique film even if it seems like suicide." - Thomas Langmann

"Part of it went on gambling, and part of it went on women. The rest I spent foolishly." - George Raft

"The President must stop gambling with taxpayers' money and get the country back on the path of fiscal sanity." - Tom Harkin

"Victory is a fleeting thing in the gambling business. Today's winners are tomorrow's blinking toads, dumb beasts with no hope." - Hunter S Thompson

"'Prop trading' is just a fancy term for banks gambling in the market for their own profit." - Matt Taibbi

"I love blackjack. But I'm not addicted to gambling. I'm addicted to sitting in a semi circle." - Mitch Hedberg

"Putting a stop to internet gambling is a necessary reform that targets flagrant violations of state and federal laws." - John Shadegg

"The attraction in this city is money, from gambling. What you are if you work here is a shill." - Joe Williams

"Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it." - Henry Ward Beecher

"I like to play blackjack. I'm not addicted to gambling. I'm addicted to sitting in a semi-circle." - Mitch Hedberg

"Ain't only three things to gambling: knowing the 60-40 end of the proposition, money management, and knowing yourself." - Puggy Pearson

"The gambling supply house catalog is distinctly not the safest place to learn about cheating devices, beware of catalog men." - John Scarne

"Nearly everything that was fun, of course, was also a little dangerous: riding roller coasters, skydiving, gambling, sex." - Dean Koontz

"If I had been busted for drugs instead of gambling, I'd still be managing the Reds and baseball would be paying for my rehab." - Pete Rose

"It was a place of sin, loose women, whiskey and gambling. It was no place for a good Presbyterian, and I did not long remain one." - Mark Twain

"The world over, give a guy money and it goes to drinking, gambling, and women. When you give a woman money, it goes to feeding, clothing, helping people." - Peter Buffett

"I think that gambling is a synthetic experience and that if you have any balls you gamble with your life. I have. So can everybody else." - William Monahan

"If I were a gambling man I would put all my money on there not being anything other than this universe." - Steve Albini

"Gambling in the mark has been the great indoor sport of the capitalists for months, and consequently food has increased by 25 to 100 per cent." - Agnes Smedley

"Granted, I could go out and lose everything (by) gambling and drinking, but there's no sense in denying it. It's in my blood." - John Daly



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