Gambling is as old as mankind itself. It has been practiced in many cultures throughout the world. As long as there has been money, there's been gambling! Over the millennia there have been some great quotes about the practice, some really positive while others… not so much. We're not here to tell you that it's a vice or that you should save your money.

We're here today to provide you with some of the best quotes gambling has to offer. And you never know — you could even take something away from them! Some of these quotes can be applied to life in general as well as gambling.


 

How To Deal With Bad Luck

“All my life I have rubbish hands and I have managed to turn them around. It’s what I am good at, and this is no different.” — Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliot, professional poker player
This is great advice to anyone who wishes to take up gambling — whether online or in a brick and mortar casino. Having a bad luck streak can be very demoralizing and make you feel defeated, which is why you shouldn't give up. But Ulliot goes the extra mile to make it clear that we shouldn't only keep at it but do better next time.
Play the game properly and learn from your mistakes. Grab the opportunities when they come your way and don't let them go. As a professional poker player, it's hard not to take this quote to heart, even if you're not a poker player yourself.

 

Knowing When To Quit

High Kid Stop Gambling Meme“It’s hard to walk away from a winning streak, even harder to leave the table when you’re on a losing one.” — Novelist, Cara Bertoia

All good gamblers know when enough is enough and they should stop playing. Aside from running out of money (you really shouldn't gamble until then) you should generally stop when it's not fun anymore. But Bertoia portrays the difficulty of knowing when to stop very poignantly in this quote.

Gamblers are naturally competitive people and will stop at nothing to secure a win even if it means gambling away their last funds. It takes great discipline and years of practice to know when enough is enough.

 

Don't Get Cocky!

smug baby“If you ain’t just a little scared when you enter a casino, you are either very rich or you haven’t studied the games enough.” — Terence VP Pappy, seasoned casino writer

We all get nervous, especially when we do something outside our comfort zone. This goes doubly so when you make bets at a casino, whether online or in real life. Even if you've been gambling for a while, it can be intimidating if you want so, say, go from Roulette to Baccarat.

You may be intimate with the rules and wagering requirements of Roulette but Baccarat may be alien to you. This is why it's unwise to gamble when you don't know what you're doing. Study a game, practice without money first then go into it. It's the best way to win.

 

The Needs Of The Few

jackpot“In gambling, the many must lose in order that the few may win.”– Common Aphorism
And lastly, a bit of a cynical quote but relevant regardless. When you make a big jackpot, all that money you receive was built up thanks to thousands of people pledging their money into a collective pot.
So you may have contributed much or none at all, but winning in gambling comes off thanks to the money from other people's wallets. While this might make you feel bad at first, we must remind you that all gamblers should know what they're heading in for.