We all need a little inspiration every now and then – especially when you’re down on your luck. So, we’ve put together our favourite quotes to keep in mind the next time you’re playing your favourite games.
Casino gambling is colorful and dramatic and theatrical. - Steve Wynn
Gambling is more than just winning. Every time you play, it’s a journey. But unlike a movie, you never know how it’s going to end. That’s half the fun!
Without gambling, I would not exist. - Hunter S. Thompson
We here at AskGamblers can’t agree more. Gambling is just one of those things that makes life enjoyable. And without it, we wouldn’t get to help out awesome people like yourself.
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
Getting a little deep there, Jer! But when you think about it, so many things in life really are based on chance. The best thing you can do is enjoy the ride.
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
Michael Jordan is no stranger to gambling. He’s spent tens of thousands on the cards and the sportsbooks over the years, and been caught by the tabloids plenty of times. We’re just glad this NBA great never went out of control!
Uncertainty doesn't make life worth living, quite, but it does make striving and gambling worth attempting. - Walter Kirn
You can never really be sure of anything, can you? But that doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. Some of the best things in life are really just happy coincidences anyway.
Part of it went on gambling, and part of it went on women. The rest I spent foolishly. - George Raft
Hey, at least he’s honest! As one of America’s true gangster icons, George Raft had his fair share of tough breaks and wild nights. His true legacy? Getting banned from the UK after his Mafia connections came out. Bummer!
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
Whether you’re playing poker, blackjack, or anything else, nothing is ever guaranteed. Just remember: you’re just as likely to lose to a bad beat as you are to win from one!
I like to think of the world as a sort of a casino, except the house doesn't have the advantage. If you're smart, you have an advantage. It behooves you to place a lot of bets. - Evan Williams
As the co-founder of Twitter, Evan Williams knows about success. And we think he’s onto something: just make sure you’re making smart bets!
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. - Seneca
Sure, there’s only so much preparation you can do at a casino, but this bit of wisdom is worth keeping in mind. Good opportunities are always waiting on the casino floor – you’ve just got to look for them.
Quit while you’re ahead. All the best gamblers do. - Baltasar Gracián y Morales
You know what’s harder than winning? Quitting. The “shoulda, woulda, coulda” is the bane of all gamblers. If you can get past the urge to keep playing, you’re already a pro!
If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time. - Chinese Proverb
Letting loose and relaxing is half the fun of playing in a casino. But if you want to keep it fun, this is one bit of advice you’ll want to remember every time you log in to your favourite site.
The only sure thing about luck is that it will change. - Bret Harte
There’s a reason they call it beginner’s luck. No matter how lucky you feel, there’s always a dry spell on the horizon. But when things take a turn for the worse, you can always rest assured that won’t last forever either.
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
Believe me, I know how hard it is to stop when your hand is hot. But you’ve got to stop at some point. It may as well be on a high!
A dollar won is twice as sweet as a dollar earned… - Paul Newman
We can’t agree more with this one. Wages are good for keeping a roof over your head and food in your belly. But winnings? They’re the perfect excuse to go crazy.
A man’s gotta make at least one bet a day else he could be walking around lucky and never know it. - Jim Jones
Jim Jones: you don’t want his Kool-Aid, but we think this piece of advice is worth taking. You just never know when you’re going to have that once-in-a-lifetime win.
You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. - Wayne Gretzky
As one of hockey’s biggest legends, Gretzky has probably dealt with more misses than he can count. If he can get past it, anyone can.
Eat your betting money but don’t bet your eating money. - Horseracing Proverb
Last but not least, always remember to keep things fun! Gambling should never be a priority over the important things in life. If you ever feel like it’s becoming an issue, take a break and take some time to read up on responsible gambling.
17 bits of wisdom
Well, we think that about covers it! From the wild Vegas nights to the wins that got away, the gambling experiences of these influential people are worth keeping in mind the next time you decide to play.