Gambling Quotes – Sayings

The following gambling quotes come from numerous sources including famous gamblers and unknown authors. These sayings come from all walks of gambling including but not limited to craps, poker, sports betting and more. Enjoy!

Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.

Winner winner chicken dinner. A commonly used term at the craps table when the point is rolled.

Scared money never wins. This refers to bettors trying to go all-in to get back even. Consequently, it hardly ever works.

In most betting shops you will see three windows marked “Bet Here,” but only one window with the legend “Pay Out.” ~ Jeffrey Bernard

In a bit there is a fool and a thief.

Casinos and prostitutes have the same thing in common; they are both trying to screw you out of your money and send you home with a smile on you face. ~ VP Pappy

You cannot beat a roulette table unless you steal money from it. ~ Albert Einstein

Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit. ~ R.E. Shay

The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice is so pleasurable, that I assume it must be evil. ~ Heywood Broun

If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time. ~ Chinese Proverb

If, after the first twenty minutes, you don’t know who the sucker at the table is, it’s you.

The champion makes his own luck. - Red Blaik

“Poker is a lot like sex, everyone thinks they are the best, but most don’t have a clue what they are doing!” - Dutch Boy’d

Once I accepted the fact my career in sports was over, I started playing poker to support myself - Doyle Brunson

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

The house doesn’t beat the player. It just gives him the opportunity to beat himself. ~ Nick Dandalos

Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.

I’ve often thought, if I got really hungry for a good milk shake, how much would I pay for one? People will pay a hundred dollars for a bottle of wine; to me that’s not worth it. But I’m not going to say it is foolish or wrong to spend that kind of money, if that’s what you want. So if a guy wants to bet twenty or thirty thousand dollars in a poker game that is his privilege. Jack Binion

Horse racing is animated roulette. ~ Roger Kahn