Best Quotes About Gambling

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

It's like gambling somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don't know where your going to end up the next day. It could work out good or it could be disastrous. It's like the throw of the dice. -Jim Morrison

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

There is no gambling like politics. -Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

Part of the $10 million I spent on gambling, part on booze and part on women. The rest I spent foolishly. -George Raft

Yes, prudently invested contributions to the Social Security fund may bring greater dividends, but those contributions would also face a greater risk. It would be like gambling. We should not gamble with the investments and the future of the citizens of this land. -Daniel Inouye

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

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

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

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

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

Even though I had a lucrative contract with MGM, I had a husband who was drinking and gambling our money away faster than I could make it. -Esther Williams

I didn't want to be a slave to any passion anymore. I gave up card playing altogether, even bridge and gambling – more or less. It took me a few years to get out of it. -Omar Sharif

It's been a difficult thing because some great opportunities have come and I've just been holding my breath and praying… I'm basically gambling hoping something will come along this season and if not, I don't know what the future holds. -Charisma Carpenter

Sometimes a 3-1 favorite loses. That's why they call it gambling, and that's why they keep flipping over the cards. -Richard Roeper

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

You shouldn't have any betting in the locker room at all, whether it's baseball or it's horses. You can't beat the horses. You can't beat any kind of gambling because they have the odds. -George Steinbrenner

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

For although Claudius had been accused of gambling and drunkenness, not only were no worse sins laid to his charge, but he had successfully established some claim to being considered a learned man. -Frederic William Farrar

But I used to have a bit of a gambling problem. And that would have been the answer to my prayers. It got worse when I started playing this character, too. -Fisher Stevens

I wanted to do an episode about Chuck having a gambling problem. I wanted to portray my addiction on the show. But I think it's a little edgy for Saturday night. -Fisher Stevens

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

But I also think that it does create a lot of revenue, but to me it's a temporary revenue stream because it's an industry that, if suddenly gambling started in Massachusetts, then a lot of our patrons who would gamble in New Hampshire if we had it, would disappear. -Craig Benson

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

Pre-teens, teens and college students have unlimited access to the Internet – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because of the repeated exposure they have to illegal Internet gambling sites, they fall victim by the thousands. -Spencer Bachus

In fact, a University of Connecticut study showed that as many as three in four pre-teens and teens who are exposed to Internet gambling become addicted. -Spencer Bachus

Harvard Medical School, the University of South Florida and the American Psychiatric Association have all conducted studies showing that the earlier one begins gambling, the more likely it is he or she will become an addicted, problem gambler. -Spencer Bachus

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

My luck at the gambling table was varied; sometimes I was fifty to a hundred dollars ahead, and at other times I had to borrow money from my fellow workmen to settle my room rent and pay for my meals. -James Weldon Johnson

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

We didn't become the most prosperous country in the world just by rewarding greed and recklessness. We didn't come this far by letting the special interests run wild. We didn't do it just by gambling and chasing paper profits on Wall Street. We built this country by making things, by producing goods we could sell. -Barack Obama

Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional business and retail lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets. This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation that had dire consequences. -Vince Cable

I'm a strange mixture of my mother's curiosity; my father, who grew up the son of the manse in a Presbyterian family, who had a tremendous sense of duty and responsibility; and my mother's father, who was always in trouble with gambling debts. -Rupert Murdoch

I would say, stay the hell away from the party scene. Anything you put in front of your goal, and especially something like that, whether it's too much gambling, too much food, too much cold beers on the weekend – anything that you put in front of the prize is going to end up getting in the way and hurting you in the end. -Brad Renfro

I love online gambling. -Nicky Hilton

I was very fortunate in my gene mix. The gambling instincts I inherited from my father were matched by my mother's gift for analysis. -T. Boone Pickens

I used to go to Vegas and play the horses, and then I realised how ridiculous that was. There is no winning in gambling, but there is on the stock market. -Josh Brolin

I will never be in the stock market. It's just gambling. I'm a gambler, but I'll gamble on the practicality of things. -Jeremy Renner

I want people to understand, gambling is not a bad thing if you do it within the framework of what it's meant to be, which is fun and entertaining. -Michael Jordan

I do not have a problem, I enjoy gambling, but I think people are trying to make it seem like I have a problem, because people really don't know. -Michael Jordan

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

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

All actors who have been around for a long time, which I have, and have been skint for long periods, which I have, find it difficult to turn down jobs. If I turn anything down my stomach turns over. I feel sick. It feels like gambling. -Bill Nighy

Establishing a 0.03 percent Wall Street speculation fee, similar to what we had from 1914-1966, would dampen the dangerous level of speculation and gambling on Wall Street, encourage the financial sector to invest in the productive economy and reduce the deficit by more than $350 billion over 10 years. -Bernie Sanders

Along with my passion for horse breeding, I was a horse racing enthusiast… In 1974 I was elected as a committee member and subsequently as a steward of the Turf Club. I had a burning desire to clean up the sport, which had always carried the stigma of gambling and manipulation. -Cyrus S. Poonawalla

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

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

It is true that the Puritans banned all recreation on Sundays and all games of chance, gambling, bear baiting, horse racing, and bowling in or around taverns at all times. They did so, not because they were opposed to fun, but because they judged these activities to be inherently harmful or immoral. -Leland Ryken

I never really had an itch for gambling. I work hard for my money, so I don't like going out and giving it away like that. -Amanda Righetti

You know you have a gambling problem when it's 4 A.M. at the Mirage Sports Book and you're walking around going, 'Hey you get the lacrosse scores?' -Artie Lange

Football was always a deal we made with ourselves. We adopted it for its brutality, which was embedded in a context that happened to be perfectly suited to television and to gambling, but which we could convince ourselves was only incidental to our enjoyment because it was only incidental to the game itself. -Charlie Pierce

I have long understood that losing always comes with the territory when you wander into the gambling business, just as getting crippled for life is an acceptable risk in the linebacker business. They both are extremely violent sports, and pain is part of the bargain. Buy the ticket, take the ride. -Hunter S. Thompson

There is always room for losers in the football business. They are the mother's milk of gambling, and why not? Somebody has to do it, or there won't be any winners. -Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

There are many harsh lessons to be learned from the gambling experience, but the harshest one of all is the difference between having Fun and being Smart. -Hunter S. Thompson

Remember this, folks – I am a Hillbilly, and I don't always Bet the same way I talk. Good advice is one thing, but smart gambling is quite another. -Hunter S. Thompson

Footballers are an easy target. They are offered big lines of credit. Every sport is vulnerable; it's such a big gambling industry, and there are problems with syndicates in other countries. -Gordon Taylor

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

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

Buying a particular vintage because everyone tips it and then waiting for it to mature is like gambling. The thrill is in placing the bet. Once the race is run or the match is played, you'll either win or lose. Until that happens, you're caught in this wonderful, agonising sense of expectation. -Kenneth Cranham

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

It's a shame when other people's gambling habits change the meaning of paintings or when fluctuations of value start to dictate how people perceive art because it's too expensive to be interesting or moving. That's when I get bummed out. -Nate Lowman

The political Right likes to champion individual rights and individual liberty, but it has also worked to enforce morality in relation to abortion, gambling, and homosexuality. -Dave Brat

I realised how much misdirection is in stunt co-coordinating. It's similar to magic, the tricks we use to make people think the stunt is real. I also have a lifelong fascination with gambling cheats. I'm not one, but I do have a fascination with it. -Steve Truglia

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

If a magician makes a mistake, it's sometimes forgiven by the audience. If a gambling cheat makes a mistake, they will almost certainly lose their lives – and probably in a horrible manner. -Steve Truglia

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

For me, since I have a life wish, not a death wish, for me, I was not gambling my life. I was doing something much more beautiful. I was carrying my life across. -Philippe Petit

I was re-watching 'E.T.' recently, and that scene where they're all around the pizza, bringing the pizza in, and gambling and stuff together, it's such an amazing tone, it's so rough, and nobody's really talking about anything, and it feels like you're in that room with them. -Colin Trevorrow

There is a respectable body of economic thought that holds that casino gambling is actually economically regressive to a state and a community. -Mario Cuomo

In 'Honeymoon in Vegas,' after Nicolas Cage tells his fiancee that he's given her away to pay for his gambling debts, she gets into a tizzy as if she were a 6-year-old. I couldn't believe it. -Allison Anders

The Chinese have always enjoyed gambling, and Macau is the only place in Greater China where gambling is legal. So I believe the government understands that there has to be a place for it. -Lui Che Woo

I played golf with my friends, and then I started to play with the hustlers. And I learned a lot. I learned about golf; I learned about gambling. I learned about everything. -Donald Trump

Friendship is something whose depth fits human aspirations and fulfills human possibilities. It has heft to it, as a gold-piece does and a gambling chip does not. -Eugene Kennedy

I used to be a health-care investor a long time ago in the public markets. One thing I learned that we tried to apply here is that investing in small molecules, trying to invest in the next treatment, there's an element of gambling to that. -Bill Maris

My father was a gambler. My father could not resist a casino or a card game. He loved gambling. -Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.

I had worked in politics with Johnson and Nixon before becoming a historian and biographer. I kept discovering these dirtier, murkier threads in American politics that led back to Vegas' gambling interests and criminal connections. -Roger Morris

Cock-fighting, which has attained to the dignity of a literature of its own, is the popular Malay sport; but the grand sport is a tiger and buffalo fight, reserved for rare occasions, however, on account of its expense. Cock-fighting is a source of gigantic gambling and desperate feuds. -Isabella Bird

The 2006 federal Internet gaming statute is not ambiguous. It does not prohibit gambling on fantasy sports. -Eric Schneiderman

Obviously, Nevada doesn't prohibit all forms of gambling, but you have to submit yourself to a very rigorous regulatory process to run a gambling operation in Nevada. -Eric Schneiderman

Our review concludes that DraftKings'/FanDuel's operations constitute illegal gambling under New York law. -Eric Schneiderman

Our investigation has found that, unlike traditional fantasy sports, daily fantasy sports companies are engaged in illegal gambling under New York law, causing the same kinds of social and economic harms as other forms of illegal gambling and misleading New York consumers. -Eric Schneiderman

Games of chance often involve some amount of skill; this does not make them legal. Good poker players often beat novices. But poker is still gambling, and running a poker room – or online casino – is illegal in New York. -Eric Schneiderman

The world is like a reverse casino. In a casino, if you gamble long enough, you're certainly going to lose. But in the real world, where the only thing you're gambling is, say, your time or your embarrassment, then the more stuff you do, the more you give luck a chance to find you. -Scott Adams

Experience has shown us that attempts to control the Internet will invariably fail. We should be instructed by the failed efforts of China to regulate political content, the efforts of America to regulate Internet gambling, or the efforts of Australia to regulate certain speech. By its very nature, the Internet will always resist such controls. -Miriam Defensor-Santiago

The Miccosukee facility in Miami only offers bingo, poker, and video gambling machines. Because it does not have slot machines or table games, the Miccosukee tribe doesn't need an agreement with the state. The Miccosukees only answer to the federal government. -Rick Scott

I'm not coming in as an advocate of sports gambling. I'm trying to be more of a realist to say it's going on in a massive way… and I think the right course would be therefore to legalize it and regulate it. -Adam Silver

Since young people would much rather play fast-action, rapidly advancing video games, and gambling laws for slot machines and roulette tables haven't changed much since the 1950s, look for casinos to build large video game tournament centers and allow people to bet on the action, similar to betting on college basketball. -Thomas Frey

For me, I think that, certainly, the fact that Las Vegas has a gambling aspect to it is far overshadowed by the entertainment value, if you will, family appeal, that you have, the convention appeal. So it does not have disfavor with me, in my opinion, relative to being an NFL city. -Jerry Jones

When I was in high school, I had a gambling problem. -Young Thug

There's obviously a lot of controversy around the issue of hunting as there is around gambling, and I like these stories where there is a moral dimension, stories that force you to think about your prejudices about a subject and explore the extent to which they are justified. -Louis Theroux

What I don't want to see is our political system corrupted by gambling money, especially casino gambling money. -Robert J. Bentley

Alabama is better than to depend on gambling to fund its government. -Robert J. Bentley

I go to Vegas now, and I'm in the casino, and I'm gambling, and there's a guy in a wet bathing suit gambling right next to me. -Sebastian Maniscalco

I don't believe in alcohol. It's a sort of a medicinal necessity for the human condition, none of that stuff. I'm not a gambling man. -T. J. Miller

The TSA is gambling with the security of civil aviation and expanding its scope irresponsibly. The problem with computerized passenger profiling is that it simply does not work. -Tom Bossert

Big banks, highly leveraged casinos, do whatever they can to keep the cost of their gambling as cheap as possible. This means keeping interest rates as cheap as possible. -Max Keiser

Daily fantasy sports operators claim that they operate legally under Alabama law. However, paid daily fantasy sports contests are, in fact, illegal gambling under Alabama law. -Luther Strange

Republicans seem to be gambling that most Americans won't care about a few rich private equity managers if their own taxes go down, their stock portfolio goes up, and economic growth accelerates. -James B. Stewart

While we know gambling is part of the industry in Las Vegas, we're not going to make it all that easy for you to pick up a ticket, a gambling ticket, on your way into the arena. -Gary Bettman

We're concerned how gambling and betting affects the NHL game and changes the perception of and challenges the integrity of the NHL game. -Gary Bettman

Athletics is athletics. When you do sport, you are gambling. You run, you win, you lose. It doesn't matter if you are competing or you are not competing. -Caster Semenya

Pachinko, like all gambling, is rigged. The house always wins. It's a central metaphor of life. It's rigged, but you keep playing. -Min Jin Lee

The contemporary casino is more than a gambling destination: it is a multifarious pleasure enclosure intended to satisfy every member of the family unit. -Colson Whitehead

Most of the energy in North America is just consuming – Wal-Mart, shopping centres, government offices – or personal consumption: houses, cars, flying to Hawaii, gambling in Las Vegas. We could live affluent lifestyles with half as much energy. -Vaclav Smil

Playing to a stadium is not for everyone because you are essentially gambling, big-time. You have to go all in on production. You can't hold back. -Matt Bellamy

One of the main reasons that the landscape of financial stuff in America is different is that gambling is illegal there. So there's a kind of sport-like aspect to the American coverage of finance. -John Lanchester

I created this character that I still have of a guy who is a little bit of a nincompoop – I'm poking fun at street hustlers. I didn't quite make as much money as one would gambling, but it was a lot safer. -Harry Anderson

'Something Borrowed' was initially titled 'Rolling the Dice,' but my editor said it sounded like a men's gambling memoir. -Emily Giffin

All kinds of gambling, from bingo to baccarat, are benign entertainment for most people, dangerously addictive to a few, and capable of breeding unwanted side effects for society. -Jacob Weisberg

Like other forms of gambling, wagering on the Internet isn't illegal because it's bad. It's bad because we've chosen to make it illegal. -Jacob Weisberg

What I like about 'Lay the Favourite' is that it shows gambling as a profession, as this real grind-it-out job, with no glamour about it at all. -Joshua Jackson

Vicente Fox beat the PRI by gambling on a simple formula: Marketing + Money = Presidency. -Denise Dresser

When we did 'Back In The Game' on the Wu-Tang 'Iron Flag' album, I did a verse about gambling. I didn't want to be 'back in the game' or 'back on the block' – that's typical. I made it all metaphorical. -Gza

Arsenal do not have money to spend, so they are gambling on young players. Arsenal are obliged to sell their best players and bet on youth – but what counts is having a team, great players, and a solid squad to win titles. -Samir Nasri

When I was young and didn't have money, I liked gambling because winning and losing was fun for the rush of it. -Carlos Mencia

If I go gambling the slots, some of my friends will come with me and play along with me. It's not like I'm starting out with $500 a pull or $1,000 a pull. I go in there and play $25, and if I win, I play $100s. -John Daly

I'm not a big gambler anymore. I like to do it. I enjoy it instead of trying to make money off of it, because I realized you can't make money gambling. -John Daly

I think the XFL has a good chance. With the way sports gambling is coming to be and the people they have running that league, I think Vince does not want to fail again. -Pat McAfee

I got into gambling when I was playing a casino. I was a hermit in those days. I would go onstage, go to my room, or if we had to travel, I'd get in a car or a plane, whatever. But I didn't do anything. One day, this friend of mine said, 'Do you want to play some blackjack?' -Gladys Knight

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